- 01-12-2013, 01:34 PM #26
I got a Microsoft Surface RT but I think I'm starting to regret that now. I got it because it was really thin an light and it had office; as a student that's really the only program I need. But, it seems that manufacturers are starting be able to make full Windows 8 tablets/convertibles/etc even thinner and lighter and with even cooler designs. And I also think with time, the prices will come down. I think the Surface RT will keep me happy for another year or so but I really think that in about 1 or 2 years, there will be no reason to buy an RT device since the full W8 devices will become just as portable and cheap. So because of that, I will predict RT as being a failure.
- 01-12-2013, 04:17 PM #28
- 01-12-2013, 04:25 PM #29
- 01-13-2013, 01:55 AM #31
And for users who want better security without having to worry about getting an antivirus program, RT will still be a better choice. The walled garden of RT will do a good job of protecting itself since you can't install programs from outside of the marketplace.
01-13-2013, 08:49 AM #32
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Yep, in 1-2 years things will get thinner, lighter, faster, cheaper, and have better battery life.
This is always true. I guess none of us should ever buy anything :)
How do you predict this makes any product a failure. The original iPad - is it a failure? It's horribly slow, limited, has a crappy display, and didn't even have a camera!
01-13-2013, 09:03 AM #33
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The original iPad wasn't all roses, as my friend above points out. Also as he states, Anything you buy will be outdated by the time the week ends. Your best bet, is pick the OS/ecosystem that you take a liking to the most. Essentially what you are doing (especially when you buy in early, like many of us), is investing money in the further development of that OS/device. No body buys in early? No funds to further develop it. More people jump in and give them their money? The larger the funding to make it the best product available. Does Windows RT have some bugs. Very much so. Is it more intuitive than it's competitors? I think so, but that is for each to decide. And that is where I see its biggest advantage. Everything Apple has to offer right now, looks like something out of an 80's Commodore 64 commercial.
Essentially... if you like the theory behind what Windows RT is and see very high capabilities and promising ideas, then invest so they can make it what we hope it will become.
- 01-13-2013, 11:42 PM #37
01-14-2013, 07:06 AM #38
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- 01-14-2013, 08:01 AM #39
Though many people nowadays don't even find themselves needing the functionality of a desktop/laptop. I find that many people spend most of their time in a browser or web app.
Many who own iPads may go for weeks without turning on their PC. And then it's only to work on a resume, fax, or other document.
- 01-14-2013, 09:26 AM #40
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