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#61 coresx

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:23

Any UK folk got Surface yet ?

Does Order change from 'in process" to anything else and do they send you any delivery info like tracking ?


#62 ~Johnny

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:43

Any UK folk got Surface yet ?

Does Order change from 'in process" to anything else and do they send you any delivery info like tracking ?


They *might* not send you an email (but they should), but the easiest way to check if it's been dispatched is to check your bank balance - if the money is gone, it's probably going to be with you within the next 36 hours.

#63 jakem1

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:56

Any UK folk got Surface yet ?

Does Order change from 'in process" to anything else and do they send you any delivery info like tracking ?


I'm still waiting for mine but I don't expect it will arrive. MS told me twice that it would arrive on the 26th so I don't have much faith in their new promise that it would arrive today. I might have to see if I can get another £50 credit if it's delayed any further ;)

They *might* not send you an email (but they should), but the easiest way to check if it's been dispatched is to check your bank balance - if the money is gone, it's probably going to be with you within the next 36 hours.


Microsoft told me that the payment would come out on the day the order ships which probably means it won't hit your account until a day or so later (given how hopeless British banking is).

#64 coresx

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:06

Ordered the 64GB version on Thursday, no waiting time on that one. Money has been taken when I checked on Friday.

Would be nice if I knew when it was coming. Think it said Fedex for delivery so they must do tracking. Microsoft just have to tell what that is.

#65 Jazirian

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:23

Any UK folk got Surface yet ?

Does Order change from 'in process" to anything else and do they send you any delivery info like tracking ?

I'm still waiting for mine. I called them yesterday to correct a problem with my billing and shipping address (their website doesn't like UK postal codes that begin with a single letter) and then asked about delivery schedules. They are working through a backlog of deliveries and have promised that I will receive mine by the 30th, and that I will receive a tracking reference by e-mail. I am not hopeful.

I can forgive the delivery not arriving on time, but the experience that I have had with the Microsoft store is not too impressive.

#66 jakem1

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:42

I'm still waiting for mine but I don't expect it will arrive. MS told me twice that it would arrive on the 26th so I don't have much faith in their new promise that it would arrive today. I might have to see if I can get another £50 credit if it's delayed any further ;)



Microsoft told me that the payment would come out on the day the order ships which probably means it won't hit your account until a day or so later (given how hopeless British banking is).


Ah, I just realised that tomorrow is the 30th, not today (the end of daylight savings has confused me too much :laugh:), so I guess MS have until tomorrow to deliver.

I wish they'd sent these out via Royal Mail rather than UPS. It's much easier to pick a parcel up from the post office than deal with a courier if I miss the delivery.

#67 Supra Boy

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:59

Went and played with one at the Microsoft Store, the RT is pretty nice, but I can't spend $500+ on a tablet and be "app restricted". The sales people did a good job at trying to get me to buy a RT, but I stood my ground, I'm holding out for the Pro. They kept asking me, what would you want to install that's not a standard app that would be on the app store?

- iTunes
- DirecTV2Go
- FileZilla
- LogMeIn
- Spotify
- Fences
- Steam
-Security Essentials (This might be out by now, but I didn't find it when I was searching earlier)

I could go on and on...some of those may exist by the time the Pro comes out, regardless the USB 3.0 and non app restrictions is what I want.

#68 coresx

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 13:00

I'm still waiting for mine. I called them yesterday to correct a problem with my billing and shipping address (their website doesn't like UK postal codes that begin with a single letter) and then asked about delivery schedules. They are working through a backlog of deliveries and have promised that I will receive mine by the 30th, and that I will receive a tracking reference by e-mail. I am not hopeful.

I can forgive the delivery not arriving on time, but the experience that I have had with the Microsoft store is not too impressive.


I had that postcode problem too. Annoying glitch. Microsoft really need to improve their service.

#69 TheGreek

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 13:10

Went and played with one at the Microsoft Store, the RT is pretty nice, but I can't spend $500+ on a tablet and be "app restricted". The sales people did a good job at trying to get me to buy a RT, but I stood my ground, I'm holding out for the Pro. They kept asking me, what would you want to install that's not a standard app that would be on the app store?

- iTunes
- DirecTV2Go
- FileZilla
- LogMeIn
- Spotify
- Fences
- Steam
-Security Essentials (This might be out by now, but I didn't find it when I was searching earlier)

I could go on and on...some of those may exist by the time the Pro comes out, regardless the USB 3.0 and non app restrictions is what I want.

Security essentials is integrated I thik.

#70 jakem1

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 13:15

Security essentials is integrated I thik.


Yep, it's now part of Windows Defender.

#71 coresx

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 13:22

Went and played with one at the Microsoft Store, the RT is pretty nice, but I can't spend $500+ on a tablet and be "app restricted". The sales people did a good job at trying to get me to buy a RT, but I stood my ground, I'm holding out for the Pro. They kept asking me, what would you want to install that's not a standard app that would be on the app store?

- iTunes
- DirecTV2Go
- FileZilla
- LogMeIn
- Spotify
- Fences
- Steam
-Security Essentials (This might be out by now, but I didn't find it when I was searching earlier)

I could go on and on...some of those may exist by the time the Pro comes out, regardless the USB 3.0 and non app restrictions is what I want.


Not sure why you would even want the Pro.

The specs aren't exactly great for gaming but depends what you plan on playing.

#72 Supra Boy

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 15:29

I have no expectation of playing Borderlands 2 or anything of that nature. I just don't like be restricted to downloading applications off of only the Microsoft app store.

I didn't even bother to check when I was playing around with the RT the other day to see if it had security essentials already installed or not...

#73 Dreamspell

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 15:37

The Surface Pro should be able to play Borderlands 2 on the lowest settings. I could play Borderlands 2 at the lowest settings (30-60 FPS) with an NVIDIA GeForce 320M which is weaker than the Intel HD 4000. It won't be nice, but it will be playable which is fine for a tablet.

#74 +TCLN Ryster

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 15:38

I'm in the UK and I got mine this morning, was delivered by UPS. The odd thing is though that the website still says "Order In Process"... so don't put much stock into what the website tells you guys... it's pretty rubbish.

Anyhow, I'm very impressed with it so far, though the Office update takes FOREVER and makes Surface run sluggishly while it's doing it.

#75 SteveMackinnon

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 16:09

BUT... Will it run Crysis?



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