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Microsoft Surface

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by naijai, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. Jun 26, 2012 #41 of 111
    Scott Kocourek

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

    Pathetic.
     
  2. Jun 29, 2012 #42 of 111
    naijai

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    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 :(
     
  3. Oct 21, 2012 #43 of 111
    naijai

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    So did anyone pre-order one or is anyone planning on getting one ?
    www.surface.com
     
  4. Oct 21, 2012 #44 of 111
    P Smith

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    nay
     
  5. Oct 21, 2012 #45 of 111
    wingrider01

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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
     
  6. Oct 21, 2012 #46 of 111
    dpeters11

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    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.
     
  7. Oct 22, 2012 #47 of 111
    RasputinAXP

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    Boss-boss preordered two, one for him and one for me.

    I'm the new-gear-testing guru for the university. :D
     
  8. Oct 22, 2012 #48 of 111
    Stuart Sweet

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    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.
     
  9. Oct 22, 2012 #49 of 111
    njblackberry

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    Passing on the RT version and will wait for Pro...
     
  10. Oct 22, 2012 #50 of 111
    Steve

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    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:
     
  11. Oct 22, 2012 #51 of 111
    Stuart Sweet

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    In fact, $500 can get you all the business desktop you're going to need, and businesses still run on desktops.
     
  12. Oct 23, 2012 #52 of 111
    naijai

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    I'm waiting waiting for the Surface Pro but the Asus Taichi has gotten my attention just for the cool factor.
     
  13. Oct 23, 2012 #53 of 111
    naijai

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  14. Oct 23, 2012 #54 of 111
    Nick

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    The...
    I dunno...
    ...if Asus can't write two sentences, how can we trust them to make a tablet?
     
  15. Oct 23, 2012 #55 of 111
    The Merg

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

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  16. Oct 24, 2012 #56 of 111
    naijai

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    The mistake happened twice, with the same spelling error. I agree it's autocorrect or translation error. I still want one
     
  17. Oct 24, 2012 #57 of 111
    djlong

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    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 :)
     
  18. Oct 24, 2012 #58 of 111
    Nick

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    The...
    "overeager autocorrect" :lol: :hurah:
     
  19. Oct 24, 2012 #59 of 111
    Laxguy

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    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:

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  20. Oct 24, 2012 #60 of 111
    The Merg

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    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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