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Other Everything about Microsoft Surface - Pre-order, price and design decision

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by GoodBytes, 16 Oct 2012.

  1. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    1500$ for me, before taxes
     
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    fdbh96 New Member

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  3. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    terrorbyt MultiModder

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    Yup, stick any media files you want on a cheap 32GB microSD and use the other 20GB for apps ;)
     
  5. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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  6. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    It's been delayed by a week.

    Dear xxxxxxxxxxxxx,

    Thank you for ordering on msuk. The release date for the preorder product has changed. The product listed below will now be available on 02 November 2012.

    Order ID: xxxxxxxxxxx
    Product ID: 258204300
    Product Name: Surface wWinRT-32GB Bndl SC EngBrit Hdwr Single

    If you have questions about your order, please visit: www.findmyorder.com

    Please note: This email message was sent from a notification-only address that cannot accept incoming email. Please do not reply to this message.

    Sincerely,
    msuk Customer Service

    Any rumours as to why?
     
  7. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    because its sold out, it's your order that's been delayed
     
  8. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

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    It states the product release date has changed not that it's sold out major difference there.
     
  9. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    However, Canada is facing similar delays so it may just be that Microsoft is prioritising US orders (as Apple is wont to do also). Engadget also suggests that Microsoft is shipping about 5 million units. If they have already sold out then we can talk about a decent success here. Microsoft's next challenge will be to keep production up with demand --something Apple has down to a fine art.
     
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  10. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    they are probably delaying in 1 or 2 markets to fulfil orders in another
     
  11. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    Yay! it's not delayed!

    10/20/2012

    Dear xxxxxxxxxxxxx,

    Thanks for recent order from Microsoft (Order# xxxxxxxxxx).

    Due to an internal processing issue, we mistakenly sent you an email indicating the shipment date for your order had changed. That email was incorrect. Your expected shipping date has not changed.

    We're sorry for the confusion our error may have caused. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 0800 026 0329 and reference Order# xxxxxxxxx and one of our agents will be happy to assist you.

    Thanks for shopping at Microsoft
     
  12. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Seems a lot if fuss being made over what would have been only a 6-day delay anyway. First World problems. :p
     
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  14. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Short video on Surface RT drop test

    30" drop onto hardwood floor
     
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    I'm heading over to Washington on the 2nd Nov, then NYC on the 4th for 5 days. I like the idea of $499 - works out at about £315... :)

    Do you guys think they will be available in the shops then?
     
  16. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Microsoft initially said that the Surface will only be available online at the Microsoft Online Store.
    However, the Microsoft Store (the physical location), is a replica of the online store. And they do allow you to pre-order the Surface (delivered to you). I have no idea if it will be on store shelf over there. Microsoft didn't say.
     
  17. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    I reckon that'd be the max I'd spend on something I want, but possibly don't really need, especially as my main PC needs replacing. Sadly it needs replacing with something that can game otherwise I might have been able to just get by with the Surface (docked in of course).
     
  18. rollo

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    £1100 - £1249 ish same cost as a new top end mac book air basically. Anymore and id buy the macbook still. Not intrested in surface RT my current tablet collects dust not sure this one would make any difference accept to add more dust.

    Problem for most with these tablets is what do you actually use them for on a day to day basis to merit the purchase, At first i did use it to view web pages then i relised my pc is already on so why am i bothering. Even from a media consumption device perspective 50inch tv with direct link to pc or a 9inch screen no contest.

    Its currently used as my sisters facebook website viewer pc i rarely bother to aquire it off her anymore.
     
  19. SlowMotionSuicide

    SlowMotionSuicide Come Hell or High Water

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    I must disagree on that one.

    The main reason I bought the Nexus 7 to replace my iPad 2 (besides the purging of any and all lingering Apple products from my household) was the screen resolution. 132 PPI just wasn't cutting the mustard anymore, especially when the device was mainly used as an e-reader. 148 PPI isn't much of a selling point at that price when people have become accustomed to much higher quality panels from other manufacturers.

    Original post was great read, though.
     
  20. Neogumbercules

    Neogumbercules New Member

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    I want the pro but I can't really afford it right now. Guess I'll just save up. It'll be amazing for my field of work.
     

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