MG Siegler reviews the Microsoft Surface with Windows RT over at TechCrunch:
Compared to using an actual desktop machine or even the iPad, everything done on the Surface feels lethargic. Opening just about every app takes far longer than it should. The performance on key apps like Maps is abysmal. Try playing Fruit Ninja on any iOS device and then open it on the Surface. It’s like there’s a layer of molasses on the screen preventing your swipes from being rendered in realtime.
Look, the Surface is not as awful as I’m making it sound. But in no way is it good. And for this price, in this market, it needs to be. And really, it needs to be great because Microsoft is once again playing catchup. I’m sure the Surface will improve over time — and I suspect the Surface with Windows 8 Pro will be a much more useable machine — but only because it has nowhere to go from here but up.
The Surface definitely is getting mixed reviews. There just aren’t enough apps at launch for the Surface.
You’re going to love Siegler’s conclusion–I won’t ruin it for you.
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