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Microsoft Surface trampled at the bottom of the tablet pile

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Posted on Dec 28, 2012 7:24:15 AM PST
Bionix01 says:
They have to throw in the typepad cover for free and the keyboard cover for 50 max add on

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 2:44:29 AM PST
Change operating system back to XP and we will talk. Can't stand those many colors, irregular squares on screen. They look like spam.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 8:27:02 PM PST
Surface gotz no customerz

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 10:57:31 AM PST
klopas says:
I wonder why the Surface Pro isn't even available for pre-order on the Microsoft store. They're doing it wrong. I want one, but not for $1000 plus the cost of accessories.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 10:45:08 AM PST
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MrFoxhound says:
So, what you're saying is that it failed to Surface®?

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 10:41:40 AM PST
Perhaps Surface would sell better if they actually included that click keyboard, you know the one that they feature in all the ads but is actually a seperate accessory that costs $120 AKA the cost of a Kindle.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 10:35:21 AM PST
Bionix01 says:
Yup that was a huge pet peeve of mine. if i want to listen to the artist for example: Eminem then i want to hear all his music dont move Eminem feat. so and so to a different list.

Or albums not being complete because one song on the album had a space in the wrong place in the credits

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 10:08:47 AM PST
I hate itunes so much, it is so cumbersome and confusing, and every time there is an update it's like starting over. The one thing that really bothers me is how itunes breaks up albums when some songs have different writing credits, I have to make separate playlists just to listen to some albums in the correct order.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 10:04:13 AM PST
I still have and use my 32GB Zune HD on a consistent basis. It's still one of the best PMP's out there and Zune Software puts iTunes to shame (I hate iTunes with a passion). My daughter wanted an iPod Touch (she has the 3rd Gen unit) and my Zune HD runs circles around that thing as far as music is concerned.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 10:04:10 AM PST
uncledonnie3 says:
That's not really me just so you know.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 10:03:38 AM PST
Bionix01 says:
Benpachi thank you i tell people that all the time. I never had a Zune but the moment i started using the software on my computer i instantly saw how bad itunes was. The software not only works better in my opinion but it is much more aesthetically pleasing. It looks gorgeous when im playing music

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 10:01:48 AM PST
Bionix01 says:
I think it's also being hurt by their key attraction, the keyboard, not being bundled in for free with any model. The keyboard costing 100 dollars really sets it back. I was let down by that even though i too am waiting for the pro model.

The regular keyboard should be free while the one with actual keys should be maybe an added 50.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 9:58:43 AM PST
I think you're underestimating the number of masochists in the world.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 9:56:17 AM PST
I had a Zune and loved it. It eventually crapped out (shocking coming from M$), and when it did it was dead tech so I couldn't get a new one for a fair price. Had to convert to an ipod, and I hate that thing so much. The Zune interface and software was way more user friendly.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 9:49:38 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 27, 2012 9:51:16 AM PST
Like anything, Donnie, the key is software and developer support.

The Surface Pro, much like the Vita, will be an engineering marvel, but that doesn't mean anything if there are already millions of apps for the competition's tablet.

The Surface is a cool machine, but it is way too early to crown it as the tablet champion when it's barely had any run time (not to mention the pro isn't even out yet).

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 9:49:17 AM PST
I think a lot of folks were looking for a tablet that could run Microsoft Office smoothly, and when the "typing faster than the Surface can keep up with" stench was revealed in reviews, this tablet had no hope. Maybe the Surface 2 or 3 will be up to the task.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 9:47:37 AM PST
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Posted on Dec 27, 2012 9:43:47 AM PST
Lyrick_ says:
The surface is in a confusing state at current, it's marketed with Windows RT, but it doesn't use traditional windows software. It is also currently limited to a Tegra 3, while it is good at being a mobile CPU, it currently fails to compete with PowerVR's GPU's (used in the Vita and iOS devices) and the chipset is about to feel some future competition with Intel and their mobile atom based products.

I've been holding off for a Surface Pro. It will be a little thicker, but will come with real Windows and a real APU (CPU/GPU). Then again it isn't designed completely for consumption like the iOS and Android devices, and it won't do things kind of half assed in the creation realm like the current Surface model does.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 9:33:13 AM PST
Uncle Ulty says:
I still get Sony MP3 players so I won't have to install Itunes. Probably will have to break down and eventually get an Apple one as the Sony MP3 players are crap.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 9:31:03 AM PST
Bionix01 says:
I never had a zune but i do prefer to use the ZUNE software over itunes.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 9:19:02 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 27, 2012 9:44:58 AM PST
I.Flores says:
>>Most people didn't deserve a Zune.<<

Agreed. Having one should be considered cruel and unusual punishment.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 9:17:00 AM PST
Pick 34 says:
I went into best buy to check it out and couldn't find it. I expected it to be front and center like the iPad, but the first time I went in looking for it, around the time windows 8 and surface came out they didn't have it, and when I asked they didn't know what it was or who made it. I told them ms and they told me to buy it online at the ms store. Two weeks later they had it, but it was buried among the rest of the tablets. You'd figure with ms' clout they'd have their own display like apple...ect. They also messed up by not making it cheaper.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 9:05:16 AM PST
They can't handle the Zune!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 9:04:18 AM PST
JO MOMMA says:
ya me too because i want one.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 9:03:33 AM PST
Uncle Ulty says:
Maylong M-250 Universe 7" Android Tablet>Microsoft Surface
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Initial post:  Dec 27, 2012
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