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Apple Vs. Microsoft: Tablet Empire Strikes Back
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ANON1242050524091
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ANON1242050524091,
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11/14/2013 | 1:12:05 PM
re: Apple Vs. Microsoft: Tablet Empire Strikes Back
Only if you are using it in a Business Setting. If you are using it for Personal Productions (Writing resume's, home spreadsheets, news letters for non for profits) then there is no additional cost.

Those Business that have a MS Office EA can use it as well without the purchase of anything else. Then again you have an EA so there you go.
Isaac George Prevette ITC 4G
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Isaac George Prevette ITC 4G,
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11/9/2013 | 11:11:35 PM
re: Apple Vs. Microsoft: Tablet Empire Strikes Back
Thanks for your helpful insights to Apple iPad Air& Microsoft Surface Pro. Could you &
your readers kindly comment & explain which applications have the companies &
organizations found must useful for working at the same time in 3 different systems?
What are the best applications for transfer of special photos,medical patient records,
human resources personnel records,on screen data between Apple iPad Air &
Microsoft Surface Pro W8.1 & Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1,Google Android tablets,
Sony Xperia Z tablets &Nokia Lumia2520. How can you transfer information quickly
between the 3 major systems? What functions well, Evernote?,Safari? VLC MediaPlayer?
Dropbox? How are most companies managing 3 systems since most customers &
employees & patients & students often have 3 different systems. Perhaps one has
Apple iPad air & another has Samsung Galaxy Note & another Microsoft Surface Pro
Thanks & Happy Thanksgiving to all of you Isaac George Sulo Prevette Isaac George Prevette Anu Marjaana Hippel+ñinen Prevette 36910 Rautajarvi Finland igprevet@aol.com
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VFanRJ,
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11/1/2013 | 7:51:41 PM
re: Apple Vs. Microsoft: Tablet Empire Strikes Back
I will say that after using Windows 8 for almost a year, I've become a fan of it. For me it took months of using it to realize that it really is a move forward in the right direction. And I don't even have a touch screen
cbabcock
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cbabcock,
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11/1/2013 | 12:22:16 AM
re: Apple Vs. Microsoft: Tablet Empire Strikes Back
To make headway in tablets, Microsoft needs to put a full function version of Office on Surface at a low price. The best price would be free. Let users pay for other apps. To refuse to do so is to concede most of the table market to Apple and Android.
mak63
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mak63,
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10/29/2013 | 10:55:15 PM
re: Apple Vs. Microsoft: Tablet Empire Strikes Back
I agree with the comments below. I can give you there is room for improvement, e.g. weight, screen resolution, apps, but the i5? Don't think so. Read about it here:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/I...
The price seems also fine for the Pro (remember is a tablet/Win PC). The Surface 2 is cheaper than the latest iPad
melgross
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melgross,
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10/29/2013 | 12:59:27 PM
re: Apple Vs. Microsoft: Tablet Empire Strikes Back
When will you fanboys grow up?
melgross
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10/29/2013 | 12:58:12 PM
re: Apple Vs. Microsoft: Tablet Empire Strikes Back
It comes with it, but it's not that useful. By contract, it can't even be used to write your r+¬sum+¬.
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melgross,
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10/29/2013 | 12:56:50 PM
re: Apple Vs. Microsoft: Tablet Empire Strikes Back
Perhaps the word"supremacy" is a bit much. Microsoft is struggling for survival in the tablet space. Before they fight for supremacy, they need to increase sales to a noticeable level.
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moarsauce123,
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10/29/2013 | 11:27:58 AM
re: Apple Vs. Microsoft: Tablet Empire Strikes Back
You mention the key point here: the tiny screen of tablets. You cannot do any effective office work on such a tiny screen and not with the rather crappy keyboards that come with it.
Also, the claim that the Surface comes with Office omits another important aspect: you need a desktop license of MS Office in order to run the tablet version. That makes a Surface even more expensive!
moarsauce123
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moarsauce123,
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10/29/2013 | 11:23:08 AM
re: Apple Vs. Microsoft: Tablet Empire Strikes Back
Those folks buy a laptop with more oomph for less money.
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