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Win RT is a turd. Bring on the pro!!!

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oh no... not this thread again...
Surface has MS Offfice

which is probably the best argument for the surface. but 10" isn't really the optimal size for productivity software. i can see the appeal to those super travelers business guys who favor the 10" notebooks though, since they basically get 2 in 1.

the surface has other benefits for travelers too, because it has a super bright display, anti-glare (not matte) display so it will work well out. so it certainly fills a niche. it's just not the best general consumer device
Edited by perfectblade - 11/25/12 at 12:30pm
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which is probably the best argument for the surface. but 10" isn't really the optimal size for productivity software. i can see the appeal to those super travelers business guys who favor the 10" notebooks though, since they basically get 2 in 1
It's amusing to see so many people commenting on the many negatives and few positives of the Surface when most all of them don't even own a Surface, or ever used one (if not momentarily at a Microsoft store where there is no time to actually become fully accustomed to the touch interface).
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which is probably the best argument for the surface.
OfficeSuite
Really not the best argument.

Not 2in1 device by any standard.
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Stop acting as if Office suite made by MS is the only productivity software. There are tons on android/iOS that do the same if not more. Some are even free.

What else do you want? A word program that writes your papers for you?
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Lol because Windows 9 will not be out any time soon. The monet Windows 9 comes out Windows RT will stop getting updates.
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A word program that writes your papers for you?
Voice recognition+printer with handwriting font.
Or secretary.
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Lol because Windows 9 will not be out any time soon. The monet Windows 9 comes out Windows RT will stop getting updates.
Except it's highly likely that Windows 9 will be following up Windows 8 rather quickly, in order to compete with OSX, iOS and Android.
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Personally i'm looking forward to the surface pro. When I use an ipad, it is nothing but a toy - its great for listening to music and browsing the web but if you want to do real productivity work, ipad is a joke.

The windows platform will let you do most of the "fun" stuff on the ipad in addition to real work (ie Office). It also is compatible with all x86 apps....like I said, can't wait for the surface pro.
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Stop acting as if Office suite made by MS is the only productivity software. There are tons on android/iOS that do the same if not more. Some are even free.
What else do you want? A word program that writes your papers for you?

Are you kidding me? Have you tried any of that stuff? It is all garbage. The best ones on the ipad include pages and quickoffice, and let me assure you that they are both JUNK.. As I said, the ipad is nothing more than a fun toy. Period. If I want to create high quality powerpoints and spreadsheets for work, I have to use office. There aren't any suitable alternatives, and suggesting that iOS has an alternative is laughable - even the most stubborn, clueless apple fanboys would probably agree to that. Please try using any of the iOS "productivity" apps and see for yourself.

I suppose I could use an MS-DOS wordprocessor too! Hey guys, Windows isn't the only platform with productivity software. MS-DOS has it as well, if you don't mind the complete ASCII text interface.
Edited by xoleras - 11/25/12 at 1:29pm
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