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Microsoft Reveals their "Surface" tablet

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    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    I've had my ipad3 16g since launch day and it is nowhere near full.
    Come on now you're suposed to turn it on. Seriously, I cant remember what it had to spare when new, but I'm sure it was around 12 to 13g full. I put a few hundred photos about 10 Albums and about 20 Apps on it and it was over 16 gigabyte. So you can forget about those 400,000 apps.

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    Why would anybody need 400,000 apps, I dont see the need to keep music on mine either.
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    Quote "Coke Robot" "18 months ago? The Start Screen wasn't ever revealed at that time from what I remember"

    I don't see any reference to Metro in my post?
    But if you doubt the date of the post, See here:
    (Not so) Crazy Microsoft Rumors: Windows 8 to RTM in April 2012 (Post #8)
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    Although I'm not a huge Windows 8 fan at present, with some heavy modifications it is acceptable I suppose for a desktop which I'm using at the moment. But this tablet could make me a huge fan. I have an iPad 2 at the moment and love it but would much rather stick with Microsoft. I hope this gets off the ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    Why would anybody need 400,000 apps, I dont see the need to keep music on mine either.
    To be honest thats what about 90% of users use them for media consumption, so music, videos, photos and then Facebook, twitter, email etc. Thats the number one reason Apple has got itunes so tightly integrated, making money off media.
    I know you dont need 400,000 apps, but thats what the Fanboys keep saying thats why they buy the things.

    To be perfectly honest though, you really do need 32g on the new iPad, 16g is fine on the iPad2.
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    I have the iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G 64gb and am not a great collector of music but do have several movies stored and it has only 15gb free, so I know what you mean. 16g would be fine in an Enterprise environment where they are used for basic demo purposes or tasks - or as a user manual as several up-scale car makers are doing.
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    I am still waiting for a 7" model that would be much easier to haul around. I do not think that I would do any serious work on it, but for entertainement on the go it would be a nice toy. The price will determine whether I will plunge into that world.
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    I've never been a big fan of Microsoft branded products, but I think I could buy into one of those if the price was right.
    Storage space for my tunes is right up there on my list. I've got two desktops and a laptop to do real work on, a tablet or slate for me would for chilling out time. Don't get me wrong, the more it can do compared to my desktop PC the better, but I don't plan on doing any spread sheets or writing a novel. If I had to I could probably make do with Windows RT. I'd rather have the 8 Pro version, but if it meant the difference between having and not having I might opt for the RT. It will be interesting to see what other tablets or slates show up from other manufacturers.
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    I could never use such a small screen for 'serious work' but it is useful, particularly when travelling, to read ones email, and it can also be used as a phone with almost any VOIP client and a headphone. On a long flight for instance, one has it as an alternative source of movies and music.
    I've read on other forums how people are using them to control their digital media collections/appliances quite effectively, so they have lots of uses.
    I also have an old Dell Netbook but far prefer to use the iPad as the screen is so much more easy on the eyes and the unit is so much faster.
    It will be interesting to see how fast this new tablet will be using a regular OS.
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    Well it looks pretty nifty...but I would need to try one, and also depends on the price!
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