With more details gradually leaking out about Microsoft's recently unveiled Surface tablet, experts are of the opinion that the device, which Microsoft is touting as a potential iPad challenger, might turn out to be a flop.
Two of the key reasons why the Microsoft Surface tablet is being projected to be a failure are: firstly, the underlying principle of the device itself is apparently flawed; and, secondly, The Surface's attempts to replace the tablet and the laptop which actually result in a situation in which it will neither remain a stand-alone tablet nor a notebook.
Moreover, it is also being pointed out that the $600 price-point of the Microsoft Surface will, in no way, help the software company win the high-end battle; and the price-tag is far too high for it to stand any competition to the much affordably priced low end tablet devices.
In other words, there may not be many potential buyers willing to pay a premium for an inferior product --- more so as the `great' Apple iPad 2 costs $400 and the new high-end iPad is priced at $500; while the `adequate' Amazon Kindle Fiore tablet is aggressively priced at a mere $200!
Noting that Microsoft's strategy to challenge the Apple iPad with its Surface tablet will fail, Oliver Ahrens - Acer's senior VP and president for Europe, Middle East and Africa - told Reuters: "I don't think it will be successful because you cannot be a hardware player with two products."