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

I can imagine that Microsoft, being new to hardware of this type, couldn't sniff Apple's margins with suppliers.

That's why they didn't announce a price.

That's gonna hurt.


rollthatback
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re: Microsoft announces "Surface" tablet - 10.6" display, 9.3mm thin, USB, HDMI
Looks like the Ultra book pricing only applies to the version running Windows 8 Pro. The ARM version should be comparable to tablet pricing.


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SG_Geaux
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I can imagine that Microsoft, being new to hardware of this type, couldn't sniff Apple's margins with suppliers.

That's why they didn't announce a price.

That's gonna hurt.



Agreed


MrPlanters
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re: Microsoft announces "Surface" tablet - 10.6" display, 9.3mm thin, USB, HDMI
So is it running a windows os? if so then that is retarded considering they come out with a new windows every year


Polar Bear
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So is it running a windows os? if so then that is retarded considering they come out with a new windows every year


Um, yeah...it's running Windows 8...


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Gnar Cat21
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re: Microsoft announces "Surface" tablet - 10.6" display, 9.3mm thin, USB, HDMI
I actually think this thing looks pretty cool.

But I already have an iPad and I really just don't need another tablet. It would have to have a pretty good price tag for me to buy one


it is slick looking though


MrPlanters
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It looks really good, but will come down to price


SG_Geaux
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So is it running a windows os? if so then that is retarded considering they come out with a new windows every year



No they don't.


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Scoop
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Yeah, it looks good. I'm not nuts about Metro but my only exposure to it has been on the Xbox version of that UI.

It's a big play.

Only time will tell.


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colorchangintiger
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re: Microsoft announces "Surface" tablet - 10.6" display, 9.3mm thin, USB, HDMI
No mention of battery life, price, or availability. and here I was thinking that they finally got their sit together.


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rickgrimes
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re: Microsoft announces "Surface" tablet - 10.6" display, 9.3mm thin, USB, HDMI
The Air is the best ultra portable out there.

The iPad is the best tablet out there.

Apple iPad + Apple MacBook Air = Microsoft Surface

ETA:
I think I read somewhere that developing apps for Windows 8 desktop, tablet and Windows 8 phones are all going to be very similar going forward. You develop for one platform, you can tweak it to run on others as well. If this is in fact true, it could be a true game changer. Just imagine the number of developers that will potentially work on the Windows ecosystem.
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Deathvalley71
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re: Microsoft announces "Surface" tablet - 10.6" display, 9.3mm thin, USB, HDMI
I want now!!! A tablet with direct access and everything else I need. Work and play finally. Not just a consumption device, like the ipad.


rickgrimes
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re: Microsoft announces "Surface" tablet - 10.6" display, 9.3mm thin, USB, HDMI
Comment on a Surface related article online:

"I love the keyboard! Will need it for CTRL-ALT-Delete! :D"



thelsutigers
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re: Microsoft announces "Surface" tablet - 10.6" display, 9.3mm thin, USB, HDMI
Great another Windows product that has to update every frickin day.


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colorchangintiger
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I want now!!! A tablet with direct access and everything else I need. Work and play finally. Not just a consumption device, like the ipad.


You must enjoy living under your rock.

Pages
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Keynote
Evernote
iMovie
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GoToMeeting
QuickOffice Pro
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And if there is something you must have that's on your desktop, but it's not in the app store, you can use any number of remote desktop apps.


MrDrumngun
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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.


Sl4m
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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.


agreed


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Deathvalley71
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Oh yeah!! I see these all the time with my enterprise customers. lol
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shawnlsu
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Catman88
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So is it running a windows os? if so then that is retarded considering they come out with a new windows every year



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.
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