Microsoft’s (MSFT) new Windows RT operating system is no stranger to criticism and while BGR’s review of the new Surface tablet was favorable, the device was not well received in other early reviews. Executives at Microsoft’s partner companies have been outspoken about the Surface as well, and HP’s (HPQ) PC boss Todd Bradley  joined in during a recent interview with CITE World.

“I’d hardly call Surface competition,” Bradley said in the interview. He then counted “very limited distribution” and the fact that the Surface “tends to be slow and a little kludgey as you use it” among his reasons for believing the Surface is a non-starter. Bradley also said he thinks the Surface tablet is too expensive.

“Holistically, the press has made a bigger deal out of Surface than what the world has chosen to believe,” the executive told CITE World. Bradley had previously stated that he isn’t “a big fan” of Microsoft’s Windows RT platform, and HP is instead working with Windows 8 on its devices.