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surface pre order pricing

  1. #21


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    The surface pre-order pricing is out...holy crap is all I can say.


    Surface with Windows RT - Microsoft Store Online

    Hi there
    Forget this




    Get yourself a nice Acer 11.1 inch thin laptop with decent processor 8GB RAM USB3 port as well s USB2 -- much better value for money (Price shown includes the UK's Wallet busting 20% VAT which won't apply to a lot of people) and this isn't by any means the cheapest place to buy kit in the UK (currently "Cheap" in the UK is a contradiction in terms - even Germany seems cheaper ).

    I can't see the Ms tablet flying off the shelves -- I know a few fanboys who always like to get new "toys" will buy these but joe public - no can't see it happening.

    I can't see what this device brings to the table that the PC referred to below doesn't do far far better and CHEAPER too. (Also not much bigger -- already has keyboard etc).

    I can't see anybody running photoshop on one of these tablets -- you can easily do it on the ACER. !!!!

    Cheers
    jimbo


    ACER Aspire V5-171-32364G32 11.1" Laptop - Silver - Free Delivery | Currys

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  2. #22


    Scotland
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    You either want a tablet or you don't! And if you want a tablet, you either want RT or you want Pro, everyone will make up their own minds!
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  3. #23


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by echrada View Post
    You either want a tablet or you don't! And if you want a tablet, you either want RT or you want Pro, everyone will make up their own minds!
    HI there.
    That's true but it's not even a sensible ECONOMIC DECISION -- for the same money would you buy an old Chevy Citation or a modern BMW 3 or BMW 5.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. #24


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    Vista and Win7


    Those tablets are too expensive and too big for me. I am looking for a 7" for $200 to $250. I gues I have to go with Android - a new challenge but maybe fun.
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  5. #25


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I'm holding out for the Surface Pro as the tablet form factor is more appealing to me than a laptop. Third gen i5 processor and 64 gigs of storage, I'm totally fine.
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  6. #26


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    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Get yourself a nice Acer 11.1 inch thin laptop
    Yea sure, you have mentioned numerous times how this laptop is almost as thin and as light as a tablet.

    Acer is an incredible 20.95 mm thin and weighs in a feather light 1.38 kg.

    The Surface Pro is 13.5 mm thin and weighs 907 grams and spec wise beats out your Asus as well. The only thing your Acer wins on is price, but price isn't everything, I travel a lot and the portability of the Surface Pro is one of the major things I'm looking at.

    Also, if someone is looking for a tablet, why would they want the Acer laptop? It doesn't matter what it can do more of over a tablet.
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  7. #27


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    .....................I can't see the Ms tablet flying off the shelves -- I know a few fanboys who always like to get new "toys" will buy these but joe public - no can't see it happening................

    Got to disagree with this sentiment. I think MS will do alright with Surface sales. The average 'Joe Public' isn't a PC power user, so won't really be aware of the advantages or disadvantages. All they know is the the 'must have' gadget nowadays is a tablet.

    If you trawl round any iPad forum, one of the most commonly asked questions is "what app do I use to load my Word/Excel files, so I can edit them".

    That's where MS will score sales due to Office being preloaded. 'Joe Public' wants a tablet AND wants to be able to edit MS Office files on it.
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  8. #28


    Hi guys, is keyboard/cover backlited? thanks in advance
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  9. #29


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Nope.
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  10. #30


    I would think the surface itself would put Jeff enough light for the midst pat to see the keys.
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