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Re: Microsoft Surface

Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:44 AM

I'm rarely a first adopter, but I will buy one of these when it comes out as well. Very impressive. I've always been a bit skeptical of tablets: I love the idea of them, and used one when I had it, but it ended up being a fancy (expensive) toy. Every bit of functionality was covered by something else that I had and needed more. Running a full OS, though, will allow this to replace my aging laptop (which I need to do anyway). +2, Microsoft.
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:52 AM

See I rarely been a first adopter as well. And Tablets as an idea have actually been swimming around a long time, and I've wanted SOMETHING like it for a long time. The idea of a handheld computer is awesome to me.

The first generations were big and clunky, basically just laptops with touchscreens built in, and a shitty touch screen -> mouse facade added to the existing main-stream OS. It was crap.

So then they created an OS with the entire gui designed for touchscreens... which was cool. But they removed all the technical usability from it and sealed that bitch up tight. If I want to do any real work with it I'm either shit out of luck, have to breach warranties for it, or other nuisances. Sorry, Android and iOS are just children's toys in my opinion.

This is actually what I've been waiting for. A damn computer, made a comfortable size for holding in my hand, an OS that is designed with touch screens in mind... but doesn't dumb itself down completely. As long as Microsoft doesn't fuck this shit up and think that the RT version minus a desktop is OK, everything will be cool.
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Re: Microsoft Surface

Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:03 AM

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Re: Microsoft Surface

Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:06 AM

why are you guys getting stuck on the old surface table? it's not the same product, AT ALL. microsoft just re-purposed a name they already own.

it looks nice, especially the pro. the ability to switch between tablet computing and laptop stuff is exactly where the market needs to go. pricing might kill it though, so really it's a competing product with most ultrabooks.

no matter what though, it's competition for the market and that is awesome for everyone.
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:15 AM

looks like the are putting the windows 8 tablet function to use... (for all of you that didn't know, you are supposed to be able to transfer your data from your computer using windows 8, to a tablet that is running on windows 8 and such..... seems dumb.)
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:25 AM

Hopefully it will have flash --- the one thing ipad is missing
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:50 AM

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IT'S A FULL COMPUTER
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 11:07 AM

Looks like engadget has pictures of the thing ripped apart. mm... guts.
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Re: Microsoft Surface

Posted 19 June 2012 - 11:33 AM

View Postsupersloth, on 19 June 2012 - 12:50 PM, said:

IT'S A FULL COMPUTER


Agreed, well the Pro version is. The Tegra one on ARM isn't quite, Windows RT will only run software sold through the Windows App store as well as a handful of MS direct software (ARM versions of Word and the sort). Adobe will have to release the version of Flash needed for Windows RT... but yeah, I highly doubt MS will block that, and Adobe has already developed Flash for ARM, so it should be a quick job.
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 02:37 PM

i always compare pro models. if idiots buy the lower end ones then that's on them. they obviously don't understand the flexibility of the product is exactly the point.
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 02:48 PM

This is the first tablet that I have seen that I could see myself using productively instead of as a toy. The removable keyboard is a nice touch too.
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:33 PM

When I buy one it'll be exactly for that purpose. A toy. I don't see myself doing anything "business" related with it since I work from home, I have my PC there at all times. :D
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Re: Microsoft Surface

Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:43 PM

It looks amazing. I would love to know the specs on it and the price point... However, it is far more impressive looking to me than the iPad (and my house owns two of those).

Reminds me of a comic strip I read a while ago... Now I have to find and post it... Grrr.
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Re: Microsoft Surface

Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:59 PM

View PostSergio Tapia, on 19 June 2012 - 04:33 PM, said:

When I buy one it'll be exactly for that purpose. A toy. I don't see myself doing anything "business" related with it since I work from home, I have my PC there at all times. :D

are you not buying the pro? so much wrong with everything.
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 05:12 PM

I'm buying the Pro. If I understand correctly that gives me a full on OS correct? Even so, I don't see myself using the tablet to actually do anything business on it except reading email and whatnot. Maybe the occasional mockup, if Balsamiq works well on it (regarding the touch controls).
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