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Where is my Surface RT?

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    Where is my Surface RT?


    I live in Dublin Ireland!

    I can't buy a Surface RT Tablet.

    I can't buy one in the US, UK, Ireland or anywhere else!

    They will not ship to Ireland & do not have them in the Irish Microsoft store!!

    Would Apple treat a life long customer like this!!!



    TULLY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tully View Post
    I live in Dublin Ireland!

    I can't buy a Surface RT Tablet.

    I can't buy one in the US, UK, Ireland or anywhere else!

    They will not ship to Ireland & do not have them in the Irish Microsoft store!!

    Would Apple treat a life long customer like this!!!



    TULLY
    Have you really looked at this Microsoft Surface thing? at what you get for it's high price? The RT O.S. is not even a full Win8. Maybe you guys are the lucky ones. And no Apple would not offer such an over priced system without it really having a lot to offer.
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    Some of my local stores have been selling them for weeks, and they've been available online as well.

    No, Apple wouldn't treat their life long customers like this. Apple would have a shortage to boost demand, then lie to their fan base on how revolutionary their device was, only to release it with features a year old. Oh, and they'd charge that loyal customer more than the competition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clockwatcher474 View Post
    Have you really looked at this Microsoft Surface thing? at what you get for it's high price? The RT O.S. is not even a full Win8. Maybe you guys are the lucky ones. And no Apple would not offer such an over priced system without it really having a lot to offer.
    The Surface is the same price as the iPad, and it has a number of things that the iPad doesn't, such as an SD slot, and a real USB port. And it comes with Office, you have to pay extra to get an office suite on the iPad, and then it's not Office.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by clockwatcher474 View Post
    Have you really looked at this Microsoft Surface thing? at what you get for it's high price? The RT O.S. is not even a full Win8. Maybe you guys are the lucky ones. And no Apple would not offer such an over priced system without it really having a lot to offer.
    The Surface is the same price as the iPad, and it has a number of things that the iPad doesn't, such as an SD slot, and a real USB port. And it comes with Office, you have to pay extra to get an office suite on the iPad, and then it's not Office.
    Yeah there just flying off the shelves. NOT!!! Microsoft themselves have admitted they were not selling well. Oh it comes with a full MS Office not what I hear. Maybe later it might but with Open Office and Kingsoft both being free who really needs it today. I bought a copy of MS Office for my Mac but never use it. If anyone thinks the Surface is on the same level as the iPads I have news for you, they are NOT.
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    I know a lot of people that have traded in their iPad's for Surfaces because it has Office, and yes, it's real office, not some mobile cut down version like the old mobile office was.

    Surfaces are selling well, the only thing that has been said by Microsoft was a poorly translated (from French) comment by Ballmer about "Modest" sales. It was poorly translated because he was talking about how the availability of the surface was modest. Microsoft has only made it available online and in their Microsoft stores. You can't buy it at Best buy, or Fry's or any of the other major big box retailers because Microsoft has not made it available to them.

    Given the limited availability of Surfaces, it's selling quite well.

    I'd love to hear exactly how the iPad is superior to the Surface, since the only feature that's better is the Retina display, while the Surface has a lot more. (I noticed, by the way, how you ignored the fact the iPad doesn't have any external storage facility, and can't use any USB devices).
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    Quote Originally Posted by clockwatcher474 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by clockwatcher474 View Post
    Have you really looked at this Microsoft Surface thing? at what you get for it's high price? The RT O.S. is not even a full Win8. Maybe you guys are the lucky ones. And no Apple would not offer such an over priced system without it really having a lot to offer.
    The Surface is the same price as the iPad, and it has a number of things that the iPad doesn't, such as an SD slot, and a real USB port. And it comes with Office, you have to pay extra to get an office suite on the iPad, and then it's not Office.
    Yeah there just flying off the shelves. NOT!!! Microsoft themselves have admitted they were not selling well. Oh it comes with a full MS Office not what I hear. Maybe later it might but with Open Office and Kingsoft both being free who really needs it today. I bought a copy of MS Office for my Mac but never use it. If anyone thinks the Surface is on the same level as the iPads I have news for you, they are NOT.
    Why do MAC fans lurk here? Oh yes, TROLLS.
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    Cause we love to set you Microsoft on the correct tract.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    I know a lot of people that have traded in their iPad's for Surfaces because it has Office, and yes, it's real office, not some mobile cut down version like the old mobile office was.
    I don't know of a single person who has a Surface tablet. I've yet to see 1 in the wild. Yet, I have friends who have either bought themselves or their children iPad's for Christmas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clockwatcher474 View Post
    Cause we love to set you Microsoft on the correct tract.
    "you Microsoft" What does that mean, I am not a Microsoft.

    Huh? "tract" is a document???

    Daniel
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