Microsoft announced its tablet today, the "Surface": Microsoft Windows 8 Surface Tablets: Big Hardware Play - Hardware - Handhelds/PDAs - Informationweek The "pro" model sounds interesting, if you can figure out what to do with an i5 in a tablet form factor. The RT model sounds sort of meh. It isn't as high res as the iPad, but it has ports. I'm very curious to see how Windows 8 performs on it. My suspicion is that it won't feel fast.