"So why didn't Microsoft build a Clovertrail Surface? That would be a great first generation device."
Surface RT should have been clovertrail and included a stylus.
I completely agree. When I looked at the hybrid Windows 8 tablets on the market last fall, I concluded that for my needs (pen + ability to run creative applications) the Surface RT...
Paul, as always, a great review and I've also enjoyed your day-by-day life with the Surface Pro articles.
If it's at all interesting, I've posted a review from a creative professional's...
I absolutely agree - the Windows RT device from Microsoft is a silly value proposition and should be a "core" device as you describe (with either a clovertrail+ or the AMD Z series chip).