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    Microsoft's first PC lives!


    Microsoft's first PC, the Surface Pro, has survived Round One.A report this week said 400,000 Surface Pros were sold in about a month since its release. That's a decent start (contrary to the media's take).
    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.

    Read more at here:
    Microsoft's first PC lives! | Microsoft - CNET News

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    The one I posted over 4 hrs ago must be invisible, no ones commented on it, looks like only bad news articles for Microsoft attract attention.
    Oh well maybe someone will notice this one, good luck.
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    Sorry Bill, but I have no need for a Surface tablet so attempting to come up with a comment was not within my mind set. . .
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    Positive news, F word yeah!

    Getting sicko and tired of pessimism and grumpy old people being grumpy cats.
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    Yea it lives for only as long as the battery does.

    Replacing the Surface Pro Battery Costs $470 (?365) - Softpedia
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    Microsoft has sold little more than a million of the Surface RT version and about 400,000 Surface Pros since their debuts, according to three people, who asked not to be named because sales haven’t yet been made public. The company had ordered about 3 million Surface RTs, they said. Brent Thill, an analyst at UBS AG, had initially projected that Microsoft would sell 2 million Surface RT devices in the December quarter alone.

    The poor reception for Surface, unveiled last year, adds to challenges facing Microsoft’s Windows unit, which brings in a quarter of the company’s revenue.

    “It’s pretty clear that things were bad entering the year, and at least for the moment they’re getting worse,” Gauna said. “The path to a successful Surface, in the same way that they were successful with Xbox, is not very clear to me right now.”
    Microsoft

    And the rest of the article doesn't get better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Yea it lives for only as long as the battery does.

    Replacing the Surface Pro Battery Costs $470 (?365) - Softpedia
    You have to replace an otherwise perfect device because the battery can't be replaced? I think Greenpeace has found a new worst enemy, Apple can breathe a sigh of relief.

    And how do you copy all of your data etc from the dead device? Trust in the Microsoft professionals at your local Microsoft store? Oh, wait, we don't have any local Microsoft stores.
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    have no need for a 10inch tabled running win8 ,how about a all-in 1 ,
    18.4 transformer by Asus duel OS,win8 on the stand Android 4.1 off the stand ,soon as i sell the house im getting me one

    ASUS - ASUS Transformer AiO P1801

    ASUS - ASUS Transformer AiO P1801


    see the video
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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Yea it lives for only as long as the battery does.

    Replacing the Surface Pro Battery Costs $470 (?365) - Softpedia
    Might not be a bad deal if/when it happens if they send you the latest version of the device.

    I'd really like to see them come up with an option whereby you can use an older version of the device as a 'trade-in' on a newer model and buy the newer one at a price like that. They could then donate the older versions to schools.
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    What?. . .Did everyone run out of reasons to shoot down Windows 8 as a desktop OS, so they found an old post about Windows Surface Pro in hopes of spreading more BS about how bad the Surface Pro is because it hasn't sold millions, and millions of these tablets by now (you can bet Apple is happy at this point).

    This site is starting to remind of me of the early days of the Seven Forums, and the FUD that XP holders on were espousing at that time. . . oh well just need to stock up on Popcorn, and Diet Pepsi. . .
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