Weekend Poll: Did you pre-order a Surface?

It's that weekend time again, and it happens to be in the lead up to a pretty big Microsoft launch period starting on Friday. Earlier this week Microsoft revealed the pricing for their Surface tablet, offering pre-orders to be shipped before October 26th. The Windows RT tablet comes in a 32 GB model, a 32 GB model with a Touch Cover, and a 64 GB model with a Touch Cover.

So which one (if any) did you pre-order? That is the question of this weekend's poll, which we hope you'll answer in the poll below, and perhaps even leave a comment to further the discussion. Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone!

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Here are the top two reasons I did not pre-order.
1. No Stylus support on Windows RT
2. Botched order options. They should have allowed keyboard selection with capacity options. Not two capacity options, with the lower having with/without keyboard and the upper having the touch keyboard with no option to substitute the type keyboard.

UK got ripped off compared to USA, but I'm still selling my Nexus 7 & a couple of other unneeded items to try & fund a £479 Surface RT with touch cover.

I will probably have to wait till new year before I can afford it though dammit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NexusLine said,
UK got ripped off compared to USA, but I'm still selling my Nexus 7 & a couple of other unneeded items to try & fund a £479 Surface RT with touch cover.

I will probably have to wait till new year before I can afford it though dammit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Employment?

Considering the fact it costs 60 dollars more over here and 120 dollars more on top just to get a damn cover, I don't feel like getting ripped off. So I rather buy it off some American retail store and save me some cash.

derekaw said,
Can I run all my windows apps on the RT?

RT is based on ARM architecture, not x86, so no you can't. However, apps from the marketplace will all run on it.

derekaw said,
No, unseen and untested. Ill wait till the reviews come out. Can I run all my windows apps on the RT?

You should really refer to what runs on the desktop as Applications. Apps are for the Modern UI.
So, if you're referring to applications you use on desktop today, no; they will not run on your RT tablet.

Well at £399.00 for the 32GB without the touch cover, £479.00 for the 32GB with a touch cover and £559.00 for the 64GB with a touch cover you guys in the US are getting Surface extremely cheap compared to us Brits!!!!

I'll give you an example, the one I ordered for £479 would cost you $766. Yet that same version is $499 which is roughly £311 and you guys think it's overpriced!!!

overpriced? It offers lot more than ipad 32gb for the same price...Still not having 100.000s of apps, but 5500 and counting.
Plus free office.
I think its on a fair price. But It should cost 100 / 150u$ less and it would be the bestseller tablet of 2013.

iguanas said,
overpriced? It offers lot more than ipad 32gb for the same price...Still not having 100.000s of apps, but 5500 and counting.
Plus free office.
I think its on a fair price. But It should cost 100 / 150u$ less and it would be the bestseller tablet of 2013.

The ipad is overpriced too.

Logic win.

MeltedMacaroni said,
Why would anyone need to preorder? Its not as if they are going to sell out.

Why did you say that 14 hours after a news post on the front page saying that it sold out? Oh wait, I remember this nick.

If you include the Surface Pro as "another tablet" then yes, I am waiting on that...this poll could of served dual purposes had that option been included.

I am gonna spin this RT in another direction, iPad is based of ARM architecture,

1. what's the possibility that developer could make an apps that's also compatible with RT?
2. Since RT has a desktop mode, what's preventing developer like Photoshop, auto cad etc to be made for RT. MS did the office no?

It took iPhone 2 years before apps maturity, and I think this RT has potential in the next 2 years.

minster11 said,
I am gonna spin this RT in another direction, iPad is based of ARM architecture,

1. what's the possibility that developer could make an apps that's also compatible with RT?
2. Since RT has a desktop mode, what's preventing developer like Photoshop, auto cad etc to be made for RT. MS did the office no?

It took iPhone 2 years before apps maturity, and I think this RT has potential in the next 2 years.

There's nothing stopping Adobe or Autodesk from releasing their products on Windows RT, they just need to recode it for ARM.

neo158 said,
There's nothing stopping Adobe or Autodesk from releasing their products on Windows RT, they just need to recode it for ARM.

