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yeah obviously the surface is better as a touch device. but the mbp is better with x86 productivity apps

Matter of opinion.
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Matter of opinion.

Agreed. MBP better with "x86" apps? *** does that even mean? Surface Pro runs the normal legacy desktop mode. It does everything you need it to do.
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Agreed. MBP better with "x86" apps? *** does that even mean? Surface Pro runs the normal legacy desktop mode. It does everything you need it to do.

it has a tiny touchpad while the mba has a much nicer one. and touchpad is better for x86 apps. it depends on the apps, but for general purpose and office apps touchpad is better.
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I didn't know the macbook air had a touch screen? rolleyes.gif
That is why we are looking at these types of devices, is it not?
This isn't a laptop, it's a tablet first and foremost with the option to make into a full blown laptop with the optional keyboard.
This doesn't seem as if it's catered towards you, since what you suggested defeats the whole purpose of the surface in the first place.
The surface replaces both a tablet (app store is constantly growing) and a (if you'd like) laptop, streamlining it into one device, hence where premium price comes in.
For $899 I think it's a steal, since you're potentially replacing the price of two devices with the ease of use into only 1 single device.
By the way, Acer has the w700 out with an i3/i5, a dock, keyboard, and a 9 hour battery life priced at 779/899 respectably on Amazon right now.
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IMHO, one would be hard pressed to replace laptop functionality with the Surface Pro. I'v tried a number of Microsoft programs on it in desktop mode and it was nothing short of a pain to use. It would work in a pinch I guess or maybe if you had a very nitch use for it, but otherwise I can't really see many people replacing a laptop with the Surface. The RT version isn't bad if you can overlook the poor user available storage space. I just think that the Pro as very nitch market at best, which is something Microsoft isn't aiming for.
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I will be replacing my 2009 Toshiba Satellite with a Surface Pro.
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I will be replacing my 2009 Toshiba Satellite with a Surface Pro.

At least that's one sold!
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Guys at work can't stop talking about this thing.
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The RT version isn't bad if you can overlook the poor user available storage space.

Yeah, I have a Surface RT with touchpad coming on Monday so I'm looking forward to it, also ordered a 64gb card. I don't think the pro is very attractive to customers already with multiple devices, but If I didn't have a laptop and wanted a tablet as well then the surface pro or another FULL Win8 tablet would be my first option simply it's an all-in-one type deal.
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it has a tiny touchpad while the mba has a much nicer one. and touchpad is better for x86 apps. it depends on the apps, but for general purpose and office apps touchpad is better.

Why not just touch the screen with your pen? It is much much faster than trackpad
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