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Microsoft Surface Pro Release Date Brought Forward

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    Microsoft Surface Pro Release Date Brought Forward


    Microsoft Surface Pro Release Date Brought Forward To Compensate For Surface RTís ďModestĒ Start ?

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    And soon people will be cleaning up their drawers after they crap themselves when they see the price of the Surface pro.
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    I call BS on this, the Surface Pro was announced to arrive 90 days after the Surface RT, back in July, not because the RT is doing iffy.

    Even then, most other touch enabled ultrabooks are in the price range of the Surface, it has features the other ultrabooks don't have, like a neat removable keyboard, Wacom stylus, 1080p screen, and a magnetic charging port among other things. A Lenovo Yoga costs a 1,000 dollars. It has a full keyboard and 128 gigs of storage. The 128 gig model of the Surface Pro is a 1,000 dollars without a keyboard. Let lone most other non-touch ultrabooks are about 800 dollars as it is....

    I find it's getting a little idiotic that people are saying the Surface tablets are too expensive. They aren't android tablets first off. They have features android tablets don't have, and the Pro has features not other Windows 8 tablet PCs have as of yet. It's such a superficial assessment that is only fueled by ignorance and a lack of research.

    And also, it's a little idiotic to say that the Surface tablets are doing poorly in sales, when there are like around 60-70 PHYSICAL locations in North America to buy one, most of which are on the east or west coasts. Compare this to the thousands of best buys and Office Max's and other tech retailers that carry other Windows 8 tablet PCs and other touch enabled PCs. To say that the Surface tablets are doing poorly isn't really because no one wants one or they're too pricy (though the price part is debatable) it's really more due to a lack of physical availability is what's killing sales. You're not going to chuck 500 to 1,000 dollars on a device you haven't held in your hands and saw with your eyes in the flesh. THAT'S the reason.
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    You're not going to chuck 500 to 1,000 dollars on a device you haven't held in your hands and saw with your eyes in the flesh. THAT'S the reason.
    unless you are an apple customer.

    but don't worry they will let you know they own an apple, that's how you can spot them and hide from them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I find it's getting a little idiotic that people are saying the Surface tablets are too expensive. They aren't android tablets first off. They have features android tablets don't have, and the Pro has features not other Windows 8 tablet PCs have as of yet. It's such a superficial assessment that is only fueled by ignorance and a lack of research.
    It's a broad assumption on your part that my assessment is based on ignorance and a lack of research. My concerns on price are not based on the hardware of the device, but rather on the type of device that it is. Hardcore power users won't accept a tablet as a substitute for a desktop or laptop. Lesser users probably don't have a need for all of the hardware that this tablet has. They can get by just fine on tablets between $199 and $499. When they see $899, it's no longer even a consideration.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    And also, it's a little idiotic to say that the Surface tablets are doing poorly in sales, when there are like around 60-70 PHYSICAL locations in North America to buy one, most of which are on the east or west coasts.
    Well, I have "YET" to see a single person with a surface tablet, and I don't know of anybody who actually owns one. Nobody that I know wants an RT, and most think that $899+ for the Pro is simply too high. If you cannot buy them anywhere, I don't see how sales could be anything but poor.


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    You're not going to chuck 500 to 1,000 dollars on a device you haven't held in your hands and saw with your eyes in the flesh. THAT'S the reason.
    Then, epic fail on Microsoft's part not having these devices available for anybody to touch. Anyway I look at this, Microsoft loaded the gun and shot themselves in both feet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gazz9496 View Post
    You're not going to chuck 500 to 1,000 dollars on a device you haven't held in your hands and saw with your eyes in the flesh. THAT'S the reason.
    unless you are an apple customer.

    but don't worry they will let you know they own an apple, that's how you can spot them and hide from them.
    That, or they have more reasons and excuses than dollars in their wallet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I find it's getting a little idiotic that people are saying the Surface tablets are too expensive. They aren't android tablets first off. They have features android tablets don't have, and the Pro has features not other Windows 8 tablet PCs have as of yet. It's such a superficial assessment that is only fueled by ignorance and a lack of research.
    It's a broad assumption on your part that my assessment is based on ignorance and a lack of research. My concerns on price are not based on the hardware of the device, but rather on the type of device that it is. Hardcore power users won't accept a tablet as a substitute for a desktop or laptop. Lesser users probably don't have a need for all of the hardware that this tablet has. They can get by just fine on tablets between $199 and $499. When they see $899, it's no longer even a consideration.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    And also, it's a little idiotic to say that the Surface tablets are doing poorly in sales, when there are like around 60-70 PHYSICAL locations in North America to buy one, most of which are on the east or west coasts.
    Well, I have "YET" to see a single person with a surface tablet, and I don't know of anybody who actually owns one. Nobody that I know wants an RT, and most think that $899+ for the Pro is simply too high. If you cannot buy them anywhere, I don't see how sales could be anything but poor.


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    You're not going to chuck 500 to 1,000 dollars on a device you haven't held in your hands and saw with your eyes in the flesh. THAT'S the reason.
    Then, epic fail on Microsoft's part not having these devices available for anybody to touch. Anyway I look at this, Microsoft loaded the gun and shot themselves in both feet.
    I'm not really talking about your specific thoughts, more just the general perception that the article made me think of. The type of device doesn't really matter, it's THE VERY same as an ultrabook, only with touch, one inch smaller screen, and without the touch or type cover out of the box. I'm guessing YOUR perceptions of a tablet means a neutered smartphone OS only best suited for the internet. That's not mine. I find it redundant to have multiple devices, multiple screen sizes when I can just stay with a four inch smartphone and not shell out money for a screen size three inches larger than my phone; of which doesn't even actually do anything more than my Windows Phone first off, I can make a Word document on my phone. An amazon kindle or other android tablet, not really.

