Iristheangel wrote: »
I feel like they should have included at least a touch cover in for the price. That's the big kicker to me. But... I'll still buy it. It's a lot easier to haul that to the datacenter or convert it to a tablet to use for reading books/creating Visios than another tablet-esque hybrid out there that's heavy. The Asus Tachi doesn't look bad either but I'm hoping for something a little smaller and don't need an i7 but that's just me. It looks like a great machine though
DevilWAH wrote: »
$1000 + $200 for touch cover.... (and if they want to sell it in business in replacement of laptops then it needs the keypad. )
not cheap, when you think a business can pick up a decent Laptop for the same or less.
They will sell but that is still a high end price in IMHO, I don't see them flooding the market or as a serious challenger to the IPOD crown..
Iristheangel wrote: »
The Asus Tachi doesn't look bad either but I'm hoping for something a little smaller and don't need an i7 but that's just me.
AlexNguyen wrote: »
Another deal breaker for the Surface Pro: Microsoft Surface Pro battery will last roughly four hours - Yahoo! News
Microsoft said “Surface pro will have approximately half the batter [sic] life of Surface RT.”
joehalford01 wrote: »
This looks so cool, but I do wonder how well it will sell. Most people will be comparing it to an ipad, not a laptop, and won't make the connection that the price is worthwhile.
tpatt100 wrote: »
Instead I bet stores will put them with the tablets and try to sell it as a "tablet" that can become a "laptop" rather than it's a laptop that can become a tablet.
ptilsen wrote: »
The concept of a keyboard cover in the vein of Surface is new. The concept of a tablet/laptop hybrid is not new, but the execution is very new. Surface is extremely thin and light, and designed to function reasonably well as both a touchscreen-driven tablet and a keyboard-driven laptop. The ultrabook convertibles are more or less the same in practice, but again, are a much better execution of an old concept. Pre-Windows 8, Pre-Ivy Bridge touchscreen Windows laptops and tablets were pretty much horrible.
The result of the execution is that you can actually use these newer ultrabook convertibles and Surface as just tablets. You simply can't with the older devices. They were too thick, too heavy, and too slow.
Some seven months after it was announced, the Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro is finally hitting stores on Feb. 9. The made-by-Microsoft tablet with the full version of Windows will be available at Microsoft retail stores, on the Microsoft Store online, at Best Buy and Staples. The 64-GB model is $899, while the 128-GB model is $999. Both ship with the Surface Pen input device. If you want a Type Cover or Touch Cover — the snap-in keyboard — you’ll need to buy it separately.
The Pro is bigger, heavier and faster than its little brother, the Surface RT. Moreover, while the RT can only run Microsoft Store applications and a stripped-down version of Windows, the Pro runs a full version of Windows 8 Pro capable of running both new Store apps as well as desktop programs and legacy Windows applications. The Surface Pro clocks in at 10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 inches and weighs slightly less than two pounds. It has a 1920 x 1080 pixel, 10.6-inch display, and an Intel Core i5 Processor. It has front- and rear-facing 720P cameras, a microSDXC card slot, Wi-Fi support for 802.11a/b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0.
Microsoft also announced that the 64-GB Surface Windows RT will be available as a standalone version without a Touch Cover for $599 starting Feb. 9.