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All aboard the fail boat. Destination Microsoft
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post #42 of 170
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Its hardly a full PC... Look at my post from before. The only thing this will have is processing power! It still is a tablet... while there are touch screen full blown laptops why would anyone want a surface? It blew my mind to see those touch screen laptops selling for 700 dollars with 10 times the space. If I had to choose I would go with a full laptop with touch screen and perform my own SSD upgrade.

Yup! The best thing to do is just let them experience one of these little Windows tablets for them selves. They will see these tablets are no better than the iPad and Android tablets and even worse in some cases do to the poor battery life they offer.

Have no disbelief that some of these forum goers think they are going to be playing games like Starcraft 2 or Minecraft with a massive world on something like the Surface tablet. Get ready for the meltdown smile.gif
post #43 of 170
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All aboard the fail boat. Destination Microsoft

Be nice! The fail boat sunk with the non pro Surface. They are on a life raft right now in the middle of the ocean with one Surface pro tablet and the battery is running low thumb.gif
post #44 of 170
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Be nice! The fail boat sunk with the non pro Surface. They are on a life raft right now in the middle of the ocean with one Surface pro tablet and the battery is running low thumb.gif

Ha ha, too true
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post #45 of 170
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Its hardly a full PC... Look at my post from before. The only thing this will have is processing power! It still is a tablet... while there are touch screen full blown laptops why would anyone want a surface? It blew my mind to see those touch screen laptops selling for 700 dollars with 10 times the space. If I had to choose I would go with a full laptop with touch screen and perform my own SSD upgrade.

Hook it up to a keyboard, mouse, and monitor and it becomes a full PC.

Also, touchscreen laptops are thicker, and people might not like that form factor.

Not to mention, Intel sells ULV CPUs at a premium... they're as expensive as their mid-high end laptop CPUs.
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post #46 of 170
If it wasn't for the price, I could see myself buying one of these. I just got an Asus Vivobook w/ the i5 for my wife and we absolutely love it. It feels weird switching from keyboard to touch. It feels more intuitive to keep using the touch screen when I tested it out for myself. Felt like the keyboard was more of a bother than a convenience since my thumbs were usually planted on each side of the screen.
    
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post #47 of 170
Not impressed with the price. The touchscreen is nice, but no accessories? What gives M$!
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post #48 of 170
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Be nice! The fail boat sunk with the non pro Surface. They are on a life raft right now in the middle of the ocean with one Surface pro tablet and the battery is running low thumb.gif

but windows fanboyism could keep them alive for months still, even years
post #49 of 170
forget this piece. Just get a Samsung Ativ Pro like I did. I am suuuper happy with this thing... oh yeah it has a keyboard and is slimmer too.
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post #50 of 170
I'v played with one at my university, and while they are nice machines, IMHO, they really missed the mark in key areas. The 64gb version is a joke considering how much space is left over when the OS is factored in. Plus the battery life is horrendous for a tablet. Plus you have to drop another $100-$200 for the keyboard?

Id rather get a Macbook Air and toss Windows 8 if I was after Windows 8 in a nice hardware package. It would cost about the same as the Pro + keyboard and you get a better trackpad, battery life and can run any OS you want.
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