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Microsoft Reveals their "Surface" tablet

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I've got a tablet and I don't find it very useful at all....it's certainly not habit forming. it's fine for a quick bit here and there, but whenever I want to spend some real time on the net, I set it down and grab my laptop. This device with a keyboard would easily be more beneficial. But from what I have heard it the ARM version will cost MORE than an iPAD and the Intel version will be more inline with a full price Ultrabook. I'd rather just have a full fledged laptop myself.
    But have you tried the Windows 8 on a tablet? That, is the question.

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  2. #12


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    I read that the Surface with 8 Pro will come out 90 days after the WinRT version of it. What's going on? That means it will hit stores in Decemberish. Not the best time to market a tablet PC when the back-to-school shopping picks up, and when people see a Windows tablet, or the Microsoft Surface, they will realize that it can do what their laptop does and can do what an ipad does in a sleek package. WinRT won't cut it. It's too limiting.

    But the tablet itself is interesting though. It's sleek, it's clean, it looks new and like nothing out there. It's harmonious.
    Also, unlike other tablets, it makes use of Windows' built in digital ink input.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Interesting , a 10 incher - seems like they are taking on Apple.


    Looks a gorgeous device - could tempt many.
    Looks like Microsoft is not quite as silly as a lot of people are making out, I've pretty well felt all along they had something special in mind for Windows 8 and that they hadn't lost the plot.
    I think we'll see the same with the Windows phone, they have a purpose in mind and it will come together. The biggest problems are the Techsite tech bloggers, they love to rubbish MS even when they come out with something terrific.
    I just want to see Tim Cooks face when these tablets and phones start selling in huge numbers, then we'll see how a fridge and toaster can come together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I read that the Surface with 8 Pro will come out 90 days after the WinRT version of it. What's going on? That means it will hit stores in Decemberish. Not the best time to market a tablet PC when the back-to-school shopping picks up, and when people see a Windows tablet, or the Microsoft Surface, they will realize that it can do what their laptop does and can do what an ipad does in a sleek package. WinRT won't cut it. It's too limiting.

    But the tablet itself is interesting though. It's sleek, it's clean, it looks new and like nothing out there. It's harmonious.
    Also, unlike other tablets, it makes use of Windows' built in digital ink input.
    I think WinRT will cut it at a cheaper price, aimed at casual users, it should have better battery times and be lighter. I think both will find their own niche. I just wish they'd hurry up.
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Interesting , a 10 incher - seems like they are taking on Apple.


    Looks a gorgeous device - could tempt many.
    Looks like Microsoft is not quite as silly as a lot of people are making out, I've pretty well felt all along they had something special in mind for Windows 8 and that they hadn't lost the plot.
    I think we'll see the same with the Windows phone, they have a purpose in mind and it will come together. The biggest problems are the Techsite tech bloggers, they love to rubbish MS even when they come out with something terrific.
    I just want to see Tim Cooks face when these tablets and phones start selling in huge numbers, then we'll see how a fridge and toaster can come together.
    I posted this eighteen months ago.

    "I would agree with the first post. But I do not think it will be so blessed with bugs as the first release of Vista, as, it seems to me, it is piggy backing Windows 7 to a huge extent.
    Windows (codename 8) is , imho, beginning to shape up as the biggest disapointment ever for those who jump on the new release bandwagons. The so-called "hidden" features are, at this stage, nothing to swoon about. Fwiw, I see Windows 8, or whatever it may be called, not as a move on from the superb 7, but an intermediary release, mainly dedicated to tablet users. Tablets, in their many forms, are enroaching on Microsofts control of the computer market. Windows 8 is an attempt to counteract it. For normal, non tablet users, I do not see, (with the info so far available to us), windows 8 bringing anything outstanding into our lives. - Except, possibly, the touchscreen advancement?"

    I can now reconfirm my opinion- I know it is late in the day, and pretty well confirmed, but I am still wondering if "Windows 8" will be the final name? With reference to the above, I would say the whole concept is financially motivated for the Tablet war. We stationary users are not being totally disregarded, but will most definitely be taking second place with this OS
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Interesting , a 10 incher - seems like they are taking on Apple.


    Looks a gorgeous device - could tempt many.
    Looks like Microsoft is not quite as silly as a lot of people are making out, I've pretty well felt all along they had something special in mind for Windows 8 and that they hadn't lost the plot.
    I think we'll see the same with the Windows phone, they have a purpose in mind and it will come together. The biggest problems are the Techsite tech bloggers, they love to rubbish MS even when they come out with something terrific.
    I just want to see Tim Cooks face when these tablets and phones start selling in huge numbers, then we'll see how a fridge and toaster can come together.
    I posted this eighteen months ago.
    "I would agree with Echrada's first post. But I no think it will be so blessed with bugs as the first release of Vista, as, it seems to me, it is piggy baccking Windows 7 to a huge extent.
    Windows (codename 8) is , imho, beginning to shape up as the biggest disapointment ever for those who jump on the new release bandwagons. I have read posts on this forum and others, regarding the reaction to the "leaks". I have downloaded and tried the last two leaks. The so-called "hidden" features are, at this stage, nothing to swoon about. Fwiw, I see Windows 8, or whatever it may be called, not as a move on from the superb 7, but an intermediary release, mainly dedicated to tablet users. Tablets, in their many forms, are enroaching on Microsofts control of the computer market. Windows 8 is an attempt to counteract it. For normal, non tablet users, I do not see, (with the info so far available to us), windows 8 bringing anything outstanding into our lives. - Except, possibly, the touchscreen advancement?"

