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Old 10-18-2012, 11:40 AM
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Default Microsoft Surface - who's buying one?

Thinking of getting one myself, I had an iPad but gave it to my father because it won't play Flash content.

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Old 10-18-2012, 11:45 AM
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Not me! At least not the 1st gen, it seems early adopters get burned more often than not these days.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:02 PM
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Not impressed by the price, don't like the OS, and I wouldn't want to be the first on the bandwagon of something only to find out that support gets abandoned in a year, major flaws discovered, or a more popular model comes out with incompatible accessories and I can no longer find a case or something.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:32 PM
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Nope, but really thinking about ditching my laptop and for a windows 8 tablet. I really would prefer to have a full OS and my documents with me, that's why I never got an ipad, otherwise my phone is fine.

I am really leaning towards a WP8 phone though. I have an iphone 4 now, have held off on new iphone to see what windows does.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:42 PM
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I've never bought a MS product other than the Mac version of some software.
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Old 10-18-2012, 5:27 PM
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I bought and still own a Zune HD. Yea, I know. Some say this tablet will turn into the Zune.

Regardless, I'm waiting to see the pricing on the Pro version that runs full Windows 8. No price on it yet.
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Old 10-18-2012, 8:47 PM
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I'm holding off till I see a revision 2 or something...lest we have another great BlackBerry PlayBook...
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Old 10-18-2012, 9:35 PM
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Regardless, I'm waiting to see the pricing on the Pro version that runs full Windows 8. No price on it yet.
Last I heard people were expecting a $999 price tag, seems like too much of a jump for the somewhat minuscule differences between the two.
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Old 10-19-2012, 4:38 AM
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I am sure that it will last as long as any Microsoft 1st gen hardware... ...

With all the under-tested outsourced India coders in use now-a-days, I'd hold off.

At least Google knows when to call something Beta.
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Old 10-19-2012, 8:03 AM
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I got the Google Nexus 7, its great and was only $200. But then again it's made by ASUS who has been in the hardware side of business for quite sometime.

I'm curious as to if Microsoft is building all the hardware themselves or if they are outsourcing for this. Microsoft isn't know for their Hardware feats.
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the windows rt version, no

the full win8 version of surface, maybe. one the price goes down.
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It'll be as successful as the Zune was.
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It'll be as successful as the Zune was.
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Surface has some compelling features but the price point is a barrier. It better get good reviews and word of mouth for it to be successful.
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I've never bought a MS product other than the Mac version of some software.
I thought this demo was pretty cool - called NUIverse. They may be running on a monster machine.

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Old 10-20-2012, 12:24 PM
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In my previous career I worked on very early MS Surface technology I was not impressed then and would probably skip the MS Surface products.
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Old 10-20-2012, 4:49 PM
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I'll get one if it's Win8. I do a lot of Silverlight/WPF/XAML stuff for work, so it'll make for an interesting app development platform for me.
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Old 10-20-2012, 5:19 PM
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I'm glad to live in a completely Microsoft free household!
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Thinking of getting one myself, I had an iPad but gave it to my father because it won't play Flash content.
I won't be buying one. EVERY piece of Microsoft hardware was always marketed as the "next thing" when it came out, only to be ditched by them 6 months later. WinCe and its mutations is an excellent example. If you buy a Microsoft device, expect to enjoy it for 6 months or so and never expect major vendors to support it.

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Old 10-22-2012, 12:13 PM
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Perfectly happy with my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.
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Old 10-22-2012, 8:19 PM
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it won't play Flash content.
you should thank them. There are few good uses of flash. Pandora is one.
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Old 10-22-2012, 9:06 PM
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Nah. Shades of Zune, aka The iPod Killer (tm).

I do feel sorry for this por guy though!

Ok, seriously, this is an interesting article on windows, past and future: http://arstechnica.com/features/2012...-is-new-again/
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