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Apple Vs. Microsoft: Tablet Empire Strikes Back
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StanS335
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10/26/2013 | 3:20:23 PM
re: Apple Vs. Microsoft: Tablet Empire Strikes Back
I stopped reading after you said that neither surface included Microsoft Office. Please do your research before misinforming others.
Eric Zeman
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10/26/2013 | 3:32:34 PM
re: Apple Vs. Microsoft: Tablet Empire Strikes Back
All my information regarding the Surface tablets came directly from Microsoft.com. The Surface 2 comes with Office RT, which isn't the full version of Office.
StanS335
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10/26/2013 | 4:47:52 PM
re: Apple Vs. Microsoft: Tablet Empire Strikes Back
I was going to argue with you more, but it seems you changed your article. Its more accurate now.
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10/26/2013 | 9:29:57 PM
re: Apple Vs. Microsoft: Tablet Empire Strikes Back
Microsoft continues to demonstrate that it's a software company first and a hardware company last. If they could overcome their propensity for proliferating bloatware and then close a three year hardware technology gap, they might be a real threat to Apple and others.
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10/27/2013 | 7:08:16 AM
re: Apple Vs. Microsoft: Tablet Empire Strikes Back
Samsung is cannibalizing their own products e.g. phablets vs the 10.1 products.

MS surfaces will find it hard to win because there are too many cheap competitors in the market.

So prepare another writ off.
mak63
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10/28/2013 | 2:57:09 AM
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Surface RT got Office since the beginning. it didn't change with v2. Even a non Microsoft Tablet user as myself knows that.
mak63
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10/28/2013 | 2:59:50 AM
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"three year hardware technology gap" Really? Like what exactly?
anon8891600134
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10/28/2013 | 3:59:02 AM
re: Apple Vs. Microsoft: Tablet Empire Strikes Back
I'm getting my iPad Air first week of November.... Can't wait!
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10/28/2013 | 5:03:47 PM
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"Surface 2 comes with Microsoft Office Home and
Student 2013 RT, but some functionality is limited. It's not the full
desktop version."

This comment is factual, if a bit disingenuous. I'm a pretty heavy excel user for work, and outside of some VBA coding, on my RT, I can do 95% of what I can do on the "full' desktop version. The real critique would be how useful this is on a 10.1 inch screen.

That said, it is the best device available that I've seen or am aware of for any travel. I use excel and word without a hitch, connect to my work VPN, do SAS and SQL on the remote server - all at under 2lbs.

I own an iPad, and since I picked up a reduced price RT in September, I haven't used it for anything except iTunes (which is great).
glenn817
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10/28/2013 | 5:06:12 PM
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The truth is, like Microsoft or hate them - from a OS standpoint they are ahead of every other OS out there. Do you really think some future version of iOS or Chrome OS won't have touch functionality?

As flawed as the implementation may be with Windows 8 (and it is debatable), it is still ahead of the curve.
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