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#41 OFFLINE   Scott Kocourek

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:09 AM

I feel sorry for that guy, it looked like it froze up when he was showing the first screen shot.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:20 PM

I feel sorry for that guy, it looked like it froze up when he was showing the first screen shot.

Pathetic.


I would be annoyed but at least we know it's a pre-production model with RC version of Win 8. Hopefully they have all the bugs worked out prior to release. Same thing happened on my iPad, right in the middle of my game :(
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:33 PM

So did anyone pre-order one or is anyone planning on getting one ?
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:36 PM

nay

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 03:42 PM

So did anyone pre-order one or is anyone planning on getting one ?
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Have 15 of them on order to pilot a converted application from the ipad to the windows 8 to get back to a single devloper suite and source

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 03:55 PM

I'll probably check it out when our Microsoft store opens next month. Too bad the Apple Store moved back to their normal location, their temporary store they had while they were renovating was next door to where Microsoft will be.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:48 AM

So did anyone pre-order one or is anyone planning on getting one ?
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Boss-boss preordered two, one for him and one for me.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 12:10 PM

I'll pass on it for now, I'm not convinced. Of course I wasn't impressed at all with the first iPad either.

To me it seems that the RT version simply doesn't have the app support with about 1% of the apps that iPad runs, and the full Win8 version is quite expensive. Overall I feel like Win8 won't get real adoption for 2-3 years. It's simply not a good value proposition for businesses, due to its steep learning curve and reliance on touch (which isn't really a big seller for desktops.)

Microsoft has made things harder for themselves by calling Windows RT by that name, because it doesn't run any current Windows apps. I know, Windows Phone doesn't either, but there aren't two visually identical devices, one that runs Win7 programs and one that doesn't. Big concern there.

Finally, until I read a review that says, "the touch cover actually works well enough to use it every day," I must presume that it doesn't.
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 12:26 PM

Passing on the RT version and will wait for Pro...

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 12:50 PM

Finally, until I read a review that says, "the touch cover actually works well enough to use it every day," I must presume that it doesn't.

I think the "Type" cover might be a winner for touch typists, but you're either going to pay $629 for a 32GB model with an optional Type cover, or $829 for a 64GB with a Type cover. That's because you can't order a 64GB Surface for $100 less without a Touch cover, like you can with the 32GB. D'oh!

And if the keyboard is that important, $629-$829 can get you a really nice laptop. :shrug:
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 12:55 PM

In fact, $500 can get you all the business desktop you're going to need, and businesses still run on desktops.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:55 PM

I'm waiting waiting for the Surface Pro but the Asus Taichi has gotten my attention just for the cool factor.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:47 PM

The first reviews are in for the Surface RT

Engadget Surface RT Review

Gizmodo Surface RT Review

PC Mag Surface RT Review

BGR Surface RT Review

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:04 PM

I'm waiting waiting for the Surface Pro but the Asus Taichi has gotten my attention just for the cool factor.

I dunno...

"1. Actual battery life varies with United Statesge. Operation
lifetime subject to product model, normal United Statesge
conditions, and configurations."

...if Asus can't write two sentences, how can we trust them to make a tablet?

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:16 PM

I dunno......if Asus can't write two sentences, how can we trust them to make a tablet?


Looking at that, I think that's AutoCorrect at work... USAge... Becomes UNITED STATESge... :lol:

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:14 PM

I dunno......if Asus can't write two sentences, how can we trust them to make a tablet?


The mistake happened twice, with the same spelling error. I agree it's autocorrect or translation error. I still want one
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 05:34 AM

Asus has been winning top marks in reliability when it comes to laptops (along with Lenovo and Toshiba). I don't think an overeager autocorrect would have a big impact on that :)

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 06:50 AM

Asus has been winning top marks in reliability when it comes to laptops (along with Lenovo and Toshiba). I don't think an overeager autocorrect would have a big impact on that :)

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:57 AM

It looks more like a macro that expanded "US", and that auto correct, if any, didn't work as there's no such word as "Statesge". No telling where the "a" in "usage" went!

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:18 AM

It looks more like a macro that expanded "US", and that auto correct, if any, didn't work as there's no such word as "Statesge". No telling where the "a" in "usage" went!

I use macros a lot:

After three years of therapy my psychiatrist said something that brought tears to my eyes. He said, "No hablo inglés, Señor."


That's why I think USA became UNITED STATES.

As for your quote there... I get a kick at work when I am having a converstaion for about 5 minutes with someone in Spanish and all of a sudden they tell me that they don't speak English and don't understand. Ummm... I haven't been speaking to you in English... :lol:

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