Well the tablet edition would technically die like Windows RT but its worth a try for them with Intel or AMD processors.
Yeah right - get all that touch stuff out of non-touch PCs, period. Keep things simple.
This argument goes on and on and on...
I'm going to say this one more time: YOU CAN AVOID METRO AND USE ONLY THE DESKOP IF YOU'RE USING A DESKTOP! Seriously, it's not that had folks.
The same for other programs. It is e.g. not possible to pin a Command Prompt in elevated mode to the taskbar. I had to go to the file location, make a shortcut, make the shortcut elevated and stick it into my Toolbar.
Now all of that is doable and is no rocket science. But there are a lot of those nits and lice that a 'normal' user probably does not want to bother with.
I have no problem with 8.1 - in fact I like the system. It just needs a lot of TLC to make it usable on the desktop. On my wife's new system I spent 3 days off and on to get it to where she wanted it.
There it is again. The target customers are too stupid. The truth is the product offering is wrong.Tepid
people just do not understand the potential they are looking at
Bill Gates knows what I want. A tablet or a "paper tablet" that can recognize handwriting with precision and clarity. No more wasting paper to do math problems. Save all the notes neatly electronically. If Microsoft Surface had this feature, then I would gladly buy their tablet. Wish Bill Gates came back to Microsoft. I wouldn't be surprised if Apple was working on this secretly and later calling it innovation. Microsoft is too slow.
They are not meant to compete with iPads, if angry birds, browsing and listenting to fart apps is all you do, the Surface Pro is way overblown.
You know, it is called surface Pro, so it is not necessarily priced for the home user (although it is not that bad, considering laptops are not much cheaper). A student also could use it as desktop replacement. You know, for all the stuff that only works on x86. It is the first viable alternative to laptops wile being mobile and useful for x86 work, which 99% of the world business depends on.
The iPad is not even competing. TThe Surface Pro is like a Semi Truck, it is in the market for hauling actual goods. You know, actual work. Semi trucks are not competing with 2-seaters. Of course the Mini will be cheaper and look sexier than a Semi, but will totally fail in professional applications.
Comparing the Pro with an iPad is the wrong comparison. I compare it with my $399 laptop which has an i5 and 6GBs of RAM. I added $70 for a 120GB SSD and I am sure that can do anything you can do with the Pro. And when we are on the road, we use a $329 Asus Transformer for keeping up with things which is just as good as the Surface Pro. It comes with Office 2010, but who wants to make a PowerPoint presentation on a 10" screen.
And for real tablet applications I use my $199 Nexus. There I can do navigation and make free calls from Europe to the US. None of that is available for the Pro - it does not even have a GPS or GNSS not to speak about the missing programs.
All 3 units together cost as much as one Pro and can do a lot more - best bang for the buck. And don't tell me that I have to haul 3 systems - I don't because when I am on the road, I don't do any real work. All I need is my 7" Nexus and the misses takes the Transformer because she has to deal with 100 mails each day. That's how women are, LOL.