“The only Windows desktop software that the Surface RT runs is Windows Office. That’s it.
There are over 4,000,000 applications that run on Windows. The Surface RT falls 3,999,999 applications short of being an adequate notebook PC. And that’s really short of ideal.”
Much as I’d applaud Microsoft for trying something different, Surface has all the disadvantages of Windows without the advantages of running pretty much every application you’d ever want.