01-07-2013, 03:27 PM #26
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Now to your second point. A tech enthusiast like you or me probably wouldn't have any issues with the legacy desktop environment, but an average Joe is going to be confused as ****. Just imagine using an iPad and suddenly finding yourself being thrown into a Mac OS X interface. How jarring would that be? Totally unproductive.
01-07-2013, 09:31 PM #28
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Touchapps will almost always leave a lot to be desired without a real menu or header icons... I prefer office on the desktop on windows 8. Look at OneNote which can be compared because it has both versions available. The modern one leaves a lot to be desired than the desktop version. Look at the mail app, nothing like having a desktop version like outlook... Yet they both work... Super light stuff, the tablet app works... When you need to get dirty, the desktop is the best way to do it produce the finest results. IOS and Android apps installed or in the cloud web bases format will never hold a candle to it... Yet at least.
The surface is one of the best tablets on the market for people who have always wanted these features from ios or android. If they never did, then they will never see the value in the surface. I will gladly pay for my surface again... I paid over $700 for my iPad and still have to carry a netbook or laptop with me... I am going out of the house with only my surface now... If needed, yeah I will still take my xps13, but mostly I do not need to. This is a very productive machine... My CIO who is a mac guy, my CFO who is android and the rest of my it staff are extremely impressed with the surface. They are recommending windows 8 and or surface for mobile use in the field and fun. You can't beat it. It is not perfect, but sure did a whole lot right!
01-08-2013, 02:45 AM #30
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I remember like 6 or 7 years ago my friend was showing his iPhone off. He went on and on about this revolutionary new feature that it could identify a song just by listening to what was playing. I was nonplussed because my LG feature phone already had this revolutionary new ability. It was at this point that I knew not to believe in the high-fructose sugary syrup that is Apple.
- 01-08-2013, 05:03 AM #33
If you want an example go look in any tech shop and try and find a speaker/radio dock thats got a mini usb port as a connector. Mini usb is the standard for every other phone outside apple and has been for years and thats more phones globally than apple has sold added together since the iphone first launched. Every one of those Applefied docks just means more $ for Apple down the line. Marketing genius and its not going to change anytime soon.
- 01-08-2013, 11:58 AM #34
Do you realaize how much easier it is to connect a Surface to a pc or a laptop? Sd card--extra storage. Its not that nobody needs or wants a usb slot or an sdcard, its just that having universal slots are just easier to work with. I wouldn't want to buy a seperate wire to connect my laptop to a iPad or something.
- 01-08-2013, 12:40 PM #35
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