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Old 16-11-2012, 09:17 AM   #346
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Of course, its not perfect and if I had my way I would want:
1) 3G at least, pref LTE
2) RT version of Outlook (the Mail app is kind of basic)
3) To play MKV files
Agree with you on the shortcomings. There is no excuse for not providing an RT version of Outlook. However, I believer when corporate IT starts evaluating and deploying win 8 tablet, MS will be pressured to provide a version of Outlook for RT

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Old 16-11-2012, 09:22 AM   #347
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Anybody looking for a BNIB Microsoft surface 32GB model with black touch cover can PM me, my order just reach Singapore.

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Old 16-11-2012, 09:30 AM   #348
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The reason why MS decided to develop a version of win 8 for RT is because currently Intel chips cannot match the power efficiency of ARM chips. As a result, win 8 tablet using Intel chips will not be able to match iOS and Android tablets in term of battery life, weight and heat generation. Thus, Tablet using Intel chips will either have shorter battery life or if they have the same similar battery life (8-10 hrs) or the battery will need to have much higher capacity and thus the tablet will be much thicker and heavier.

So do not expect Pro surface to weigh the same as RT surface.

In the end it is all about tradeoffs.
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Old 16-11-2012, 09:40 AM   #349
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is there any apps that i can watch multiple formats of video in win 8 ?
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Old 16-11-2012, 09:49 AM   #350
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Don't have yet other than the default player. Can you even run Windows Media Player on RT?

When Surface Pro comes, at least you know you'll be able to sync the Ipad lol.
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Old 16-11-2012, 09:53 AM   #351
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Don't have yet other than the default player. Can you even run Windows Media Player on RT?

When Surface Pro comes, at least you know you'll be able to sync the Ipad lol.
there are a few players i already installed in surface. hahaha i dun watch movies from ipad lol...
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Old 16-11-2012, 10:44 AM   #352
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where you guys get the tablet
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Old 16-11-2012, 12:47 PM   #353
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where you guys get the tablet
You can buy direct from MS online store , have a transshipment compny such as vPost or ComGateway buy for you or buy from members in this forum who are reselling their surface.
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Old 16-11-2012, 06:00 PM   #354
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Thanks for the replies, I'm still finding a compelling reason for RT. What I was referring to below was Mac OS and iPad are visually distinctive. You can straightaway tell.
Thats the idea behind it. To "synchronize" the interface between them. I feel that its good. Rather than very different.

Consumer would know one la diff name what winRT and win 8
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Old 16-11-2012, 09:06 PM   #355
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Just received my surface. Got my exchange, yahoo, Gmail setup, downloaded evernote, zinio, kindle, tunein radio, Skype and lync. That covers most of the apps I use regularly. Great to have Lync as I can now do lync audio and video call from tablet. What I will miss from my iPad are Flipboard, Viber and Enjoy Sudoku.

I like the arrow keys and the numeric keys on the on screen keyboard.
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Old 17-11-2012, 02:45 PM   #356
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Have anyone managed to connect their Surface to Wireless@SGx? Tried at three places so far but no luck. I just followed the instructions in the pdf. There's no need to download anything right?
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Old 17-11-2012, 05:39 PM   #357
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I've just gotten Surface 32gb without touch keyboard! For those in doubt, comes with 15gb free after first set up and doing windows update. Testing out battery life now. Anyone can get their usb 3.0 flashdrive to work with the 2.0 port? Mine can read 2.0 but not 3.0 flashdrive. Those who wanna get a separate keyboard, I would highly recommend Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard, good battery life and super responsive. The keyboard comes with shortcut buttons specially for Windows 8. Surface is amazing.
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Old 17-11-2012, 05:43 PM   #358
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how to configure surface to connect to gmail and yahoo mail?
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Old 17-11-2012, 08:27 PM   #359
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how to configure surface to connect to gmail and yahoo mail?
go to mail app, then go settings then go accounts, add account then follow the steps there
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Old 18-11-2012, 08:51 AM   #360
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I've just gotten Surface 32gb without touch keyboard! For those in doubt, comes with 15gb free after first set up and doing windows update. Testing out battery life now. Anyone can get their usb 3.0 flashdrive to work with the 2.0 port? Mine can read 2.0 but not 3.0 flashdrive. Those who wanna get a separate keyboard, I would highly recommend Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard, good battery life and super responsive. The keyboard comes with shortcut buttons specially for Windows 8. Surface is amazing.
how about the type cover?
tried that, it give feedback while typing like a normal keyboard while still being very light.

wedge mobile keyboard is good but it seem that the cover will experience wear and tear easily.
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