Will Microsoft's new tablet be a success or a flop? Here's what analysts think.
FORTUNE — Much has been written about Surface, the new tablet device unveiled by Microsoft on Monday. What exactly makes it different? What will it be like to use? Is it little more than a Xerox of the world’s dominant tablet? Definitive answers aren’t likely to be had until well after the device launches. But, analysts have already weighed in with their initial impressions. Here’s what they’ve had to say:
Peter Misek, Jason North, and Billy Kim of Jefferies & Company, Inc
John W. Pitzer, Patrick Walsh, Kyle Chen, and Ryan Carver of Credit Suisse
Matthew Hoffman and Bryan Prohm of Cowen and Company
Heather Bellini, Perry Huang, Brian Baytosh, and Tariq Chaudhri of Goldman Sachs
Adam Holt, Jennifer Swanson Lowe, and Melissa Gorham of Morgan Stanley
Kash Rangan, Jaimin Soni, and Kenny Jiang of BofA Merrill Lynch