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30 Nov 2012
Unlike many of my friends and colleagues, tablets have never been all that attractive to me. When I want to read (and I want to read frequently), I use my Galaxy Nexus (because it's always available). If I want something a bit larger, I have an inexpensive (and very lightweight) ereader. If I want to watch a quick YouTube video, I'm usually in front of my computer; and if I want to watch anything longer, I've got a nice, reasonably-sized TV in my living room.

But I haven't been immune to the lure of the tablet. When I learned that Microsoft was coming out with a snazzy new tablet that would run the upcoming Windows 8 operating system (or the somewhat limited Windows RT), and offer an innovative keyboard cover to boot, I looked...