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post #11 of 35
I just got my Surface on Monday...it is alright. Definitely no battery issues.

My only issue is getting used to the interface. I am still typically bringing my laptop with me. I mean really all I need it to do is open some web apps, Office documents, and Outlook, but I am finding my laptop is faster and easier. Plus all the projectors in the conference rooms are VGA, so I need to have an adapter to use them.

heh, but I didn't buy it.
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post #12 of 35
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Originally Posted by Biorganic View Post

Edit: also, when paying this much for a tablet, nobody wants to be nickel and dimed for the attachable keyboard. Should be included

I think this is a big turn off for a lot really. They market it with the keyboard on all commercials but then go around and want to charge you $120 for it ( or a $100 if bundled with the surface ).
post #13 of 35
Not surprised, actually. It's $200 too expensive, and everyone is waiting for Pro. Take this RT model, put it out for $250-$300 (depending on storage), and people will buy it.
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you guys don't think this is cool

    
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Not surprised, actually. It's $200 too expensive, and everyone is waiting for Pro. Take this RT model, put it out for $250-$300 (depending on storage), and people will buy it.

They are just waiting for the PRO to bash it. Nobody is stupid enough to get a $1000 Tab which will be outdated in 6 months.
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Not enough product diversity. Their mistake was trying to challenge Apple's grip over the premium tablet market with a $500 tablet. They should have made it cheaper, even at a loss (loss-leader), just so they could expose the Surface brand more.
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Not enough product diversity. Their mistake was trying to challenge Apple's grip over the premium tablet market with a $500 tablet. They should have made it cheaper, even at a loss (loss-leader), just so they could expose the Surface brand more.

Yes but that would be logical. The RT should have undercut the iPad and the Pro should be priced 1-200$ above iPad, as it is far better specwise. This could create what I like to call the Microsoft "Price Sandwich of DooM".
 
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post #18 of 35
It's also an issue with the platform. You are on a Windows platform with no compatibility with x86 programs. The MS app store is also nowhere near as diverse as the Android or iOS app store.

I'm waiting for the Pro version myself. I always wanted a laptop with a touchscreen. All the previous ones are too bulky. Hopefully the Surface Pro gets it right.
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windows 8 can burn in hel!, ok done.
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post #20 of 35
I seen this coming.

1. The UI stinks. It's clunky and dated looking.

2. The screen resolution stinks compared to other tablets in its price range.

3. The application store looks like they just cut and pasted everything in. It's really bad, it actually started to hurt my eyes after some time.

4. The kickstand is pointless. It just makes the tablet feel and look more bulkier than it should.

5. The Windows touch button on the bottom seems cool until you start hitting by mistake. Also, the button does not close applications, it only puts them out of site and out of mind until you call on them again.

6. Most of the pre-installed applications stink. Microsoft could not include Outlook with the tablet for crying out loud! Most of the application look like they were cut and past code based (Not The Office Suit)...

7. Battery life is about 3.5 hours less than the iPad 2 when playing video. Do not know how it would compare to the iPad 4 yet, but will in January.

8. Lag! Yes there is some lag, but it's not terribly bad. When you fully close some applications and then try to start them fresh, you will see the loading circle for 1 - 3 seconds sometimes. IE and the e mail application do it a lot. I timed my iPad 2 against the Surface in application starting performance.

1. The iPad started Safari immediately and the Surface started IE in about 2 seconds.
2. The iPad started the pre-installed e mail application immediately and the Surface started the pre-installed e maill application in about 3 seconds.
3. The iPad start the application store in about 2-3 seconds and the Surface started the application store in about 1 second (I expected this, giving Apples application store is far more advance and uses better visuals and has many more features).

I could only imagine the iPad 4 would crushed the Surface with Windows Mobile in ever single task (Giving the task could be performed on both devices).

Who ever designed the Metro UI and some of those applications and decided to water down Microsoft's websites needs to be fired. That tile UI is ultimately what is killing Microsoft, it's horrendously ugly and dated looking and bulky.


iPad! It's in the pad!


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Edited by nsseriouspanda - 11/29/12 at 12:48pm
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