Microsoft Surface is being tested in Virginia as a voting device
posted by Alan F. / Nov 05, 2012, 8:20 PM
While the Microsoft Surface tablet being used for the test is the RT variant with an ARM supported processor, Democracy Live CEO Bryan Finney says that he will talk with Microsoft about using more Surface tablets for future elections and would like to use the Intel powered Microsoft Surface 8 Pro model. The test in Virginia is to get feedback from those who get to use the device.
Current computers in polling places are older machines with outdated specs which makes the speed of the tablet stand out. By time of the next presidential election in 2016, the speed of electronic balloting could be blinding. Consider where we were with mobile device speeds in 2008 and where we are now.
source: Geekwire via WMPoweruser
voting device?why not take apple imac?
posted on Nov 05, 2012, 8:26 PM 0
Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012
because its not a toy
posted on Nov 05, 2012, 9:22 PM 5
Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012
Neither is the iPad. Just because apple has a simple UI that doesn't mean it's a toy. You don't own one so you don't know how capable they are. Or may be you own but don't know how to fully exploit ur ipad.
posted on Nov 05, 2012, 10:10 PM 1
Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012
Simple UI has got nothing to do with it being a toy.. Look at W8, its Tiles are simpler than the fancy static icons, but it can do more.. wanna know why the iPad is a toy? because it can't even transfer a document over bluetooth, can't even download a song.. have you seen the new iPad ad? yeah, the one that it is used as a Piano toy..
posted on Nov 06, 2012, 12:45 AM 2
Id rather vote on the Surface than a iPad. At least MS is doing good for their marketing compaign
posted on Nov 06, 2012, 8:17 AM 0
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