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06-19-2012, 06:38 PM #41
06-19-2012, 06:47 PM #42
06-19-2012, 06:56 PM #43
And yeah I am a fan of apple products. Isn't that why we are all on MMI? Because we're all fans of apple?
My point is saying that just because it won't run software you can install on a computer doesn't make any less of of an application
06-19-2012, 06:59 PM #44
06-19-2012, 07:01 PM #45
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06-19-2012, 08:22 PM #46
These look great, especially the pro version. Nothing that Apple offers can even compare. I'm thrilled that products are coming out that finally utlizise the great technology we have today so we do not have to settle for the half-assed products that Apple keeps releasing. I hope Apple finally steps their game up.
And no, I am not a Microsoft fanboy. I am an iPhone and iPad owner sick of Apple making no improvements to their product and leaving out the most basic of features
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06-19-2012, 08:34 PM #47
FYI, I share files using Dropbox... No need for USB. Also, I use AirPlay on my 'fanboy' iMac & 'fanboy' Apple TV; so no need for HDMI.
Lastly, I don't even care about the iPad. I have one and don't use it. But the numbers don't lie, it's the top tablet and it'll be hard to beat...sorry!
I do agree w/ Ruthless Killa, Apple needs to improve instead of lying stagnant.
06-19-2012, 09:54 PM #48
Dropbox is neat. But it doesn't beat the instant, direct access of USB. Fact. Not to mention you won't have to pay for a connection kit in addition to any interface you want to plug into it.
Apple TV - $99. HDMI cable - Maybe $10 with no WIFI needed.
And you pretend like you're winning? I'm not saying all Apple owners are fanboys, that would be dumb, especially as I type from a JB 4S and my MB Pro is a foot away. But you? I'm just looking at the evidence man. To deny that this is awesome, at least on paper, just wreaks of it.
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06-19-2012, 09:59 PM #49
I was about to get a macbook air, the full surface tablet gave me pause. Will wait and see.
06-19-2012, 10:03 PM #50
windows 98? Great
windows XP? Great
Windows Vista? FAIL!
Windows 7? Great
Windows 8? ....Must be FAIL
we must wait for windows 9 LOL...
06-19-2012, 10:28 PM #51
If u wanna call me a fanboy, then so be it. I used to be anti-Apple until I got tired of dealing w/ Windows problems. For YEARS and YEARS I was constantly having to diagnose/debug my Windows PCs. So if that makes me a fan, then that's fine!
Specs don't matter so much to me as performance and reliability. My friends that bought 'top of the line' PCs when I purchased my first MacBook have either switched to Mac or are looking to switch. Why? Because Windows fails, in time...forcing us to buy again & again.
BTW, I've used Windows 8 on a Samsung Tablet. It was cool BUT also took a big learning curve while still being glitchy. You don't deal w/ that kind of stuff on Mac/iDevices (you of all people should know that).
So don't assume I don't know what I'm talking about cuz I do. Aside from IT, I'm the 'fix-it' guy!!! Mac is user-friendly and reliable...
FYI, Apple is far from perfect but Windows can't even compete anymore!
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06-19-2012, 10:58 PM #52
Maybe I'm missing something, but can someone elaborate a little more on why Microsoft shouldn't have announced the surface tablet in advance like they did? I see this as strategic move to build hype and lure in consumers who may be in the market
06-19-2012, 11:48 PM #53
I'm not saying macs are bad computers..... I don't like them but that doesn't make them bad. Your bunch seems to have a lot of problems with your windows computers so makes me believe it's more user error than OS or hardware related.
Windows computers do more than compete as sale figures tell you. Sure macs are gaining market share but they had no where to go but up sitting at the bottom for SO many years. I won't own an apple machine simply because I don't like how they function AND I can get a better machine spec wise for about 1/2 the cost. Macs look great and a lot of people love how they function.... I'm simply not one of them. I will stick with my windows OS that I have never had an issue with and be happier for it. Good luck to you and your friends with macs.
As far as this tablet goes I love how the "fanbois" (you know who you are) are discounting this thing before it even gets going. Will it replace the iPad on the top of the hill? No of course not. Does it fill a niche that the iPad can't? Of course it does. I honestly would rather this be my next tablet over another iPad. PLUS those of you that are talking crap about what it offers if apple came up with these ideas you would be puking out how awesome it is and how much apple innovates. How many threads have we seen about adding HDMI and USB to the iPad? Now it comes offered on another device and people talk crap about it. Typical.
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06-20-2012, 12:05 AM #54
06-20-2012, 02:26 AM #55
its not about fanboy or not, some of just prefer apple OS over MS OS.. Why is that so hard for people to understand. Just because something is spec wise better doesn't make it better. The only thing i use a usb for is to hook up peripherals to my desktop, and the only time I've ever done it on a laptop is to jailbreak an iPhone (most of the time i just do it on my hack).
However, i am excited to see how this thing performs in real life. I have a feeling that people are going to get it and go try and run photoshop, or some other heavy tasking application and realize it doesn't run that fast. For god sakes its a tablet lol. A lot of people criticize the iPad for being locked down. yes it has its frustrations, but over all its a stream lined OS that does more than i need it to be.
But then again I'm not a laptop fan. windows or osx. I think there all limited in capability and power. With my desktop i have easily double the power of most laptops.
One thing i am very curious about on this tablet is the way the kickstand and keyboard hold up. I know when i use my iPad i am usually not around a table. it sits in my lap or on the couch in front of me (i have a bluetooth keyboard case) so i wonder if it will be able to do this with out always wanting to fall down..
Non the less maybe this will force apple to bring some new things to there line
06-20-2012, 04:39 AM #56
Maybe if the thing is not locked down we can install Max OS X (hackintosh) on it, and get the best of both worlds...
06-20-2012, 06:39 AM #57
4. They wouldn’t let anyone use the awesome multitouch keyboard cover hybrid
This accessory looks awesome, but Microsoft wouldn’t let a soul on hand for the announcement actually touch the damn thing. Reports claim that Microsoft reps claimed they could type faster than 60wpm the first time they used the device. Yea, that’s fantastic, not let me touch it. [maybe the "actual one" on hand was not of the functioning variety ? maybe there were no guts inside ? kinda like when car manufacturers release/show a concept car, they usually have no motor, or a donor motor from a production model just 2 make the car roll a few feet onto the turntable. just a thought [outside the box]
06-20-2012, 08:08 AM #58
Its a nice product..in my opinion. I just have a feeling by the time it launches, there will already be several "copy cats" In the end it looks like MS has made the biggest leap of all..bridging the PC and the tablet to meet in the middle. Apple has not done this. They offer the iPad and the Mac Air. Two different OS's and two different markets. With the Surface you get an all in one combo. I hope the next iPad has some break through technology and is more Mac like with style, OS, look, feel and operation. It is the future of computing. We call it a tablet as of now..in the future we will call it a computer
06-20-2012, 10:00 AM #59
[email protected] @SS!!
I love having the option of a real keyboard but hate that all of these add-ons make my iPad bigger, this idea is Fantastic!
I'm a hard core APPLE Fan, but I have to give them credit, Nice Job on that custom feature.
06-20-2012, 10:04 AM #60
I am a huge Mac fan. Have a custom built iMac as well as many iPods and iPhones. I do not have a tablet yet cuz I was waiting for a good iPad to come out and was planning in getting the iPad 3 buuuut will wait and see this thing come out first.