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|10-27-2013 06:01 AM|
ebay - Refurb Sale ($289)
Not sure if anyone saw this....
64 GB Microsoft Surface tablet with a black touch cover (Refurb) $289
Not as slick, but if you missed out on the first and can't wait until black Friday then this might be a good choice.
|09-21-2013 01:03 PM|
I don't think RT has a good future, its not only fighting with mobile, its fighting with desktops too. Intel is making a very energy efficient CPU which would kill ARM's lead, especially when you can run full desktops. Its going to be merged with WP8 so I don't think its going away soon, but I don't trust MS, especially after they abanoned stuff like the kin, WP7, and the courtier tablet they were making. I wouldn't mind one, but between a netbook and a surface, I think I'd still get the netbook. Hope it goes down more or they start bundling these with the new xbox systems so they get more popular though.
|09-19-2013 05:45 PM|
I've owned many many android tabs from the the og Transformer to the tab 8.9 with dock and now the Note 8 with many in between. The browsing experience is not better in Android. I hate how chrome and Firefox do tabs in Android. I hate dealing with the User agent choices and how certain sites don't work in Android hence the need for apps. Don't care for dolphin and boat ends up getting me by.
It seems like you and the other detractors want a big tablet version of your phone, and simply put, many do not. Many don't need to replicate all their apps on a tablet. That's why we have our always on us phones. We also have home computers or bigger laptops we don't always carry with us.
And I do have a Dell XPS 12 Duo. I use it when I need it. But when it just me on a typical work day, the Surface does just fine and makes a good companion to my S4. And I haven't tried it yet, but with USB, I believe I can charge my S4 (or hotshot, or mp3 player and so on) from my Surface. Can't do that on my android tabs. And like the XPS 10 and Transformer types, with their dock they are much bulkier than the Surface with type cover. Makes them harder to carry. The less you carry it, the less you use it.
So if you live and die in the Android ecosystem, then it's obvious RT isn't for you. But PRO wouldn't be either. My home laptop doesn't have a minute fraction of the apps that are on my phone. I don't have more than two win8 apps installed. And the only app I have on my home laptop I'd like on RT is Paint Shop PRO. But it's rare I need that on the go, and if I know I do need it, I grab the 12 Duo or settle for Photoshop Express.
Sorry for the run on, and not trying to argue, just explain. If I was the only one who felt this way, this thread would be quite short with many less thumbs. We'll, more so the original thread where the 32gb was $200, making my type cover combo $230.
|09-19-2013 05:12 PM|
I just don't imagine the average user wanting a tablet for microsoft word with such a small screen without a real keyboard or any application when a cheaper android tablet will have better browsing, more apps, and for about $50 more you can can get a cheap notebook, or even at the same price you can get an atom based tablet.
|09-17-2013 06:32 PM|
|09-17-2013 03:27 PM|
And Dropbox seems to work well on Win 8 and Win 8 RT for syncing my documents. Would also think any office document would open and be formatted perfectly across all three platforms unlike Office and many Android equivalents. Even my fave DocsToGo isn't 100% perfect, even though it is the best of the bunch.
|09-17-2013 07:45 AM|
that was my main issue with RT, there's too many versions and it's just stupid at this point.
Win8 Pro x86
Win8 RT ARM
none of them share anything, it's a horrible ecosystem they've created. i've been saying since Win8 RT came out they shouldn't have made it... it should have been full Win8, and WinPhone for everything else, be it phone or tablet. that would have been fantastic, WinPhone8 is great, far better than Win8 RT/Metro.
also have a 928.
would like a 1020, but oh well... ATT is garbage
|09-17-2013 07:40 AM|
|09-17-2013 05:59 AM|
|09-17-2013 05:05 AM|
certainly not his first language, but still... a god damn troll is a troll. not really sure what people get out of it, just "for the lulz" i assume...
|09-16-2013 11:28 PM|
|09-16-2013 11:13 PM|
Let's assume I grab a random touchscreen Windows tablet..without knowing it's RT or 8. Will I, the average user, know the difference, if I'm not deeply looking into the control panel or system settings? Probably not. Hey..it looks like my Windows 8 PC! Surely I can run the same apps. So off to the Internet you go...And then you realize it's RT, and can't run that program you wanted and then the user leaves the tablet with a bad experience.
Average end-users have an incredibly low tolerance for errors and issues. Work tech support for a day and you'll end up with a gun in your mouth before lunch. There are a very limited selection of apps in the Windows Store. This is a similar problem that Windows Phone faces (and has annoyed me on my Windows Phones..).
You tell people that an iPad can only runs apps from the App Store, and they're fine with that..it has almost a million apps. 375,000, exclusive for the iPad. Windows Store only has about 100k and a lot of big names are still missing.
Microsoft should have done away completely with the desktop environment and locked the user into Metro. Keeping it exactly like Windows 8 confuses the end user at the end of the day, regardless of what you tell them.
|09-16-2013 10:58 PM|
|09-16-2013 10:54 PM|
Can I has cheeseburger?
|09-16-2013 10:52 PM|
Why does Apple fanboyism seem to go hand-in-hand with a lack of mastery of 3rd grade English?
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