Except that MS said only Modern apps, desktop applications are not allowed.
The reason is simple. The Windows Runtime that powers the Modern UI has the power management stack. Allowing developers to direct port to the COM+/Win32 layers of their applications to Windows On ARM would break Microsoft's commitment to long battery life. Then Microsoft would get sued over battery life false advertising claims.

deadonthefloor said,

Except that MS said only Modern apps, desktop applications are not allowed.
The reason is simple. The Windows Runtime that powers the Modern UI has the power management stack. Allowing developers to direct port to the COM+/Win32 layers of their applications to Windows On ARM would break Microsoft's commitment to long battery life. Then Microsoft would get sued over battery life false advertising claims.

Good point, although both of them could develop Modern/Metro style versions of their apps.

Yup, can't wait to try it, technology is my job, I'm a fanboy, and I love my job. Having said that, this thing better be good, because I won't be giving it a pass just cuz I'm a fanboy. If this thing passes my Mom test, then I will be happy.

I have spent a lot of time setting up IPads and using them as well, and I always end up pushing it aside after a while to use my laptop. The big test for me will be to see if I end up doing the same with the Surface. I'm optimistic. And I have no intention of trying to use Office with my finger. I will use the keyboard and the touch pad. And when I want to watch a movie, or have a Skype conversation, I will use the kick stand. I think this thing looks great, I'll know more Thursday. Lets let the market decide, it always does anyway.

I picked no because I want a x86 Pro version or some other OEM x86 tablet, depending on how good their battery life is ofc.

I have yet to be convinced by Windows 8 so not in a hurry to pre-order and will just wait for these to hit mainstream availability.

My workplace is sending me to the Microsoft BUILD conference. If I don't walk out with a Surface from the conference, I'll definitely pick one up afterwards. Windows 8 on my desktop has me pretty happy with it.

I preordered the 32GB with Cover just an hour or two after preorders went live.

Bad news today though, received this email from Microsoft Store....


msuk - Preorder Release Date Change (Order #************)

Dear R SPOONER,

Thank you for ordering on msuk. The release date for the preorder product has changed. The product listed below will now be available on 02 November 2012.

Order ID: ***************
Product ID: 258204300
Product Name: Surface wWinRT-32GB Bndl SC EngBrit Hdwr Single

If you have questions about your order, please visit: http://www.findmyorder.com

Please note: This email message was sent from a notification-only address that cannot accept incoming email. Please do not reply to this message.

Sincerely,
msuk Customer Service
http://www.microsoftstore.com/...k/DisplayHelpContactUsPage/

Now personally, I've not seen any notice of the release date changing. So is this a lie to cover the fact that they let me pre-order something for which there was insufficient stock?

I actually pre-ordered on the 16th around evening time. The only email I got was delivered on the 26. Is that your second email?

TCLN Ryster said,
I preordered the 32GB with Cover just an hour or two after preorders went live.

I thought about it. I want to wait for some reviews to come out. I am also very hung up on whether I would like the Pro version better since it's a full featured operating system.

One thing that I was kind of surprised about is the configurations are limited. You can order the table with a black touch cover but if you want another color then you have to buy it extra. Why would they just not give you the option of choosing whatever color you want and whether you want it and if you want the touch or type cover. I don't get that at all.

boydp182 said,
I thought about it. I want to wait for some reviews to come out. I am also very hung up on whether I would like the Pro version better since it's a full featured operating system.

One thing that I was kind of surprised about is the configurations are limited. You can order the table with a black touch cover but if you want another color then you have to buy it extra. Why would they just not give you the option of choosing whatever color you want and whether you want it and if you want the touch or type cover. I don't get that at all.

For me, Pro seems pointless. If you're buying this product, you're doing so because you want a tablet. The only real difference between the RT and Pro (beyond a few spec differences) is the addition of the Desktop, and desktop is largely pointless on a touch device.

And if your argument is that you'll use the keyboard and touchpad, then why wouldn't you get a cheaper laptop instead?

TCLN Ryster said,

The only real difference between the RT and Pro (beyond a few spec differences) is the addition of the Desktop, and desktop is largely pointless on a touch device.

Uh....there are massive differences between the 2 tablets. One can run native Windows apps the other one can't. Are you sure you know exactly what it is that you are buying??

TCLN Ryster said,
For me, Pro seems pointless.

