- 10-16-2012, 08:33 PM #1
I was always hesitant about the Surface RT because I wanted a device that has a little bit more capability, but with rumors flying about that the Surface would cost 199 I was intrigued. Even if that expectation was crazy, I was still expecting it to be about 100 dollars cheaper than it is now...
599 for the tablet and the touch pad keyboard! A little rich for me based on the capability, so today I went to Best Buy to check out the Yoga Pad and was really impressed, i5, 4GB RAM, 128 GB SSD and while it is a little more hefty than the surface it is nothing at all like a laptop in weight...plus for just 400 more it adds sooooooooo much more capability, if it was 500 or 600 more then I would probably be more inclined to stay with RT...
any one else feel similar? windows 8 is so awesome!
- 10-16-2012, 09:05 PM #3
really? I didn't think it was bad, I tested the "tent" option and all that...Was slightly annoyed by the keys when holding it, but I think I am going to use it a little bit more as an ultrabook/laptop anyway.
Do you know if the Dell will have the same folding capability? because I do like that it is still tablet-like
10-16-2012, 09:06 PM #4
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I am opting for a Nokia tablet sometime in the future. I had the Surface pre-ordered this morning but cancelled. The lack of colors with the 64GB model, lack of NFC and the price really have just ruined it for me. Overall, I am very disappointed in the Surface launch. I think it could have been so much more, but silly little things are going to deter me.
I am fairly certain Nokia will come out with a tablet with NFC and mobile data at the same or cheaper price. And of course they will have color! So, I just hope they get one out before New Year. I am moving overseas and will need something by then.
10-16-2012, 09:22 PM #6
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No. I honestly hate the concept of the Yoga. Having the keys exposed like that would constantly irritate me. Yes, it is "only" $400 more. Another way to say that is that for $100 more than a Yoga you could have TWO surface RT's with one TouchCover. Personally, I plan on getting the $499 Surface RT without the touchcover and decide later if I want it or not, cause if I do get the cover, I'd want red anyway.
10-16-2012, 09:33 PM #7
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XPS 12 Convertible 12" Touch Ultrabook Details | Dell
It would make a pretty small laptop, hopefully not too small. All the touch apps would work great, but I'll spend most of my time on the keyboard/trackpad in desktop mode. Which, IMO, is where this type of form factor exceeds, but where the surface falls short.
- 10-16-2012, 11:15 PM #8
^^^Yeah, I like that, but I am not sure if I want to spend the extra 200 dollars on the covered keyboard since I will primarily use it as a laptop I think...
10-18-2012, 01:23 PM #11
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The Yoga does look pretty nifty. It's looks like it's a laptop first, media player second, and tablet third. So if someone doesn't expect to use it like a tablet all that often, but does expect to use it as a laptop a lot, and watch movies, then it's a great choice.
I'm personally waiting to see how the Asus devices price out.