"It's noticeable how much harder Microsoft try when they don't have total market dominance" - now that's interesting. It would make a change for them to make a decent product.
I've just been setting up a Microsoft Surface 3 for a customer and it already had a weird error before I'd even got into windows for the first time. It said something about a piece of memory which could not be read (it went off too quickly) and then booted normally. Before that, it got stuck with a black screen with a mouse cursor on it for two minutes.
I'm not impressed. It's just the same old Windows garbage.