The first problem is speed. Everything you do on the Surface takes more time than you expect. When you load an app, switch between apps, launch a Web page, go back to a previous Web page, check your email, and do pretty much anything else, you’ll find yourself waiting a half-second too long. This sounds like nothing, but when you compound that time time across every action on the Surface, the wasted half-seconds add up to an annoying trudge.
Microsoft is entering the hardware business, but still can’t seem to get their bread and butter, software, correct. Disconcerting for sure.
Farhad Manjoo, Not a Fan of the Microsoft Surface