Originally Posted by formula m
I can see I've upset your normal troll'n spot and have resorted to babbling^..
Sorry, these situations are real, because people use their laptops for them... now they can go even moAr lighter, moAr portable.. laptop stuffed into a tablet w/keyboard. How do u not understand such a very simple concept?
Portability is not "potential", its a requirement for many. And yes, the MS Surface has the potential to be portable. Just like those laptops you talk about.
What is interesting, is that you are not able to rebuttal my words, and now have resorted to yammering purely about engineering, programming and technical aspects of a hardware device... which are facts.
Yes... yes... resort to calling someone a troll who shows you up. Classic.
So if people can go "moAr" lighter and "moAr" portable, why isn't everyone using their iPhones to do office work on? The iPhone is lighter and more portable than a laptop, conveniently fits in your pocket too! No need for those pesky laptop bags. It's almost like there is more to consider than its portability!
Just like those laptops you talk about.
What laptops have I been talking about? You're projecting.
You can't even comprehend what I'm saying because you're sperging out about crap that doesn't actually mean anything. You're taking the "good" qualities of the Surface out of the context in which it is used and into a vacuum and perfect world.
"The Surface is portable! Therefore it is superior!" What tablet isn't portable? It's like this is some great aspect of the device that is exclusive to it and not any other tablet, much less laptop.
The fact of that matter is that there is no compelling reason for consumers or businesses to purchase the Surface. Sales, etc. are indicative of this. It doesn't matter what features because that's only a small portion of the totality of the entire experience of the device. I can list features all day, but what does it really tell you about the actual design and experience with the device?
This is why I equated the Surface with a fancy MMO. There are lots of fancy WoW killer MMOs that are released with tons of features, open combat, amazing graphics, fast paced combat, whatever, you get my point... But if the game play is crap, game experiences are crap, the game is buggy, etc., it's not a good game. You can entice people to your device with features and components, but it doesn't mean that their experience with the device will be satisfactory or compelling enough for them to buy it. You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink, so to speak. More importantly, why would they drink your dirty water and not the proven, clean water that others are providing?