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Uh Oh, Microsoft's Surface Tablet Is Getting Some Awful Reviews

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    Uh Oh, Microsoft's Surface Tablet Is Getting Some Awful Reviews


    The reviews are in for Microsoft's Surface tablet. And the verdict is not good.

    The most scathing of the reviews we've read so far comes from Josh Topolsky at The Verge.
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    More favorable...

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    With this device, called Surface, Microsoft is adopting the model of its longtime rival, Apple, which has always believed that the better way to deliver digital products is to build them end-to-end, including hardware, operating system and core apps, and an ecosystem of downloadable apps and content. That is what Microsoft is doing now with the Surface tablet, two and a half years after the iPad was born.
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    The Verge is known to be apple thumpers, if you look at their site and reviews, especially today, there are like over eight articles over three new apperexic devices from apple today. Even their Microsoft guy seems like an apple thumper too considering his odd, seemingly lack-of-knowledge reviews.

    But still, Windows RT is already being hit with confusion. I don't find it odd, I find it mildly confusing as I really want to look at the file system of one and be more confused at how it works and why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    The Verge is known to be apple thumpers
    The Verge just gave Windows 8 a review score of 8.8/10
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    I'm not sure what folks expect from a "version 1.0" but the reaction is not too surprising. Given time to work out some of the issues, Microsoft may have a winner on its hands.

    The final verdict does not lie with a handful of reviewers but rather with the end users. I am not going to run out and drop a bundle of money on one but if someone were to hand me one and ask for a review I would happily lend my opinion based on my own usage.
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    Doubt it. They've over-hyped and worse - overpriced it. (Its what Microsoft does after all - it's worked for Apple you see)
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    The reviews I'm seeing from sources I trust are only criticize the confusion factor about what you can run on RT versus full Windows 8 -- the fact that you can't run full windows applications (versus apps) on the RT. All other comments seem positive to me. I don't trust certain sources that appear to drink the cool aid (or apple juice).
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    When I plan to go buy something new I read the reviews from consumers, not the media opinions. I'm looking for what everyday users have experienced and what they think. An opinion based on bias or a couple of hours playing with a device, or someone's opinion of the manufacturer, isn't worth my time.

    That all said, at this point in time I would opt for something other than a Surface if I were in the market for a tablet. I'm usually reulctant to try "version 1.0" of something. Give it a couple years to "mature" and we'll see what happens then.
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    I would expect many to agree with my general feelings and that's

    1). The beauty of the Surface over any other tablet is that it's closer to a computer and does more.
    2). Since the RT version of the tablet, won't run standard Windows software, it loses much of the appeal of #1

    I would also think that trying to use the keyboard docks with these devices is going to be less than ideal with the device sitting on your lap. For tablets and such, I'm usually using it sitting on a chair or my couch or in bed. Unless it's super sturdy and works the same as my laptop (which is physically connected KB/screen), I'm unsure I would see this device as any type of replacement for a full featured computer. It's priced too high to consider it anything but, (IMHO).
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    Quote Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
    The reviews are in for Microsoft's Surface tablet. And the verdict is not good.

    The most scathing of the reviews we've read so far comes from Josh Topolsky at The Verge.
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    I like this review. Ed Bott does follow Microsoft, but I think it's a good, balanced review:

    Hands on with Microsoft's Surface RT: Can it hit the sweet spot? | ZDNet
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