Would you buy one of the Microsoft Surface tablets?
0. phoneArena 19 Jun 2012, 08:06 posted on
Last night Microsoft dropped a bombshell on all existing and aspiring tablet makers by announcing it is entering this device market with a slate line of its own called Surface. The software giant from Redmond lifted the veil over two 10.6" tablets, powered by different silicon...
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27. yougotkilled1 (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)
I would love to have this tablet. One that runs full windows 8 along with office is how tablets should be made! The price and battery life will be the decision maker for sure.
29. cocote177 (Posts: 15; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Good bye ultrabooks. Welcome ARM Windows 8 Tablets
31. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6230; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Best feature on the tablet is the built in keyboard and many colors to choose from. so YOU DON'T have to buy A OVER PRICE keyboard
34. DigitalMD (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)
Can't wait. Save me from these under features Android and low productivity IOS Pads.... hurry
42. jeck77 (Posts: 25; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)
It's all about the price. I like the iPad, although my stepson used it a lot more than I do, but if the Surface can come in at $100+ cheaper than the 16gb New iPad (stupid name), than it would be worth it, otherwise, no reason to get it because the iPad has already established itself.
43. ceotase (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
There is no question that The "Surface" is a much better choice for the business world but will Microsoft be able to beat Apple in the marketing arena?
46. dws93 (Posts: 13; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
I'll wait for a thiner windows 8 surface or a Samsung tab
49. valapsp (Posts: 472; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)
Then Samsung series 5 Hybrid PC best suits you.
47. ahhxd717 (Posts: 317; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)
Finally, a tablet that's not a giant smartphone (without the phone). Right now, why would you want a tablet if you have a smart phone? So you can browse the internet and play silly semi-fun games? I can easily use my phone to do that stuff, as well as my laptop. I'd love to get an Intel based Surface, but I'm sure they'll be pricey. Hopefully the ARM Surfaces get enough apps to be a worthwhile buy, although I'm sure soon enough there will be apps since they'll be for ALL Windows 8 devices, which a s**tload of people will be using.
48. valapsp (Posts: 472; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)
The non-RT version is about 17mm thick with the touch cover on. This is a little too thick for today's tablets. Whereas the RT version is just 9.3mm thick without those extra 3mm of the cover.
I am confused about which one to buy, But sure I want apps other than the ones in Windows Store.
51. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
The Pro edition has my interest and has for quite a while. Full desktop compatibility is a big eye catcher for me. That said, if they get priced too high its going to be a nonstarter. As much as I'd like to play diablo on a tablet on the go, I'm not going to spend 500+ more for a windows tablet than an android tablet, when what I actually need is just a good tablet/keyboard combo with office functionality and good media functions. Android already does that for $300 bux and since I already heavily use Google Drive, it gives me full compatibility where RT wouldnt (for similar price comparisons)
Sooner or later we will get dual boot android/w8 RT tablets.. either officially or through XDA. That would be fun. :)
55. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
PC/tab, best of both worlds. Yes I'll be getting one. Been waiting for something like this and MS did it! Never got the ifad or anroid doesn't have PC built in.
56. lil2070 (Posts: 14; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
Ipads n iphones r only for kids and noob users...
Windows 8 tablet is gona be a desktop pc in our hands.. This is innovation !
Not like apple...changing minor things here n there n calling it a new ios 6 =P
69. Hemlocke (unregistered)
Yes, debuting keyboard-less laptops is "innovation." There are plenty of Windows tablets on the market, already, like the Samsung Slates, and all they need is a Windows 8 license to upgrade. The Pro will get to compete with lots of laptops and touch-enabled ultrabooks, which should make the PC market more competitive, but less profitable for already reeling OEMs.
The RT will compete with the iPad, and it will not be running a better SoC, it will not have a better screen, and it will launch with thousands less apps than the iPad and won't be able to run legacy Windows applications. Toy? The RT is going to be a toy that isn't even fun to play with, so ponder that.
57. ceotase (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
As an IT consultant, I can tell you, the IPad in the enterprise is nothing but a "quiet nightmare". I, for one, am promoting the Windows tablet vigorously for all the reasons mentioned and obvious.
59. T3chS4vvy (Posts: 7; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
I'd buy the more expensive tablet if it can run the same games windows 7 on my desktop can run ( which is low specs demanding)
64. snowgator (Posts: 3197; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Excited for a tablet for the first time ever. But, still, I need more than media to warrant buying it. I do want tools and practical advantages. We will see what they offer.
Still kinda excited.....
73. arqjav (Posts: 54; Member since: 29 Dec 2009)
I agree with cdgoin I´m an architect I need a powerful pc for the types of programs that I used photoshop,vector works, autocad,C4D,and allot more having a full windows base tablet is great step for us people that don't necessary work in the office but on the job site having a full windows table means that you could make changes to the same file you have on your desktop pc does saving time and money,that's the reason I haven't bought a tablet just yet I need one for do some real work not just for checking my e-mail or playing games I can't do that with my phone,I just hope Microsoft give more information about how are they going to handle real programs in windows 8 not just apps.
83. jlscott777 (Posts: 45; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
You are right, I am a printed circuit board designer, and the ability to easily communicate with my desktop and laptop is paramount. I have an Android tablet that is pretty much relegated to entertainment, e-reader, game playing, etc. so far the only productive use I have found for it is a really nice HP 12C calculator app. The Ipad does not define the entire tablet market, that market is still growing and developing, I do not see the Microsoft surface products competing with the Ipad or current Android products but defining a different space in the tablet market the way the Kindle Fire defined its own space.
77. andyboi_ph (Posts: 101; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)
of course i go for a tablet that would function as a desktop/laptop too - so option 2 for me
78. Sweegee (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
The surface is indeed an innovative product but it doesn't seem practical if you want to type on your lap. That's why I rather wait for the asus transformer book or the samsung hybrid thing.
79. Vorsayo (Posts: 21; Member since: 29 Jan 2012)
Full windows 8 experience, with all programs able to be installed. Sounds good to me. I may have to sell my android tablet, and get this one instead. Plus the connectivity that will exist between my PC and my tablet will be phenomenal. Its one of the things people love about Apple products, how their iMac, Mac Book Pro, iPad, iPhone, iPod and Apple TV all link together and make life easier. Having a Tablet that will work well with my desktop and laptop will be awesome. I may even get and Windows Phone 7 (or 8 when it launches) to complete the experience.
84. The_Godfather (Posts: 146; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
1. No doubt at all of course I have started saving for my "Surface". Please come soon we all are waiting for you....
2. Apple your days are over...Since Tech Giant (Steve Jobs) has left you forever... Sorry for that but that is the fact....!!!
86. bumpie (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)
I'm quite excited when MS first announced it, but the latest rumors say that it will cost from $900-$1000, how true can it be?