- 02-20-2013, 08:10 PM #26
I picked up a Asus 11.6 Vivo laptop a few days ago and side by side to the Surface Pro the Asus wins! For one I am not cheap but over $1000 when I spent half of that on the Asus laptop is crazy. You would think Microsoft would hold the price down to drive sales, don't get me wrong its a nice product but for the money and a better typing experience the laptop wins hands down IMO.
- 02-20-2013, 09:34 PM #27
Overclockers Forums - The Performance Computing Community .
Not sure it's such a great idea - wouldn't that be adding quite a bit of heat to the already claustrophobic insides? It's not like you can just rip the back off and attach a giant Zalman heatsink to it or anything.
- 02-20-2013, 09:42 PM #28
Amazon.com: ASUS VivoBook X202E-DH31T 11.6-Inch Touch Laptop: Computers & Accessories
In which case, please let us know what metrics and tests you used to determine the winner.
- 02-21-2013, 10:13 AM #32
- 02-21-2013, 11:21 AM #34
- 02-21-2013, 11:53 AM #35Phone History (hopefully in order): Samsung SGH-D407 > AT&T (HTC) Tilt > Sony Ericsson W580 > Blackberry Curve 8900 > Sony Ericsson C901 > HTC Touch Pro 2 > Blackberry 9700 > iPhone 3GS > Motorola Defy > Blackberry 9650 > iPhone 4 > Nokia E71 > Dell Venue Pro > HTC Titan > HTC Titan II > Lumia 900 + Samsung Galaxy Exhibit > Nokia Lumia 920 + Nokia Lumia 521 + Motorola RAZR V3xx
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- 02-21-2013, 12:45 PM #36
- 02-21-2013, 02:18 PM #38
I know what you mean though, it seems like Windows 8 was created for hardware that doesn't exist yet. I think you're waiting for Haswell and the Bay Trail (next gen Atom), and I guess for SSD storage to become cheaper.Phone History (hopefully in order): Samsung SGH-D407 > AT&T (HTC) Tilt > Sony Ericsson W580 > Blackberry Curve 8900 > Sony Ericsson C901 > HTC Touch Pro 2 > Blackberry 9700 > iPhone 3GS > Motorola Defy > Blackberry 9650 > iPhone 4 > Nokia E71 > Dell Venue Pro > HTC Titan > HTC Titan II > Lumia 900 + Samsung Galaxy Exhibit > Nokia Lumia 920 + Nokia Lumia 521 + Motorola RAZR V3xx
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- 02-21-2013, 11:23 PM #39
I'm in the same boat.... Love the idea of the surface pro, but it doesn't have apps for it yet... I actually compare the surface pro to the zenbook touch. The 128gb limit is just too low for me and I have no interest in worrying about hacks to use microsd as additional storage for apps.
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- 02-21-2013, 11:46 PM #41
02-22-2013, 01:20 AM #42
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hasn't been an issue for me. I have done 100gb on my desktop, but that includes several games I haven't touched in months and could easily delete and reinstall if I ever wanted.
That's really what it boiled down to for me. my default config is really just office apps and a few spreadsheet programs that are not that significant.
It would be pretty interesting to see someone actively use 100gb worth of programs on a regular basis in a 10" laptop. but to each their own, for the fraction of the population that can really claim this as a necessity, the surface is not for them.
- 02-22-2013, 02:03 AM #43
The battery life will increase when the newer battery-included Type Covers come. I don't think it will ever get past 7 hours for a core i5 Machine. We'll have to wait to Haswell for 9+ hours.
- 02-22-2013, 10:11 AM #44
02-22-2013, 10:56 AM #46
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I just don't understand the storage space concerns. No, you can't store your 100GB music collection on it. And if you want to have a lot of full-desktop games (5-10GB each) installed at the same time you could run into problems. But for most users, it shouldn't be a problem.
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