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Comment: Luke Westaway has an aversion to anything without an Apple logo on it, and I regard his reviews and comments as a form of light entertainment.
Good: Offers a unique experience, greatly improves MS position in mobile technology
Bad: Low Resolution, The Pro version with 8 isn't Out
Comment: Everyone seems to be moving to having a tablet device at the TV or in bed for browsing, apps, read but not productivity, most use their laptops for prolonged working sessions. The Surface although not the full pro version can still use Office.
What seems to be forgotten is that Windows 8 is an ECOSYSTEM, you make a Metro app for Windows 8, it works automatically for XBOX, Surface and Windows Phone 8. Developers would not miss the opportunity to create apps for a billion+ install base, except apps to come thick and fast as interest in Win8 goes or people want to create indie games for XBOX.
Comment: You do know its only the RT version wait for the PRO version to come out got intel i5 processor
Comment: Which Surface is this review for?
The spec page says Windows RT but the review makes it sound like you were reviewing Surface Pro with standard Windows 8. As far as I was aware Windows RT doesn't have the desktop mode so not sure how you can have had "Internet Explorer 9 (very similar to the Windows 7 version) on its desktop".
Can you clarify?
Good: It could replace laptop
Bad: Not many apps to start with
Comment: Hopefully MS will find a way to encourage developers to develop w8 apps.
I think there will be much more apps in 6-12 months time....
Comment: Radically different
Good: new windows 8, probable price, functionality
Bad: app store
Comment: I am really excited for this tablet to hit the market. I think it will be the perfect solution for a student like me. It has functionality that the ipad can't compete with. Honestly I like the iPad but with what I know of the Surface it makes the iPad look like a toy and the Surface a device that you can use and rely on to get stuff done. I owned an ipad for a while and it didn't do anything for me that my phone couldn't. Looking forward to the pricing of the Surface and to get my hands on one. Check out the link below for coupons to the Windows store.
Good: Not an iPad/iOS device.
Bad: Not a PC.
Comment: Sure, it's Windows 8, sure, it's Microsoft, but the biggest problem is just the fact that it's a tablet... If I wanted Windows 8 on a tablet, I would have configured my Motorola Xoom 10.1 Honeycomb tablet for dual booting (yes android fans, it's been discovered and is VERY possible) and installed Windows 8 on a secondary partition of the internal memory. The fact of the matter is, Microsoft is digging their own hole. Most of the people I know, chose Microsoft because of the fact that Windows is such an open environment, unlike Mac OSX or iOS5 or whatever else Apple puts out, you can truly control all aspects of the computer, right down to the log in screen and the boot screens. Just like people are doing with a lot of their Android phones. The difference between Android and Windows, is people have been able to do it for much longer. The other reason this will fail is, if Microsoft really does put this out, Windows 8 will become another Mac OSX. It will be an operating system developed SPECIFICALLY for one or two hardware sets that ONLY Microsoft can service. I don't want that, I want the freedom to customize my computer ENTIRELY! If this falls through, I might take the leap to Unix based operating systems... At least those are completely free.
Good: Not an iPad
Bad: the fact i don't have it yet lol!
Comment: I really cannot wait to own one of these... it amazes me how the iPad is put against Surface. The software on the iPad is the iPhone's OS ported to the iPad, it's just a big iPhone with a few extras. With Surface, it's RT software is based on a full OS and not Windows' phone OS. Not to mention the Pro version coming out later. I would love to see Apple get their full desktop OS onto a tablet and then try and keep the price competitive.
This is something new and different to the market and the metro style is easy to use and seeing as Microsoft have the hold on the PC front it'll only attract more developers which will also be good for the upcoming windows phone 8 and it's shared core.
All in all, the Surface will be able to do a hell of a lot more than the tablets out on the market now. FACT!
The iPad is good little gadget to have but in my opinion if you have an iPhone already I don't see the point.
Good job MS!
Comment: Why is everyone completey obsessed by how many apps are available to a product? Reviews always see the reduced amount of apps available as a negative point. How many apps are you ever going to look at or install. If one has 500,000 and the other has 100,000 so what? It's the quality of the apps that counts not the number.
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