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Other Microsoft Surface thoughts?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by terrorbyt, 19 Sep 2012.

  1. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

    20 Jan 2007
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    I can't commend on the Surface 2. Only the Surface Pro 2., as I have not looked on the non-Pro version. The reality is a mix of both. Increase Sale and reduce production.

    Microsoft did produce too much Surface Pro the first version, and had a lack of advertisement as well. It didn't help that many (such as myself) to wait for the second version to not be an early adopter, and more importantly get better battery life. The battery life of the Pro 1 was under most decent laptop. The Pro 2, now is in the same field as most Ultrabooks, especially after the later released firmware update, making worthy for consideration for those that need to have the device for a long time on battery.

    Personally, I want the Surface Pro 2. I have trying to buy it since it's out, but sold out quickly (it must be noted that I haven't really tried to get it until December, once I finished all my exams). I do, for a first time, see students with one at the library. I counted, based on my stay at the library, 7 people with a Surface Pro or Surface Pro 2 (can't confirm, they look identical). Best Buy and FutureShop, both told me that it sales well. They receive shipments by 10-30 every now and then, and every time I come, it's sold out, as I am too slow.

    Now, is it Apple sales? No of course not. Is it something significant? Not really per say... personally I expect it to stop being sold out after the 25ft. But I think it is enough for Microsoft, to bring in profit, and be pushed to continue to make Surface Pro's device, and continue to perfect their product and be even more competitive. (Dedicated GPU? or thinner design? Better battery? for Surface Pro 3 are all possibilities now).
  2. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

    30 Oct 2012
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  3. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

    31 Aug 2010
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    Given what Nvidia are saying about the Tegra K1 and it's potential to deliver "Console Quality Graphics On Mobile Devices" then this could, be very interesting to me since if it can run AAA titles then who needs a lan pc when you can just buy a tablet with one of those chips, in it and play them on that.

    Guess I will wait for a while before going out buying Mini ITX parts to build a lan pc, and instead will just use my Phenom X4 965BE PC that I have spare at the moment for lans instead of lugging around my 900D everywhere.

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