    And that's my point exactly, if you can't find them physically, you can't be won over by it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    it's THE VERY same as an ultrabook, only with touch, one inch smaller screen, and without the touch or type cover out of the box.
    I'm not a fan of ultrabooks much either. And I don't think I would do an 11" ultrabook, would have to be at least 13" to be a reasonable size for me for daily use. Personally, I want a device that I can add RAM to if necessary, or change a hard drive on myself, or use an optical drive for watching movies, or ripping cd's, I'd want a device that could have a battery replaced by the end user if necessary rather than having to have the unit serviced elsewhere.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    i I find it redundant to have multiple devices, multiple screen sizes when I can just stay with a four inch smartphone and not shell out money for a screen size three inches larger than my phone; of which doesn't even actually do anything more than my Windows Phone first off, I can make a Word document on my phone. An amazon kindle or other android tablet, not really.
    I don't mind redundant devices. I have smartphone that I have to carry for work, and it's a Samsung Galaxy S3. My tablet at home is a 10" Asus Transformer. The tablet is almost used exclusively by my kids to watch Netflix and YouTube. The 10" screen size makes it a suitable device for this. With multiple family members, having more devices is ideal. My son can play Angry Birds on my phone, my daughter can watch Netflix on the tablet, and I can grab the chromebook and surf the web. I don't use my phone or my tablet to create Word or Excel documents (heck, I don't even like trying to view these types of files on my phone or tablet), as I have a desktop and a laptop which are far more suitable for me doing any type of actual productivity work. And I do also own a generation 2 kindle. I find this device ideal for reading. I don't want to read on my tablet or my phone or my laptop. The kindle is in my laptop bag, goes everywhere with me, and a single charge lasts me 4-8 weeks. And since it doesn't offer games and other distractions, when I sit down to read, i actually READ. And I'm even thinking of upgrading to a new Kindle paperwhite so that I can read in bed with the built in backlight without disturbing my wife. I'd much rather do this on a kindle than a tablet which requires nearly daily charging and weighs more and is physically larger to hold.
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    yikes. a chromebook... lol...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    it's THE VERY same as an ultrabook, only with touch, one inch smaller screen, and without the touch or type cover out of the box.
    I'm not a fan of ultrabooks much either. And I don't think I would do an 11" ultrabook, would have to be at least 13" to be a reasonable size for me for daily use. Personally, I want a device that I can add RAM to if necessary, or change a hard drive on myself, or use an optical drive for watching movies, or ripping cd's, I'd want a device that could have a battery replaced by the end user if necessary rather than having to have the unit serviced elsewhere.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    i I find it redundant to have multiple devices, multiple screen sizes when I can just stay with a four inch smartphone and not shell out money for a screen size three inches larger than my phone; of which doesn't even actually do anything more than my Windows Phone first off, I can make a Word document on my phone. An amazon kindle or other android tablet, not really.
    I don't mind redundant devices. I have smartphone that I have to carry for work, and it's a Samsung Galaxy S3. My tablet at home is a 10" Asus Transformer. The tablet is almost used exclusively by my kids to watch Netflix and YouTube. The 10" screen size makes it a suitable device for this. With multiple family members, having more devices is ideal. My son can play Angry Birds on my phone, my daughter can watch Netflix on the tablet, and I can grab the chromebook and surf the web. I don't use my phone or my tablet to create Word or Excel documents (heck, I don't even like trying to view these types of files on my phone or tablet), as I have a desktop and a laptop which are far more suitable for me doing any type of actual productivity work. And I do also own a generation 2 kindle. I find this device ideal for reading. I don't want to read on my tablet or my phone or my laptop. The kindle is in my laptop bag, goes everywhere with me, and a single charge lasts me 4-8 weeks. And since it doesn't offer games and other distractions, when I sit down to read, i actually READ. And I'm even thinking of upgrading to a new Kindle paperwhite so that I can read in bed with the built in backlight without disturbing my wife. I'd much rather do this on a kindle than a tablet which requires nearly daily charging and weighs more and is physically larger to hold.
    I believe there is an enterprise geared Windows 8 tablet PC that I bet you would consider, I'll see if I can find it as it peaks my interest as you can have ALL sorts of add on peripherals and I think is more user serviceable..

    There was this picture I once saw, I can't find it ANYWHERE to save my life, but it's like from the '80s, with a business man surrounded by SO MANY different devices, from boomboxes to walkmans and a brick phone and a TV set and a portable TV and WOW!

    I can't do that, honestly, I'm going to be putting an Xbox motherboard into my new PC rebuild as I know I'll only use from time to time and don't want it taking up space... As well as a TV tuner so I can get rid of my old TV and converter box, maybe do some cassette tape ripping... If it weren't for needing AutoCAD and Photoshop, I'd settle for a Surface RT tablet. All I need in this life is a Windows Phone, Surface Pro, and my desktop PC (which will have EVERYTHING and do EVERYTHING I need it to).
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