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    New Microsoft Tablet: Surface

    Looks interesting. Depending on the pricing I may invest. Check out the video.
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    Re: New Microsoft Tablet: Surface

    Sure it LOOKS cool... But how well will it run......



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    Re: New Microsoft Tablet: Surface

    It does look interesting, but i'm a bit worried about pricing.. i was hoping for a "bigger splash" for MS in the tablet world



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    Re: New Microsoft Tablet: Surface

    is this just a giant windows phone like the ipad is a giant iphone




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    Re: New Microsoft Tablet: Surface

    I'm a big fan of the soft cover that doubles as a keyboard with a seamless connection. I also like the built-in kick stand. The Pro version will run full Windows 8 with an i5 processor, so it will basically have all the functionality of a laptop in tablet form.



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    Re: New Microsoft Tablet: Surface

    It looks very promising. If they can keep the price low and the compatibility with our software, i can see us incorporating this into our company in some locations. Quite a few people dont like the layout, but honestly overall, the end user who is not overly computer savvy will probably find it much easier to use. The tiles are customizable so you can display things your users want and hide the ones they dont. It amazes me how difficult it is for some people to use the Start>Programs menu. This could eliminate those calls for me. I have been testing the release preview more and more and its starting to grow on me. The keyboard cover is promising.



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    Re: New Microsoft Tablet: Surface

    Quote Originally Posted by KFitzy87 View Post
    Sure it LOOKS cool... But how well will it run......

    It will be just like Windows. Freezing up and having to reboot on a regular basis will be accepted as normal. And it will be highly vulnerable to viruses and what not.



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    Re: New Microsoft Tablet: Surface

    All depends on pricing as to how well it'll do. The one that's full featured and allows you to do everything will cost as much as a current ultrabook. That might be too much to ask if it doesnt work as well as a laptop with the cover. The windows rt version's pricing will be more interesting. If they try to price like an ipad it wont go well.

    I'm really looking forward to google I\O, where google is supposed to announce the nexus 7 tablet, for about $200 according to most rumors.



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    Re: New Microsoft Tablet: Surface

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    It looks very promising. If they can keep the price low and the compatibility with our software, i can see us incorporating this into our company in some locations. Quite a few people dont like the layout, but honestly overall, the end user who is not overly computer savvy will probably find it much easier to use. The tiles are customizable so you can display things your users want and hide the ones they dont. It amazes me how difficult it is for some people to use the Start>Programs menu. This could eliminate those calls for me. I have been testing the release preview more and more and its starting to grow on me. The keyboard cover is promising.
    I feel like the tablet's target audience is not the tech savy crowd. It is a coffee table entertainment device. With that being said I hope it is not clunky and too top loaded. We will see I suppose.



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    Re: New Microsoft Tablet: Surface

    Quote Originally Posted by Senolcyc View Post
    It will be just like Windows. Freezing up and having to reboot on a regular basis will be accepted as normal. And it will be highly vulnerable to viruses and what not.
    When was the last time you ran the latest version of windows? 2002? Ive not had a virus for probably a decade. Ive not had any software-caused blue screens in a very long time either (very rare in win7, any failures have been hardware-caused, which would cause issues on any OS)



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    Re: New Microsoft Tablet: Surface

    Quote Originally Posted by Senolcyc View Post
    It will be just like Windows. Freezing up and having to reboot on a regular basis will be accepted as normal. And it will be highly vulnerable to viruses and what not.
    ? Thanks for perpetuating the stereotypes. I cant remember the last time I had a windows computer freeze. As for viruses and "what not", they are all susceptible. Ask Apple how much they loved that last trojan.



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    Re: New Microsoft Tablet: Surface

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    When was the last time you ran the latest version of windows? 2002? Ive not had a virus for probably a decade. Ive not had any software-caused blue screens in a very long time either (very rare in win7, any failures have been hardware-caused, which would cause issues on any OS)
    Exactly.



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    Re: New Microsoft Tablet: Surface

    Quote Originally Posted by Trainer View Post
    I feel like the tablet's target audience is not the tech savy crowd. It is a coffee table entertainment device. With that being said I hope it is not clunky and too top loaded. We will see I suppose.
    Im sure for some it will be a coffee table device. But there are so many potential applications for something like this in the workplace. Folks have been dying for a windows based tablet that doesnt suck. I hope this is it. It may take a year or so after launch to really get things perfected, but for right now it looks promising.



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    Re: New Microsoft Tablet: Surface

    is the keyboard cover standard or an add on?



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    Re: New Microsoft Tablet: Surface

    Quote Originally Posted by MaccloNe View Post
    is the keyboard cover standard or an add on?
    Not for sure, but based on what I have seen (a very wide variety of colors for the keyboard cover) I would guess it's an accessory sold separately.



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