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I'm sorry.
I've never seen that before in my life. I have 3 copies of windows 8. Details on what you bought where?
I think Surface is a great name, so I can totally understand why they wanted to use it for both but they need to be more explicit about which does what. I think that they are being deliberately vague about the fact that the RT doesn't run x86 code and that's not helping them. Even with a different name though, the problem is that they look the same, both physically and at the OS level. And the fact that they do look/work the same (aside from the incompatability with all...
come home today and there's a page long note stuck to my door about my sister's dog crying all day and how that constitutes animal cruelty and that it's inconsiderate towards my neighbors. I'm not sure that I believe the note because the dog is super well-behaved. It might bark once or twice when people walk by the door but generally speaking it is not a barker and is a very mellow dog. Whoever wrote the note threatened to call an animal shelter Monday if I didn't deal...
No, Runtime. It's basically an API. All of the new Metro-styled apps must use it. So yeah, it's a stupid name for a consumer OS.
People get lazy in blog posts and have been calling it the Surface RT, but they're actually called Surface with Windows RT and Surface with Windows Pro. Do you think that's a clear enough distinction? I suppose I'm not a regular consumer, but can probably can guess at what Windows 8 is but if they've got any brains at all, wouldn't they be prompted to question what Windows RT was and a) ask a sales rep for details or b) google it? It would then be immediately clear which...
I said it's they're too heavy for one-handed use for extended periods of time. Most people aren't using tablets one-handed and suspended in the air for 45 minutes though. I think that most use it in bed, on the couch, at a conference table, in their lap, etc. Most of the time, the bulk of the weight would be supported by something other than a hand. That's not to say I wouldn't love to see something like this a pound lighter but it's not going to happen for another 2-3...
Control and security mostly. It runs windows 8 pro so you can join tham to an Active Directory domain and tightly control what can/can't be done on it, keep it updated and secure, implement network access control policies, etc. It ties in with all the management capabilities of the MS ecosystem which go far beyond wiping exchange accounts and requiring a password. It's got full device encryption which is essential to a lot of businesses (and government) for portable...
I honestly don't know how well this will do with consumers. I could honestly see myself using it as a laptop replacement and if it's good enough as a tablet I don't need a second device. Do I really want to purchase both an ultrabook AND a tablet? I suspect a lot of people see the appeal of tablets and will be willing to compromise a bit but who knows...The specs are very strong and had it been available when I was in school, it would have been an instant buy.Think about...
http://www.theverge.com/2012/11/29/3706866/surface-pro-january-price-availability Surface Pro will come in 2 versions: $899 for 64GB $999 for 128GB Both come with an active digitizer for pen input, 10.6" 1920x1080 screen (compared to 1366x768 on 11" air or 1440x900 on 13" MBA), 4GB RAM, core i5 CPU (maybe the ULV version of the chip), a 42W-h batter (11" air is 35W-h, 13" is 50W-h). It weights 1.99lbs compared to the Air's 2.38 And now the downside... MS tweeted it'll...
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