What a bunch of non-sense. The Surface pro is a tablet with desktop capabilities. You can call the ipad more powerful because all Apple does is add hardware tweaks with no real innovation. So if you want those run those baby apps a little faster, then fine. But you can't run real apps such as Photoshop on it as that will stop the ipad in it's tracks. I hardly call adding siri to the iOS in the past 3yrs an advancement since it doesn't work very well to begin with. Other than, what advancement?
Remember Apple has worked on production tablets since 2010. They good at what they do. The fact is, they produce a good product, and they got into this market first. I have spent some time using windows 8 that had a touch screen and I have also worked on the Surface RT. I'm, impressed with some of the things Microsoft has done, and I can see that in a few years of hard work they my have something comparable, but by that time Apple will be selling the iPad 7, where will Microsoft be? That's the real question.
What a joke, In 3 yrs the ipad has seen minor improvements in hardware and almost no improvements in iOS. And to say that they worked out the bugs is laughable. First, they get rid of Google maps only to bring it back when users cried foul to apple maps, or whatever they called that awful map mess. Then battery life suffered with the new iOS. The new ipad was hotter and heavier. Even the iphone had issues with European carriers when iOS 6.1 came out and those carriers warned users not to update recently until fixes were in place. So they aren't exactly good at what they do if they can't control what they put out there very well.
So your right " Some of us need a powerful device " at this point in time Apple is still ahead in the Tablet business. Microsoft moved the desktop OS over to a Tablet format forcing using to adapt to its touch commands (Metro) UI. Apple has trained its user on how to use its touch commands since 2007 when they brought out the first iPhone. When the iPad was released new users have had 3 years of instruction so they didn't require are retaining whatsoever.
That is just complete garbage. Nobody forced anybody to use touch commands. That's like saying Apple forced users to use touch commands to use on the ipad. So your saying that the people from Apple physically came to your place and taught you how to use touch commands before the ipad came out? That you didn't learn how to use touch commands on your own? What a load of BS. People learn how to use things all the time. And you call that forced? That is just asinine statement to make. So I suppose your parents forced you to go to school and the teachers forced you to learn Math, English, etc. What an ignorant and pathetic statement.
What did Microsoft do, new smart-phone, new Tablet and new computers are running Metro UI ( yes I am aware that Microsoft can't use that name anymore But I can) Now people have 3 devised to learn all at the same time. Buggy Smart-phone, sloppy Tablet and a desktop OS that 3/4 of the users despise. It's very interesting how Apple can put all the parts of a puzzle together, while Microsoft its still opening the box! ~~~ The problem with designing something that’s totally idiot proof is that society is always designing a better idiot ~ Steve Jobs
What Microsoft did was build a new eco system of their own. I have been using windows 8 and there is nothing buggy about it. It takes literally 10-15 minutes to learn and I hardly think 3/4 despise it. That number could apply to Crapple devices. Apple products have always been playing catch-up to new innovation so clearly there are pieces of the puzzle that are missing such as NFC and they were late to the game with 4G LTE. And the idiot that made that quote is dead and buried. What you need to do is stop making all these biased statements, because just judging from your name we know you will never have anything good to say about the Surface Pro.