Will there still be other Windows 8 tablets and laptops?
Yes. Microsoft said it wanted to create a "halo product" for Windows 8, and that's what the Surface tablets are all about. But many companies are planning to bring Windows 8 PCs to market this year, including Toshiba, Asus, and Acer. They are planning to bring touch to laptops and create Windows 8 PCs of many different sizes. Click here for a look at some of the crazy types of computers coming.
Is the Surface better than the iPad or the Kindle Fire?
It is simply too early to tell. Microsoft didn't allow journalists to try the Surface tablets for more than two minutes or so at the event. From what we saw, we were impressed with the hardware and its interaction with the software, but we are going to need more time with it to know how well it can take on the iPad and the Android tablets on the market.