I have seen the ms surface presentation on youtube and am surprised that from a hardware point of view ms did make a sleek device on their own, looks like they have learned thier lessons from the windows phone where they relied on nokia/samsung and others for hardware. But as seadog mentioned, no 3g, that will not be good in the market place from a mobility point of view, this shows the flaw MS have that apple dont have. Apple started thier ipad project first and steve jobs shelved it and started the iphone project and then back to ipad that became the ipad 1. I have to say as far as key boards go, it was the best design, lot of effort and engineering went into it, but how will it compete with siri as it gets better in ios6. Then the issue of apps for the windows tablet, apple have the most vibrant eco system, how can ms compete with that? Then there is the store issue, apple stores are great places, and i know this when i see apple products in other retailers like, currys, dixons, pc world, best buy, the feeling and the staff competence is not the same. And microsoft have to use these mundane places to sell their hardware to compete with apple. Also lets not forget, apple have spoiled us with their smooth keynote presentations, when i saw the microsoft presentation, it looked and felt nervous.
I will check out the ms surface when it comes out, but as good as it is for a ms product, it is no ipad killer
RIP Steve Jobs