Originally Posted by perfectblade
I own a 15" laptop, which I use to do research and write essays on all the time (I am a student). But I cannot imagine doing serious work on 10" screen. Writing an essay would be awful. 13" is the absolute minimum. 10" netbooks failed for good reason as I said before.
At least android/apple tablets are good for CONSUMING content, detached from a keyboard. This seems to be primarily used with a keyboard, which is the fail part.
Read my post. It is too small to be used with a keyboard. The advantage of smartphones/tablets is that they have no keyboard and can be used closer to the face.
I don't want one honestly. But I am a bit tempted by ipad 4 or the new samsung android tablet with 1600p or Ipad 4 (moreso samsung since I like customization+more options). They'd be just as nice as my laptop for content and more portable. But this, this is pointless. It's the 10" netbook of tablets. The extra bulk, low resolution and lack of app store kill it.
1600p for such a small screen is useless. Shall I see it again? 1600p for such small screen is useless. Seriously, get your act together: I have to see anybody complain that a 27" at 1560p has a big pitch... yet you are saying that an Ipad, being like 1/8 of the size, should have the same pixel density? This makes no sense whatsoever, putting such high resolution screens on such small devices is THE MOST STUPID DECISION EVAAAAAA! There is no difference to be felt or seen and the only explanation is marketing: also, the graphics quality diminishes (less framrate), and so does battery life and everything else...
So, no, no need for such stupid resolution. I had an Ipad 1 in hands and not being even 720p it looked very crisp. Now imagine like 6 times its original resolution... lol, such a waste.
Originally Posted by Agent999
so MS surface sucks for your essays, but the iPad and Android tablets are more productive for your essays? LOL
please stop talking; you don't know what you are talking about. gawd I hope you are not a science student
Read again. He says that...
a) A tablet is very good for CONSUMPTION, but poor for everything else because of the screen size (no matter if you use keyboard or not).
b) A Microsoft Surface is a tablet with a keyboard... which, for him, makes it poor for anything except consumption due to lack of screen size.
So, his logic is not backwards... well, except for the part about using an Ipad with retina, that is.
Originally Posted by formula m
I see.. You are into entertainment.. (ie: "Content Consumption")
So You means games..?
So You mean movies..?
So You mean videoes..?What movies, or "content" can you NOT consume on a Surface tablet, that you CAN consume on a Android tablet..?
Again, we are talking about the Surface.. and using a "docking station" implies you have to have the docking station with you all the time. Which utterly defeats the point of having one.
MS Surface, without a keyboard is still a tablet... why are you pretending that it is not..?
Also, if you like consuming games... then why not Xbox..? I think it is because you love the 4 year old hobby of Android mechanic..
This one is easy. Lets see:
a) We assume that we will only do CONSUMPTION with a product.
b) We assume that we will only do so because we need a bigger screen (no less than 13").
c) We assume that we will choose the cheapest available.
The Microsoft Surface fails in this one. Why? Surface is meant for those who want to have a tablet (portability, touch-screen, battery life...) but need not only consumption, but productivity. I'd love to have a Surface because I type a lot but I need portability (books + calculators + laptop would be too much as a "on-the-go" option), and I REQUIRE MS Office. But if you plan to do the same with an Ipad than with a Surface then you are failing because the Surface is very expensive to only use it as a tablet.