    I can now reconfirm my opinion- I know it is late in the day, and pretty well confirmed, but I am still wondering if "Windows 8" will be the final name? With reference to the above, I would say the whole concept is financially motivated for the Tablet war. We stationary users are not being totally disregarded, but will most definitely be taking second place with this OS
    It doesn't really matter what we think, the facts are that the world is moving towards mobile computing. Microsoft could have sat on the sidelines and waited to go down the gurgler, instead they decided to do something about it, only time will tell how well they've done.
    I think what they've done is almost a stroke of genius, unfortunately I'm only one person, the rest of the world will decide their fate.
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  7. #17


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    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Interesting , a 10 incher - seems like they are taking on Apple.


    Looks a gorgeous device - could tempt many.
    Looks like Microsoft is not quite as silly as a lot of people are making out, I've pretty well felt all along they had something special in mind for Windows 8 and that they hadn't lost the plot.
    I think we'll see the same with the Windows phone, they have a purpose in mind and it will come together. The biggest problems are the Techsite tech bloggers, they love to rubbish MS even when they come out with something terrific.
    I just want to see Tim Cooks face when these tablets and phones start selling in huge numbers, then we'll see how a fridge and toaster can come together.
    I posted this eighteen months ago.

    "I would agree with the first post. But I do not think it will be so blessed with bugs as the first release of Vista, as, it seems to me, it is piggy backing Windows 7 to a huge extent.
    Windows (codename 8) is , imho, beginning to shape up as the biggest disapointment ever for those who jump on the new release bandwagons. The so-called "hidden" features are, at this stage, nothing to swoon about. Fwiw, I see Windows 8, or whatever it may be called, not as a move on from the superb 7, but an intermediary release, mainly dedicated to tablet users. Tablets, in their many forms, are enroaching on Microsofts control of the computer market. Windows 8 is an attempt to counteract it. For normal, non tablet users, I do not see, (with the info so far available to us), windows 8 bringing anything outstanding into our lives. - Except, possibly, the touchscreen advancement?"

    I can now reconfirm my opinion- I know it is late in the day, and pretty well confirmed, but I am still wondering if "Windows 8" will be the final name? With reference to the above, I would say the whole concept is financially motivated for the Tablet war. We stationary users are not being totally disregarded, but will most definitely be taking second place with this OS
    18 months ago? The Start Screen wasn't ever revealed at that time from what I remember.
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  8. #18


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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post

    Looks like Microsoft is not quite as silly as a lot of people are making out, I've pretty well felt all along they had something special in mind for Windows 8 and that they hadn't lost the plot.
    I think we'll see the same with the Windows phone, they have a purpose in mind and it will come together. The biggest problems are the Techsite tech bloggers, they love to rubbish MS even when they come out with something terrific.
    I just want to see Tim Cooks face when these tablets and phones start selling in huge numbers, then we'll see how a fridge and toaster can come together.
    I posted this eighteen months ago.
    "I would agree with Echrada's first post. But I no think it will be so blessed with bugs as the first release of Vista, as, it seems to me, it is piggy baccking Windows 7 to a huge extent.
    Windows (codename 8) is , imho, beginning to shape up as the biggest disapointment ever for those who jump on the new release bandwagons. I have read posts on this forum and others, regarding the reaction to the "leaks". I have downloaded and tried the last two leaks. The so-called "hidden" features are, at this stage, nothing to swoon about. Fwiw, I see Windows 8, or whatever it may be called, not as a move on from the superb 7, but an intermediary release, mainly dedicated to tablet users. Tablets, in their many forms, are enroaching on Microsofts control of the computer market. Windows 8 is an attempt to counteract it. For normal, non tablet users, I do not see, (with the info so far available to us), windows 8 bringing anything outstanding into our lives. - Except, possibly, the touchscreen advancement?"

    I can now reconfirm my opinion- I know it is late in the day, and pretty well confirmed, but I am still wondering if "Windows 8" will be the final name? With reference to the above, I would say the whole concept is financially motivated for the Tablet war. We stationary users are not being totally disregarded, but will most definitely be taking second place with this OS
    It doesn't really matter what we think, the facts are that the world is moving towards mobile computing. Microsoft could have sat on the sidelines and waited to go down the gurgler, instead they decided to do something about it, only time will tell how well they've done.
    I think what they've done is almost a stroke of genius, unfortunately I'm only one person, the rest of the world will decide their fate.
    Technically, one of the main things with Windows 7 was superb touch input for touch PCs. Obviously, very few OEMs caught onto that until it was too late. ios and its apps came in on a giant itouch...
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    Looks interesting, the price will be a large part of it's acceptance.

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    To do anything meaningfull on an iPad 3 with Retina you absolutely need the 32g model, anything less and youll have it filled up in a couple of weeks. Add a cover, charging stand and USB adapter and SD card adaptor, thats just under $800.
    So Microsoft need to come in around that price or a little dearer, or better still a little cheaper, if they can do that they should sell really well.
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