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Microsoft's big announcement...

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware' started by Joe Diaz, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. Joe Diaz

    Joe Diaz Very Active Member

  2. CES020

    CES020 Very Active Member

    Oct 16, 2008
    I saw all the hype from MS about it and they kept saying this is a "Do not miss event", and I noticed last night and this morning that it's difficult to find any news about it.

    Really odd that you wouldn't see that as front page news everywhere.
  3. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

    Sep 27, 2010
    Mid TN
    I didn't see that, but it looks cools that's for sure. Computer junky in me is going to be on the look out for that one.
  4. Sign Up Graphics

    Sign Up Graphics Very Active Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Sign Up Graphics

    Looks :cool1:
  5. Sharx

    Sharx Member

    Jan 15, 2010
    I'm with you, I have an I-pad that my daughters bought me for the holidays, I can't say I have ever been a big Apple fan, and I don't think I would have spent my cash on it. BUT I do use it a lot and enjoy it. But I would love a tablet that I could use Corel on! And If they are priced competitively I'll own one. Like to hear some pricing, and timing.
  6. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

    Oct 10, 2006
    Vaughan, Ontario
    I heard it will have a usb port and thats good enough for me!!!!
  7. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

    Jun 4, 2007
    Home Office
    Wonder if you could use the i5 variant with 64G flash as a RIP server? Make a little mount to attach to the top of the printer. I would love to do something like that.
  8. peavey123

    peavey123 Active Member

    Jul 25, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    Haha I hope someone here tries at least. They'd have to be kinda rich...
    "The Intel Ivy Bridge i5-based Windows Pro Surface is slated to follow about three months later and will be sold in 64GB and 128GB capacities with prices comparable to Ultrabook PCs."
    That's $1000 for something with a 1-2 year life before it's obsolete IMHO.

    Tweeted during the event by Geoff Keighley ‏@geoffkeighley "Tablet just failed, Microsoft exec had to replace it on stage." I'm not hating but it is after all a first gen device by a company that doesn't normally make hardware. He did say the keyboard is nice...
  9. Bobby H

    Bobby H Very Active Member

    Feb 4, 2005
    Lawton, OK
    Good Morning America covered the launch of the Microsoft Surface tablets this morning. The product strikes me as being a more fashionable looking netbook, given the fold out physical keyboard.

    My own 2¢ on the Microsoft Surface device: I've never felt the need to own a tablet. They're far too limited in what they do in terms of price to performance. This especially goes for the iPad, regardless of how ultra popular and fashionable it may be. I have no need for it. At least the "pro" version of the Surface will pretty much be a fully functional computer (as long as it has the necessary ports and what not to make it happen).

    Portability is obviously one of the big factors. However, I think my full sized Dell XPS Core i7 quad core notebook is portable enough, not to mention far more powerful than any tablet. It's quite a bit lighter and thinner than my previous Dell notebook. I have no problem at all taking it along to various places outside the office or home if I need to do so.

    On the tiny end of computing I have my Android phone. I just upgraded to the HTC EVO 4G LTE. It's a very nice phone, quite a bit better than my old EVO 4G. The screen is bigger and packs in more pixels (1280 x 720) yet the thinner profile makes it easier to fit in my pocket. Battery life is a LOT better, thanks to a built-in 2000 mAh battery.

    To me, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire just seem like over-sized phones. If I want something that acts like a smart phone I'm just going to use a smart phone. If I want something the size of a small notebook computer I'm going to use a notebook computer.
  10. Joe Diaz

    Joe Diaz Very Active Member

    Apparently it will have a digitizer that will allow it to differentiate between finger touch and stylus touch. So that should be nice for illustrating. I wonder if it will be pressure sensitive too. I can see myself having some fun with Corel Painter and a tablet like this, since I will actually be able to install something like Painter or Draw, instead of trying to work with some simple app.
  11. Joe Diaz

    Joe Diaz Very Active Member

    Hopefully it will be good. Microsoft is going to have pull out all of the stops if it wants to compete with this.
  12. oldgoatroper

    oldgoatroper Roper of Goats. Old ones.

    Jul 28, 2009

    Sooo.... here I am thinking, "that's ridiculous!" ... and then I realize...
  13. ironchef

    ironchef Very Active Member

    May 1, 2012
    Miami, FL
    Looks nice, especially if you can use adobe or corel. And print from it. I have a xoom 4g with the ice cream sandwich os. I love it. Really useful. My advise is to go buy any electronics on black friday or other seasonal specials. I bought mine for $200 and i pay almost 40 a month.
  14. Fatboy

    Fatboy Very Active Member

    Same here!:rock-n-roll:

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