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Re: Microsoft Surface

Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:51 PM

As well as netbooks.

As I said, my brother has the usb dvd-rom for his computer IF he needs a disk he's got it.

And he's the farthest from tech savvy if I were to say so. This is his first computer he owned himself (not a shared computer with the rest of the family). It didn't confuse him much at all... plug it in, and go.



Also, "Pro" is in the name of it, so one could say it's directed towards a professional user... :P

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Re: Microsoft Surface

Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:41 AM

View Postlordofduct, on 26 January 2013 - 05:35 PM, said:

Calling me out..


Why are you unusually defensive? I'm not "calling you out" or otherwise over-dramatically shouting your name from the distance or anything.
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Re: Microsoft Surface

Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:34 AM

wolf: shut up.
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Re: Microsoft Surface

Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:01 PM

I am not a reddit person, but this discussion was forwarded to me from a buddy. The Surface team was doing some Q&A recently.

Main thread:
http://www.reddit.co..._windows_8_pro/

A few things mentioned:

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q:What plans do you have with the 4 contact points next to the keyboard port underneath the surface pro?
a: That would require extending the design of the accessory spine to include some way to transfer higher current between the peripheral and the main battery. Which we did...


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q:For the Surface Pro....is the boot loader unlocked? Can I do what I want with my (potential) property? Or am I locked in to Windows 8?
a: Like other Windows 8 machines, you can access BIOS settings and turn off secure boot, enabling you to load other OSes.

http://www.reddit.co...s_8_pro/c8agsiv
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Re: Microsoft Surface

Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:05 PM

Who woulda thunk it...


I've been eyeing this lately as well. Looks damn nice.

http://www.razerzone.../razer-edge-pro
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Re: Microsoft Surface

Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:15 PM

I gotta prep my OS/2 Warp installs!

Though with a questionable amount of doctor bills coming down the pipe I may have to hold off on dropping the hammer and picking a Surface Pro up right away. Stupid doctors.


edit: that razor edge does look pretty. The glowie back thing.. full on pc gaming orientated.. and nifty accessories. I can see it now - people with both hands on the joystick getting hit by cards because they gotta grind out more Dishonored.. ha.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:27 PM

That looks pretty nice. Although the battery life (or lack of) could be interesting though.
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Re: Microsoft Surface

Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:30 PM

Razor's edge was quoted at something like :

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but for now Razer's touting "up to eight hours in tablet mode, two to four in PC gaming mode, and up to eight hours with extended battery."

http://www.engadget....-edge-hands-on/
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Re: Microsoft Surface

Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:39 PM

Yeah, the battery life of the Surface is really poor. Also, the reviewer from the Verge mentioned something that I've heard other people say too. He said there's really not a good way to use it on your lap with the keyboard. I've also heard that from some people that own the RT. I've also decided I'm going to hold off for a while to see how Razer's stacks up, and because I'd like to buy a house this year, going to save my money.
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Re: Microsoft Surface

Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:58 PM

bought a pro 64GB today. All of the 128s were sold out. Ended up mapping my drives to network attached storage and the sd card slot. Bought it primarily as an at home dev machine and something to have for meetings at work.

Seems to be powerful enough. Already had an issue when booting and ending up with a blank screen... That was fun.

Seems sturdy. Is a pain when on the couch and trying to use on the lap but you can put something underneath it to lift the middle on your lap and it is perfectly fine there. I use my wallet.

Screen is beautiful but some icons/pngs/etc display oddly and look horrible.

I can play eve online from the sd card and dev on it perfectly fine. The keyboard is fine as well. Haven't missed a key on it yet which I thought I would because of the size.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:57 AM

That video won't sell it to crowd like this, "OHH SHINNY BOX THING! OOHHH, IT COMES IN PINK!!"

If it can function just like a laptop then yeah, it will just depend on the price.
But that keyboard looks like crap.

Oh, and I have yet to learn win8, and I don't want to.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:59 AM

Win8 is pretty nice.

I've been using it since release and have loved every moment of it.

I bet it'd be even better in a touch screen environment.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:17 PM

But I hate touch screens.

Touch screens don't work unless you have a soul.
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Re: Microsoft Surface

Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:52 AM

That's not true. Apple proved that much.

O wait, you mean the user. Never mind.
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