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Windows RT a necessary disruption

  1. #41


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    I refuse to recognize the Surface as a 'Computer' - same for other tablets. It is a toy which is completely overpowered and overpriced for what people usually do with tablets - forget the few that do real work with it.. And yes, people spend a lot of money on other useless stuff. But that does not make it any better.

    10-inch tablets heading for extinction according to Intel exec - Tablets - News - HEXUS.net

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  2. #42


    The surface pro really feels like a computer to me, whs. But I have to attach the physical keyboard to get to that point. I use it for note taking at work, can rdp with it, can print from it, can connect to file shares, can vpn in from it....and I can do all of this in the exact same manner that I can from my desktop or laptop. No learning curve. It's a much better experience than I have experienced with any other tablet in the past.
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  3. #43


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    Yeah, but now you start to change the 'tablet designation'. If you attach a keyboard and mouse and a 32" TV to a smartphone, you can also do computer-like work. But that is not the defined designation of a smartphone.

    For me, a tablet is for 'on the go'. If I am at home, I use my desktop which has a lot more muscle than any tablet. And on the go, I prefer a 7" anyhow.
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  4. #44


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    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I refuse to recognize the Surface as a 'Computer' - same for other tablets. It is a toy which is completely overpowered and overpriced for what people usually do with tablets - forget the few that do real work with it.. And yes, people spend a lot of money on other useless stuff. But that does not make it any better.

    10-inch tablets heading for extinction according to Intel exec - Tablets - News - HEXUS.net
    Come on whs just because you refuse to recognise it as a computer doesn't mean it isn't. It IS a computer, you don't need a keyboard and even if you do, so does a computer.

    I think some of you guys on here want to pull yourself into the current century. You can do any real work with it exactly the same as a computer.

    As far as the price goes, in my opinion they're almost too cheap for what they do, a flamin phone is more expensive than the Surface. You're idea of work and others are completely different, are you saying doing a spreadsheet isn't real work, or running an account programme isn't real work.

    You know there are a lot of people out there who would argue that any work on a computer isn't real work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    The surface pro really feels like a computer to me, whs. But I have to attach the physical keyboard to get to that point. I use it for note taking at work, can rdp with it, can print from it, can connect to file shares, can vpn in from it....and I can do all of this in the exact same manner that I can from my desktop or laptop. No learning curve. It's a much better experience than I have experienced with any other tablet in the past.
    Have you ever noticed that a real computer doesn't work at all without a keyboard. Just because you can't do without a keyboard doesn't mean others can't.

    My wife types nearly all day long sometimes on a tablet without a keyboard. She says she forgets she's not using a keyboard.
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  6. #46


    I would not say they are too cheap for what they do. I've had a few people interested when they see it, but when they hear the price they change their mind.

    I truly see this as the biggest obstacle, will people need this much portability and power to justify the cost it can most get by just fine with a $199 tablet. I feel fir must, it will be the latter without question.
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  7. #47


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    Recently, Aldi put on sale an Android tablet for $249:Aldi to sell 3G enabled 10″ Android tablet for $249 | Ausdroid. Apparently every store sold out within minutes of opening. That's the sort of thing that people are looking for. I know one person who bought one and is totally happy with the purchase.
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  8. #48


    BillW hadn't posted for awhile. Perhaps he bought them all.
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  9. #49


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    Could be, unless there's been an iPad sale as well.
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  10. #50


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    Windows 7 on the desktop, Windows 8 Surface Pro mobile


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I refuse to recognize the Surface as a 'Computer' - same for other tablets. It is a toy which is completely overpowered and overpriced for what people usually do with tablets - forget the few that do real work with it.. And yes, people spend a lot of money on other useless stuff. But that does not make it any better.

    10-inch tablets heading for extinction according to Intel exec - Tablets - News - HEXUS.net
    I've been saying this exact thing for weeks now. The 10-inch form factor belongs to the convertibles, led by the Surface Pro. Pure tablets will be relegated to 7".
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