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  • Ror1984 24 Oct 2013 16:28:36 3,607 posts
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    383" Surface, anyone?

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  • Penguinzoot 24 Oct 2013 16:48:38 487 posts
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    I'll take 2, please.
  • oceanmotion 5 Nov 2013 13:46:09 16,001 posts
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    Didn't know it did voice stuff so well.
  • Britesparc Creative, ITV 22 Nov 2013 14:33:25 1,909 posts
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    Ordered mine today. £30 off from Tesco. Picking it up tomorrow but after making sure everything works, the wife is hiding it till Christmas.

    It's supposed to be our joint Christmas present, so she wants it to feel special apparently.

    Which would be fine, if I was buying an Xbox.

    Bah!
  • THFourteen 22 Nov 2013 14:39:41 33,821 posts
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    Maybe the surprise will be when you open iy on Christmas Day and she's swapped it for an ipad hehe
  • Britesparc Creative, ITV 22 Nov 2013 15:12:38 1,909 posts
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    Unlikely as she's almost as irritated by Apple products as me ;-)
  • Widge Moderator 27 Nov 2013 11:12:47 13,698 posts
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    Surface Pro 2 looks quite desirable. Form factor and battery looking decent.

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  • Britesparc Creative, ITV 28 Nov 2013 13:21:44 1,909 posts
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    @Widge we've been using a Surface 2 (not the Pro) since the weekend. I'm not sure if the "keep it till Christmas" thing has totally fallen by the wayside (teehee) but we definitely wanted to boot it up and make sure the thing worked.

    I really liked it. Having not used Win 8 before, there is a little learning curve, but that's the same with any new OS (and using Macs all the time at work would have incurred a bit of a speed bump anyway).

    But it's very quick, the screen is brilliant, and it's much simpler than whipping out a cumbersome laptop, but more useful than a phone. It's become my wife's default device now. Also having Office in there is simply brilliant, a very, very useful addition.

    It feels slightly heavier than an iPad, and the 16x9 aspect makes it slightly more awkward to hold, but these are minor quibbles. It functions much more like a PC, even with the cut-down RT OS.

    Just deciding what games to buy! Become somewhat addicted to Jetpack Joyride, which is brilliant for a free title.

    (Edited for clarity...)

    Edited by Britesparc at 14:09:03 28-11-2013
  • PenguinJim 28 Nov 2013 13:24:44 5,906 posts
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    That Halo game is on sale at the moment, I think.

    The Surface Pro 2 is piquing my interest at the moment. A few good reviews, but the Intel HD4400 graphics really undermines everything else about it for me.
  • Britesparc Creative, ITV 29 Jan 2014 09:48:42 1,909 posts
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    So, Surface users: as I understand it, you can hook up a DVD drive to a Surface 2 and access the disc, but you couldn't (for example) play a DVD film because there isn't the software available.

    But, can you rip music from a CD?

    Cheers if anyone knows!
  • Sharzam 29 Jan 2014 10:36:16 3,005 posts
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    I have a Surface 2 but have not tried a usb drive so this is only a thought.

    Windows 8.1 RT is a fully working operating system so if normal windows could do this with its native programs RT can do it. I have not seen any options to do it mind, but I have not been looking.

    Kind of related,  alot of people don't see the point in RT as you don't install tons extra desktop software. But when you actually use it you realise that windows has native support for a ton of features which iOS and Android don't have. Having full proper ie helps also.

    I wanted a tablet with a keyboard and Microsoft office but without having to think about drivers, updates, viruses etc. While sometimes I think wouldn't it be nice to use Steam I quickly remember an android tablet doesn't have steam either. And the Surface syncs brilliantly with my desktop pc.

    Edited by Sharzam at 10:50:16 29-01-2014

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  • Britesparc Creative, ITV 29 Jan 2014 10:56:37 1,909 posts
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    Yeah, the Surface has replaced my work Macbook as our default computer now. The only things I want to do on it that I can't are use Photoshop/Premiere, and Steam. And editing on such a small device is daft anyway, so I'm better off upgrading my desktop PC.