Huh. I'm the exact opposite. I can somewhat see the appeal of the Pro, but the RT seems pointless to me at the moment (when you consider the competition). I'm rather skeptical whether the Pro will be able to provide a great experience in each of the envisaged scenarios, but in theory having only one device act as a tablet or desktop PC or laptop depending on the needed use case is certainly appealing.

ahhell said,

Uh....there are massive differences between the 2 tablets. One can run native Windows apps the other one can't. Are you sure you know exactly what it is that you are buying??

As usual ahhell, you completely miss the point. But I can't be bothered to explain it to you.

Edit: I'll have a stab at explaining anyway... the point I was making is that yes the Pro can run Win32 applications... but again, what's the point? Win32 applications aren't designed for touch. Trying to use the desktop on a tablet is going to be painful at best. Of course, you'll then say that you'll use the keyboard... but then I come back to... why would you pay a premium for a Win32 tablet just so you can use a keyboard and an interface not designed for touch (desktop)? Wouldn't a laptop or ultrabook do that much more effectively? and cheaply?

CJEric said,
...but the RT seems pointless to me at the moment (when you consider the competition).

If you see the Windows RT tablet as pointless, then you must also see every other non-Windows tablet as pointless too? iPads. Android tablets. All pointless?

Edited by Ryster, Oct 20 2012, 6:42pm :

TCLN Ryster said,

As usual ahhell, you completely miss the point. But I can't be bothered to explain it to you.

Edit: I'll have a stab at explaining anyway... the point I was making is that yes the Pro can run Win32 applications... but again, what's the point? Win32 applications aren't designed for touch. Trying to use the desktop on a tablet is going to be painful at best. Of course, you'll then say that you'll use the keyboard... but then I come back to... why would you pay a premium for a Win32 tablet just so you can use a keyboard and an interface not designed for touch (desktop)? Wouldn't a laptop or ultrabook do that much more effectively? and cheaply?


Wow. You do realize that the RT and Pro are in entirely different markets right? The Pro is meant to be a tablet version of an Ultrabook while the RT is strictly a consumer tablet. So what if most native Windows apps aren't touch optimized. Have you never heard of a mouse?
Being able to load up some steam games or whatever on an ultra thin tablet will be bad ass.

ahhell said,

Wow. You do realize that the RT and Pro are in entirely different markets right? The Pro is meant to be a tablet version of an Ultrabook while the RT is strictly a consumer tablet. So what if most native Windows apps aren't touch optimized. Have you never heard of a mouse?
Being able to load up some steam games or whatever on an ultra thin tablet will be bad ass.

Well let's agree to disagree. Using a Surface tablet with a mouse just doesn't seem like good value for money to me. If you wanna use it as a laptop/ultrabook then get a laptop/ultrabook... it'll cost you less.

TCLN Ryster said,
The only real difference between the RT and Pro (beyond a few spec differences) is the addition of the Desktop

You forget Stylus.
That's why I'm skipping RT. I have used stylus ever since XP Tablet PC Edition 2005. Failure to include this in the RT version is a show stopper for me.

TCLN Ryster said,
and desktop is largely pointless on a touch device.

Agreed, however stylus changes that.

BoDEAN said,
No, own an iPAD 3, no reason for this.

that's cool, buddy.

but i already bought two 32 gb ones, and getting the pro one in january.

64gb here. FYI, its not overpriced and stop comparing a PC to an iPad, there is no comparison. You ****ing trolls from apple see an iPad commercial is overhyped and not in the same league as rt let alone pro. Just because you can't afford it doesn't make it overpriced.

mrdeezus said,
64gb here. FYI, its not overpriced and stop comparing a PC to an iPad, there is no comparison. You ****ing trolls from apple see an iPad commercial is overhyped and not in the same league as rt let alone pro. Just because you can't afford it doesn't make it overpriced.
Well, first of, it isn't a PC but an ARM based Windows 8 RT device (unlike x86/x64 based Windows 8 devices) and the fact that some people don't like the Surface is no reason for name calling nor suggesting that they can't afford it. And, honestly, there is very well a comparison between a Windows RT tablet and the iPad! Actually, they're competing directly.

I didn't preorder a Surface because I am having a Samsung Series 7 Slate with W8 Enterprise installed on it. With all accessories, I paid $1400.00, so, don't give me the crap that I couldn't afford the Surface RT!

