I’ve had a ball playing with the Microsoft Surface, which I like quite a lot. Any time a gadget forces me to learn a new interface, I get excited. I’m not tempted to replace my 11-inch MacBook Air with this contender, but I am impressed.
I hope this will be helpful if you are evaluating tablets and your main activity will be reading books and magazines or newspapers. Please feel free to leave questions in the comments if there is something I left out that would be of interest to you!
Note: In comparing the prices of the three tablets, I forgot to price the Fire HD 8.9″ at the 32 GB size. I used the 16 GB model instead, which means it’s not a fair comparison. So instead of the $345 you’ll see in the video for the Fire and cover, it should be $424. That’s still a lot cheaper than $618 for the Surface with case and $638 for the iPad with Retina display and case.