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(Expert Reviews (UK))   If you've ever wanted to buy a tablet with either 30% or 60% less storage space than you paid for...then Feb 9th will be your lucky day   (expertreviews.co.uk) divider line 14
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2013-01-28 09:32:37 AM
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In its defence, Microsoft has pointed out that the Surface Pro includes a USB 3.0 port for high-speed connectivity to external storage devices such as pen drives or hard disks, along with a free SkyDrive cloud storage account offering an additional 7GB of web-based storage.

Remarkable tablet, the Surface Pro.  Beautiful plumage!!
2013-01-28 02:08:15 PM
1 votes:

Marine1: Is this the one where everyone talks about how crappy a product they've never used is?


pretty much. a few threads down, the 120gb ipad is "cool". so eh, yeah , Fark tech is turning into 4chan-like credibility as of late.

The Angry Hand of God: It could have a 500GB hard drive, and I don't think anyone would care. The Surface is a mediocre idea aimed to fix a problem that didn't exist in the first place. Even if the price was slashed 50%, I don't see anyone really buying it.


You mean an active touch display that could potentially run photoshop and other programs unlike an iOS or Android device? nawww, nobody would want that.
2013-01-28 01:40:53 PM
1 votes:

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Marine1: Microsoft-sold Windows devices don't come with bloatware.

What do you call the bundled Bing and Xbox apps? Just because they're Microsoft's add-on crap aimed at marketing other products they're not add-on crap aimed at marketing other products?


I call it integration with the ecosystem. Bloatware is the crap that third-parties make to offer a way for OEMs to "differentiate" their products. It's coded by lobotomized monkeys and is damned near impossible to remove. After using Windows 8 on a tablet, I can confirm that yes, it does add to the experience in a non-intrusive way, and if it really bothers you that much, you hold down on the icon until the bar appears on the bottom of the screen with the "uninstall" button on it.

/you'd be calling them stupid for NOT including those things if they didn't.
2013-01-28 01:08:57 PM
1 votes:

gingerjet: UberDave: Well, there's also the fact that it is way overpriced.  Hell, you can buy a Win8 touchscreen laptop for cheaper.  I don't know what the heck MS is thinking.  Maybe they are hoping it will be picked up in the business world.

You can get a MacBook Air cheaper.

/its like Microsoft is trying to fail at this business


It's not like it's hard to look this shiat up.

Apple's 11 inch MacBook Air - Link
Price - $999
Storage - 64 gig
Processor - 1.7Ghz Core i5
RAM - 4GB 1600MHz
Display - 1366 x 768
Weight - 2.38 lbs

Microsoft's Surface Pro - Link
Price - $899
Storage - 64 gig
Processor- Core i5 (speed unknown)
RAM - 4 GB
Display - 1920 x 1080 Touchscreen w/ stylus input
Weight 2 lbs

So with the Surface Pro, you get the same processing specs, a much higher res screen, a dual input touch screen and less weight for $100 less? Yep, that's a total fail.
2013-01-28 12:19:50 PM
1 votes:

The Crepes of Wrath: doglover: What I don't get is who upgrades so damn often. I have a Xoom. Had it for over a year. It's still workin' fine. I'm not gonna pay a bunch extra for a freakin' new tablet when mine's still up and runnin'.

Same here. I still have my first gen Nook Color (rooted, Cyanogen), and it's going strong. Don't see the need to buy another one just to get something newer.


You guys are both lame. I have an even older tablet and it works just fine.

www.compromise-agreements.org
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More seriously though I bought my wife an HP envy for school and it cost less than the surface it's pretty thin, has a lot more storage space, outperforms the surface pro and the keyboard is a nice tactile keyboard with a back light. Why would I even consider a tablet?
2013-01-28 12:00:45 PM
1 votes:
It could have a 500GB hard drive, and I don't think anyone would care. The Surface is a mediocre idea aimed to fix a problem that didn't exist in the first place. Even if the price was slashed 50%, I don't see anyone really buying it.
2013-01-28 11:47:06 AM
1 votes:
Win8 itself is only 20GB (I checked).

That means there is 20-25GB of additional BLOAT on Surface Pro besides the OS. Office 2013 only needs 3GB.
2013-01-28 11:29:49 AM
1 votes:

Prank Call of Cthulhu: In its defence, Microsoft has pointed out that the Surface Pro includes a USB 3.0 port for high-speed connectivity to external storage devices such as pen drives or hard disks, along with a free SkyDrive cloud storage account offering an additional 7GB of web-based storage.

Does it also have a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time?


You'll shoot your eye out.
Xai
2013-01-28 11:25:36 AM
1 votes:
what, a PC with software pre-installed? I must tell the entire internet about this new and surprising development! Off to fark!
2013-01-28 11:19:22 AM
1 votes:

doglover: What I don't get is who upgrades so damn often. I have a Xoom. Had it for over a year. It's still workin' fine. I'm not gonna pay a bunch extra for a freakin' new tablet when mine's still up and runnin'.


Exactly. My GF got me my Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 for Christmas. My friend saw me using it and asked what it was so I told him, he then proceeds to tell me I should get rid of it and get the new Note tablet.

I told him to kindly STFU.
2013-01-28 11:18:24 AM
1 votes:

Old enough to know better: UberDave:


Well, there's also the fact that it is way overpriced.  Hell, you can buy a Win8 touchscreen laptop for cheaper.  I don't know what the heck MS is thinking.  Maybe they are hoping it will be picked up in the business world.


This. There's no way that MS can compete with Apple in the "Look how cool I am!" department. They should going after budget conscious users who don't want to pay Apple prices.


But those users are all buying Samsung tablets, and I don't think Microsoft can compete with them on price.
2013-01-28 10:25:48 AM
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UberDave: With the devices failing to reach the promised capacities - and Barrons claiming that Microsoft may have sold as few as 230,000 Surface RT tablets worldwide - the company may struggle to convince tablet fans to switch from their iPads or Android devices.


Well, there's also the fact that it is way overpriced.  Hell, you can buy a Win8 touchscreen laptop for cheaper.  I don't know what the heck MS is thinking.  Maybe they are hoping it will be picked up in the business world.


I don't see any reason for the business world to pick it up.  You can get a hybrid laptop for less.  Get a 128GB Surface Pro with a TypeCover keyboard and you're well above $1100 for something that, for all intents and purposes, is a limited hybrid laptop.
2013-01-28 09:27:59 AM
1 votes:
What I don't get is who upgrades so damn often. I have a Xoom. Had it for over a year. It's still workin' fine. I'm not gonna pay a bunch extra for a freakin' new tablet when mine's still up and runnin'.
2013-01-28 09:06:30 AM
1 votes:
45G of OS and bloatware?!?  nice.
 
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