I think 2013 for me holds:
- Lumia 920
- MS Surface RT 32GB w/ cover
- W8 Desktop PC
- Ultrabook (model TBD)
Starting to like the ecosystem that MS is building with it's new products.

sask said,
I think 2013 for me holds:
- Lumia 920
- MS Surface RT 32GB w/ cover
- W8 Desktop PC
- Ultrabook (model TBD)
Starting to like the ecosystem that MS is building with it's new products.

Same for me, but replace the ultrabook with a Xbox 360

I voted "No". I'm waiting for Surface Pro, but only if the price is w/in reach, otherwise I'll be another tablet (either Windows 8-based or Android, in that order).

jamesyfx said,
I wouldn't buy one, but I would buy a Nexus 7 as a folly if I had some spare hundreds knocking about.

Got a nexus 7 16GB as soon as it was availlable in my country, the first week of September, and I'm really happy with. But for a lot of tasks my workstation is way more comfortable (writing this comment for example).

you will be surprise that if iPad is priced at $1000, ppl still buys it. I've met ppl spending a lot more for Sony LED HDTV because it's "SONY". Justify? MS try to set a base price with quality component and raised standard. One way or the other it's competing with Apple's standard not Android

Javik said,
No, overpriced, I don't have enough of a need to justify spending that kind of money.

Ezekiel Carsella said,

actually does have GPS

its not listed as a spec nor is there any word anywhere on the net that it actually has nfc or gps.

Nope, not a fan of tablets. I've tried Windows on a tablet. Not fun. Well I mean Modern UI was ok, but the desktop wasn't fun. It makes me laugh how many people want tablets that runs all of their windows apps. Trust me, if you want that, just save your money and buy a laptop.

Edited by warwagon, Oct 20 2012, 4:35pm :

warwagon said,
Nope, not a fan of tablets. I've tried Windows on a tablet. Not fun. Well I mean Modern UI was ok, but the desktop wasn't fun. It makes me laugh how many people want tablets that runs all of their windows apps. Trust me, if you want that, just save your money and buy a laptop.

Makes me laugh how many people like yourself STILL don't get it.... The touch cover is for the desktop, it has a touchpad too. So whats the point buying a laptop when you can get a tablet with an attachable keyboard? It turns it in to a laptop! And if you get a Win 8 tablet with a Core i5/i7 you literally have laptop hardware but the OPTION to attach a keyboard dock, making it do everything a laptop can, but you also have a far more flexible and mobile device.

Laptops are now pointless and irrelevant.

NoClipMode said,

Makes me laugh how many people like yourself STILL don't get it.... The touch cover is for the desktop, it has a touchpad too. So whats the point buying a laptop when you can get a tablet with an attachable keyboard? It turns it in to a laptop! And if you get a Win 8 tablet with a Core i5/i7 you literally have laptop hardware but the OPTION to attach a keyboard dock, making it do everything a laptop can, but you also have a far more flexible and mobile device.

Laptops are now pointless and irrelevant.


Ahmad M. R. said,
Actually I'm waiting for the Pro version. That one I''ll definitely be pre-ordering when it is out

Is there a price limit or it doesn't matter to you?

No (other reasons), my reason being I have no need for a tablet. I owned an HP TouchPad for about a year (thanks to the fire sale), so I got a good idea what it's like to live with one, but I didn't use it enough to justify keeping it, especially as I've got an iPhone with me, so any quick note-taking or web browsing/email checking is simply done on that. At least I made a profit on the TouchPad though!

[quote=MightyJordan said,]No (other reasons), my reason being I have no need for a tablet. I owned an HP TouchPad for about a year (thanks to the fire sale), so I got a good idea what it's like to live with one, but I didn't use it enough to justify keeping it, especially as I've got an iPhone with me, so any quick note-taking or web browsing/email checking is simply done on that. At least I made a profit on the TouchPad though! [/quot
you take notes on an iphone?

MightyJordan said,
No (other reasons), my reason being I have no need for a tablet. I owned an HP TouchPad for about a year (thanks to the fire sale), so I got a good idea what it's like to live with one, but I didn't use it enough to justify keeping it, especially as I've got an iPhone with me, so any quick note-taking or web browsing/email checking is simply done on that. At least I made a profit on the TouchPad though!

