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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    The Surface Pro shipped yesterday from Microsoft. I got the touch cover keyboard a few days ago.
    I don't know why but this made me laugh!
    I laugh too cause it was so funny having everything but the Pro a couple days before the Pro arrived last day of February. This thing is hot sauce.

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    Btw... with the Great Power of the Surface Pro comes the Great Responsibility of showing it off to all your friends!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hardware wise of course one needs to be able to add more RAM and change the internal disk -- having an internal disk soldered in place so it's not changeable is just plain stupid IMO --nearly every laptop I've ever bought I've generally changed the standard - usually poor HD for either a faster larger capacity one or an SSD and increased the RAM to the maximum for the device (normally 2 slots = 8GB) with significant improvements in performance even on modest spec laptops. This should be possible to do too on the Surface Pro.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    The way they built it does have its advantages, though.

    1) It will make it far less appealing to steal.

    2) If, in two or three years you go to buy or swap to a newer model, you simply swap out your accessories. You can attach a USB 3.0 1TB external HD if needed, a USB 3.0 Flash Drive(they go up to what.. 64-128gig now?) for select toolsets, and a 64gig Memory Card(for which they'll undoubtedly come out with bigger sizes.

    And honestly, there is no reason it can't be used as an addendum to a desktop work machine, not as a pure replacment. There is always fun stuff you can do off a big rig like high-end gaming and calculation-intensive applications.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Yep.

    They aren't able to leverage to any kind pof monopoly power - and I don't think they have a budget of billions. Not easy for them.

    MS have both , and they still couldn't make much of an impression. They should have been able to - if the product offering was any good.

    Blackbery might have a decent product offering - but how are they going to get it to fly?

    They need to get a top marketing guy/gal in this field.

    Hi there
    Some people don't understand Human Nature --- for example with all the Millions of GBP / USD / ROU / EUR Manchester United and Chelsea Football clubs have (Real football played with a ROUND ball and people actually use their FEET to kick the ball) they still don't have a monopoly of people supporting them -- there are very small clubs like WIGAN FC whose entire annual income for all its players and staff are probably LESS than ONE WEEK's wages for a top player from either Manchester United or Chelsea who still (Wigan) attaract a loyal following.

    Some things can't be measured in purely financial terms no matter how hard or how much money is spent on marketing.

    (I include ROU - Roubles - since Chelsea FC is owned by a Russian Multi Billionaire).

    I'll admit I LIKE Manchester Utd but without the away supporters of other clubs think how much atmosphere at a game would be lost.

    I often miss this when going to sport in the USA --is the lack of the "Away Fans" -- of course with HUGE distances between the franchises this is understandable - probably why College football attracts huge audiences there. Sports Bars in the USA though are often places where rival supporters gather.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    How would a Barnacle know a bout tech products.

    About a year ago an analyst put a price target on Apple for $1100.16, I like the way they're so accurate to the last decimal point.

    Anyway, Apple is now hovering at just over $400, can we believe analysts, no, imagine if you'd hopped on board at $700.

    I personally believe Apple will probably never reach their dizzy heights again, they're already making cheaper products like the iPad Mini and now they're going to make plastic phones, not oober Kool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    The new Blackberry is apparently very good.

    Keeping control of the price will be tough for them.

    Not clear to me yet how they would like to position it.


    Yeah.... ok, the Blackberry 10 is good...

    It's been delayed for many months now, isn't really a new OS that should probably be just a skinned version of android than anything, hardware looks like an iphone 5, and an anemic lack of apps with developers reportedly not planning on developing for Blackberry but rather for Windows Phone. More people want a Windows Phone than a Blackberry. If it were a person, it would be at the track meet already limping.
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    Which would leave the windows phone where, back in the locker room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    The new Blackberry is apparently very good.

    Keeping control of the price will be tough for them.

    Not clear to me yet how they would like to position it.


    Yeah.... ok, the Blackberry 10 is good...

    It's been delayed for many months now, isn't really a new OS that should probably be just a skinned version of android than anything, hardware looks like an iphone 5, and an anemic lack of apps with developers reportedly not planning on developing for Blackberry but rather for Windows Phone. More people want a Windows Phone than a Blackberry. If it were a person, it would be at the track meet already limping.
    Its difficult for me to understand why RIM didnt just dump the OS they have been working on for years and just, like you mentioned, skin Android. They could then focus on providing elite quality hardware, hook it into their 'secure....' email system, and the applications would already be there.

    The management at RIM is worse than bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snoop101 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    The new Blackberry is apparently very good.

    Keeping control of the price will be tough for them.

    Not clear to me yet how they would like to position it.


    Yeah.... ok, the Blackberry 10 is good...

    It's been delayed for many months now, isn't really a new OS that should probably be just a skinned version of android than anything, hardware looks like an iphone 5, and an anemic lack of apps with developers reportedly not planning on developing for Blackberry but rather for Windows Phone. More people want a Windows Phone than a Blackberry. If it were a person, it would be at the track meet already limping.
    Its difficult for me to understand why RIM didnt just dump the OS they have been working on for years and just, like you mentioned, skin Android. They could then focus on providing elite quality hardware, hook it into their 'secure....' email system, and the applications would already be there.

    The management at RIM is worse than bad.
    I bet they're going to be bought out soon by someone, hopefully not google. Speaking of poor management, the CEO of now Blackberry seems to not recognize the fact that the iphone killed their marketshare. That's not a good thing to have a CEO who doesn't understand that competition and the lack thereof is what screwed them up...
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