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lol "designed to destroy the laptop"
i like their wording...
I used to shit talk the surface then I tried one and found it quick, responsive and a very good idea for a everyday product,
then I remembered that I should not like it until apple does it,
so fuck you microsoft for bringing us something actually useful!!!\\!
The Surface Pro 3 starts at $799 and will be available for order tomorrow.
Core i3, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage - $799
Core i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage - $999
Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage - $1,299
Core i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage - $1,549
Core i7, 8GB RAM, 512GB storage - $1,949
Those are prices for the tablet only. If you want the keyboard you will have to fork out an extra $130, which takes the price of the cheapest tablet plus keyboard combo to $929. The pen adds another $49 to the total.
^ That's interesting, price doesn't seem to compare all that favorably with MBP or MBA.
I would have expected them to discount the price a bit more to compete since the last Surface didn't sell so great. Seems like every time I work at cafe these days, everyone is using a Mac laptop or tablet.
Who gives a shit? It still runs Windows, which sucks. I have to use it daily at work, and can't wait to get back to the comforts of OSX at home.
Air: 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB memory
256GB flash storage = $1199
SP3: i5, 4gb ram, 256gb ram = $999, plus keyboard and stylus $1178
Includes touchscreen, is lighter, looks better, etc., etc.
How does that not compare favorably??
I think Georges nailed it. Fan boys will be fan boys. Good thing for Apple shareholders, I guess.
Personally, I can't stand OSX and 3DS Max doesn't run on it anyway.
- lol @ looks bettermonospaced
- also, once you add the stylus and the keyboard cover, it's probably the same weight, and defeats the purposemonospaced
- but yet, it still has touchmonospaced
- personally I think MacBooks are beautiful, but I can't stand Airs. To each their own...formed
i'm not feeling this trend that encourages you to work everywhere. i'm happy with leaving that for the desktop, which is not mobile, and never leaves my desk.
It seems like a nice machine, I'm just saying the last one looked good too but wasn't successful for whatever reason. Maybe they just need to kill those obnoxious commercials with people dancing around in an office and focus more on the product itself.
MacBook Air Killer®
why bother trying to destroy the laptop? I love my laptop. I have never really enjoyed the tablet experience.
We keep saying the same about every non apple device. iPod, iPhone, Macbook, iPad <!--Insert product--> Killer. And its never worked out. Its always the 'shiny new' syndrome.
I look at it like this....I need a new mobile device. My desktop is my beast, 30" monitor, numerous computers networked, 32gbs ram, etc., etc. BUT I still need something mobile.
My iPad is lovely, but more or less useless. It is a SUPER expensive e-reader, nothing more can be done on it (it is great for presentations and showing video, which is why I haven't upgraded my ancient laptop).
I love the idea of a tablet that has power and keyboard when needed, which will be a fraction of the time. Laptops look lazy for video presentations, iPads look nice but are useless beyond that presentation (and reading/browsing).
I suppose it is just me and those that I know, but this is what we've been waiting for (more or less).
Don't worry, Apple will copy it eventually, right after they make a Beats headphone w/ 5c colors.
- I hear ya. Good points.
But there are tons of people who find the iPad useful beyond just reading/presentingmonospaced
- And would you really say Apple copied them if they made the iPad larger?monospaced
- They'll need one with OSX, I want full programs, others do tooformed
- I think if Apple finds a way to make OSX useable on a mobile device, they might do thismonospaced
- but I don't expect them to do so until it's a good user experiencemonospaced
- the battery life alone on the S3 is atrociously bad, for examplemonospaced
- I hear ya. Good points.
Why is Microsoft always 5-10 years behind every curve?
- Putting a full-fledged desktop OS on a tablet is behind the curve?monospaced
- Holy shit, mono —
did you just defend MS?detritus
- I always just defend technology, regardless of who's doing itmonospaced
- This is the FUTURE. People be tired of toys ;-)formed
- good stuff mono!
yeh its really ahead of the game. its like a responsive touch OS. brilliant,.Hombre_Lobo
- 5-10 yrs behind the curve? srsly? Where is Macbook Air's touch screen? iOS that isn't single-task chicklet?monkeyshine
if they slap an apple logo on that thing they'll be rich
I do totally think microsoft deserve lots of praise for the OS.
Its great that a company is thinking ahead and making a full desktop OS that works on tablet and touch devices.
However, my gf has a touch screen windows 8 laptop and using it isnt the best experience. Its just very unintuitive, maybe i would get used to it if i used it full time. im a windows 7 fan too, it was a decent OS, but i prefer osx.