“What’s the best feature of the Surface?”

“Um, everything.”

Thus began my experience at a local mall buying a Microsoft Surface.

Yes, I bought a Surface — me, the lover of all things Apple and perhaps the biggest fan of the iPad out there. It’s important for me to have the competitive landscape context for my continued musings on Apple’s tablets. It’s the same reason why I played around with and reviewed the Nexus 7, which I liked quite a bit. And, if something is the best, I will use it — made by Apple or not. Shocking for some of you to read perhaps, but the truth.

Unfortunately, while Google was happy to send me a Nexus 7 (well, maybe “happy” isn’t the right word, but good on them for wanting to know my take), Microsoft went out of their way to make sure I would not get…

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