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HP chief slams Microsoft Surface tablet as 'slow and kludgey'

HP's head of PC, Todd Bradley has slammed Microsoft's new Windows Surface tablet, branding it "slow and kludgey".

In an interview with IDG Enterprise, Bradley points out that Microsoft first foray into the tablet world is no threat to HP saying he'd "hardly call Surface competition" and that consumers are not that interested in the Surface.

"It tends to be slow and a little kludgey as you use it. It's expensive... the press has made a bigger deal out of Surface than what the world has chosen to believe."

Bradley also went on to say that HP was unlikely to re-enter the consumer tablet market until 2013 although it's tablet-laptop hybrid the HP Envy x2 came out last month alongside the Surface tablet.

"We're not entering the consumer tablet fray any time soon," he insisted.

The Windows Surface RT tablet launched in late October as part of a Windows 8 extravaganza which saw the unveiling of Microsoft's new operating system as well as a host of Windows Phone 8 handsets.

The Windows Surface tablet has been largely well received by tech insiders but it has drawn criticism for the lack of apps available in the Windows Store.

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