    I'm really, really impressed with the Surface 2. We've got a Type Keyboard and it's great for typing (I do a lot of writing on it). At the risk of sounding like a Microsoft acolyte, I'd recommend it in an instant.

    Edit: I might have a look tonight at options in Xbox Music or if there's an MP3 app in the Store. Alternatively they should let you rip CDs on an Xbox and save it to Skydrive :-)

    Edited by Britesparc at 10:58:12 29-01-2014
  • RightBean 6 Mar 2014 21:51:37 661 posts
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    I recently returned an ipad air because the microphones are just too quiet for skype calls. I've thought seriously about getting one of these, but it bothers me that google don't make some of their apps available for it, such as hangouts, because I would use this a lot for conferencing sometimes.

    Edit: which i guess is precisely the effect google want, non purchase of rival system

    Edited by RightBean at 21:53:19 06-03-2014
  • oceanmotion 20 May 2014 15:40:07 16,001 posts
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    Surface Event coming up at 4pm today. Live stream and blogs.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2014/may14/05-20webcast.aspx

    http://live.theverge.com/live-microsoft-small-surface-event/

    Surface Mini and new Surface Pro are the rumours.
  • Latin 20 May 2014 16:27:46 3,778 posts
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    Give us the price already!
  • oceanmotion 20 May 2014 16:29:47 16,001 posts
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    One hell of a premium I'm sure but what a great device.
  • Latin 20 May 2014 17:07:59 3,778 posts
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    $799 for i3 version... So pretty expensive!

    I want one though
  • Ror1984 20 May 2014 17:09:28 3,607 posts
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    It was always going to be pricey. If I had a buttload of money laying about I'd definitely buy one.

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  • Latin 20 May 2014 17:12:14 3,778 posts
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    Might just spank my wages on it and live like a hobo
  • Ror1984 20 May 2014 17:20:10 3,607 posts
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    I might act like a (tech) hobo and see if there's a price drop on the Pro 2. And then sob whenever I see the Pro 3.

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  • Peew971 20 May 2014 17:35:04 4,934 posts
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    Surface Pro 3 - Estimated retail price (USD)

    •4th gen Intel® Core™ i3, 64 GB and 4 GB of RAM - $799
    •4th gen Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB and 4 GB of RAM - $999
    •4th gen Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM - $1,299
    •4th gen Intel® Core™ i7, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM - $1,549
    •4th gen Intel® Core™ i7, 512 GB and 8 GB of RAM - $1,949

    Available June 20th in the US, End of August elsewhere.
  • Latin 20 May 2014 17:37:26 3,778 posts
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    Hmmm... I'm going America in July, might get one while out there. I'm assuming there's no region locking!?
  • Ror1984 20 May 2014 17:38:12 3,607 posts
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    Peew971 wrote:
    Surface Pro 3 - Estimated retail price (USD)

    •4th gen Intel® Core™ i3, 64 GB and 4 GB of RAM - $799
    •4th gen Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB and 4 GB of RAM - $999
    •4th gen Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM - $1,299
    •4th gen Intel® Core™ i7, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM - $1,549
    •4th gen Intel® Core™ i7, 512 GB and 8 GB of RAM - $1,949

    Available June 20th in the US, End of August elsewhere.
    I'm sure they said "on sale tomorrow".

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  • Peew971 20 May 2014 17:41:11 4,934 posts
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    Preorders start tomorrow.
  • Ror1984 20 May 2014 17:42:39 3,607 posts
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    Ah.

    /cleans out ears

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  • Peew971 20 May 2014 17:44:21 4,934 posts
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    No need to reach for the cotton buds, they did say "on sale tomorrow" but what they really meant was "preorders start tomorrow" ;)
  • Ror1984 20 May 2014 17:45:10 3,607 posts
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    Ah..?

    /drops cotton bud

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  • Fake_Blood 20 May 2014 17:54:08 4,286 posts
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    They are as expensive as macbooks.
  • Peew971 20 May 2014 17:55:29 4,934 posts
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    @Fake_Blood but they double as tablets.
  • Fake_Blood 20 May 2014 18:05:03 4,286 posts
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    You say that like it's a good thing.
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