CENTURY CITY, Calif.--As of this weekend, Microsoft has a hot product on its hands.
Reviews notwithstanding (some have been pretty negative), on Friday my local Microsoft store in Century City (in Los Angeles) was buzzing with curious customers keen on trying the Surface RT tablet, as lines snaked outside. Other stores drew crowds too.
(And all three Surface models are back-ordered three weeks on Microsoft's online store.)
I was surprised to see any line at all. After reading some reviews, you would have thought that the thing was DOA.
Fortunately, I had plenty of time to try out … Read more