HP’s Todd Bradley: “The Surface is hardly competition”

Quite a bit of news has been surrounding the Microsoft Surface lately, from Steve Ballmer’s ‘modest sales’ quote being misconstrued to the class action lawsuit that was filed against the company for deceptive advertising of available space. Today HP executive Todd Bradley is piling on more criticism of Microsoft’s latest hardware effort, saying he can “hardly call Surface competition.”

Bradley stated that HP will not the tablet market anytime soon.

“We’ll be doing something next year, but you won’t see a consumer tablet from HP before Christmas. You’ll see convertibles that are focused on how you use the device, keyboard, clamshell.”

Pictured above is HP’s Envy X2, which sticks to the convertible form that Bradley praises. As for Surface as an actual device, Bradley used words like “slow” and “kludgey” to describe the experience. What do our readers think? Do you agree with Bradley that Surface is dead in the water?

[via PocketNow]


  • I think HP is still licking its tablet wounds over the TouchPad and they’re hoping to rub Microsoft’s nose in the same amount of failure.

  • Edgar Cervantes

    HP is really falling behind. They used to be great PC manufacturers, but the competition is just getting rough. I think this is BS, the Surface is a huge competitor. And HP should be more concerned not only about the Surface…. but of all competitors.

  • Everytime someone mentions the TouchPad, the webOS fan that has become buried deep down in my soul cries out in pain.

  • iPhart

    HP Envy x2 is the best hybrid PC out there. Amazing. Hope HP will have core version too.