Originally Posted by eNcrypTioN
I'm sticking with my iPad 3. No thanks, I've had enough windows mobile devices to know that the experience will be !!ty! Just calling it like I see it.
Windows Phone & Windows 8 RT are completely re-vamped OS's and are NOTHING like Windows Mobile 6.5 and before, which I admit were sluggish and horrible.
Originally Posted by warning
win8 surface rt - 599---lacks compatibility with older windows software i.e xp, vista, 7 an so on
win8 surface pro -999 ---possibly 5 gb of ram, i5 processorat 3.2ghz, usb ports compatible with all windows software
essentially ppl are mising the point, this may be the ground work for the next xbox, it will def pla nice with desktop win 8, phone win 8 and xbox 360 when transition happens
as far as cohesion goes windows will be first
apple has apple tv, ipad and iphone but its not as thought out as win 8, win 8 will undoubtedly have bugs but i think it will eventually cack
Prices are rumors at this point, the Sufrace RT is ARM-based, meaning its purpose is to be a mobile tablet...just like the iPad, it's not meant to give a desktop experience so why would you need x86 applications? The RT surface will be used in Metro mode 95% of the time. This is why they will offer the Surface Pro as well, to do just that.
Originally Posted by Twelve
This !! being kinda in an ipad and kinda in a laptop category is what's probably gonna hurt it more than anything. People looking to replace their laptop are going to say it doesn't have enough storage (if its 5gb) and tablet people are gonna complain about it not offering the same variety of apps as ipad. They picked an odd category to be in.
Even if this turns out to be 1000 times better than ipad. Apple stans won't put down their !! to try it so [pic]
The Surface is NOT in a laptop category. The RT version is tablet that will compete with tablets. The Surface Pro will compete with Ultrabooks....NOT laptops.
Microsoft is planning to get boosted 3rd party application support by the simple fact that they've designed the Windows 8 OS so that a majority of coding can easily be ported over to Windows Phone 8 & 8 RT