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S. Kyle Davis
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11/15/2012 | 6:45:16 PM
re: Microsoft Windows 8 Tablet Plans In Disarray
Ok, a couple things here: First, Microsoft, as others have said, was very clear on its plans for Surface. The Surface RT was set for Windows 8 Release (10/26) and the Surface Pro was given a loose "three months later" release date. That puts it at or around the end of January. That was always the release date for the Pro, and isn't news. Why Microsoft wanted to approach this is unknown, though part of it could be a desire to focus on one product release at a time, hammering out RT details before moving on to the Pro. That's complete conjecture on my part, though.

The second thing: the Pro is going to run an i5, not an Atom. So, the delays to Clover Trail are not related to the Surface's January release date. The Clover Trail does seem to be delayed, but OEMs are also slow-rolling their tablet strategies as well. The Dell XPS 10 has the same mid-December release date as the Latitude 10. That's an RT tablet that again isn't affected by Clover Trail. The only Windows 8/RT tablet you can find right now (besides the surface RT) is the ASUS VivoTab RT. The Samsung SmartPC is supposed to come out any day now, though, so maybe more are on their way.
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11/15/2012 | 6:41:54 PM
re: Microsoft Windows 8 Tablet Plans In Disarray
iPad is better than Surface? LOL.

Does the iPad have a USB port for connecting a printer, backup drive, USB stick, XBox controller, or any other USB devcie? Nope.

Does the iPad have Micros SD card expansion? Nope.

Does the iPad have an integrated kick-stand? Nope.

Can the iPad run two apps side-by-side? Nope.

Does the iPad have Live Tiles? Nope.

Does the iPad support desktop mode which can be extended to a second screen? Nope.

Does the iPad have a Micro HDMI port? Nope.

Does the iPad support multiple users? Nope.

Does the iPad include FREE Microsoft Office? Nope.

All of the above is a YES for the SURFACE RT.

I could keep going, but basically the point is this - There is LOADS that the Surface CAN DO which the iPad CANNOT.
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11/15/2012 | 6:31:51 PM
re: Microsoft Windows 8 Tablet Plans In Disarray
What evidence do you have which supports that Surface RT has failed?
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11/15/2012 | 6:30:21 PM
re: Microsoft Windows 8 Tablet Plans In Disarray
Show some intelligence and stop commenting with nonsense.
VasyaPupkinsan
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11/15/2012 | 6:25:48 PM
re: Microsoft Windows 8 Tablet Plans In Disarray
Whatever, iPad is also CRAP for flying a Mars mission into space or performin a heart surgery.

Surface is way more CRAP than even half of what iPad can do. So...
VasyaPupkinsan
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11/15/2012 | 6:23:06 PM
re: Microsoft Windows 8 Tablet Plans In Disarray
I dont care about stinking SD cards. Period.

Advertised 32 GB can reasonably be expected to be occupied, but still be at least 90% available, not 50. You buying a coffee and getting just half of it would complain won't you?
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11/15/2012 | 6:16:18 PM
re: Microsoft Windows 8 Tablet Plans In Disarray
Nope, I'm not going to leave it alone for the simple reason that it winds you up!!! :)

Like I said, I never said that iPad needs to be for enterprise. What I AM saying is that the iPad IS CRAP for the enterprise.
VasyaPupkinsan
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11/15/2012 | 6:14:24 PM
re: Microsoft Windows 8 Tablet Plans In Disarray
Ok, its perfectly legit in claiming that Windows RT on Surface RT failed. So it has merits.
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11/15/2012 | 6:12:38 PM
re: Microsoft Windows 8 Tablet Plans In Disarray
Where have they lied about the size of the memory? Find me a spec sheet where they lied? They never advertised available storage. In fact, NO COMPANY advertises available storage.

At least you can expand the storage on the Surface RT by simply popping in a 64GB Micros SD card.
VasyaPupkinsan
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11/15/2012 | 6:11:21 PM
re: Microsoft Windows 8 Tablet Plans In Disarray
It is perfectly functional consumer product for this Holiday Season.
And why the hell it needs to be enterprise and why you've assumed it needs to be enterprise is beyond me. I think you should just leave it alone.
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