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Microsoft Boxes Apple's Ears With Surface Tablet

  1. #21


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    ....-a lot of people are quite pleased with W8 - which surprised me too)..

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I know a lot of peoples who like it too,, let see; Robot Coke, Coke Robot, Robot ......

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  2. #22


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    LOL - where is Cokie - can't see dozens of wildly overenthusiastic threads from him today.
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  3. #23


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    LOL - where is Cokie - can't see dozens of wildly overenthusiastic threads from him today.
    probably windows shopping at Microsoft store. ot oh no...... is it possible that he is distributing Surface flyer outside an Apple store. Wait I go check on CNN
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  4. #24


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    IMO the advantage of the APPLE warranty IMO is grossly overdone.
    At least in W. Europe you always get the manufacturers warranty (usually 12 - 24 months) and all I can say in nearly 40 years or so of buying all sorts of electronic equipment inc computers etc I've NEVER had to return a single piece of kit. - If something has got broken (e.g Disk drives) it's usually my fault --spilling coffee on them or dropping them.
    Wife had 2 iPod's which both developed issues. Took 'em to the Apple store and they replaced 'em on the spot.

    My Asus tablet developed a problem with the screen. Had to send it to Texas. It's been gone 10 days now. unsure when it will come back.

    Logitech Harmony One remote control broke. Fought tooth and nail with them. They finally agreed to ship me another unit to replace the one which quit working.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Ms isn't the dying old Dinosaur that some people think it is.
    Unsure of anybody who feels this way.
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  5. #25


    Quote Originally Posted by R0bR View Post
    Really? Solid? I've never had to send out any of my tech gadgets out for repairs and yet both my iPod and iPhone required repairs, they better have far better warranty.
    And my company has had at least 20 of our Dell Latitude E6400's crap out and need a new mobo, cpu, heatsink and fan combo replaced.


    Quote Originally Posted by R0bR View Post
    Sadly their enterprise XRaids and XServes have cost our company $100,000's in downtime costs, but they look real nice!
    I've never been in an enterprise which tried to use them in the server room.

    Quote Originally Posted by R0bR View Post
    Apple makes good products but just because they look pretty doesn't make them better.
    Never said they were better, but same make them out to be utter garbage not worth the packaging, and that simply isn't true.
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  6. #26


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    Quote Originally Posted by R0bR View Post
    Apple makes good products but just because they look pretty doesn't make them better.
    But sometimes being better makes them better. Example: iPod Touch vs Zune HD and iTunes vs Zune software. I owned one of each Zune model before buying my 4th gen iPod Touch two years ago, which was the first Apple product I'd owned since 1992 or so, and the Apple stuff was so much better than the Microsoft stuff it wasn't even funny. I wrote a lot more about that here:

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  7. #27


    I am sure wanting to get a chance to use one. Been looking for it at my local Best Buy, so far it's not there.
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  8. #28


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    it's like comparing apples to oranges
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  9. #29


    Quote Originally Posted by tcman50 View Post
    it's like comparing apples to oranges
    I bought the Kindal Fire when it first arrived then I bought a iPad2 it's nice but I don't like having to deal with both Amazon and the Apple Store and it's iTunes. Bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab2 7" with the micro memory slot it's a great tablet but still it's small screen is not easy to use for me. But the Google store has lots of nice App. So when the new Samsung Galaxy 10.1 notes arived with a larger screen like my iPad2 I bought it. It's been a cool tablet and it also has a micro memory slot. This on both the 7" Tab2 and 10.1 note allows a lot of my music and pictures also a few of my home made videos to be installed. To me this beats having to deal with Amazon or Apple. I like Microsoft and look forward to their Surface and the Microsoft RT O.S.
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    I'm fairly impressed by the Surface RT. I assumed it was going to be a piece of garbage compared to the Surface pro, but reviews since it launched got me considering picking one up until more windows 8 hybrids become available. Ultimately decided against it, but it seems quite a lot more functional as a travel meets productivity machine than my mom's ipad does.

    Why are most of the people I know who carry ipads around religiously over 55? I mean, there was a woman at my wedding holding up an ipad to take photos -- hello, your smart phone probably has a better camera than that. (never mind what it did to my professional photos -- stupid black I pad always in front of my guest's face, or blocking other guests faces. My husband thinks wedding photos with guests holding up ipads will be like a kind of carbon dating fifty years from now... I say why wait.)
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