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"It just seems a little bit buggy and slow, and it's not super responsive," said Eric, a software developer who admitted he wasn't looking to buy today, but that he'd been curious to see the tablet. "I've heard a lot about it and I just wanted to see it. It's different, it's really new, and it has the potential to be better than anything Microsoft's done before."
Eric had brought his iPad with him to compare, and pointed out the Surface's 16x9 screen made it awkward to use as an e-reader. He could foresee its use in some occupations, but doubted it would catch on in the enterprise. "If you work at a desk, I can't imagine you using this instead of a desktop computer," he said.
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