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Apple Vs. Microsoft: Tablet Empire Strikes Back
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anon0222035709
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anon0222035709,
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10/29/2013 | 1:28:30 AM
re: Apple Vs. Microsoft: Tablet Empire Strikes Back
"... but they aren't the only two in the ring. On the same day that Microsoft launched its new Surface tablets....., Nokia waded into the tablet fray with the Lumia 2520..."

Come on, are you aware that Microsoft Acquired Nokia?

"Apple Vs. Microsoft: Tablet Empire Strikes Back"

Since when Microsoft is in the warzone? Do you even watch star wars? Since you are talking about tablets wars, its only Apple vs Android / Empire vs Rebel Alliance. Microsoft cant even compare with Ewoks in this context.
rradina
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10/28/2013 | 11:37:27 PM
re: Apple Vs. Microsoft: Tablet Empire Strikes Back
Applied science claims there is significant demand for a single device that enables folks to do desktop and tablet tasks on one device.

The key difference between those tasks are the human interface. To that end, a device that has both a touch screen and a keyboard/touchpad or mouse would seem to be what folks want. We can debate until the cows come home as to whether or not they ruined the desktop but I've never accepted previous versions of Windows without customizing it to my liking. Windows 8.x is no different. By that I mean you can customize it to prevent switching back-and-forth between the touch and desktop experience. Sans the start button and Aero, there's little to complain about between Win 8 and Win 7 desktop. That leaves the only open question as whether or not Microsoft created a decent touch interface. IMO, it's not the touch interface, it's the apps. Most of the apps feel hurried and buggy. Even Microsoft's own apps.
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10/28/2013 | 11:29:56 PM
re: Apple Vs. Microsoft: Tablet Empire Strikes Back
Too expensive for some, yes. Not so for those that need the compatibility to their Windows network at work, for travel, and as their primary desktop device.
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rradina,
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10/28/2013 | 11:28:36 PM
re: Apple Vs. Microsoft: Tablet Empire Strikes Back
Surface 2 Pro is built with Intel's Haswell chips. They were introduced in June 2013. How is that old?
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wht,
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10/28/2013 | 11:28:09 PM
re: Apple Vs. Microsoft: Tablet Empire Strikes Back
Glad you can afford this overpriced toy.
wht
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10/28/2013 | 11:27:29 PM
re: Apple Vs. Microsoft: Tablet Empire Strikes Back
It's the users choice to use a mouse/KB or touch, or both. Lazyness and cost avoidance...what are you smoking?
wht
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10/28/2013 | 11:26:11 PM
re: Apple Vs. Microsoft: Tablet Empire Strikes Back
i3, i5, i7 chips are not 3 years old. Intel has released 4 versions of the chips...you want to by a device like a notebook or desktop with the 4th generation i5 or i7 chip. Most tablets are different and don't use an Intel chip, the Surface Pro or Pro2 being exceptions.
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10/28/2013 | 6:32:25 PM
re: Apple Vs. Microsoft: Tablet Empire Strikes Back
The Surface 2 starts at $449 and the Surface Pro 2 starts at $899. Too expensive.
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10/28/2013 | 5:44:48 PM
re: Apple Vs. Microsoft: Tablet Empire Strikes Back
You hit the nail on the head as to why Windows 8 is doing so poorly. The one OS fits all strategy was born from lazyness and cost avoidance not from applied science. Applied science seems to indicate keyboard and mouse is a superior interface for desktops and an intuitive touch interface superior for tablets. Windows 8 is neither on either.
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10/28/2013 | 5:39:05 PM
re: Apple Vs. Microsoft: Tablet Empire Strikes Back
With the billions upon billions of Apple and Android devices in the market Microsoft will be offering a compatible version of Office some day soon. MS is smart enough (and greedy enough) to know if you can't beat them join them.
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