In case you missed it (which is likely), Fujitsu has entered the Windows 8-ready fray with a convertible "tablet PC."
You probably don't remember tablet PCs because they weren't big with consumers. Nor businesses for that matter.
But they've been around for at least a decade. For instance, there's the Compaq-branded Tablet PC TC1000 that Hewlett-Packard launched in 2002.
Or the more recent -- relatively speaking -- HP EliteBook Tablet PC series.
Like Surface, it's got the latest Intel "Ivy Bridge" Core i series processors and the option for a solid-state drive.
But that's where any similarity ends. Fujitsu has bulked up the T902 (hands-on video here) with a modular bay for a Blue Ray player (or a second battery or second hard drive) and just about every port under the sun (four USB, HDMI, VGA, Ethernet, SD, dock connector, to name a few).
And, oh, it starts at a whopping $1,900 and is 1.2-inches thick and 4.4 pounds. The quintessential price, dimensions, weight of a vintage tablet PC.
The point is that these traditional, pricey convertible Window tablets won't appeal to anyone in a big way.
Personally, I hope PC makers take their cues from Microsoft (or) and not go back to the Tablet PC well for inspiration.