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Sounds like an Apple fanboy/Microsoft hater trying to spin good news about their least favorite company into something bad.

The Surface Pro sold out because it's a good product. The comparisons to the Palm Pre and the Zune are clever, but irrelevant.
     
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Originally Posted by jsc1973 View Post

Sounds like an Apple fanboy/Microsoft hater trying to spin good news about their least favorite company into something bad.

The Surface Pro sold out because it's a good product. The comparisons to the Palm Pre and the Zune are clever, but irrelevant.

Oh, you don't think "appleinsider" would be an objective source for information on MS / windows related products? I'm sure that website doesn't continually take pot shots at Ballmer, MS and Windows all day long. . laugher.gif
Edited by xoleras - 2/9/13 at 9:58pm
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I wonder if they'll announce an incredible amount of sales for Surface devices after the first week of launching. You know, like Apple does with some of their products. I mean, if it's already sold out it they must be selling truckloads....
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What an article! Extensive information from a non-biased source! Great find!
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It is all a matter of perspective, RT is the better value if you use it as a tablet(except the 1366X768 screen), but when you compare Pro to ultrabooks/macbook with similar hardware then it is no hotter, no heavier, cost about the same even after you add the type cover and you can get full office on it instead of Office for RT, and other 10 bazillion x86 apps you can't run on Windows RT.

Nail meet hammer.
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Nail meet hammer.
why hello nice to meet you
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a friend of mine is sending me the surface pro I asked for him (this is my first tabler ever). dun care what everyone says. can't wait to test it out!
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Originally Posted by Sozin View Post

I wonder if they'll announce an incredible amount of sales for Surface devices after the first week of launching. You know, like Apple does with some of their products. I mean, if it's already sold out it they must be selling truckloads....
Difference is Apple is selling a ton of them.

Since reports are mixed with some retailers claiming to have gotten next to nothing, it's best to wait until they release actual figures too judge. Still, love the concept of the Surface so hopefully it gains traction.

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Also, OCN, get over it. All the sources are biased. As if the billions of fandroid sites aren't biased.
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Oh, you don't think "appleinsider" would be an objective source for information on MS / windows related products? I'm sure that website doesn't continually take pot shots at Ballmer, MS and Windows all day long. . laugher.gif

I take pot shots at Microsoft and Windows all the time. I fire artillery at Ballmer. I like the first two and I can see how having a limited initial availability can generate sales headlines devoid of contextual appropriateness. This is the type of thing that a marketing/sales type would do, being trapped by short term vision, that can harm long term adoption. Something a shifty wacko like Ballmer would do and then blame on subordinates. Companies do this all of the time but they generally hype scarcity and then deliver (Tickle Me Elmo), not hype scarcity and deliver 50,000 units to avoid a mess when projections expect demand of 275,000 on launch. Usually, companies also build something people want (Mercedes C300 AllMatic -cheap and awesome) and let sales attend to themselves, not tell people what they want (Chevy Volt expensive and niche) and suggest that the customer is wrong for not buying it.

If Appleinsider makes a rational case, why not listen?
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This is about as unbiased as Fox News.
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