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CarRamrod
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if so then that is retarded considering they come out with a new windows every year

What?






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Srbtiger06
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re: Microsoft announces "Surface" tablet - 10.6" display, 9.3mm thin, USB, HDMI


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What?


27 years.

13 OS.

27/13 = 1 OS/year






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CarRamrod
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Ridiculous amount of immature haters in here on both sides of the fence. I've been on the Android band wagon for a couple years now and even this makes me want to play with Windows again. This looks fantastic. Even intrigues me to tinker with a windows phone if they eco-system them well.
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Uhh What? (Im fairly sure Apple has released more OS's in the last decade than MSFT)

BTW the Apple Fanboys in this thread

Its just fricking hilarious the amount of insecurity these sheep have.

Heaven forbid there be more competition in the market.
cct does infact sound more bitter than Fosters.

at least Scoop admits this thing looks great.






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CarRamrod
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What?


27 years.

13 OS.

27/13 = 1 OS/year

i guess im just not good at math.






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Catman88
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sarcasm??





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LSU316
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Adobe killed mobile Flash months ago because it was horrible.


I've never had any problems with it






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CarRamrod
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that is just his way to feel better about himself.





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Shankopotomus
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re: Microsoft announces "Surface" tablet - 10.6" display, 9.3mm thin, USB, HDMI


ok techies, so is this thing cool or is it a fail?





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Polar Bear
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Microsoft's introduction of its Surface tablet engendered buzz like no other we've seen from Microsoft. The big question is, does it stand up to the hype? The answer, succinctly, is yes.



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It's impossible to weigh in on Surface when we only handled one of the two tablets, and when each hands-on opportunity amounted to a Supermarket Sweep-style tour of various demo areas. Still, even after some brief handling, we feel impressed



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Here it is, Microsoft Surface, the all new, Microsoft-made tablet. We just had our hands on the sleek new device, and we must say — it does feel incredibly well designed.

Microsoft is only showing off the Windows RT version of the Surface, which means ARM CPU and a thinner, 9.3mm form factor. The design and build of the tablets the company has here feel very polished, with tight, clean lines.







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LSU316
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If Windows 8 made most of the minor changes after the consumer preview from back in March I can tell you right now.....the Windows 8 pro version of this thing blows all tablets, not just the Ipad, out of the water right now just on functionality alone.

If it has the highest end Atom processor and 2GB of RAM it might just shelve my Transformer Prime.






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colorchangintiger
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cct does infact sound more bitter than Fosters.


I think it looks great. But they didn't demo a single piece of software on it (apart from Netflix. CONSUMPTION DEVICE ). They made no mention of battery life. Were very vague about pricing and ship date. They spent the whole time showing off the keyboard (which is awesome) and going over a few of the pieces of hardware they put together to make the thing.

Basically it was all hype and no delivery. I'll save my judgement on it for when it actually ships.



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colorchangintiger
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If it has the highest end Atom processor


It'll be an Ivy Bridge class processor.






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Cold Pizza
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What are "Windows RT" and "Windows Pro?"





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Korkstand
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ok techies, so is this thing cool or is it a fail?
I think the part where the two versions will run totally different software might be a fail. If I understand correctly, one version will only run "metro" apps (like Windows phones), while the pro version will have the full Windows OS and will run typical desktop/laptop apps. I think it will confuse people that two versions of essentially the same device will run two different sets of apps.






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colorchangintiger
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What are "Windows RT" and "Windows Pro?"


Windows RT = Metro

Windows Pro = Metro with full-fledged Windows Desktop



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CarRamrod
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Basically it was all hype and no delivery
Words Apple marketers live by.






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colorchangintiger
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Words Apple marketers live by.


They usually give price, delivery, battery life, and show off a few apps.






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Cold Pizza
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Windows RT = Metro

Windows Pro = Metro with full-fledged Windows Desktop


So what are the real-world differences? I use my desktop for spreadsheets (some of them big and complex), web browsing and the occasional word processing. Can RT do all that?






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Polar Bear
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Basically it was all hype and no delivery.


I wouldn't exactly say this. They certainly delivered, as the entire tech world has been electrified with this announcement.

Yes, they left out some details. They can't announce a release date until Windows 8 has a release date. And they won't announce a Windows 8 release date until it's completely done.

The Surface device running Windows 8 Professional will be packing an Ivy Bridge CPU and is being positioned to compete with ultrabooks, so it will most likely retail for about $900 - $1000. Battery life will likely be around 5-6 hours.

The model running Windows RT will have an ARM CPU and is the model that has to be competitive with other tablets, so it will likely fall into the $500 range with a battery life of 7-8 hours.

Retrospectively, the hype was definitely justified. An in house tablet built from the ground up by Microsoft is huge, and all early previews seem to harmoniously agree that these are going to be solid devices.







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Polar Bear
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So what are the real-world differences? I use my desktop for spreadsheets (some of them big and complex), web browsing and the occasional word processing. Can RT do all that?


Yes.






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