TechCrunch’s Siegler reviews Microsoft Surface RT: ‘It’s time for a drop test – right into the garbage can’

“When I saw the initial wave of Surface reviews hit, I started pinging some folks to see if I could get my hands on one to review as well,” MG Siegler reports for TechCrunch. “Unfortunately, it proved harder than I imagined to get my hands on a device. While at first, a few people got … Continue reading

Design guru Nielsen: Windows 8 a ‘misguided’ product; UI ‘smothers usability’

“User interface design guru Jakob Nielsen is none too pleased with what he’s found in Windows 8, which he calls a ‘misguided’ product,” Don Reisinger reports for CNET. “Nielsen, who has spent much of his career analyzing all kinds of user interfaces, including most notably Flash software for Web animation, says that the new Windows … Continue reading

Oprah places Surface tablet in “Favorite Things” list

Microsoft’s newly launched Surface tablet certainly faces an uphill battle in its quest to take on the likes of the iPad and the myriad Android-powered tablets, but it has managed to impress at least one mogul with a pretty big megaphone — Oprah. The talk show queen has officially given her seal of approval to … Continue reading

Acer delays Windows RT devices, wants to see how Surface goes over

While a number of PC OEMs have begun taking pre-orders for Windows RT tablets and convertibles, it looks like Acer has decided to sit out the first (and perhaps second round of launches. Dell, Samsung, Asus, and Microsoft will all begin shipping their models over the next couple weeks. Acer isn’t the first company to … Continue reading