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#106 snuffy

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 16:34

got mine, need another one or two as well, but they are now sold out online except for the 64gb version...


#107 mart24x7

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 17:14

What do you think of it?


1st impressions are good, certainly going to give my iPad a run for its money! A few little things I'm going to miss but nothing that is going to spoil the experience.

#108 neo158

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 17:50

1st impressions are good, certainly going to give my iPad a run for its money! A few little things I'm going to miss but nothing that is going to spoil the experience.


Same here, although it's the first tablet I've owned and I'm really impressed. If you have an Xbox then the Smartglass app is a great addition.

#109 ~Johnny

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 18:04

One thing I have noticed, that's quite nice for Zune users, is that all the media that was already downloaded via Zune is available to download again via Xbox Music and Video.


As an aside. those apps still calls themselves "Zune Music" and "Zune Video" internally :p

#110 wivelden

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 19:06

Anyone know if they will be back in stock before xmas?

#111 green_link

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:25

I've had multiple people come up to me while using my surface and ask so many questions about it, and most of them mentioned they saw the 'surface movement' commercial and got curious.

I think I'm the only one in Muskoka (Ontario, Canada) that has one. all the workers at The Source (Canadian radio shack) in my town are all jealous and always want to play with it.


I had one guy at work see me walking around with it and yelled from across the room "is that the new tablet!?" and ran towards me. it's definitely getting attention

#112 primexx

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 23:26

typing on one right now, first impressions are pretty good but there definitely are little issues that I expected from a 1st gen early adopter device. the hardware seems to be top notch though so hopefully MS can work out the software kinks with time.

#113 _JJ_

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:37

Holy crap I still have not received my pre order yet, what is going on Microsoft. 4 phone calls and no one knows and are passing the buck on everyone else in the department, well a week from now I might be talking to bill and ask him what's going on with it. The last phone call was yesterday morning, and went like this, yes you have ordered one, Ohh wait it looks like we shipped the ups label out but no surface has arrived to ups, but Microsoft took my money for it now on the 27. So they tell me this has to go to a manager somewhere, it will take 24 - 48 for this person to get back to me.
My question is: are there people in Canada still waiting for their preorder or is just me left in Canada without one?

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:37

Holy crap I still have not received my pre order yet, what is going on Microsoft. 4 phone calls and no one knows and are passing the buck on everyone else in the department, well a week from now I might be talking to bill and ask him what's going on with it. The last phone call was yesterday morning, and went like this, yes you have ordered one, Ohh wait it looks like we shipped the ups label out but no surface has arrived to ups, but Microsoft took my money for it now on the 27. So they tell me this has to go to a manager somewhere, it will take 24 - 48 for this person to get back to me.
My question is: are there people in Canada still waiting for their preorder or is just me left in Canada without one?

You made the biggest mistake you could have by agreeing to wait for a callback. Be nice, but be insistent that you get the issue resolved while you are on the phone. Insist that you speak to a manager, and that you will wait on the phone until you are speaking with one.

I just went through a hassle with my Surface order, but I did get it resolved.

#115 monomellow

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:18

I'm waiting for Pro 8 too.
Quick question for owners, I noticed from the videos it has the traditional desktop. Can it play music/videos instantly from USB with like media player classic or jetaudio?

#116 _JJ_

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:28

Well I spent pretty much of the day on the phone with Microsoft Canada, about this Microsoft surface that was pre ordered by me. If you have been reading about my troubles. 9am yesterday, called again, because the manager from the night before couldn't be bothered to phone back, so as it goes again this morning all they can say is they do not know what's going on, they don't even know if they even shipped it, because there was a ups label made for it, but it seems to me that know one shipped it from Microsoft at all to the ups store for shipping. This label was created 2 1/2 weeks ago, and that's all ups has to say on this matter. Microsoft said that they would have to look into compensating me again for complete mess up whenever things get figured out. So again it looks like I'm all over the phone again today. Maby I will get my pre order by Christmas. One dissatisfied costumer.

Is there anything else I should be doing to get this thing here. What should I ask for ( compensation )?

#117 primexx

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:37

why don't you cancel it and buy one in store?

one thing i don't like about the touch cover is that all the keys require a uniform pressure to activate, but some fingers exert more pressure than others.