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Old 10-01-2013, 06:29 PM
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Anyone else buy one? Can you get the damn thing to even "set up"? Biggest POS i've ever bought!!
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:54 PM
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MacBook Air, problem solved.
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:04 PM
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microsoft Surface simply suxks!
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You're not going to get much of a response, market share is pretty poor for the Surface. Its not priced right for what you get.

The Surface ... $350 for a Microsoft device that resembles a notebook / ultrabook but doesn't run Office and basically non-existent app store when compared to Apple and Google.

The Surface Pro can run all the software but at $8-900, I can get a Lenovo E series notebook with the same specs for less than that. And I can get into an ultrabook of the same specs for about $600 range.

How many people bought a Surface thinking they can load their entire MS Office suite on it?

Why the big price drop from $600+ for the surface to $450? No one's buying it thats why.

In looking at mobile computig for our organization last year, we put everything on the table. We looked at BYOD (bring your own device), iOS (iPads, iPhones, with enterprise management), Windows based notebooks, ChromeOS / Chromebooks / Chrome Management Console / Google Apps. Surface / Office 365 really wasn't in the running due to poor pricing, no app market, and poor user familiarity. Plus Windows 8 was really not catching on.

On the other hand, everyone knows how to use Windows, iPads and Google Chrome / Docs. We decided to sign on to Google Apps, got a set of 40 Chromebooks with Chrome Management System. The final decision was between Windows notbooks and Chrome / Google.
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I have a RT and Pro, so far so good, the Surface 2 is coming out in a few weeks and the Pro will include full Office, they are good alternative to a comparable priced laptop for people who travel a lot as they are lighter and have better battery life.
The Surface 2 will have much more internal storage available as well.
The OS and how to move around takes some getting use to.
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Anyone else buy one? Can you get the damn thing to even "set up"? Biggest POS i've ever bought!!
Are you talking about RT or Pro?

The Pro is very good- as good as any i3 powered laptop (but not cheap at $900) - which is what it is. The RT is a pos; for just $50 more you can get a Asus Vivo Tab Smart, which is a full Windows 8 tablet that runs the full version of MS Office, including Outlook.
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The Surface doesn't suck! It is awesome. I have the pro.

Check this out!

http://keithelder.net/2013/08/14/sur...l-workstation/
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