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Will you buy one if the RT is ~$500 and Pro is ~$900

yes 115 52.27%
 
no 79 35.91%
 
see resultz 23 10.45%
 
Total:217

Hmmm, I'm not very optimistic that the prices for these tablets/ultrabooks will be decent. I hope they understand that the base model can't cost more than the iPad or else they're doomed.



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So the RT Version will be cheap ?

And the Pro Version will be expensive ?

What will the Pro Version has that the RT doesnt?



Argh_College said:
So the RT Version will be cheap ?

And the Pro Version will be expensive ?

What will the Pro Version has that the RT doesnt?

It's a completely different machine. The Pro is an Intel-based full version of Windows 8, like your laptop or desktop. The RT is the equivalent of an iPad, running Windows 8 on ARM architecture.




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rocketpig said:
Argh_College said:
So the RT Version will be cheap ?

And the Pro Version will be expensive ?

What will the Pro Version has that the RT doesnt?

It's a completely different machine. The Pro is an Intel-based full version of Windows 8, like your laptop or desktop. The RT is the equivalent of an iPad, running Windows 8 on ARM architecture.


yeap they really need to make people get that.... god apple and the dumb tablet fiasco got people stupid and computer ileterrate.... no offense argh college not saying you are one of them.... but i bet you my nuts more than half of the iPad/kindle crowd have no clue....



rocketpig said:
Argh_College said:
So the RT Version will be cheap ?

And the Pro Version will be expensive ?

What will the Pro Version has that the RT doesnt?

It's a completely different machine. The Pro is an Intel-based full version of Windows 8, like your laptop or desktop. The RT is the equivalent of an iPad, running Windows 8 on ARM architecture.

Looks like my version.



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endimion said:

yeap they really need to make people get that.... god apple and the dumb tablet fiasco got people stupid and computer ileterrate.... no offense argh college not saying you are one of them.... but i bet you my nuts more than half of the iPad/kindle crowd have no clue....


What planet are you from where people were super-duper tech-savvy before tablets came along? It surely isn't the one where I show people how to search their inbox for specific emails or select multiple items in a folder.

If people get confused by the difference between Win RT on ARM and Win 8 on x86, that's Microsoft's own fault for launching two different devices called Surface running two different OS SKUs on two different architectures. If Microsoft can't communicate the distinction to their customers, calling them stupid and computer illiterate (I try not to be a grammar nazi, but the way you mangled the word "illiterate" is too ironic for me to let pass by) isn't going to help their sales pitch any.

Valdney said:
Thank God somebody saw the obvious!! I've always wanted a tablet with a keyboard. If this is not overpriced, I'm buying one!!

Is something unsuitable about all the other tablet + keyboard solutions already out there?



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famousringo said:
endimion said:

yeap they really need to make people get that.... god apple and the dumb tablet fiasco got people stupid and computer ileterrate.... no offense argh college not saying you are one of them.... but i bet you my nuts more than half of the iPad/kindle crowd have no clue....


What planet are you from where people were super-duper tech-savvy before tablets came along? It surely isn't the one where I show people how to search their inbox for specific emails or select multiple items in a folder.

If people get confused by the difference between Win RT on ARM and Win 8 on x86, that's Microsoft's own fault for launching two different devices called Surface running two different OS SKUs on two different architectures. If Microsoft can't communicate the distinction to their customers, calling them stupid and computer illiterate (I try not to be a grammar nazi, but the way you mangled the word "illiterate" is too ironic for me to let pass by) isn't going to help their sales pitch any.

Valdney said:
Thank God somebody saw the obvious!! I've always wanted a tablet with a keyboard. If this is not overpriced, I'm buying one!!

Is something unsuitable about all the other tablet + keyboard solutions already out there?

haha +1 but at least before they knew the diff between a PC a cellphone and even a pda.... now they don't as long as it has a screen over 7 inch it's al the same...

no worries it is one word in english i keep messing up... IRONYYYY lol.. for info though i ain't born an english speaker.... try my best though but sometimes i mix up the spelling with my native language... just been living in the US for 7 years after all... :)



famousringo said:

 

Valdney said:
Thank God somebody saw the obvious!! I've always wanted a tablet with a keyboard. If this is not overpriced, I'm buying one!!

Is something unsuitable about all the other tablet + keyboard solutions already out there?


What solutions?

Laptops are bulky and not tablets.
Detached bluetooth keyboards are extra crap with extra batteries and not a good solution.
Asus new line is close, but its bigger and the docks are simply laptop style, bulkier, etc. Not ideal for mobility.

This small, light, attached keyboard/cover is a perfect solution. You still have the mobility and flexibility of a tablet, but the capability to set it up like a laptop for more serious work. This is by far a better and completely unique solution.



I like the design but having essentially two OS versions depending on model sounds confusing in a market whose rules, for the most part, where set by Apple and customers don't have to consider something such as OS version.

I really like the keyboard and the pro spec is interesting - although perhaps a bit too similar to a PC : can't decide yet if that could turn out to be a good thing or a bad thing.



Try to be reasonable... its easier than you think...

superchunk said:

This small, light, attached keyboard/cover is a perfect solution. You still have the mobility and flexibility of a tablet, but the capability to set it up like a laptop for more serious work. This is by far a better and completely unique solution.

It's a unique solution but I'm hesitant to call it better until someone gets to use the damned thing. It's a bit troublesome that MS didn't allow the press to use any of the keyboard-enabled machines.




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