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Old 16.04.2013, 17:26
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Absolutely, no freaking good.

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Old 16.04.2013, 18:06
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Absolutely, no freaking good.

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It looked promising on paper, but Windows 8 is terrible for starters.
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Old 16.04.2013, 18:22
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Re: Surface Pro review

Well I haven't had opportunity to use one, but by all accounts it's nothing like it's cracked up to be. MS needed to bring something to market that would have had to have stood way above android and iOS to even have a chance of competing. By all accounts they fumbled and dropped the ball miserably.

Had they been first to market 3 years ago the it would have stood a chance, but offering up something that has basically been described, by the tech blogosphere, as lacklustre in comparison to the other developed offerings on the market means that surface is to all intents and purpose doing the opposite to its moniker, namely sinking.

It's a shame really because the tablet world needed a 3rd viable contender in the marketplace
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Old 16.04.2013, 18:27
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Re: Surface Pro review

My review was based on the fact that Surface could not locate my wireless network. Found my neigbours' no problem. All other devices in the house can find my wifi.

A quick search reveals that this a common glitch for the Surface with no apparent fix. It went back into the box.

MS had a chance to blow Apple away, instead they blew it.
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It looked promising on paper, but Windows 8 is terrible for starters.
Looked terrible on paper to me especially the price. Just couldn't see why you wouldn't be done with it and buy a proper laptop.

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Old 16.04.2013, 19:05
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Re: Surface Pro review

I have a UPC router with abg connectivity (or whatever that's called)
Do you guys know how to check what frequency the signal is (2.4 hz or 5 hz ) and how to switch between these a/b/g things?

I have not got a clue. How do you tinker with your modem in general? Where do you change its settings???

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Old 16.04.2013, 19:57
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Re: Surface Pro review

update: after lots of blind poking around on the modem set up page, I did something that made the Surface find my network.

still... if it does not work out of the box, it is a piece of sh*t
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Old 16.04.2013, 20:04
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Send it my way. I'll buy your dog a replacement bone.
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update: after lots of blind poking around on the modem set up page, I did something that made the Surface find my network.

still... if it does not work out of the box, it is a piece of sh*t
I bet if an Apple product needed the same changes you'd assume that your router/modem needing upgrading.
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Looked terrible on paper to me especially the price. Just couldn't see why you wouldn't be done with it and buy a proper laptop.
because a tablet is a better form factor for many pieces of work. In the business area it may do very well as it already has the application base which is critical.

Early reviews of Microsoft software are always universally overtly negative. time will tell, but Microsoft shares are doing very well recently while Apples are tumbling.
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Much better to buy an ultrabook with nice slim aluminium chassis that one of these horrendously overpriced and underperforming tablets. 1200chf-1500chf gets you a damn good one.
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Old 20.04.2013, 19:02
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Re: Surface Pro review

How long does it take for an apple notebook to boot up? I like tablets because they are always on. I am not going to sit on the can and wait for a laptop to boot up. I just want to know what Lindsay Lohan is up to.
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Re: Surface Pro review

a friend bought one recently.
he is actually a total Apple freak but prefers the Surface Pro to a Macbook Air (because it is a tablet) and the iPad (because it runs the full-version operating system, compared to the mobile operating system on the iPad).
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