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#61 OFFLINE   dettxw

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:33 AM

I was in BB Monday and they had a functional ASUS RT tablet on display.
Not sure if it was in stock or for sale, because I didn't bother to find out after checking out the new tablet. The hardware looked good but all those colored squares, reminded me of a video game for toddlers.
Went ahead and bought an ASUS Transformer Infinity (follow up to the Transformer Prime).

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#62 OFFLINE   dettxw

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:03 PM

GF's son wants an RT tablet for Christmas so looked at the ASUS and Microsoft offerings.
You can get the ASUS Vivo tablet with a free Transformer-type keyboard for less than the Microsoft tablet with the flexible magnetic keyboard.
Bought him the ASUS as the keyboard seems more functional with it's latop-type clamshell setup vs a flexible keyboard that must be flat on a desk to really use.
Other ASUS advantages are a better screen, GPS, NFC, and two batteries (one in the tablet itself and another in the keyboard) besides the lower price and more functional keyboard.
The reviewers like CNET and PCMAG all seem to like the Microsoft tablet a bit better though the only real reason seems to be the magnetic snap-on of the keyboard.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:44 PM

I have the Surface and I personally like it better. The hardware feels better built then the asus. The touch keyboard is great. Updates may come first to the surface, but not sure on that.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:19 PM

I have the Surface and I personally like it better. The hardware feels better built then the asus. The touch keyboard is great. Updates may come first to the surface, but not sure on that.

Oh I'll probably be in trouble for getting him the ASUS over the Surface.
It just didn't see trying to sit on a dorm room bed and trying to type on the Surface' flexible keyboard.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:24 PM

Microsoft Surface Pro available as of Feb 9 2013
Starting at $899 for 64GB Version
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:27 PM

AT the store set up they copied from somewhere?? :D
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:02 PM

Isn't the 64 GB is NAND memory chip(s) ?

How easy to fool customers with the size and double/triple a price of same device.

To estimate a real price's difference just pick USB flash drive of the size (sans a cost of PCB, a controller, housing and USB connector).

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:51 AM

So did anyone pick up the Surface RT or Pro and have their own personal reviews on the devices.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:42 AM

So did anyone pick up the Surface RT or Pro and have their own personal reviews on the devices.


We have 20 of them in the devlopers hands to migrate a EDC app that is currently running on a Ipad to the surface, have heard nothing but good from the people in development, testing, quality assurance and validation on the devices

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:47 AM

Microsoft Surface Pro available as of Feb 9 2013
Starting at $899 for 64GB Version

Seriously? $900 for a tablet with a Sesame Street User Interface?

I'm sure they'll have to hold back the herd of people rushing to get them.

Maybe they'll have an app for it called Tickle Me Surface.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:36 AM

Seriously? $900 for a tablet with a Sesame Street User Interface?

I'm sure they'll have to hold back the herd of people rushing to get them.

Maybe they'll have an app for it called Tickle Me Surface.


Uh, it sold out everywhere immediately. It my not be selling like an iPad, but it most certainly selling.

And Windows 8 is nowhere near as bad as some make it out to be. I bought my wife a laptop with it and she really likes it, and I find it to be much better than I thought I would. I think I still prefer Windows 7, but that's probably because her laptop is not a touch screen.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:24 AM

Don't read too much into those "sellout" stories. Lots of stores are reporting they got one or NO 128GB units. It's easy to claim 'sold out' when you didn't ship that many.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:26 AM

Uh, it sold out everywhere immediately. It my not be selling like an iPad, but it most certainly selling.

Don't read too much into those "sellout" stories. Lots of stores are reporting they got one or NO 128GB units. It's easy to claim 'sold out' when you didn't ship that many.

Indeed.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:27 AM

And Windows 8 is nowhere near as bad as some make it out to be.

I recall similar observations from folks when Windows Me and Vista were released.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:28 AM

Uh, it sold out everywhere immediately. It my not be selling like an iPad, but it most certainly selling.

And Windows 8 is nowhere near as bad as some make it out to be. I bought my wife a laptop with it and she really likes it, and I find it to be much better than I thought I would. I think I still prefer Windows 7, but that's probably because her laptop is not a touch screen.


You're right, windows 8 isn't that bad, at least without doing much in the Metro UI. However I do use Start8. I have a server with the metro interface, and I'm glad that once I get it up and running, I'll really only need to log into it once. Month or so.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:43 AM

Don't read too much into those "sellout" stories. Lots of stores are reporting they got one or NO 128GB units. It's easy to claim 'sold out' when you didn't ship that many.


While that's true, there are also a lot of people that are upset about the lack of inventory who wanted to but couldn't buy it. Either way, demand is there for it.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:09 PM

Folks over at LiveScience.com did a battery life test on the Surface Pro and came up with a result of 4 hours and 37 minutes, compared to an Ipad's 12 hours and 22 minutes.
Not very good results for a tablet.
http://news.yahoo.co...-162947696.html

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:12 PM

Folks over at LiveScience.com did a battery life test on the Surface Pro and came up with a result of 4 hours and 37 minutes, compared to an Ipad's 12 hours and 22 minutes.
Not very good results for a tablet.
http://news.yahoo.co...-162947696.html


That's a terrible comparison. The iPad is not a direct competitor. The iPad is useless to many business customers. Other than form factor, there is really no comparison.

Put a real processor in the iPad and see how long it lasts.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:17 PM

Try editing a PowerPoint presentation on an iPad...

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:24 PM

Try editing a PowerPoint presentation on an iPad...

That gets done here from time to time on my Android tablet.

I'm sure Surface supports it too.
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