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Old 08-08-2014, 09:57 AM   #3226
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I was reading somewhere that they initially launched 4 colors (no blue).
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:06 AM   #3227
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I have also faced a bug, and have been asked to "try again next day" for the past 4 days! Probably happened because I cancelled my prior pre-order so that I could get the 30% off with a new pre-order.
So, if I use my own Microsoft Account and credit card, and then enter my friend school email and ensure my friend confirm it, there is no problem?
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:12 AM   #3228
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Anyone has any idea of where I can get a surface power cover in Singapore? any shop or anyone brought it in?
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:29 AM   #3229
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Tried the demo set at funan yesterday. It feels lighter than it looks, finishing is good (feels like a premium product as it should). Type cover is surprisingly good to type on, but I'm thinking if i really need it (Been using my Asus T100 solely in tablet form with the onscreen keyboard for the past few months). The Pen was a little bit underwhelming. It's good, but the S-Pen on the Samsung feels much smoother. When I asked about making notes on PDF all the sales staff keep telling me to import the PDF into MS Office 2013
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Old 08-08-2014, 01:29 PM   #3230
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Tried the demo set at funan yesterday. It feels lighter than it looks, finishing is good (feels like a premium product as it should). Type cover is surprisingly good to type on, but I'm thinking if i really need it (Been using my Asus T100 solely in tablet form with the onscreen keyboard for the past few months). The Pen was a little bit underwhelming. It's good, but the S-Pen on the Samsung feels much smoother. When I asked about making notes on PDF all the sales staff keep telling me to import the PDF into MS Office 2013



Yeap, the OneNote in the Demo unit is not the full version. As such, they also emphasized that they cannot show the write to text conversion
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Old 08-08-2014, 02:34 PM   #3231
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Silly questions maybe.

1. can format and reinstallation of OS be done like normal desktop/lappy? like I connect a ext cdrom, put in boot disk, start from cdrom......
2. can typecover is purely on magnet. will the magnet, in anyway, render the parts in this machine unusable due to magnetization?
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Old 08-08-2014, 04:06 PM   #3232
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1) should be the same, its exactly like a desktop/laptop just in tablet form

2) i'm sure they tested the magnets extensively before adopting it. most of our phone's flip covers also utilize magnets for the sleep/wake function now
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Old 08-08-2014, 04:18 PM   #3233
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Tested it today at Funan. First impression is really good. Super light and slim. Doesnt feel that bad on hands. Onky found the typr cover to not be good enough for me. Other than that it is a really good device for school and office.
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Old 08-08-2014, 04:20 PM   #3234
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Anyone knows if other Challenger branches have SP3? Like Tampines or Whitesand?
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Old 08-08-2014, 04:31 PM   #3235
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Silly questions maybe.

1. can format and reinstallation of OS be done like normal desktop/lappy? like I connect a ext cdrom, put in boot disk, start from cdrom......
2. can typecover is purely on magnet. will the magnet, in anyway, render the parts in this machine unusable due to magnetization?
i'm using a sp2. if you are referring to sp3 then:
1. can format and reinstall OS. it is a laptop/ultrabook. you can connect a ext drive to it and boot from there.

2. so far, the magnets have not done any damage to my unit. also have not heard of the typecovers' magnets causing issues. but I've heard magnets from covers causing issue on the screen instead (though it's still low instances).
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Old 08-08-2014, 04:52 PM   #3236
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Anyone knows if other Challenger branches have SP3? Like Tampines or Whitesand?
For preview? It's Funan for now
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:59 PM   #3237
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Silly questions maybe.

1. can format and reinstallation of OS be done like normal desktop/lappy? like I connect a ext cdrom, put in boot disk, start from cdrom......
2. can typecover is purely on magnet. will the magnet, in anyway, render the parts in this machine unusable due to magnetization?
not advisable cos it does not come with a recovery cd
Besides you might have problem with the hardware drivers
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Old 09-08-2014, 07:55 AM   #3238
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FYI hands on preview is now available at Harvey Norman this weekend at Expo!
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Old 09-08-2014, 10:35 AM   #3239
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i'm using a sp2. if you are referring to sp3 then:
1. can format and reinstall OS. it is a laptop/ultrabook. you can connect a ext drive to it and boot from there.

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Windows 8 recovery .. its in the personal settings or something..
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Old 09-08-2014, 01:12 PM   #3240
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If pre-order now from funan, can get 1 Tb hard disk as freebies. But IT show next month..... Don't know will give more freebies anot
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