After using it for over a week now, it’s hard to come up with a
lot of nice things to say about the Surface. Don’t get me wrong,
there are some solid things here. But by and large, it’s a
strange, buggy, and clunky product that I simply can’t imagine
many people buying after the initial hype wears off.
Put another way: I got one, but I don’t get it.
Desktop mode (or the Desktop app, if you prefer) is a cruel joke.
It’s the same old Windows of decades past that you’re used to
(well, minus the Start button itself), but it’s on a touchscreen
device. And while some of the UI has been updated to make it more
touch-friendly, a lot of it has not been well, touched. I’ve never
had more mis-clicks, accidental closings, and all-around
frustration with a computer. Ever.