Windows 8/ Microsoft Surface

Discussion in 'Gear' started by Tennessy XO, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Tennessy XO

    Tennessy XO Twit @TennessyXO

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    I was blessed with a Surface tablet for Christmas.

    Quick thoughts in case anyone else was looking at them.

    Windows 8/RT - excellent so far, the start screen with live tiles is the best thing Microsoft has come up with in a long time. Boots up really fast.

    Hardware - metal tablet, solid kick stand but you can't adjust the angle. The screen is Gorilla Glass V2. The touch keyboard/cover is awesome and easy to use. I tried the type keyboard and touch keyboards, touch is better. Multi touch mouse pad.

    Screen - extremely accurate touch controls, excellent screen, not retina display awesome but close.

    The app store currently sucks but it is growing.

    As a tablet I prefer it to the iPad. My girlfriend got the newest iPad for Christmas and I honestly like the Surface more.

    It is really more of a portable laptop. It has nearly all of the functionality of a PC but it is also a tablet. Office 2013 comes on it. I could see it replacing my laptop.

    Microsoft Surface A-

    The app store needs work but I love this thing.
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  2. Fry

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    My laptop is on it's way out and I've been thinking long and hard about buying one of these. If I'm going to get a tablet, I want to be able to fully replace my laptop(or come pretty damn close), not just supplement it, thus I don't really want an iPad.

    From all the reviews I've read the Surface hasn't done that well.
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  3. Tennessy XO

    Tennessy XO Twit @TennessyXO

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    Sounds like you need to look at the ultra books.

    They are NICE
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  5. Tennessy XO

    Tennessy XO Twit @TennessyXO

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    :(

    Best way I know to describe it. A smaller tablet/laptop hybrid. More functional than an iPad, less functional than a PC.
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  6. avvie

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    I haven't checked it out but I am on an Apple boycott due to their senseless lawsuits and small business harassments. I can't help but notice that Microsoft took some clues from Apple's marketing department when writing commercials for it.
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  7. Fry

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    Bright colors, trendy music and random dancing? Yep.
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  8. avvie

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    And no narrative. Samsung took the lead when the i5 insulted our intelligence with it's stupid narrative: "...there's more of it..and...less of it??...."
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  9. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    I was proud that Microsoft finally figured it out- Bright colors and catchy music... Apple took over the world by simply doing that. (and no, there wasn't much else to it)

    I own apple products (designer- not much choice), but their marketing is the sole reason they did so well. They tricked dumb consumers in to thinking "duuurrr what??! It just works??!!... And it's preeeetttyyyy"
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  10. avvie

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    Queue this classic nugget:


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