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With the IPAD 2 at $350 new I cannot see it. For what i suspect most people do with their tablet, surf the web, the IPAD is the value leader (that was crazy to say). Next news will be more low sales for Microsoft and their Surface. $900 I mean WF Heck are they smoking?

As far as running windows and .exe with an Ipad just get one of several apps that let you run your PC from the Ipad.
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iPad doesn't have a full blown OS and an i5.
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I really liked the Surface RT at the store. This thing would be amazing. Too bad about the price though...
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With the IPAD 2 at $350 new I cannot see it. For what i suspect most people do with their tablet, surf the web, the IPAD is the value leader (that was crazy to say). Next news will be more low sales for Microsoft and their Surface. $900 I mean WF Heck are they smoking?

As far as running windows and .exe with an Ipad just get one of several apps that let you run your PC from the Ipad.

Is this a joke? The ipad isn't x86 compatible and is far less versatile than the surface pro. The surface pro has full x86 compatibility and ultrabook functionality, and does much more than a tablet does rolleyes.gif If you want an ipad get an ipad. The surface pro is a full PC in a tablet form factor, but if you can't think out of the box and realize that some people use their devices for MORE than web browsing and media consumption, I feel bad for you.
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Honestly the Surface RT would probably be enough for my needs...
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iPad doesn't have a full blown OS and an i5.

Yes, but for mot people it will do everything the surface will do. Plus with apps that will interface with a PC you can run a full OS and I7 virtually.
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Yes, but for mot people it will do everything the surface will do. Plus with apps that will interface with a PC you can run a full OS and I7 virtually.

The surface pro isn't meant to be a mere iOS or android tablet, your argument is beyond silly. People don't buy PCs and ultrabooks for the mere purpose of "browsing the web".

The tablet doesn't do what a full PC does, it does much more. And that is precisely what the surface pro is: A full ultrabook/PC in a tablet form factor, complete with full x86 compatibility.

If you want an ipad, buy an ipad. The surface pro isn't trying to fill that role for mere media consumption.
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The surface pro isn't meant to be a mere iOS or android tablet, your argument is beyond silly. People don't buy PCs and ultrabooks for the mere purpose of "browsing the web". rolleyes.gif

The tablet doesn't do what a full PC does, it does much more. And that is precisely what the surface pro is: A full ultrabook/PC in a tablet form factor, complete with full x86 compatibility.

If you want an ipad, buy an ipad. The surface pro isn't trying to fill that role for mere media consumption.

Exactly this. Yes, you can argue that you can install RDP software onto an iPad and get full desktop usage, but it's a bastardized version that just doesn't work as well. The iPad is great for some things, but having a full OS is so much more useful for people who want to be able to run the software they want to run, multitask, and not have to worry about the file format of some app not playing well when they export their work.

I would have loved something like the Surface Pro in grad school and I know many people in the graphic design industry could really use a tool like this. Could you imagine being able to just carry a tablet and external HDD to a photo shoot? It would be awesome for on the spot retouching because of the built in digitizer. Or for the graphics designer on the run, you could retouch files and export them in standard Adobe file formats without having to worry that something may be lost when you change file formats.
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post #29 of 63
A Tab it still different to use from a PC. iOS makes that transition simple and Tablet friendly. What can this TAB to better/faster/easier? Its not a Desktop/laptop replacement. Dont tell me office. What do people use Tab for? Are x86 software optimized for touch?
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post #30 of 63
Surface pro is not a tablet. It is an Ultrabook that happens to have tablet functionality. The pricing is still meh. But that is what you pay for to get the newest stuff.

If you want a tablet, Surface pro is not for you. There are plenty cheaper alternative already on the market.

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