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  1. #11


    UK
    Posts : 177
    Win 8


    And no one will buy it. Apple will sell more iPads in an hour than M$ will sell this in a lifetime!

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  2. #12


    I have been to their Kiosk in our large Mall, people are looking and then walking off and down to the Apple store. It's what I did and I bought an Apple iPad4. Hey anyone can pickup a WiFi keyboard and a iPad and be money ahead. Microsoft has again shown they do not understand what the public wants and will be willing to pay. With the Surface aimed at doing work as if it was a laptop, the OS RT they stuck on it just won't cut it. Have you looked at their new Windows8? I put it on one computer and I find nothing good to say about it. I have seen many people returning their new computers to Best Buy, and asking to have windows8 removed and Windows7 installed.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 681
    Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro/Windows 10 TP


    The specs are not that much better than my laptop (see system specs) which is last years model has more ram, only cost $400 (CAN) + another $100 with 128GB SSD upgrade.

    The only advantages are the touch capabilities and higher screen resolution. Also having to add another $129-$139 (CAN) for a touch cover/type cover is a bit extreme and with a new OS supposedly due out every year this may be obsolete by the next OS.
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by Hamnat View Post
    I had been holding out for a Pro, but I am having a real debate about it now. The pricing does seem a bit steep for what you are getting. I like the idea of a Windows tablet though. And since I don't have a laptop I wouldn't mind having a laptop equivalent that is also a powerful tablet.

    I guess I still need to see more especially battery life on this thing.
    I'm along the same lines. In fact I'm disappointed at the price. I thought they would at least have an introductory offer. Also disappointing is that it doesn't come with Office, for I'm in need to upgrade mine. If they would've included that, it might have been worth it for me. I'm still running 2000 on 7 side, which suffices me. but I need to upgrade to run on 8.

    Well, at those prices I don't see how they're going to sell very many if it's up there with the prices of ultrabooks, laptops, and the like as others have posted. On the other hand, iPads sell like hotcakes for the crap they are. This will be interesting to watch. As for the time being, I'll be starting a comparison list to see what I'll be purchasing. Hopefully an after-the-holiday sale.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    That's more than twice what I'd be prepared to pay.

    And about 2/3 what it will no doubt cost in Oz, land of the Rip-Off.

    No, thanks!
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  6. #16


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    Uh, no.

    Won't touch ANYTHING Apple.

    A nice 7" Android for me.
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    Uh, no.

    Won't touch ANYTHING Apple.

    A nice 7" Android for me.
    I have both the Galaxy Tab2 and the Galaxy 10.1 note. the larger 10.1 note Galaxy is much better IMHO to use then the smaller Tab2. I use them and my iPad2&iPad4. Also my Apple Mac book Pro and a bunch of Windows computers. the new Microsoft Surface is doomed to failure. It won't be around long unless Microsoft just dumps a lot of share holders money into a losing system. Like Apple or not it is a world class group of machines.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    That may be, but I won't buy closed-architecture or walled-garden machines or software under any circumstances.

    To me, that defeats the whole purpose and enjoyment I get from IBM/Windows machines

    Well, until now.... :-(
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  9. #19


    UK
    Posts : 177
    Win 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    That may be, but I won't buy closed-architecture or walled-garden machines or software under any circumstances.

    To me, that defeats the whole purpose and enjoyment I get from IBM/Windows machines

    Well, until now.... :-(
    You got an open source TV? Fridge? Car? Buy an iPad and it works out the box no farting about with drivers etc. it just works. If you don't want it to be closed system you jailbreak and customise just like a car. But like for most people you just drive it and enjoy it.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 207
    Windows 8.1 update 1 Pro X64 with WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Not sure what UK pricing will be.

    Quite likely to be £1090 for the base model.

    If so ,that is pretty steep.

    You can get a macbook for £799
    well if it same it be £560 for 64GB or £622 for 128GB but might be marked up knowing uk but they did keep same price for windows 8 as usa
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