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Things are looking up for Microsoft Success!!!

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    Things are looking up for Microsoft Success!!!


    Sorry naysayers, but the doom and gloom might be coming to an end.

    Remember, this is an $899-$999 tablet (though I prefer to describe it as a full-blown Windows PC compacted and stuffed into a tablet's chassis), not a $199 Nexus 7 or $329 iPad Mini.Also remember this is just the start. The Pro should evolve to the point where you can have a 1.5 or 2 pound tablet with all-day (at least) battery life -- and still get all of the performance of a mainstream Windows 8 laptop.
    And that's the deal-closer for me. It's fast. Don't believe me? Check out these benchmarks.
    "Surface Pro is easily the fastest tablet on the market today," Anandtech said.
    The basic point being that Intel's Ivy Bridge silicon crushes Apple's A6X-based iPad and ARM-based Android tablets in most benchmarks.
    And it's not just numbers -- you feel it. Everything pops and there's almost none of the lag you invariably run into with other tablets.
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    Microsoft Surface Pro sales hit 400K in a hurry
    I know this because I've been using the Pro and its speed is addictive -- despite the comparative heft and shorter battery life compared with other tablets (though I wouldn't call 2 pounds "heavy" and battery life isn't as bad as reviewers make it out to be if you tweak Windows 8 settings).


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    Microsoft's first PC lives! | Microsoft - CNET News

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    The benchmark page he links there is even better!

    AnandTech | Microsoft Surface Pro Review

    I just hope all the Apple Faithful keep ignoring whats actually going on. After all, their minis should sell double-digit millions(with a thin profit margin) this quarter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post
    The benchmark page he links there is even better!

    AnandTech | Microsoft Surface Pro Review

    I just hope all the Apple Faithful keep ignoring whats actually going on. After all, their minis should sell double-digit millions(with a thin profit margin) this quarter.
    Looks like only the Windows 8 lovers are going to comment on this story, it's been up for over 4 hrs, with not one hater making a comment.

    I've got the Mini, I'll let you in on a secret, it's a little piece of crap. I'll let you in on another secret, Brooke is a hopeless Apple lover, this must have been tough for him to write.

    I've noticed Cnet bending a tiny bit in the last couple of months, their Editor in Chief also wrote a good article on the Surface Pro. I actually hope the RT survives as well, because I think that could be a good little offshoot for them as well.
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    I hope RT survives also since I love it and it's good to see Pro selling well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmeigs View Post
    I hope RT survives also since I love it and it's good to see Pro selling well.
    Most comments from people I've seen that own the RT have been very positive. I've got a few tablets at the moment but even I'm having a hard time not buying one. I'll probably try to hold out for the next one, it doesn't look like the Pro is coming to Australia anytime soon.
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    Fiji
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    Thanks Bill for the information provided
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    Hi there
    we should rename it to iWantit.

    Actually I do --although April is when as self employed I have to pay my taxes so finding around 900 USD at the moment isn't an option for me.
    I'm sure I'll succumb sooner or later.

    Another helping of "Apple Crumble" with my dinner please.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lomai View Post
    Thanks Bill for the information provided
    No problems, unfortunately it looks like reasonably good news stories don't attract any attention here, it's a good thing there's at least 3 or 4 of us to read it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    we should rename it to iWantit.

    Actually I do --although April is when as self employed I have to pay my taxes so finding around 900 USD at the moment isn't an option for me.
    I'm sure I'll succumb sooner or later.

    Another helping of "Apple Crumble" with my dinner please.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    That's my favourite dessert in more ways than one.
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    very glad indeed to see a positive windows 8 threat makes a nice change thanks Bill
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