After the Surface RT disappointment

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I'm adding an explanation because I'm getting pretty tired of repeating myself in the comments.

The “disappointment” is simply the fact that it ended up being an imperfect product, lacking some desirable features (LTE, GPS, NFC), and lacking software that helps its versatility (the ability to plug in millions of peripherals, particularly mice and keyboards) make sense.

After its initial announcement in the summer, expectations were irrationally high, and as such, when it finally landed as an impressive but ultimately flawed product, the result was a mild letdown.

Most of you think this is a reaction to Josh's review. It isn't. I’ve read the Anandtech, Engadget, Ars Technica and Wired reviews, and while each reviewer chose to focus on either the positive or the negative, the closing words for all of them are, invariably, something like, “It’s a very impressive product, yet it has flaws that you’ll have to put up with as an early adopter”.

Early adopters inevitably have to deal with growing pains, but in the case of Surface RT I think there’s nowhere to go put up since most of the problems rely on the software, and that’ll improve gradually over time. I expect MS to update it very frequently.