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Old 27-02-2014, 12:58 PM   #1876
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today's news just released. surface 2 available, but still no news for pro 2.

Microsoft Surface 2 Tablet to be Available from March 14 Onwards

Microsoft Surface 2 Tablet to be Available from March 14 Onwards - HardwareZone.com.sg
jin emo.. why don't want release together?!
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Old 28-02-2014, 01:19 AM   #1877
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Apparently there's a worldwide shortage of Surface Pro 2.
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Old 28-02-2014, 07:18 AM   #1878
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Patience........but interestingly I don't know what is their strategy.....even apple that sells like hit cakes can supply the whole world with sufficient iPads. Wonder what is wrong with Microsoft supply chain to face a shortage problem? How many surface pro 2 did they exactly sell to result in worldwide shortage?

Probably strategy is to let us clear stock? If I were them, I will just sell existing surface pro at $699 and phase in new series.
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Old 28-02-2014, 10:27 AM   #1879
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“Windows RT is dead” - "The confusion comes about because Microsoft has announced plans to consolidate its APIs for Windows across the board, so that developers who write Windows apps can target phones, tablets, and PCs with relatively minor changes in code."

"RT" is dead, they rename it Surface 2.
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Old 28-02-2014, 10:57 AM   #1880
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Patience........but interestingly I don't know what is their strategy.....even apple that sells like hit cakes can supply the whole world with sufficient iPads. Wonder what is wrong with Microsoft supply chain to face a shortage problem? How many surface pro 2 did they exactly sell to result in worldwide shortage?

Probably strategy is to let us clear stock? If I were them, I will just sell existing surface pro at $699 and phase in new series.
MS got burnt with oversupply of Surface, prompting a USD$900m writedown.

No wonder this time they're cautious. However, Surface Pro 2 IS what many people want. I'm standing by to bring in from the states. My laptop is dying soon.
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Old 28-02-2014, 01:04 PM   #1881
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Couldn't wait for the pro2, so I bought the 1st pro version. Had it for 2 weeks now, really enjoy using it. Other than the short battery (3-3.5hr for video), it's pretty good so far. I use it in bed mostly (video and some web surfing and office stuff), so battery isn't a big issue to me.

Sold my Kindle HD 8.9 and Nook HD+ after got this. It's so much easier to use than those other pads.
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Old 28-02-2014, 03:07 PM   #1882
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Strangely enough, its the RT2 I'm waiting for. Already have a desktop and laptop, no need for a Pro. I liked my RT well enough (anemic app election aside), looking forward to the S2.
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Old 01-03-2014, 01:00 AM   #1883
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Suface Pro 128gb. Selling for 818 now at the IT Show with the touch cover included. WOW!

grab it while its there! IMO an even better deal that the US closeout deal of USD 599.

The only bummer is that they do not have the type cover in stock anymore.

The touch cover will take time to get used to but i feel with time one will be able to type pretty damn quickly on it!
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Old 01-03-2014, 03:24 AM   #1884
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MS got burnt with oversupply of Surface, prompting a USD$900m writedown.

No wonder this time they're cautious. However, Surface Pro 2 IS what many people want. I'm standing by to bring in from the states. My laptop is dying soon.
from what I see, the difference of pro 1 & 2 are slight. and I think the pro 2 will be very costly when it comes. so pro 1 is probably a good buy now.
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:50 AM   #1885
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waa just when i already ordered my type cover 2 from US its gonna release in Singapore
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:56 AM   #1886
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$736 for Surface Pro 1 at student price but no touch cover included. Is that worth it? Lol. Don't know if it can replace my Macbook Air for simple portability to school.
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:10 AM   #1887
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$736 for Surface Pro 1 at student price but no touch cover included. Is that worth it? Lol. Don't know if it can replace my Macbook Air for simple portability to school.
hmmm, as much as i'm a windows person...but the battery of surface pro 1 of 3-4hrs? versus mba? you would have to ensure you are near a power point at all times.
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:36 PM   #1888
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difference for pro 1 and 2 is just battery life only right? if the price difference is like 400 plus just to get extra battery juice..
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:11 PM   #1889
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woots my type cover 2 is arriving in singapore!
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:20 PM   #1890
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difference for pro 1 and 2 is just battery life only right? if the price difference is like 400 plus just to get extra battery juice..
The specs are different one is running on gen 3 and the other running on gen 4 processor... that is what makes a big different in processing capabilities and battery efficiency.

A breakdown for you... can be seen here pcmag
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