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Microsoft Surface: Why More Is More
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JohnD985
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JohnD985,
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5/10/2014 | 9:23:55 AM
RIP MICROSOFT
Poor, doomed Microsoft, taking a failed idea, and making it bigger

 

Yes, Michael.

 

I totally agree.

 

And reading your article, even more so!
LorinThwaits
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LorinThwaits,
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5/10/2014 | 10:50:07 AM
We gave up on you, Microsoft -- when will you give up on us?
All the real reasons we hate Windows 8 still persist -- those crappy charms, two different control panels, very difficult to navigate Metro apps, a janky App Store clone being the only way to patch the thing...

This whole thing is like having a lover who is saddled with a horrible addiction and claims, "Oh but I can change!"  AND NEVER DOES.  Only minimal strides towards getting clean -- and then a complete relapse.  The hell continues.
SmokeStackL802
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SmokeStackL802,
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5/10/2014 | 12:41:13 PM
Bigger????
They should just call it a laptop and be done with it.
anon5989648575
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anon5989648575,
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5/10/2014 | 12:42:48 PM
Re: RIP MICROSOFT
Not so fast re disrespecting the Surface Pro. My wife and I both love ours.  I am a doctor and do all my charting, orders, etc with patients in the exam room in a natural face-to-face encounter with the person. I am not turned away looking at a computer monitor.  I use the built in microphone for Dragon Naturally Speaking.  My wife works out of the home and also does a lot of business travel, all with one computer.  We both use docking stations when at a desk, it has an elegant and quick in/out design.
JohnF737
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JohnF737,
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5/10/2014 | 1:08:33 PM
Re: RIP MICROSOFT
You are right... people who complain about it have probably just not even tried it.... I have a laptop, a Surface pro and a Windows phone... all working very well and in sync.... Windows 8.1 works well... only some people won't be able to acknowledge that because they are still in their cave eating an apple... and paying through their nose for it too.... By the way I use Dragon 12.5 for my thesis and it works great... on my Surface pro...
danielcawrey
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5/10/2014 | 2:38:49 PM
Re: RIP MICROSOFT
It's interesting: Microsoft has long let hardware partners make the products for its software. Now, we might be seeing why. The company is weak in designing hardware. Sure, I know that they have used contract manufacturers to make the Surface happen. But they also did the same with the Xbox and that worked out. 

What's so different about tablets? It's a totally different form factor. At least the Xbox was like a desktop computer, not a revolutionary type of product. I think that Microsoft will figure about the Surface at some point. But with competitors like Samsung and Motorola, it's unlikely that they are going to be able to make up ground anytime soon. 
anon6167839637
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5/10/2014 | 3:34:55 PM
Yawn
"Microsoft may debut an expanded lineup of Surface tablets on May 20 -- including a bigger model."

 

Why so we can see that garbage of a UI even better.
C DavidB235
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C DavidB235,
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5/10/2014 | 4:57:44 PM
Re: We gave up on you, Microsoft -- when will you give up on us?
Lorin

Wow - so sorry about you love life. Realy hope life gets better for you soon.
Larryw4csc
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5/10/2014 | 7:42:48 PM
Re: Bigger????
I wanted the Pro, loaded, I really did.  But, alas, my disappointment was total.  It couldn't pass the "Restaurant Test".  This test is to play a medium-level avi movie in a crowded restaurant at FULL VOLUME.  If the people at the tables around me call in the manager to bitch about all the noise from the tablet, it passes!  The Surface Pro failed, miserably!  We couldn't even hear the movie at OUR TABLE, much less a table away!  Anything priced at over $1200 better damned well have BOSE-class speakers and a STEREO AUDIO AMPLIFIER way too loud to listen to at full volume!

 

What were they thinking??

 
DouglasG778
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5/11/2014 | 10:43:59 AM
Competative edge or unfair advantage?
The ultimate laptop killer, a 14" Surface Pro with high res, windows 8.1, office 365, Intel chip, 6 gigs ram,  and a detachable key board with additional battery.   Give me the ability to plug it into a dock so I can run two displays and plug in the power at the same time, add WiGig and now it's the ultra portable laptop/desktop killer.  The tech is all there and I suspect many (I certainly) would gladly pay for such a competitive advantage.
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