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I wouldn't mind having a touch-only-keyboard if it means less repairs and more stability. They nailed the touch-pad, so why not go super-bold and ditch the buttons. Like on the first Surface-Machines, but better.
If I could work in a terminal-based environment I'd only get an iPad and ssh into everything.
Recently I wanted to do some light coding (Elixir) on vacation, so I got a cheap virtual server and a small BT-keyboard for the iPad. I'm used to VIM-Keys anyway, so it was a good dev-experience. I used Tmux to have a split view with Vim and IEX, and connected the server to the Github-repo. After a little getting-used-to it worked really well!

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I wouldn't mind having a touch-only-keyboard if it means less repairs and more stability.

The thing is that the previous keyboard had zero problems, they can just re-use it :D

They nailed the touch-pad, so why not go super-bold and ditch the buttons. Like on the first Surface-Machines, but better.

I don't know. There's a difference between a tablet and a laptop, maybe in the future they will converge but I don't see the keyboard disappearing anytime soon for every kind of user. Maybe the Surface Pro is the right device, maybe not.

I think there's space in the market for tablets, hybrids and laptops right now

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