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Microsoft justifies Surface Windows 8 Pro battery life and storage

0. phoneArena posted on 07 Feb 2013, 02:50

Despite its appeal, genuine concerns have been cited about battery life and storage on Microsoft's flagship tablet...

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posted on 07 Feb 2013, 13:01 1

28. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Buy a decent laptop for $700 ... this is a fail. :)

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 14:39

29. Bilpocalypse (Posts: 301; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)

I have a decent laptop that I'm tired of lugging around everywhere and I don't wan't want the limits of a standard tablet. Its a niche device, and there is a demand for it.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 16:09

31. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

And i can't even have a full 25GB mailbox on this that Offfice365 provides ... 20GB space? huh ... i am not in "fashion" industry ... more of a developer :)

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 16:10

32. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

Just loving how fans will justify anything from their favorite company. Then the company PR rep goes on about us accepting memory limitations on smartphones and tablets, but what he is forgetting is that smartphones and tablets don't have OS's that swallow more than 5GB's of valuable memory.
People talking about a replacement for a laptop, sure it sounds nice but unless it gets better battery life and the OS doesn't eat up your internal drive space this will find it hard to gain traction with people who use laptops. It's bad enough it has no optical drive, but it has poor battery life and meager HDD space coupled with irregular design that makes it unstable on a lap and as for the recovery sector, if the OS wasn't so damn big the recovery sector wouldn't have been as large either. How do you use that as a reason, that's like saying my shoes are big because my feet are big, it's a bloody given.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 17:28

34. anonimust (Posts: 19; Member since: 12 Jan 2012)

Simply backup the recovery partition onto a USB drive, and remove the preinstalled applications you don't use. Really what's so difficult about that? Maybe Microsoft should just throw in the usb drive and microsdxc card with the Surface Pro.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 23:00

36. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

That doesn't answer the issue of why the OS takes up so much space of it's own accord. Why in this day an age is Windows the only OS that has such a massive footprint on HDD. Don't know about any built in programs that are added on that require GB's of space. With all those able minded programmers at MS headquarters, you would think that they would have figured out to streamline their OS to the point where it's efficient in every way possible, but given their track record with Window versions, that answered the question for me.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 21:39

35. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

This is a computer, Ultrabooks compete against the Macbook Air. This? This is something different. Music? I have a Walkman for music, I have an iPod Touch for music. I don't really even keep music on my computer at home It is on external hard drives. Movies? Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, and I can access them from my RAZR w/ an HDMI cable (which I have) The Surface Pro is for Work, and that is what I will use it for. Keyboard? I have a cheap windows 7 tablet, I set up voice control. Speech to text is the way to go, kicks typings ass. A keyboard isnt as important, I'll keep one in my bag though...With A voice control program (Dragon, or the built in one) And an on screen keyboard, for when I need it, I'll be just fine

posted on 08 Feb 2013, 00:06

37. freebee269 (Posts: 539; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)

read this article. very interesting take on the storage between the surface pro and the macbook air.


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