One of the reasons I'm getting a Windows tablet is to replace my firesale HP TouchPad. It was fine for my final purchase price of $102, but I want access to Messenger like it is on Windows 8/RT now, SkyDrive, and real Office instead that horrible "QuickOffice," which is neither quick nor Office. I can't wait until 10/26 now. 6 more days!

Ezekiel Carsella said,
you take notes on an iphone?

Yeah. I only ever need to take quick notes, so the notes app on the iPhone is enough. I tried Evernote once, but didn't really get into it.

MightyJordan said,

Yeah. I only ever need to take quick notes, so the notes app on the iPhone is enough. I tried Evernote once, but didn't really get into it.

OneNote is really really good. and there is an iOS app.

If it was available in my country i would pull out my sock and shove the money in the dvd drive to get this thing.

ccoltmanm said,
No, sold out, should be an option.

First intelligent comment on a proper option for this poll. Everyone else sounds like a bunch of babies.

StevoFC said,
I might get the Lenovo Yoga 13. So holding off on any preorders right now.

Yeah, I'm getting a Lenovo Yoga also, but waiting for the orange one and perhaps waiting to see if I can get it from Microsoft retail instead of Best Buy so I can get the crapware removed.

Bern@rd said,

Yeah, I'm getting a Lenovo Yoga also, but waiting for the orange one and perhaps waiting to see if I can get it from Microsoft retail instead of Best Buy so I can get the crapware removed.

Lenovo has it on their site now as well.

Dot Matrix said,
There should be a "No, I'm waiting for the Pro" option.
Indeed, I like Windows 8 but I want a fully working computer/tablet. Not something which will only be able to use some apps.

Dot Matrix said,
There should be a "No, I'm waiting for the Pro" option.

As the Pro is a "different tablet", what's wrong with that option? Would you like them to add options for every other type of tablet too?

Dot Matrix said,
There should be a "No, I'm waiting for the Pro" option.
Not that I am disagreeing with you but isn't a "No, I am waiting for the Pro version" simplified "No" for "I have not preordered?

Dot Matrix said,
There should be a "No, I'm waiting for the Pro" option.

There should be no, I'm waiting for the iPad 4 option too or a Nexus 10 tablet.

Gosh! I wish there was an option that covered I'm waiting for a different tablet and then we can just comment at the bottom of the poll which tablet we are waiting for.

TCLN Ryster said,

As the Pro is a "different tablet", what's wrong with that option? Would you like them to add options for every other type of tablet too?


The poll is about the Surface, so we'd like to have at least an option for the Pro version...

PaCpiS said,

The poll is about the Surface, so we'd like to have at least an option for the Pro version...

Pro version doesn't exist yet. The Poll is about the Surface RT.

I will buy it as soon as I see an Isheep that will buy my ipad 2 for 500 dollars. I will tell them its the new ipad. You know they don't have brain...

NoClipMode said,
The poll needs more options like "Not yet" and "I'm waiting for the Surface Pro".

I agree this time. The options are bad

Gah! I'm trying to hold off as I want to get a Lumia and a Surface Pro but it's getting hard to resist. Surface looks so awesome but I'm on the fence about the whole RT thing.

ahhell said,
Gah! I'm trying to hold off as I want to get a Lumia and a Surface Pro but it's getting hard to resist. Surface looks so awesome but I'm on the fence about the whole RT thing.

I was too but then I realised that I was unlikely to use the Surface Pro for anything more than I would use the Surface for. The higher res display would be nice and the pen input would be really handy from time to time but those aren't enough to justify the extra cost and the extra weight. The Core i5 processor is too much for this sort of device for me.

jakem1 said,

I was too but then I realised that I was unlikely to use the Surface Pro for anything more than I would use the Surface for. The higher res display would be nice and the pen input would be really handy from time to time but those aren't enough to justify the extra cost and the extra weight. The Core i5 processor is too much for this sort of device for me.

exactly.. how many people are going to actually install non metro programs on their tablets that they use on a daily basis.. and are just having those programs worth the extra 500 dollars and extra weight ? If their was a tablet with some decent graphics cards then I would possibly get that but their is only intel integrated graphics which we all know will be useless in about 1 year

Lachlan said,

exactly.. how many people are going to actually install non metro programs on their tablets that they use on a daily basis.. and are just having those programs worth the extra 500 dollars and extra weight ? If their was a tablet with some decent graphics cards then I would possibly get that but their is only intel integrated graphics which we all know will be useless in about 1 year

The Surface PRO isn't really only a tablet - it's a PC that comes in a tablet form factor. If this thing has a proper docking station come launch time, it might just be my new main work pc.

