Bryan, 21 Nov 2012"Main disadvantages: Windows RT works with Windows Store apps only" Are you kidd... moreYou can't run Android app in iOS and vice versa. It's the developer who will create an app that will work in iOS and create the same app that will work on Android.
Wow… such anticipation and such profound disappointment. For those of you out there that have become accustom to superior hardware support, be sure to purchase Microsoft’s “Accidental Damage” warranty which they stick you $100.00 for, because if your new “durable” surface drops two feet to the floor, you should expect it to shatter! I’m out 320.00 to get mine fixed. I just went four rounds with Microsoft over my pre-ordered 64GB surface being damaged by a fairly trivial nudge off the coffee table. I escalated the issue as a manufacturer defect and got nowhere. Spoke to a manager and got nothing. Had a support person on the inside who agreed with me and said they would run it up the ladder and came back three days later with nothing. Shame on you Microsoft. I’ve had several Android tablets, three Kindle’s and numerous portable devices that would have all survived this simple test without issue or concern but not the surface. My 9 year old has been “trying” to break a Toshiba Android Tablet I gave him about a year ago and it just keeps on working! Not only did the case on the surface break, but the glass shattered, and splintered into hundreds of pieces. As an early adopter of Microsoft’s newest piece of hardware, you know the one, in the TV ads, being thrown down pic-nick tables and slammed shut repeatedly, I’ve never been more disappointed. Now, let’s talk about how many things I can’t do yet because no one has an app! Basically I have a 900.00 Netflix machine that I can’t run anything on and I can’t get to my files on Dropbox because there isn’t an app ready yet, (yes, I know you have Sky-Drive, but I don’t care, it took you a year or longer to make Sky-Drive what I already had with Dropbox and I already have it, so give me my files in the cloud!) can’t download any clients because its RT and not Pro, (which seems stupid of me to have ordered, don’t do it). Seemingly I can’t even run Flash driven HTML sites because RT doesn’t like the client! Didn’t Microsoft hammer Apple about Flash? Was the entire technical and software world somehow surprised by Windows 8, or did they just not believe it was ever going to release? I can’t access my Dish Network because there isn’t an app ready, I could go on for dozens of examples. I have never been an early adopter and now I remember why. Microsoft has been mocking Apple for years about their proprietary nature. It would seem they have taken a huge chapter from the Apple guideline with the Windows Surface RT product.
Very disappointed in Microsoft’s less than helpful approach to me as their client. JCV
Bryan, 21 Nov 2012"Main disadvantages: Windows RT works with Windows Store apps only" Are you kidd... moreBullshit apple ipads or phones can only run applications purchased from their app. Store simmilarly android can run apps purch. From google play store
norag21, 27 Nov 2012Where are the specifications of the Surface Pro?You can find the specs here: http://www.microsoft.com/Surfa...ecifications don't know why they aren't on GSMArena itself
Nexen, 26 Nov 2012Hmmm thats my question too but nobody knows here.. Better you ask MicrosoftYeah, it's called the Surface Pro, due to be released in Jan/Feb
With you surface you can hook up a mouse, ipad, ipod, iphone, game controller, usb fan, usb fridge, an external hard drive, an external disk drive and a lumia or nexus. All at the same time. Try doing that with an ipad
fanboys and trolls everywhere, get your hands on the ms surface first before bashing guys! spec sheets isnt everything!
Anonymous, 20 Nov 2012I just like to know if it has on screen keybord? It has an on screen keyboard as well as the keyboard touch cover or type cover
Windows RT works with Windows Store apps only"
Are you kidding me? Why does apple appstore and android play store work on each others OS?
Anonymous, 20 Nov 2012148 ppi pixel density)....what kind of joke is microsoft trying to pullStill sharper than 10.1 inch tablets with WXGA (Galaxy Note 10.1) and iPad 2.
148 ppi pixel density)....what kind of joke is microsoft trying to pull
NK, 19 Nov 2012hey dude if u know the A6X is the fastest ARM-based processor and some benchmark apps is wrong... moreMarket share doesn't really tell you about how good something is, just how popular and likely to succeed it is. The new iPhone may be the worst Apple has ever released, but people will still buy it because they're creatures of habit. Youtube videos are often misleading in info and visuals, benchmarks are much more accurate and tell you a lot more (So long as you find the right websites, so many of them are skewed one way or the other). In terms of innovation, Windows 8 and RT are the most since iOS 1 and, if I have my iOS versions right, 4 (The one that introduced multitasking).
I'm not saying the Surface is going to do well. It is probably going to undersell and get killed off. But, that doesn't change the fact that it is currently the best, most innovative tablet available. I'm glad to have one and plan to keep it.