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Michael Endler
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Michael Endler,
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5/6/2014 | 2:25:17 PM
Re: Should've done this in the first time
Can you cite a source for that 12% statistic? I'm pretty certain the Surface doesn't have anything close to 12% market share-- at least not if the market we're discussing is tablets.

Based on the numbers IDC and Gartner published, all Windows tablets have somewhere around a third that share. Maybe the Surface Pro has 12% of $1000+ Ultrabook sales (yes, Microsoft has a times referred to the Surface Pro this way). But outside of highly specific categories like the one I just mentioned, the Surface doesn't have a 12% share in much of anything else. That's not to say the Surface is a bad product, per se-- I actually like and use a Surface Pro regularly. But they're niche products. For average users, the tablets' strengths haven't overshadowed their shortcomings.
anon7503769237
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5/6/2014 | 12:59:15 PM
New Windows 81 - Android O/S
The site -- iProTablet - features the new Ramos i10 Pro ($399) that launched this week and is the first Hybrid tablet that let's you use both Windows 8.1 and Android and easily switch between the two operating systems... and features a 10-inch full HD 1920X1200 display, an Intel Bay Trail 64-bit processor, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and an 8000 mAh battery... worth checking out
CunC132
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CunC132,
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5/6/2014 | 12:50:11 PM
Re: Should've done this in the first time
12% is bs number. Last time I checked it was 5.8% which included all Surface number given out for free to MS employees or charity...Oh, after a $billion write off. How compatitive was that? Show MS surface tablet sold, not shipped if you want to prove your point...BTW, I hate tablets with cooling fans, wtf wrong with MS design team? They should've consulted Jon Ive for the hardware design. BTW, Surface looks like crap next to iPad and other Android tablets.

Btw, according to IDC: "Apple is not only the sole company to report unit sales of tablets; it's also the only company that reports its tablet revenue". So, if MS sold many tablets, why not report the number of sold unit and revenue.
CunC132
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CunC132,
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5/6/2014 | 12:45:00 PM
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I in fact refuse to buy any 16:9 tablet. It just doesn't feel right. 16:9 still falls short for entertainment industry nowadays anyway. It's 20:9 standard.
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5/6/2014 | 12:40:34 PM
Re: Should've done this in the first time
Yet by capturing 12% market share in the tablet market in just over a year, the Surface seems to be competing just fine the way it was designed.  Shows how much you know.
CunC132
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CunC132,
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5/6/2014 | 12:38:13 PM
Should've done this in the first time
I was talking about this 2 years ago that MS shouldn't have released full size tablet to compete with full sized iPad or but 7" to compete with Android 7" tablets instead and set the price from $199-$249 or $299 with Office loaded. Go direct head to head with full sized iPad at the time was just committing to fail. 
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5/6/2014 | 12:31:30 PM
What?
"16:9 HD displays, which are great for landscape-style activities such as watching movies, but unwieldy for portrait-style, one-handed tasks such as perusing Word documents, websites, and PDFs."

 LOL

How so?  16:9 works great for reading documents. It has just a slightly longer profile, which simply means I have to scroll up/down less than on an ipad because more text can fix vertically on the screen in portrait.  Most web pages today are designed at around 900 horizontal pixels.  The page fits very well in portrait using the 1080 horizontal pixels, or also in landscape for that matter.  In fact, if you do not have a retina ipad, you would either have to scroll left or right to view all the content on most pages, or scale down the page.  Stupid.

I don't buy into the 4:3 is better BS hype.   The entertainment industry as a whole has largely rejected this ratio as being inferior to 16:9, and seeing how tablets are largely entertainment devices, it only makes sense to have them 16:9 also.  Apple screwed it up again trying to "think different", or in this case, not really "thinking" at all.  Because if they did, the ipad would be the standard 16:9 ratio that is currently used throughout the entertainment industry as being the superior ratio for consuming content.

It just astounds me how very little apple fans can actually think for themselves. They buy all the BS thrown at them hook, line and sinker.  4:3 ratio on ANY content consumption device is just plain stupid.  Why did they not put 4:3 on the iphone if it's so great?   lol  What a bunch of sheep.

    
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