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Frankly, I'm OK with a Microsoft tablet computer

  1. #11


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    7, 8 whatever


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    They would rather have the ipad - because buying it makes them feel good about themselves.
    Well, if you want to say, then really feeling good about yourself is making Windows run well and call it a day. No crowd following cliches. Note, I am not a fanboy of any of it. Just like computing in general. 7 is good.

    Still got to try PE some day, here.

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by R0bR View Post
    Apple owns the consumer market as of now not the enterprise market and Windows 8 has more to offer at the enterprise level as a tablet device than the iPad.
    Well, Blackberry owned the enterprise market when it came to cell phones and smartphones. Today, I'm shocked when I see a Blackberry..they are almost as rare as a bag phone.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I find that the tablet PC is in its own category. It's not a phablet like the ipad or android. It's a Windows PC, and that's what makes it different, and of course, better.
    Well, better is yet to be determined. Many of us aren't even sure Windows 8 is better. You know what people are going to think when they see the ipad next to surface in the store? They will think the Windows offering will BSOD and will have viruses and all other types of problems.
    Well, I would bet that many of "us" (about more than 90 percent) haven't used a Windows tablet, let alone a touchscreen in general. But I can say that it is better. And what you're saying about BSOD and viruses sound like a real bad mac commercial that apple would do. Seeing a Windows tablet PC, many people would be more intrigued by it. Why? Well, if people think Windows BSOD all the time and viruses are everywhere, why are PCs still being sold, bought, and used? If someone is in the market for a new PC, a tablet PC might be just the fit for some. It eliminates a laptop and ipad in one nice package.
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  4. #14


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    No, I haven't used a windows tablet.

    Judging from the fact you appear to be constantly on the verge of climax - it is probably pretty good.

    If I ever want a tablet - I will have a look.

    Is MS abandoning the desktop user - the kind who want to manage their files and create content - completely, or will they have something new for us at some stage?

    If not, they might as well tell us now - so we can think about looking elsewhere.

    We would like to support them - after all ,we have for years - but if they are not interested, we can't help them.
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  5. #15


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by R0bR View Post
    Apple owns the consumer market as of now not the enterprise market and Windows 8 has more to offer at the enterprise level as a tablet device than the iPad.
    Well, Blackberry owned the enterprise market when it came to cell phones and smartphones. Today, I'm shocked when I see a Blackberry..they are almost as rare as a bag phone.
    LOL! Yeah its a fact.. Blackberry'z getting Oldler.. ;-) i still prefer Nokia..
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Well, I would bet that many of "us" (about more than 90 percent) haven't used a Windows tablet, let alone a touchscreen in general.
    Yes, Windows tablets are very, very sparse, most people have never seen them. I have had the experience to use a few in my office. Far more people are used to touchscreens (at least in SmartPhones and tablets that are actually popular today).

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    But I can say that it is better. And what you're saying about BSOD and viruses sound like a real bad mac commercial that apple would do.
    I'm glad you like it better. I don't and neither do many that I work with. If it works for you, great. You make it sound as if it's "a fact that it is better and not up for debate". I always say that I don't personally like it, it doesn't fit me, and I know lots of people who feel the same way. Mine is simply opinion on the matter.

    As far as viruses and bluescreens go, you are living with your head stuck in the sand if you don't think that people have the impression that Windows is plagued with these problems.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Well, if people think Windows BSOD all the time and viruses are everywhere, why are PCs still being sold, bought, and used? If someone is in the market for a new PC, a tablet PC might be just the fit for some. It eliminates a laptop and ipad in one nice package.
    PC's are bought and sold because of 1). cost 2). applications they use currently 3). familiarity 4). dislike of Apple.

    There are quite a number of people who have purchased MacBooks and such because they have grown tired of Windows, and they are willing to pay a huge price premium to make the switch. I know quite a number of people personally who have decided to make the switch over to Apple. And being completely honest, many who have made that move, haven't been talking about how they cannot wait to move back.

