Original Link: http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/08/is-surface-microsofts-confession-that-windows-8-isnt-really-cut-out-for-tablets/

Peter Bright:

Microsoft is telling both users and hardware manufacturers alike that to get the most out of Windows 8, you’re going to need a keyboard and a pixel-perfect pointing device. Touch alone just doesn’t cut it.

Basically, he’s saying the Surface keyboard is actually a necessity rather than a feature..