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    i really like the 3:2 aspect ratio. Much better for productivity work and makes the tablet useful in portrait mode. These things are more than movie playback machines, fellas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    i really like the 3:2 aspect ratio. Much better for productivity work and makes the tablet useful in portrait mode. These things are more than movie playback machines, fellas.
    I don't think it's registering with some about what you're saying! This thing isn't for me, but it's damn sure WAY more than just a silly tablet! Must be a mental block or something?!
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    It's not the interior hardware or the capabilities of the device, it's the physical dimensions that determine what it is.

    It could launch every icbm in the US arsenal, it is still a tablet.
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    I've got a Nook HD+ that also uses 3:2 ratio. It's designed primarily for portrait use but it also works quite well for watching videos in landscape orientation. The 16:10 format that major Android manufacturers use is, simply put, retarded. The 16:9 on the original Surface is obviously worse. I'm hoping MS can start a trend here.
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  5. #85


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    It's not the interior hardware or the capabilities of the device, it's the physical dimensions that determine what it is.

    It could launch every icbm in the US arsenal, it is still a tablet.
    Yes, it does have the physical form factor of a tablet. Compared to a $149 Android tablet, it sure is a lot more capable with same hardware and performance of a laptop, ultrabook or desktop. Nobody here said that it's a laptop or desktop, but it's not remotely the same as the tablets people have used in the past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post

    Yes, it does have the physical form factor of a tablet.
    Really, that's all I was saying.
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  7. #87


    Why the iPad is popular and Windows 'tablets' are not

    It's amazing how stubbornly people will cling to the past, no matter what evidence is right in front of them. Case in point: the newest Microsoft Surface Pro "tablet," for which orders will start being taken next month. This time, it has a big screen -- with a 12-inch diameter and an old-school 4:3 aspect ratio -- and it's slimmer than the previous models. But it's not really a tablet the way the world uses that term.

    Microsoft doesn't get what a tablet is, and neither do some IT shops. Of course, users know exactly what a tablet is: an iPad or one of the Android clones of it. Microsoft is under new, fresher-thinking leadership, so I'm hoping someone in Redmond reads this and gets off the dead-end tablet track it's on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    i really like the 3:2 aspect ratio. Much better for productivity work and makes the tablet useful in portrait mode. These things are more than movie playback machines, fellas.
    I totally agree.
    Don't know why I particularly took movies as an example, some of the movies are 2:1 aspect anyway.

    But the 3:2 really blends in, in all modes and usage scenarios so you kinda feel that it was thoroughly chosen.
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    Surface 3:
    What happened to the RT version? I see processors i3,i5 and i7...
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  10. #90


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    Windows 8.1 Pro & OS X Mavericks


    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Why the iPad is popular and Windows 'tablets' are not


    It's amazing how stubbornly people will cling to the past, no matter what evidence is right in front of them. Case in point: the newest Microsoft Surface Pro "tablet," for which orders will start being taken next month. This time, it has a big screen -- with a 12-inch diameter and an old-school 4:3 aspect ratio -- and it's slimmer than the previous models. But it's not really a tablet the way the world uses that term.

    Microsoft doesn't get what a tablet is, and neither do some IT shops. Of course, users know exactly what a tablet is: an iPad or one of the Android clones of it. Microsoft is under new, fresher-thinking leadership, so I'm hoping someone in Redmond reads this and gets off the dead-end tablet track it's on.
    I read one of the comments about how tablets might be on their way out and you would only have a phone and a laptop. I think that is really interesting. Why else are phones getting bigger? Why are tablets getting smaller? This is where the supposed "Surface Mini" might come into play. Though this thing might run Windows RT and replace Windows Phone all together.
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