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They didn't need to sell it the way its always been done, especially considering that this device is supposed to buck the trend of "the way it's always been done"
Edited by CaptainChaos - 1/31/13 at 2:47pm
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post #172 of 226
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Originally Posted by F1ynn View Post

I've been waiting forever for the surface tablet to come out so I could tell everyone what a letdown it is..

So you're admitting to being a troll? rolleyes.gif
post #173 of 226
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They didn't need to sell it the way its always been done, especially considering that this device is supposed to trend of "the way it's always been done"

A tablet without a screen has never been done too, maybe someone should make that?

It is okay to do stuff that has not been done but it has to be BETTER or equal.
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post #174 of 226
Sorry that should say *buck the trend

I think you might be agreeing with me.
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post #175 of 226
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Originally Posted by Dyson Poindexter View Post

A.
It's not a 128GB SSD though, it's a 64GB that's almost full. And Microsoft sells it as a 64GB. That's the problem.

B.
Nobody in their right mind would build a system, tablet, desktop or otherwise with only 23GB of free storage space. But Microsoft did. And how much does it cost?

A.
Yes, it is quite full.

But as its the same Windows we've been using for decades, you can delete and uninstall stuff to make space.

B.
Yes, nobody in their right mind.

Except for:

-8GB Nexus 7
-16GB Nexus 7
-16GB Galaxy Note 10.0
-iPad whatever 16GB
-the plethora of other tablets on the market with 16GB storage that don't provide the whole 16GB.


It really does seem that when it comes to certain popular topics, its like there's a tidal wave of one directional thinking that sweeps people off of their usually logical feet and blind/questionable critiques or statements are just the norm.
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There is quite a difference between 10MB android apps and 10GB windows programs tho..
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post #177 of 226
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There is quite a difference between 10MB android apps and 10GB windows programs tho..

Obviously, but:

-Windows 8 has its own 10MB metro apps

and

-People looking to install 10GB+ (or even close to that) programs on a tablet probably aren't going to be buying the lowest capacity version.
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post #178 of 226
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It's not a 128GB SSD though, it's a 64GB that's almost full. And Microsoft sells it as a 64GB. That's the problem.

Nobody in their right mind would build a system, tablet, desktop or otherwise with only 23GB of free storage space. But Microsoft did. And how much does it cost?

The Surface Pro comes in 64GB and 128GB flavors. Both models would have this storage "issue."

And Microsoft still sells it as 64GB? Or 128GB?

Umm, what hardware manufacturer DOESN'T sell it that way? Does Apple sell the IPad as a "56 GB" device? Dell/ASUS/ACER, etc., selling Ultrabooks as, "116 GBs?"

Yeah, didn't think so.
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post #179 of 226
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Obviously, but:

-Windows 8 has its own 10MB metro apps

and

-People looking to install 10GB+ (or even close to that) programs on a tablet probably aren't going to be buying the lowest capacity version.

- No one is going to buy this tablet for metro apps. Then go buy an Atom tablet with windows 8

Bottemline;

This tablet and the hardware in it is developped to use desktop programs but there is no space in it to do that on a normal way.

Yes u can install office. Yay. U can do that on a Atom tablet too.
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post #180 of 226
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Originally Posted by GrizzleBoy View Post

B.
Yes, nobody in their right mind.

Except for:

-8GB Nexus 7
-16GB Nexus 7
-16GB Galaxy Note 10.0
-iPad whatever 16GB
-the plethora of other tablets on the market with 16GB storage that don't provide the whole 16GB.
But the whole point of Surface Pro is it's not a dumbed down appliance OS like iOS/Android.

There's a big difference between a toy that you put MP3s on, and a "full windows" tablet that I would try to install Steam on. Nevermind how horrible Steam games on a tablet would be.
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