Sony just came up with their hybrid touchpad
Soon it will be Dell and HPQ
Then Lenovo which serves the entire chinese population (that's over a billion)
Msft surface is only the beginning. This hypbrid touchpad and computer will dominate the future market. Pure touchpads will become obselete (Why do you think aapl is taking from 700 to 500, trading at pe of 12?). Buy MSFT, trust me!
MSFT is being manipulated by MMs and Hedge Funds. Look at the volume and daily volume it low than the average daily volume. It seems like lot of investors have bought MSFT and now the only way for the HedgeFunds to make money is to bring the PPS to lowest possible point and scare the ?(* of these value investors to steal the shares at lower PPS.
MSFT is really doing well and Windows 8 will rewrite MSFT's history of success.
I see Windows 8 as the turning point for msft. For 10 years, msft has been idling between 20-30. Other versions of windows is just a betterment of the previous software, but Window 8 is a game changer that allows the hybrid making of touchpads to laptops/desktops. I don't see how a pure touchpads can ever compete when the price will be essentially the same in the future.
Even now Surface is a much better bargain than touchpads if you want your bang for the bucks.