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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?

The Metro side of windows 8 gives users the exact experience as iOS does, in a better way if I do say so myself. Windows may lack in Metro apps but the OS has only been out for a short time, give the marketplace room to grow. I personally like the browsing experience of IE for metro better then safari though the ability to go and use desktop chrome any times is tempting. Also really their are also so many crappy apps on iOS and pretty much every good one has found its way over to android and then soon windows, even though most of them are phone apps and not tablet apps. iOS defently has better tablet apps, I have a android tablet and the quality of tablet centric apps are lacking badly. Android may be the best phone OS but not the best tablet OS thats for sure, and hopefully thats where windows 8/rt will fill the gap.

x86 apps arnt native touch, but doesnt mean touch doesnt work. I have seen videos of games like diablo 3 run great with the touch interface, game like that blows away most tablet games IMO. Plus the whole idea about the flexibility of windows means you can have a tablet go home and dock it to your desktop, then you can pull it off connect it to a laptop like dock to give you full ultrabook like characteristics. Open word and not some ghetto wanna be app that really does nothing more then try to be word or excel or outlook. I find most tablets nothing more then play toys, sure you can browse the web but with so many websites just don't works that well on it. Ether get messed up formatting or something, I like browsing around in desktop mode vs mobile mode.

The entire point of x86 in a tablet is not to limit yourself on what you can do. You can load up steam and chat with people, play a small game (torchlight 2 would probably make a great touch game). You can use the tablet as ether a tablet as most know them now, or you can use it as a ultra portable notebook which you can toss a keyboard and mouse onto. You also get usb ports to plug anything you want into them, supports printers and anything else you may need on a tablet. Even in business environments windows 8 can be vary helpful, really it is no different then windows 7 other then working better with touch screens. I'm thinking about getting that Vizio AMD tablet if it comes out at a good price, considering that silvermont wont be out till 2014.
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iPad doesn't have a full blown OS and an i5.


This....

Quite honestly iOS/iPad has nothing on it.
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I'm still hardpressed to take this over an ultrabook honestly. A dedicated backlit keyboard, a faster processor due to an increase in CPU frequency, larger screen, possible dedicated GPU options, all for the same if not cheaper price.

I like what it does, and I understand the concept, but the price doesn't justify it. Not to mention what battery life will be like on this opposed to an ultrabook.
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I can't wait for the surface.

I have 2 acer a500 and the main thing they are used for is my little girl. We keep one in each car as a tv screen so she can watch her shows when we are on the road. They also have some educational games for her to play.

The main reason i want the Surface is beacause of the x86 capability. And using it for my use.

I wany to be able to move a movie on it no matter the format and be able to watch it without losing the format. I hat e I can't do that with the Acer tablets or my S3 without converting them. I can trnsfer movies and videos to my Samsung Focus and never had to convert it. I am hoping so bad the Surface can do this. For this reason only I would buy it.

Question and if possible I will buy it before they put it on display. Do you think, and how, it will play Guild Wars 2? And if so what do you think the FPS might be, maybe 10?

I know 2 stupid reasons.

Also didn't Microsoft say they would support it for 3 or 4 years? That is another one for me. I looked at other manufacturers at Fry's but I want to make sure these are not going to be like Android's, well my Acer's, and be discontinued in a year.
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I'll wait for the Haswell version, though if I had the cash to splurge I would totally get it. $900 doesn't seem that bad compared to other slates. If it's anything like the ATIIV Pro it will probably have around 6 hours of battery life under light media consumption and work.
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Looking forward to this. A thin, lightweight tablet running a real desktop OS and with a pen digitizer is something that I've been looking forward to for a long time. It could finally be time to replace my Thinkpad X-series tablet.

I just hope the battery life is at least 5 hours under light use.

Lawl. The sad part in all of this is that in comparison with the RT, the Surface Pro will suck. It is thicker, heavier, hotter and bulkier. And it has a fan. Not to mention the battery life will be abysmal.

The Surface on the other hand is a fantastic device of which I use every day.
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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.
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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.

My Apple Fanboy senses are tingling. And the fact that you made a typo in those 2 short posts you made tells me you don't put much time or thought into your posts, even if they're only a few sentences.
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I for one will be buying one as soon as they come out. I considered waiting for a Haswell version as these should undoubtedly have better power efficiency and graphics, but for a concept like this I think Microsoft have got it spot on for functionality.

I find myself constantly thinking how convenient one of these would be at work, when a user has a problem and I could potentially take my entire workstation with me as I attend to it. Tablets have never appealed to me due to their media consumption standpoint, but a tablet where you can get some real work done, as well as take notes on with a digitiser, for that I'll be happy to be an early adopter to fund Microsoft's innovation and potentially to speed the development of the new revision, when I will likely sell the pro and grab the upgraded model.
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I'd really like one of these but not for that price. For 50 bucks more you can go pick up a Y580 15 inch laptop from Lenovo and run circles around this tablet and still be plenty portable and more than likely far more productive.
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I'd really like one of these but not for that price. For 50 bucks more you can go pick up a Y580 15 inch laptop from Lenovo and run circles around this tablet and still be plenty portable and more than likely far more productive.

Yes, but the Y580 isn't a tablet with a Wacom stylus.

It's a laptop poke.gif
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