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VasyaPupkinsan
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VasyaPupkinsan,
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11/15/2012 | 5:50:28 PM
re: Microsoft Windows 8 Tablet Plans In Disarray
Show dignity and follow your own advice
bartolfb
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11/15/2012 | 5:49:01 PM
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Microsoft has been pretty clear about their schedule. I don't quite know why this is a surprise to Mr. McDougall. Yes, there could be a lot better marketing about the differences between RT and Pro, but Microsoft has always been a poor marketer when it comes to those kinds of details. Move along. Nothing to see here.
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11/15/2012 | 5:47:25 PM
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Surface Pro is NOT out. It will be out in January, 90 days from when the Surface RT was launched, as Microsoft stated.
VasyaPupkinsan
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11/15/2012 | 5:43:50 PM
re: Microsoft Windows 8 Tablet Plans In Disarray
Why did you bring up enterprise?
Seems Ballmersoft does not care about PEOPLE and this holiday season.

If their tablets are not designed for people - then why so much HYPE this year.

Do it first and then boast your a..s off.
NPCO
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11/15/2012 | 5:43:04 PM
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In other words, if someone is lying or advancing a clearly and obviously contradictory or false impression, no one should call them on it if they're not financially involved. Maybe journalism is in the toilet that it's in precisely BECAUSE people don't call out obvious falsehoods often enough.
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11/15/2012 | 5:40:01 PM
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Actually it is a good thing. Clovertrail suck anyways. I believe you will find that the Pro tabs will be launched at CES in 2013 & find that Intel and Microsoft are working together to time the launch to coincide with the launch of the Haswell microarchitecture & find the newest Intel low power comsumption chip in the Windows 8 Pro Surface.

I think the Clover powered devices will also roll out as a lower priced alternative or be relegated to standard 8 tabs, but Surface & many of the high end tabs will be Haswell. Afterall, Intel has been working on Haswell since early 2011 with a stated objective of it launching early in 2013 for specific use in convertible & hybrid Ultrabooks, as the Surface Pro is intended to be.
Eric Gormly
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11/15/2012 | 5:28:51 PM
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Paul, you are being disingenuous to sell eyeballs. Shame on you.

Your article is also *after*:
"Microsoft has previously stated that Surface Pro would ship 90 days after Surface RT"

So what are you doing here? Defending an article by using a Microsoft statement that has been revised and then pointing to that same quote when a new release time frame has already been set?

Two statements
First One: Feb 9. 2012, "Hey we are releasing at the same time"
Second one: August 2012: "Ok, now we are releasing 90 days later"

Six months later they have had to make adustments that everyone now knows about and you use the FIRST one to build your November 2012 article on? Do you always do this? Use outdated information without regard to current information?

Now correct me if I am wrong but this clearly shows Microsoft had to adjust their time table and also that they told EVERYONE about it. Seems like a lot of companies are forced to do this when things change... no?

Your defense makes you look worse, you should stop typing now.

Your Credibility = Completely Lost.
Onami2012
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11/15/2012 | 5:27:56 PM
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I think the author is trying to hint that the 3 month lag between the Surface Pro and Surface RT was less due to strategy and more due to logisitics/production issues and problems with Clovertrail availability. New silicon availability always has risks and if something goes wrong, it takes months for the next version to be available. Perhaps the author is trying to point out ways in which this delay is hurting Microsoft in the enterprise space? The three month gap from view of market positioning is very harmful to Microsoft and they would do anything they could to narrow that.
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11/15/2012 | 5:25:38 PM
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I'm merely stating facts, unlike the author of this article.
NPCO
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11/15/2012 | 5:25:35 PM
re: Microsoft Windows 8 Tablet Plans In Disarray
Huh? Ballmer DID communicate their intentions, by saying the Pro version would follow RT by 90 days. They're still within that window, that DOES put it into next year, and the reason for the staged release is likely PRECISELY to make sure it's ready and polished.

In other words, they're doing EXACTLY what you're suggesting, yet you manage to claim otherwise and criticize them for that.

Edit: In re-reading your comment, I'm struck by the clearly failed logic. You say that they should have released it (I'm assuming the Pro, since that's the only version the enterprise is interested in) next year when it was ready and polished. Do you realize that the Pro is NOT OUT YET? By saying they should have released it (past tense) next year when it was ready/polished, you're saying that they ALREADY released it and that it was not ready/polished.

You claim Microsoft has done the exact opposite of what they actually did, and then criticize them for not doing the exact opposite of what you've claimed they did. You say A is B and that B is wrong for not being A. I love it.
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