Microsoft handsomely unveiled the Surface Tablet with two variants of upcoming Windows operating system Windows 8 and Windows RT.The tablets will feature Intel based and Nvidia Tegra 3 based processors respectively,both will also feature a Touch Cover which has an integrated Touch Keyboard.
Not much was known about the touch keyboard performance as of now,because no one had a chance to play with the device to get a feel of the touch keyboard,up until now.Recently Citi analyst Walter Pritchard had a chance to play with the Surface Touch Keyboard,when he met the Microsoft Executives.He played along with the keyboard using the Office 2013 RT version.
Talking about his experience with keyboard he said,
At the meeting with MSFT Windows execs, we were able to try the Surface touch keyboard (we weren’t at LA launch) and also use it conjunction with new Office (RT- version). All works well. The keyboard is responsive and natural (same size as laptop keyboard), with only downside being there is only slight raised delineation between keys, meaning you have to look at your fingers while you type. With short words, we were able to type accurately, although longer words were more error- prone.
So even though the keyboard is responsive to the keystrokes,due to its design of raised delineation between keys,you would end up mistyping a long text without having a look at the keyboard.So its a no no for all those fast typists who are quite used to the conventional keyboard typing without looking at which key is being pressed.So that is one of the areas of concern as far as the keyboard designing goes.