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Microsoft Surface

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by LPH, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. LPH

    LPH Well-Known Member

    IMG_4042.JPG I've been using my Surface via battery for the past three hours. Only 11% battery has been used. Loving the freedom from the wall.
     
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  2. a legacy reborn

    a legacy reborn Well-Known Member

    I think that I'll wait for the next update to the ASUS Transformer. But anyways, which version of the surface do you have? I heard that the RT lags when typing(esp. in Microsoft Office.)
     
  3. LPH

    LPH Well-Known Member

    This is a 32GB. I'm not the fastest typist so any lag is not seen. But I'm mainly using this for reading websites.

    Let me tinker with Word and see if there is a noticeable lag.
     
  4. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    umm the screen looks bigger and they say is heavier than the ipad, but I will love to hear your feedback
    what were you doing in the past 3 hours? browsing the net, playing game or watching videos
     
  5. LPH

    LPH Well-Known Member

    The portrait is far better than the iPad. I've been doing updates, transfer of over 500 images from iPhone to Surface. Mainly spent the time surfing sites, written a blog post, and going through twitter.

    Weight factor is offset by novelty. I'm sure it would be annoying after awhile.

    Went through Netflix but did not watch a full movie.
     
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  6. BlackJacket

    BlackJacket Well-Known Member

    Will definitely be buying the Windows 8 pro version.
     
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  7. LPH

    LPH Well-Known Member

    Oh - and just for fun - I hooked up a Wacom tablet through the USB and was able to digitally ink in Word.
     
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  8. BlackJacket

    BlackJacket Well-Known Member

    Thats perfect! I bet working in PS would be awesome. Does it have Bluetooth?
     
  9. BlackJacket

    BlackJacket Well-Known Member

    Nevermind, just read it does.
     
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  10. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    is a strong device no doubt
     
  11. Trekkan

    Trekkan Well-Known Member

    I'll probably get a Pro when they come out, if it doesn't run my standard apps, it's not useful for me. But they look really nice, I'll be keeping up on real world reviews of them until the Pro.
     
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  12. BGL

    BGL Well-Known Member

    The tablet version of the Ultrabooks look better, 12.5 screen, faster processor, more connections, better keyboard, better screen resolution. Only drawback on the Ultrabooks is 5 hour battery life but some, like Sony, offer an additional wafer battery add on that jumps it to 10 hours. Sony is $1,200 loaded with 6GB memory, 128GB solid state drive, extra battery.

    It looks like Surface Pro is going to be in the same $1K price range but smaller, less resolution, less battery time.

    Shame about the lame Windows RT8 graphics. You'd think they'd try and compete with IOS and Android on the tablet interface.
     
  13. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    I'm still confused by the product... I want a ****ing table.

     
  14. LPH

    LPH Well-Known Member

    The difference is deciding if a device is for consumption or for creation. Not all hardware can be for everyone. The RT is for most users of computers. They don't need fancy. They just need mobility. The Pro is for those invested in legacy software. It's more for those trying to create. I cannot comment on price of the Pro because I do not know. After all, the economy may tank again and so I couldn't afford one at even $5 :)
     
  15. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    I think tablets are being ridiculous with pricing, as notebooks are now cheaper than tablets... because tablet sales have surpassed notebook sales / about to surpass, depending on country. Go figure.
     
  16. BGL

    BGL Well-Known Member

    The problem is there is little difference as someone maintaining their various social networking sites is a tagged a "consumer" but spends a lot of time creating content, writing, editing and posting pix.

    The iPhone and smartphones in general were created and have succeeded based on the opposite market view, devices that do everything. People didn't want to be carrying a phone, PDA and iPod. Same for having a tablet and a laptop and desktop. Consolidation of devices has been the trend for the last 10 years. The Surface and the Ultrabook tablets are logical end point. One device to rule them all.
     
  17. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    Samsung Series 7 Slate...ftw Wacom digitizer included :) <----I love mine....

     
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