    Finally i think a surface tablet is going to struggle to replace ipad sales, because the surface tablet doesn't have the status symbol factor that the iPad has. I think many who purchase the tablet will be viewed as the 2nd class citizen who wanted an iPad, but simply couldn't afford it (that's if the surface is priced at 1/2 to 1/3 of an iPad). < And I think that is sad, but an accurate portrayal of what people will think.
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  7. #17


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    Could someone please remind me what a BSOD is?. I vaguely remember something about blue Screen message from the early days of XP but haven't seen one in so long not sure if we're talking about the same thing, or am I missing something?
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  8. #18


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Well, I would bet that many of "us" (about more than 90 percent) haven't used a Windows tablet, let alone a touchscreen in general.
    Yes, Windows tablets are very, very sparse, most people have never seen them. I have had the experience to use a few in my office. Far more people are used to touchscreens (at least in SmartPhones and tablets that are actually popular today).

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    But I can say that it is better. And what you're saying about BSOD and viruses sound like a real bad mac commercial that apple would do.
    I'm glad you like it better. I don't and neither do many that I work with. If it works for you, great. You make it sound as if it's "a fact that it is better and not up for debate". I always say that I don't personally like it, it doesn't fit me, and I know lots of people who feel the same way. Mine is simply opinion on the matter.

    As far as viruses and bluescreens go, you are living with your head stuck in the sand if you don't think that people have the impression that Windows is plagued with these problems.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Well, if people think Windows BSOD all the time and viruses are everywhere, why are PCs still being sold, bought, and used? If someone is in the market for a new PC, a tablet PC might be just the fit for some. It eliminates a laptop and ipad in one nice package.
    PC's are bought and sold because of 1). cost 2). applications they use currently 3). familiarity 4). dislike of Apple.

    There are quite a number of people who have purchased MacBooks and such because they have grown tired of Windows, and they are willing to pay a huge price premium to make the switch. I know quite a number of people personally who have decided to make the switch over to Apple. And being completely honest, many who have made that move, haven't been talking about how they cannot wait to move back.

    Finally i think a surface tablet is going to struggle to replace ipad sales, because the surface tablet doesn't have the status symbol factor that the iPad has. I think many who purchase the tablet will be viewed as the 2nd class citizen who wanted an iPad, but simply couldn't afford it (that's if the surface is priced at 1/2 to 1/3 of an iPad). < And I think that is sad, but an accurate portrayal of what people will think.
    As far as I am concerned people are more intelligent than what you seem to think! All people aren't as shallow as you seem to think either, not everything comes down to status symbols.

    Please give 'PEOPLE' a bit more credit.
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
    Could someone please remind me what a BSOD is?. I vaguely remember something about blue Screen message from the early days of XP but haven't seen one in so long not sure if we're talking about the same thing, or am I missing something?
    The Blue Screen of Death (also known as BSoD or Blue Screen Error), known officially as a Stop Error or a bug check, is the error screen displayed by the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems upon encountering a critical error, of a non-recoverable nature, that causes the system to crash. The term is named after the color of the screen generated by the error. In Unix-based operating systems, a similar term is kernel panic.


    Stop errors are hardware or driver related, causing the computer to stop responding in order to prevent damage to the hardware or data. In the later versions of Windows (Windows NT and later) the screen presents information for diagnostic purposes that was collected as the operating system performed a bug check.

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  10. #20


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    Quote Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
    Could someone please remind me what a BSOD is?. I vaguely remember something about blue Screen message from the early days of XP but haven't seen one in so long not sure if we're talking about the same thing, or am I missing something?
    I have to agree with you on this one.

    My last BSOD was on 5 years ago on Vista but the fault was a wireless mouse...
    Then I always installed the latest drivers, at the same time Windows was getting better and there were no more BSOD's to see.

    I only miss the blue color of it, not the errors:
    Click image for larger version

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