On June 18th 2012 Microsoft launched is first ever full computing hardware Microsoft Surface. It was morning time in India when I started reading the liveblog updates of the event on the Verge site and by the time I started for office, the event was over and I had enough details to shout in the bus to my colleagues about this new WOW product. Few of them who were half asleep felt like “Ummm … OK! so Microsoft is launching an iPad competitor. Big deal. They can’t compete with Apple.” I use an iPad and I bought the iPad 2 about 1.5 years back after seeing the tablets running Windows 7. When I saw those tablets, the experience was so jerky compared to iPad, I thought I will never see a great tablet from Microsoft OEMs. I even though I had few objections to what is available on iPad, I went ahead and bought it.