Kazan: also since when is 5 hours of battery life bad?
sasbazooka: Well, Intel based is a good thing. Too bad Intel hasn't figured out how to be power efficient yet.
Vegan Meat Popsicle: ongbok: Except that the Surface Pro isn't a tablet. It is a laptop with a tablet form factor. Why can't people understand that.Because some people have really creepy relationships with technology companies and react as violently to any perceived competitor in the market as if somebody were threatening their spouse.It's weird.
ongbok: Except that the Surface Pro isn't a tablet. It is a laptop with a tablet form factor. Why can't people understand that.
neongoats: Yep, they saved a hundred bucks. Grats. There is a reason that apple has been crushing the rest of the PC industry when it comes to mobile pcs. Pretty much only Lenovo has the quality to compete.
Moopy Mac: Kazan: also since when is 5 hours of battery life bad?About 2010.
Vegan Meat Popsicle: If you don't want it is,
ForgotMyTowel: Why would I want something more expensive and powerful with less battery life just to post updates to Facebook?
mcreadyblue: IntertubeUser: As a student, I'm looking forward to taking notes in a classroom with this. OneNote recognizes the handwritten symbols and operators used in college-level math classes. I've been lusting after better ways of taking notes in class and recording lectures and it looks like the Surface Pro will work wonderfully.My only gripe is that it won't have Office 2010 (or 2013) already installed; I'll have to buy that separately.Comparing the Surface Pro to the iPad is stupid.Why?
BullBearMS: ForgotMyTowel: You work with some kind of CAD program, like AutoCAD for example, at your desktop. You're in the middle of updating some designs and you need to take a look at the actual layout. With the Surface Pro you can have a full version of AutoCAD installed, with the exact same interface and capabilities as the version on your desktop(because they are the same version).You know what else lets you run AutoCAD on the go? An ultrabook with double the battery life and a much, much, better screen resolution. Not to mention a discrete GPU with CUDA support.Also, AutoCAD isn't capable of using a touch interface at all, so why would you want to run it on a device with a touch screen?.
moothemagiccow: Kazan: Surface pro really isn't a tablet, it's an ultrabook in the form of a tabletwe all know how well those sold
poot_rootbeer: sasbazooka: Too bad Intel hasn't figured out how to be power efficient yet.Intel has some fairly power-efficient models. Core i5's aren't among them.WTF are you doing, Microsoft.
Vaneshi: As I've said before and I'll say again.It's going to be yet another x86 based full fat tablet. It's not going to be heavier, thicker, hotter and noisier than an ARM based slate it won't have the battery life of an ARM based slate.You can buy these already and in fact they pre-date the ARM based slates by a considerable number of years (going all the way back to 96 and the GRiDPad).Also, suck it MS fanbois & shills. I was right. But then I know the farking technology.
MayoSlather: IntertubeUser: Comparing the Surface Pro to the iPad is stupid.And buying a Microsoft tablet for a grand so you can take better notes in a few classes is what?
IntertubeUser: Comparing the Surface Pro to the iPad is stupid.
cman: Kazan: also since when is 5 hours of battery life bad?I think the bigger issue is the fact that this, the Surface Pro, in the same family as the Surface, costs twice as much as the regular and has half the battery life. Normally in a regular tech company, the Pro version would have better power.
AdamK: it's half that of any laptop or competing tablet
mtb9000: Their only chance at success is to go after the enterprise market.
sasbazooka: kalor: wearing socks because of cold.My home rig is Intel/NVidia, and my wife's rig is AMD/ATI. My system will be cool and quiet, and when she runs her system, it sounds like a 747 gearing up for a takeoff, and the whole room feels like someone turn the car heater on high. It's crazy.
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