In the recently published "Microsoft Surface: Zune 2.0, or a return to past greatness?" I discussed Microsoft's recently announced mobile computers relative to both Windows 8-based platforms from historical Microsoft hardware partners, and to systems running alternative operating systems such as Apple's iOS and Mac OS X, and Google's Android and Chrome OS. At the end of it, I wrote:
As for the comparative success of the ARM- and x86-powered Surface variants, I have thoughts, too, but there's enough to discuss here to justify a blog post all its own, which I promise to publish in the near future.
That's where this particular writeup fits in.
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