The appeal of Surface Pro is certainly clear. It’s a fully functional PC in tablet form, which docks to create a very capable Ultrabook. The reviews have suggested it isn’t the greatest choice if you spend most of your computing time using the device on your lap, and battery life leaves room for improvement, but otherwise the Surface Pro seems to be the convertible device to beat.
Regardless of Microsoft’s guilt when it comes to artificial scarcity, the company is certainly dominating the conversation, and that’s never a bad thing. Will regretful consumers return their purchases en masse the way they did with Surface RT, or will OEM’s sit up and take notice the way Microsoft intended? It will probably take more data then we can collect this weekend to determine for sure, but it certainly sounds like the Surface Pro is the good news story Microsoft was hoping to lead with when they launched Windows 8.