- 10-23-2012, 08:54 AM #1
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- 10-23-2012, 09:13 AM #2
Good find, thanks!
When these are his biggest gripes, my hype sure didn't get wasted. More excited than ever to get one!
"Cons Kickstand assist only on left face. Only one angle on kickstand. Requires flat surface to use with Touch and Type covers. Speakers are very soft. Few apps on Microsoft's Store. Not compatible with existing Windows 7 and XP programs. Proprietary charger port. "
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- 10-23-2012, 09:17 AM #3
10-23-2012, 09:17 AM #4
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Decent review and it's been brought up under the comments section but it really irritates me at how anti-MSFT/pro-AAPl the tech bloggers have become. Right off the bat, the writer compares a $699 64gb RT with a $499 16gb iPad which indirectly makes the Surface look expensive. For the avg joe, they'll prob see that and stop reading b/c the Surface suddenly looks ridiculously overpriced compared to the iPad.HTC Arrive
- 10-23-2012, 09:32 AM #6
- 10-23-2012, 09:35 AM #7
The one thing that bothered me was the app store critique. While I feel that it is a bit of a "con", it should not be held against it being that it's an entirely new platform for developers. He should have noted that developers will increase as the platform matures, just like the iPad.
- 10-23-2012, 09:41 AM #9
- 10-23-2012, 09:43 AM #10
There's bound to be some skepticism over a new player. I'm not too worried to tell the truth. Its shortfalls will improve on time and its advantages will separate the device from its competition
**Sent from my Windows Phone using Board Express**My next phone...
- 10-23-2012, 10:28 AM #13
Microsoft calls it a "Micro HD" port and sells a Micro HD-to-HDMI port adapter ($39.99 list), as well as a Micro HD-to-VGA adapter ($39.99 list). However, when we hooked up an off the shelf micro-HDMI-to-HDMI cable to the Surface, we were able to hook up to and use a HDMI monitor without any issues.
Glad to hear this.
10-23-2012, 10:50 AM #14
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Weird that it's supposed to be a review of the device, but he dings it for the size of the marketplace.
I totally understand listing that as a "con." I also think it's fine to devote a few lines of the article talking about this.
But it sounds like he's mixing a Windows RT OS review with a device review.Talk to me about Windows Phone, Windows 8, XBOX, art, animation, design, or anything! Be sure to follow me on Twitter and friend me on Facebook (say you're from here or I may not accept)
- 10-23-2012, 02:55 PM #17
"I'm left with no choice but to blame Windows RT, which just doesn't seem optimized for speed or fluidity beyond the Start screen. A couple of these problems exist on Intel-powered devices as well — apps are slow to load there, too — but they're much more manageable on full-blown Windows 8. Windows RT just seems too resource-intensive for the hardware supporting it."
Could it be something else other than the OS?
10-23-2012, 03:20 PM #20
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Page 2 of the review: PAGE TITLE - Microsoft Surface with Windows RT Review & Rating | PCMag.com
Page 3 of the review: http://webcache.googleusercontent.co..._htSwWQA&pbx=1
Page 4 of the revie: http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...FQEcT2ZA&pbx=1
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- 10-23-2012, 03:25 PM #21
Great - someone has cut and paste the whole thing about half-way down this page in an easy to read form:
Surface |OT| - Page 3 - NeoGAF
In terms of its hardware and operating system, the Microsoft Surface with Windows RT is a very good product. It's very light, and powerful enough to run a version of Windows, so it's very attractive to Windows early adopters as well as business users who have plans to migrate to Windows 8. It's powerful enough to be a daily carry device for work, always with you on your commute across the state or across the country. It shares some programs and its main interface with Windows 8, which is a boon, provided you get used to using the new Windows UI. Users who haven't yet tried Windows 8 will have to get used to the new way of doing things, but since Microsoft has mandated that all new PCs come with either Windows 8 or Windows RT, you'll have to start using the new UI on new Windows PCs and tablets eventually.