Discuss: New Microsoft Tablet

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June 22, 2012 at 05:42:33
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about the newly announced Microsoft tablet. Discuss here if you think this product will be successful, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.

Thanks!
Justin


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#1
June 22, 2012 at 08:29:17
It might be like the others, it obviously will have windows 8 on it, a portable xbox i think would be more successful, already too many tablets to choose from.

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#2
June 22, 2012 at 09:27:14
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/ac...

Read it and tell me if this isn't a threat to OEM. I think it is going to kick azz.

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#3
June 23, 2012 at 03:23:19

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#4
June 23, 2012 at 06:05:54
Yeah it is the one and it looks so good, metro really shine on a tablet.

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#5
June 23, 2012 at 11:23:23
"Keeping up with the Joneses" and "I got to have the latest technical craps" will line up and camp out overnight to get it. After that there will be something else and we will al forget about it.

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#6
June 23, 2012 at 11:30:05
Thats if it failed like the first bunch of X360s, apparently, according to wiki, there will be 2 versions, a normal and a pro (like apples macbook a little), the normal will have a Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core and the pro will have an Intel I5 Ivy Bridge.
So it could be good unless it has heat issues.

I am a hardware guy not a software guy.


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#7
June 23, 2012 at 23:50:14
I am sure I am either miss informed or at the very least under informed when it comes to these kind of things. That being said to me this is just another gadget. I am one who has no use for gadgets. They rank with impulse buys at the supermarket like tabloid magazines and ashtrays for the car. I know a handful of people find a legitimate use for these types of things but for the most part they are just over priced toys.

Where I take issue is the under lying idea being presented that these toys can readily replace my desktop computer. I get it my desktop is limited by its massive size and power chord which make it very un-portable. Part of my issue I also get is that I am old and set in my ways. I like to use both hands while at my computer. Not one hand to do whatever on the computer and one hand to hold it up so that I can see what I am doing. This means I need to find a surface to place this toy on to use it. This limits its portability some in my opinion. I don’t see it possible to hold the amount of data in one of these things that I am capable of in my desktop. Am I supposed to carry several flash drives or a portable hard drive or two along with me? Does this make it more efficient than my desktop?

I can see some “work” related uses for these things but not that many. This is where I am probably under informed. The only good use I see is web browsing. Do we really need to be able to log into facebook wherever we are 24/7? Another use I see is an excuse to pay for another internet connection. Really?

I feel almost the same way about laptops only I do see a great deal more possibilities for business use there. I have one that I was given not long ago, my first. It has helped me with my seriously minor league business as I do from time to time make “house calls” .

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#8
June 24, 2012 at 01:41:43
Well, in desktops you can put in hard drives, microsoft and other companies try to make tablets thin so they use flash chips, like the ones in SSDs, so there won't be 1TB versions for some time, but still in the original Surface theres an option of 32 or 64GB, in the Surface Pro theres 64/128 GB, and the Surface has an MicroSD slot and the Surface pro has an MicroSDXC slot, it could help you when you go on a trip as its lighter than a laptop and it has windows on it.

I am a hardware guy not a software guy but i try to help.


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#9
June 24, 2012 at 05:23:35
I'm in agreement with Likelystory. I too would never buy a tablet or a smart phone. I also agree they're only very expensive toys, but they have to convince people they need this stuff, or how will they make money. We somehow have been brainwashed into a society that believes they have to let the world know what they're doing 24/7 with facebook etc. I will continue to use my desktop and keep my privacy. I guess I'm just old fashioned too.

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#10
June 24, 2012 at 07:52:21
I find tablets are very good when it comes to reading and web surfing. I have concentration problem with desktop PC, i find myself very relaxed when i web surf and reading on smartphone or a laptop.

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#11
June 24, 2012 at 21:49:46
and it has windows on it

This creates another issue. Unlike my desktop I feel I am forced into their OS. Don't get me wrong I am a child of windows and will never be truly happy with anything else but it's my choice.

