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Microsoft Surface

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

  1. Oct 24, 2012 #61 of 111
    dettxw

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    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).
     
  2. Nov 20, 2012 #62 of 111
    dettxw

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    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.
     
  3. Nov 20, 2012 #63 of 111
    austen0316

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    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.
     
  4. Nov 20, 2012 #64 of 111
    dettxw

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    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.
     
  5. Jan 23, 2013 #65 of 111
    naijai

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    Microsoft Surface Pro available as of Feb 9 2013
    Starting at $899 for 64GB Version
     
  6. Jan 23, 2013 #66 of 111
    Laxguy

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    AT the store set up they copied from somewhere?? :D
     
  7. Jan 23, 2013 #67 of 111
    P Smith

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    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).
     
  8. Feb 11, 2013 #68 of 111
    naijai

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    So did anyone pick up the Surface RT or Pro and have their own personal reviews on the devices.
     
  9. Feb 12, 2013 #69 of 111
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    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
     
  10. Feb 12, 2013 #70 of 111
    hdtvfan0001

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    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.
     
  11. Feb 12, 2013 #71 of 111
    hilmar2k

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    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.
     
  12. Feb 12, 2013 #72 of 111
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    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.
     
  13. Feb 12, 2013 #73 of 111
    hdtvfan0001

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    Indeed.
     
  14. Feb 12, 2013 #74 of 111
    hdtvfan0001

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    I recall similar observations from folks when Windows Me and Vista were released.
     
  15. Feb 12, 2013 #75 of 111
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    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.
     
  16. Feb 12, 2013 #76 of 111
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    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.
     
  17. Feb 12, 2013 #77 of 111
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  18. Feb 12, 2013 #78 of 111
    hilmar2k

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    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.
     
  19. Feb 12, 2013 #79 of 111
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    Try editing a PowerPoint presentation on an iPad...
     
  20. Feb 12, 2013 #80 of 111
    hdtvfan0001

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

    I'm sure Surface supports it too.
     

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