A Hands-On Look at the Microsoft Surface Tablet

Episode 921 (08:18)

Leo says that the Surface RT tablet running Windows 8 is a nice tablet. Very nice hardware with stunning graphics. With the Surface RT, it's clear that Microsoft is moving away from the desktop. It's more than an iPad, but also less than an iPad. It's very unique, and there's a lot of innovation in the OS. Microsoft is making it really attractive by including Microsoft Office (minus Outlook). It's not really a serious business computer, but for a consumer who prefers Windows, it's a solid alternative. Leo says that what we're moving towards is a hybrid device that uses both touch and mouse, and that's not a bad thing.

What did Apple CEO Tim Cook think of the Surface RT? "I could design a car that flies and floats, but I don’t think it would do all those things really well… people compare the iPad to competing devices, and I think that they find that the iPad remains the best choice". Leo says he wouldn't mind a car that flies and floats! He sure thinks that Cook is defensive about it.