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#12
June 24, 2012 at 22:07:11
Something else. A friend got a tablet a month or so ago. When I asked why he said it was so he could watch movies and stuff during his lunch breaks. Okay now I am truly stumped. He works construction and gets 30 minutes for lunch. Short movie I guess. Anyway $400+ with tiny hand held screen versus less than $300 for a 37 inch lcd with 1080P. What am I missing that makes this appealing?

Oh and yes he does take this thing to work with him.Had it I know less than 3 months and it looks like it couldn't possibly work but it does. I think he is having a facebook affair hahaha. Only a guy would throw away money to chase a woman he would never meet.

Oh snap I guess I found a legitimate use for them after all.

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#13
June 25, 2012 at 03:08:20
Short movie I guess.
There are plenty of good 30 min pr0n clips.

Only a guy would throw away money to chase a woman he would never meet.
Then he better get a smartphone for that because u don't need a lunch break to use it.

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#14
June 25, 2012 at 07:32:02
likelystory: Unlike my desktop I feel I am forced into their OS.
You're forced into their OS if you buy their tablet, just as you're forced into Apple's OS if you buy their tablet, or you're forced into HP's OS if you buy their tablet, or you're forced into some variation of Android if you buy an Android tablet. Perhaps this complaint is better directed towards the entirety of the tablet market?

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#15
June 25, 2012 at 23:50:33
It will come down to how good the OS is on it. I have an iPad and I use it on a daily basis. One of the best things about it is that you touch the screen and it is on and available immediately - even the wifi and 3g are up & running in seconds. I've played with Windows 8 a bit and I'm really not certain that MS will be able to match the user-friendliness and speed of the iPad. Having said that, Windows 8 is awful on a desktop PC and it is obviously aimed at use on a tablet, so MS cannot afford to let it fail.

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#16
June 26, 2012 at 12:02:30
I think this sums up how good the OS is:
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/chan...
Of course the bugs will be worked out. And it isn't like this is the first time a Microsoft product has bombed during an unveiling. Windows 98 did on Bill Gates... It happens. But the thing is, with the Metro view, the changes, I really don't think your average joe is going to like it. I mean, how well is the Windows phone doing?? lol

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#17
June 26, 2012 at 22:54:31
@Razor2.3 #14

My complaint is for the most part at all tablets on the market. I should have put some thought into this thread topic before making that statement I am sorry. The way I see it this isn't a cell phone. They mistakingly, in my opionion, call it a computer. On all my computers I can pick and choose whatever operating system/s and other software I want. These computer lites I'll call them don't allow me to do that and yet I am forced to pay a great deal more than I would for a cell phone.

Question? If I buy one of these toys do I have to sign a contract?

All in all they seem very restrictive to me for the money they are asking for them. Can I throw a DVD in one and watch a movie? Can I store 1.5TBs of data on one? Can I leave it run for 48 hours without worry? Can I get a replacement warrenty if I am forgetfull and leave it laying on the taxi seat when I am in a rush?

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#18
June 28, 2012 at 08:18:07
I really HOPE its succsessful but I just see it going the way of the ZUNE.
My PC is down at the moment and since I dont have a laptop I baught a cheap 10" Android tablet on ebay. Typing this on it now. Other than the fact I DESPISE Win8 I dont see how the type of person who dcides they dont want an iPad would go for a windows tablet over an Android varient. This thing cost me $190, has a normal USB port so you can plug anything into it, has 1GB of ram and a 1GHz Cortex A8 so its not slow and it even has a 10point multi touch screen. Now its not perfect by any strech of the imagination, but given now you can get better ones than this for about $220 with nice IPS screens, good cameras etc I just think the Android tablets offer a lot for VERY cheap. I even typed up my Resume on this thing with its keyboard case.

I just think You get an iPad because they are damn good, Android tablet because they are better value and just as useful OR you get a laptop with Windows 7.

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