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Old 08-01-2014, 11:02 PM   #1786
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yeah, i just checked, need to pre-order. I'm flying to Singapore from Indonesia and thinking to get one ready to be bought. Any chance Airport stores selling the type cover 2?
Dun think you can find one at the airport.
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Old 09-01-2014, 01:21 AM   #1787
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Nah, screw it. I got myself an iPad mini.
Hahaha its as good as nah screw Microsoft office student edition free version 2013 I will stick with iwork I got myself a iPad Air as well...
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Old 09-01-2014, 02:11 AM   #1788
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Getting my from Japan. Much cheaper. Only $1156.
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:38 AM   #1789
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Getting my from Japan. Much cheaper. Only $1156.
This is only effective if your going to japan for holiday. Haiz... Singapore so costly .... first must pay brand name + production cost + shipping cost + gst....
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:44 AM   #1790
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The new surface doesnt come with 4g connection ya? Its seems like a good buy but the lack of 4G deter me from getting one.
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Old 09-01-2014, 12:13 PM   #1791
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My humble opinion.

the build of the surface is really good. i like this product, but then again, i am starting to regret getting the surface rt.

first of all, IE 11 SUCKS. its by far the worst browser i've used. slow loading and unresponsive.

secondly, the app store for rt sucks too. for an os that depends so much on the apps ecosystem, this is just unacceptable.

lastly, MS lack support on the RT system. I mean, which company goes around admitting that their system is a flop? it's like walking around telling the developers not to support your OS too.

A honest review after using it for almost half a year.

As a product, i am happy with it. It serves my basic needs of using MS office and the ability to just bring this around in all my overseas business trip is a god sent. But the short fall of the RT OS can't be ignored.

Just a piece of advise for anyone really considering the RT for any purpose. Please spend your money somewhere else, this expensive piece of hardware will not do you any good.

Get the pro instead. Actually, RT is a good system if done well, but MS did not supported it well.

In other words, dont get any RT software as of now, its just not well polished as of now.

Just a random rant that i have to get out. haha
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Old 09-01-2014, 02:52 PM   #1792
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RT is good enough for simple couch surfing, perfect for non techie users.

firstly, you dun have to worry about viruses.

secondly, there's flash in the browser, so web streaming etc has no issues.

thirdly, for non techie users who's prior PC are those P4 or Dual Cores with old 5400 hdds, RT's apparent lag isn't that obvious to them.
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Old 09-01-2014, 02:55 PM   #1793
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Any suggestions on how to improve browser performance apart form the usual suspects and basic guides around the web?

Does anyone have something tried and tested that significantly improves performance? I love the device but IE 11 is really starting to annoy me
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Old 09-01-2014, 04:51 PM   #1794
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Any suggestions on how to improve browser performance apart form the usual suspects and basic guides around the web?

Does anyone have something tried and tested that significantly improves performance? I love the device but IE 11 is really starting to annoy me
For me, IE11 is generally ok except for the swipe back to return to previous page. It freezes for a while as it reloads the entire page again instead of from cache. I am seeing this in IE11 metro on my i7 laptop, clovertrail tablet and surfaceRT. This has been reported as a bug.

Oddly enough, the desktop version of IE11 works fine.
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:15 PM   #1795
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Hi, anyone can recommend me an anti-glare screen protector for surface pro 1?

i find the light reflection is quite disturbing when drawing on the tablet.
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:27 PM   #1796
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Anti glare protectors will destroy the beautiful vivid 1080p screen you have. Cos it will be matte.
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Old 10-01-2014, 01:09 AM   #1797
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For those wanting to import SP2.. HOLD for local launch ..... Some news should be announced this coming few days..
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Old 10-01-2014, 06:57 PM   #1798
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good to hear.
but my attention is starting to divert to the new Asus duet already.
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Old 11-01-2014, 01:30 AM   #1799
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seems like many stores in Japan out of stock for surface pro 2
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Old 11-01-2014, 09:59 AM   #1800
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For those wanting to import SP2.. HOLD for local launch ..... Some news should be announced this coming few days..
I do hope they come early or not will be very boring month to wait and wait, me have been looking
into many model like Lenovo thinkpad 8 and Miix 2 tablet 10".
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