Tom said,
Cheaper than the iPad = overpriced.

Personally, I think the prices should start at $399 in order to compete with the less expensive iPad 2. As it stands, you can get an iPad for less than a Surface.

CJEric said,

Personally, I think the prices should start at $399 in order to compete with the less expensive iPad 2. As it stands, you can get an iPad for less than a Surface.

+1.

And it's totally ridic that the ad pimps out the Touch Cover and it's NOT INCLUDED with the $499.99 option. Jesus, Microsoft! Really? $399.99 was the best place to start with the 32GB model WITH Touch Cover, even if it meant a trade off like no Xbox Music Pass or even Office RT.

technikal said,
Nope. Overpriced.

I don't think its overprised but im waiting to see what other OEMs are gonna offer. Really wanna see what else is coming from Dell and HP.

CJEric said,

Personally, I think the prices should start at $399 in order to compete with the less expensive iPad 2. As it stands, you can get an iPad for less than a Surface.

with less storage, 512 mb vs. 2GB of RAM, weaker processor, and weaker cameras

CJEric said,

Personally, I think the prices should start at $399 in order to compete with the less expensive iPad 2. As it stands, you can get an iPad for less than a Surface.

Personally, I don't think that makes any sense to base the price of a new device on an iPad 2 which is not only a generation old by now but also with much less specs.

Your logic is stupid, and you continue to post. If people decide to buy old tech like iPad 2, they would settle for even cheaper thing like the Nexus. If they want to get the latest tech, they either get new iPad or the Surface. This is why Apple lowers the price for iPad 2, because not many people buy them anymore.

CJEric said,

Personally, I think the prices should start at $399 in order to compete with the less expensive iPad 2. As it stands, you can get an iPad for less than a Surface.

seebaran said,

+1.

And it's totally ridic that the ad pimps out the Touch Cover and it's NOT INCLUDED with the $499.99 option. Jesus, Microsoft! Really? $399.99 was the best place to start with the 32GB model WITH Touch Cover, even if it meant a trade off like no Xbox Music Pass or even Office RT.


I disagree. The fact that it forces you to buy a Touch Cover in black to get a 64GB model, when you may have only needed the Type Cover or wanted a different color is absurd. The $20 extra cost is fine with me to get the color I want, but I shouldn't also have to buy a $100 black Touch Cover that's going to sit in the box from day 1.

MDboyz said,
Your logic is stupid, and you continue to post.

Yes, good point.

The entry cost for an iPad is $399, for a Surface it's $499. That's all I'm saying. Yes, the Surface certainly has better specs in some regards than the iPad 2 - no question about it - on the other hand the iPad 3 has better specs than the Surface RT in some regards (display,back camera) so it isn't directly comparable either (besides offering a much better experience with regard to the strength of the current app ecosystem).

But you are still missing the point that Surface RT has better specs than new iPad in some areas too, so you can also said new iPad 3 isn't directly comparable to Surface RT.

CJEric said,

Yes, good point.

The entry cost for an iPad is $399, for a Surface it's $499. That's all I'm saying. Yes, the Surface certainly has better specs in some regards than the iPad 2 - no question about it - on the other hand the iPad 3 has better specs than the Surface RT in some regards (display,back camera) so it isn't directly comparable either (besides offering a much better experience with regard to the strength of the current app ecosystem).

MDboyz said,
Surface RT has better specs than new iPad in some areas too, so you can also said new iPad 3 isn't directly comparable to Surface RT.

Yes, that is true.

