This is why Microsoft is doing Surface
Quoting Joanna Stern on twitter, this is a good reason Microsoft chose to create it’s own hardware for Windows 8.
The “copying Apple contingent” is out in full force this afternoon after seeing an Engadget announcement of new HP hardware for Windows 8. The hardware and internals are lost on the fact of it’s glaring similarities to the Apple iMac. You be the judge.
The point however, is that Microsoft has issued a design reference for what it perceives Windows 8 tablet hardware should look like. This is a good thing. Well stated @JoannaStern, well stated.