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  1. #51


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    If people want tablet functionality, will they be prepared to pay some sort of penalty for a desktop to be thrown in - again they might have no use for it.

    That is the question.
    They MIGHT have no use for Desktop software. MIGHT.

    How many people use iTunes daily on their PC? How many people connect their android smartphone to their PC daily? How many people connect their Windows Phone to their PC daily? How many people use networking sharing between PCs through HomeGroup.

    How many people have a phablet and a PC because simply, there hasn't been something that combines to the two together?

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  2. #52


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    I have to say, some of the reviews of the Surface Pro are interesting.

    It seems, to me at least, that since the tech media (apple thumpers) have never seen a tablet that isn't ARM based, and can run PC software, and runs Windows; they seem to be baffled. It sucks as a tablet, it sucks as laptop. But the Surface Pro ISN'T EITHER one of them. It is a tablet PC, there is SUCH A MAGNIFICENT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PHABLET AND TABLET PC!
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  3. #53


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I have to say, some of the reviews of the Surface Pro are interesting.

    It seems, to me at least, that since the tech media (apple thumpers) have never seen a tablet that isn't ARM based, and can run PC software, and runs Windows; they seem to be baffled. It sucks as a tablet, it sucks as laptop. But the Surface Pro ISN'T EITHER one of them. It is a tablet PC, there is SUCH A MAGNIFICENT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PHABLET AND TABLET PC!
    You can feel the hatred for Microsoft from the time they start typing, things like, This two pound piece of metal, this THING just hangs from the keyboard, I hate the type cover(while others love it)but its nice to type on, it's too heavy, it's too much future(what does that mean).

    I really hope both the Surface and Surface Pro succeed, I need something better than my iPads and Android tablets, and I've heard many Android and iPad users say the same thing. Trying to convince Windows users is another thing entirely.
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  4. #54


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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    I really hope both the Surface and Surface Pro succeed, I need something better than my iPads and Android tablets, and I've heard many Android and iPad users say the same thing. Trying to convince Windows users is another thing entirely.
    Why are you trying to convince others? You talk about success as if you have a corporate interest in it, rather than a personal interest. You don't need the Surface to succeed, you just need to buy one and then you're done. You then have what you have proclaimed to be perfection. What more do you need? Stop arguing against naysayers, just go out an buy a Surface, rejoice and enjoy your life forever after.
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  5. #55


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    Microsoft has rediscovered the TabletPC. I think it will enjoy as much success as it did in the past: a select niche, at best.
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  6. #56


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    I really hope both the Surface and Surface Pro succeed, I need something better than my iPads and Android tablets, and I've heard many Android and iPad users say the same thing. Trying to convince Windows users is another thing entirely.
    Why are you trying to convince others? You talk about success as if you have a corporate interest in it, rather than a personal interest. You don't need the Surface to succeed, you just need to buy one and then you're done. You then have what you have proclaimed to be perfection. What more do you need? Stop arguing against naysayers, just go out an buy a Surface, rejoice and enjoy your life forever after.
    Using your words, you just don't understand Ray. It's all about the ecosystem for me, which means these products have to succeed to keep it all going.
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  7. #57


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    @bill.

    It's not too hard to find a few bloggers on the net who are anti MS.

    It is also not too hard to find a few who are Anti Apple - or anti anything else for that matter.

    I have no idea where you get your impression of "the media" from.

    Who are "the media".

    Where I live the pc mags were all over MS about win7 exhorting everyone to buy it. Iirc, the Telegraph (serious broadshhet newspaper) was pretty much the same. So was the TV show (click, I think it was called ).

    Not so much with win8.

    That is because they ( mostly ) thought MS was on the right track and had a great product offering with 7.

    They ( mostly ) do not think the same about MS direction right now, or the current product offering.

    Whatever hate fantasy you have going on has nothing to do with it.
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  8. #58


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    If there aren't Microsoft employees posting on this forum, then Microsoft should pay some who are posting, no greater evangelists could there be in the interwebs.
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  9. #59


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    @bill.

    It's not too hard to find a few bloggers on the net who are anti MS.

    It is also not too hard to find a few who are Anti Apple - or anti anything else for that matter.

    I have no idea where you get your impression of "the media" from.

    Who are "the media".

    Where I live the pc mags were all over MS about win7 exhorting everyone to buy it. Iirc, the Telegraph (serious broadshhet newspaper) was pretty much the same. So was the TV show (click, I think it was called ).

    Not so much with win8.

    That is because they ( mostly ) thought MS was on the right track and had a great product offering with 7.

    They ( mostly ) do not think the same about MS direction right now, or the current product offering.

    Whatever hate fantasy you have going on has nothing to do with it.
    I watch the news on TV, everything else I get off the Net, I don't buy newspapers or magazines. By Media I mean Tech Media on the net. If you virtually live on the net like I do you'll understand, Microsoft can't do anything right.

    Theres a difference between me and you guys, you guys want Microsoft to dance to your tune, I just want them to keep dancing so I can use their products, if and when I choose.

    I happen to think they're heading in the right direction, any other direction, especially the Windows 7 direction would have meant a near death experience. The world is a vastly different place then it was just a couple of years ago, I know you guys think that MS can survive forever, but I'm telling you they can't if they don't change.

    If a few Media websites have their way, they'll help them dig the grave. I can tell you now if Surface had an an Apple logo on it, the stories would be completely different. It wouldn't be, This Two Pound Piece of Metal, it would be, This is the most exciting thing to come out of Apple.
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  10. #60


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    If there aren't Microsoft employees posting on this forum, then Microsoft should pay some who are posting, no greater evangelists could there be in the interwebs.
    Yeah and I think you're one of Tim Cooks Lieutenants. On no that's right, you're trying to help Microsoft. Has Steve Balmer ever sent you an email to please stop helping him? Seriously.
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