Wow, did the fanboys jump on this comment or what? He didn't even bring up the ipad. The fact is... you can buy a full fledged computer for the prices of a surface rt and an ipad. Both are toys right now... spending more for something that does less than a traditional pc = overpriced. Eventually once the market become saturated AND when the surface pro comes out, we'll talk, but right now the OP is totally right.

shockz said,
Wow, did the fanboys jump on this comment or what? He didn't even bring up the ipad. The fact is... you can buy a full fledged computer for the prices of a surface rt and an ipad. Both are toys right now... spending more for something that does less than a traditional pc = overpriced. Eventually once the market become saturated AND when the surface pro comes out, we'll talk, but right now the OP is totally right.

so to someone that uses just the internet and Microsoft office and email .. how is this any less functional then a full PC .. for people that do those things and mobility is the most important feature then it is a pretty sweet deal..

You can go buy your MSI gaming computer that has 2 hours of battery life and is 9 pounds if that is what is important to you.. mobility is important to me and I would like everything to sync with my home desktop the best way possible.. this is better at syncing to my desktop then an ipad...

Lachlan said,

so to someone that uses just the internet and Microsoft office and email .. how is this any less functional then a full PC .. for people that do those things and mobility is the most important feature then it is a pretty sweet deal..

You can go buy your MSI gaming computer that has 2 hours of battery life and is 9 pounds if that is what is important to you.. mobility is important to me and I would like everything to sync with my home desktop the best way possible.. this is better at syncing to my desktop then an ipad...

Right, because my 13 inch laptop is so bulky and heavy and only gets 2 hours of battery life. /s. I'm pretty mobile on this thing, and chances are if you have to do anything more than look at facebook on a tablet, you'll be attaching that keyboard cover to do anything useful.

seebaran said,

And it's totally ridic that the ad pimps out the Touch Cover and it's NOT INCLUDED with the $499.99 option. Jesus, Microsoft! Really? $399.99 was the best place to start with the 32GB model WITH Touch Cover, even if it meant a trade off like no Xbox Music Pass or even Office RT.


just like how the ipad commercials show apps
(pages keynote, numbers, garageband, imovie, iphoto) and the smart cover/case, but those are extra?

at least with the surface you are getting Office 2013 RT

MDboyz said,
But you are still missing the point that Surface RT has better specs than new iPad in some areas too, so you can also said new iPad 3 isn't directly comparable to Surface RT.

So true. People only care about a few things when buying tablets. The Surface is perfect for your average consumer that is interested in a great ecosystem and an awesome screen resolution. Don't forget, the Surface has great accessories too. The Surface will sell like hot cakes. Who needs an iPad? You can't even find one decent app and the pictures look horrible on it.

Surface FTW.

WalterEgo404 said,
The Surface is perfect for your average consumer that is interested in a great ecosystem and an awesome screen resolution. [...] Who needs an iPad? You can't even find one decent app and the pictures look horrible on it.

Yeah. The iPad is the worst. What a horrible screen on that thing, and the apps are terrible. Surface FTW. Long live Microsoft.

Edited by Deactivated., Oct 20 2012, 11:17pm :

CJEric said,

Yeah. The iPad is the worst. What a horrible screen on that thing, and the apps are terrible. Surface FTW. Long live Microsoft.

The Surface is great. I per-ordered it. I even per-ordered all the different color keyboards. That commercial really stood out to me. Those different colors of the keyboard will kill the iPad for sure. Can't wait until that happens. I'll be laughing at all the people that ave an iPad. And laugh at all the Android manufacturers. That's how you sell a tablet.

Bye bye Apple. Bye bye Android. Your dominance is over.

WalterEgo404 said,
Those different colors of the keyboard will kill the iPad for sure.

No question about it. I mean...colorful accessories? That's hitting iPad where it hurts.

Takes one to know one...

MDboyz said,
Your logic is stupid, and you continue to post. If people decide to buy old tech like iPad 2, they would settle for even cheaper thing like the Nexus. If they want to get the latest tech, they either get new iPad or the Surface. This is why Apple lowers the price for iPad 2, because not many people buy them anymore.

I know it's hurt to know that iPad is not the only game in town now. But is that the best answer you come up with? So if I said something bad about your parents, you will say 'Takes one to know one...' too? lolz ...

NeoPogo said,
Takes one to know one...

Prymitywista said,
if I could have enough money, I will buy it for sure - for now I have to wait

I like the idea but before I fork over that kind of money I want to make sure the apps I expct get ported over.