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#1 Scorbing

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:23

I know its Chris Pirillo but please watch it. Its very interesting.




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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:26

"Watch the Surface Reboxing" floating in the corner

All I needed to know to know that Chris did not approach this device with anything but contempt, then tried to spin it around later to be 'fair and balanced'.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:29

"Watch the Surface Reboxing" floating in the corner

All I needed to know to know that Chris did not approach this device with anything but contempt, then tried to spin it around later to be 'fair and balanced'.



The one thing that he said that is very disturbing is the fact that the 32GB model only has 16 GB of space left for the user because the rest is being sucked by the OS. That is not right and I think its a rip-off. No wonder this lawyer is suing Microsoft over that issue:

http://www.mercuryne...-tablet-storage

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:30

Give me the TL:DW version?

The one thing that he said that is very disturbing is the fact that the 32GB model only has 16 GB of space left for the user because the rest is being sucked by the OS.


Even I had to double take when I read that article too. 50% of space gone with the preload, that's a bit excessive, surely?

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:34

Give me the TL:DW version?



Even I had to double take when I read that article too. 50% of space gone with the preload, that's a bit excessive, surely?


Yes it is. Imagine if you buy the 16GB model. What are you going to have left? 6 gigs?...LOL...That is a rip-off and I see more law suits coming. The 50% of what you are promised for space is gone to the OS....not good.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:35

First of all, it's full blown Windows. What did they expect? Second, I've been saying for a while now, they should have stripped out the legacy baggage. There's no reason Win RT needs to include all the legacy baggage Windows still carries.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:37

First of all, it's full blown Windows. What did they expect? Second, I've been saying for a while now, they should have stripped out the legacy baggage. There's no reason Win RT needs to include all the legacy baggage Windows still carries.



Yes Dot, but do you honestly think the OS takes 16 gigs of space? I have Windows 8 on my test PC, clean, no apps, and it doesn't take 16 Gigs of space!!!!!!

There is something wrong there.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:40

Yes Dot, but do you honestly think the OS takes 16 gigs of space? I have Windows 8 on my test PC, clean, no apps, and it doesn't take 16 Gigs of space!!!!!!

There is something wrong there.


It does come with Office installed.

I already have 60 GB easily taken up space on my Windows 8 installation with only a handful of apps installed.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:41

...and Office takes a gig, and the recovery partition takes a few gigs. Was I the only one that had 22 gigs free after I unboxed my surface? Anyway, Pirillo is a whiny douche. Not going to waste my time on this one.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:43

Anyway, Pirillo is a whiny douche. Not going to waste my time on this one.


+ a hundred billion zillion million. :laugh:

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:45

It does come with Office installed.

I already have 60 GB easily taken up space on my Windows 8 installation with only a handful of apps installed.


Oh it has office? I must have missed that part. Well that explains it then. Still, people are going to be really ticked off that they are not getting the full 32 GB of space, or at least 80% of it. That probably explains why MS put an SD card slot on it for expansion.

By the way, did you see the prices for Skydrive expanded storage? Not bad at all. Compared to Apple. I got an extra 100GB of space for $50.00 a year. Apple wanted $100.00 for just 50GB of extra space and it doesn't have half the neat features that Skydrive does.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:47

Wow, for the first time I have to say.... He is right.... And I wish it could have been good, the hardware is simply awesome, but WinRT.... Or maybe it's the Tegra 3 that is starting to feel slow? And Office 2013 DESKTOP inside a tablet, it's nice but pointless with a finger, you really need the keyboard to use it and navigate the interface.

And Surface Pro will not be $500... So it better be a GREAT tablet and a good laptop replacement for the price they are going to ask...

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:50

Yes it is. Imagine if you buy the 16GB model. What are you going to have left? 6 gigs?...LOL...That is a rip-off and I see more law suits coming. The 50% of what you are promised for space is gone to the OS....not good.


There is no 16GB model. They entry level model is 32GB.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:51

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Yeah, because Surface is 4G enabled and/or Wifi is everywhere you go.... Cloud storage is not always the answer.