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Old 29-11-2012, 11:26 PM   #451
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the price is really the killer here, i really impressed with the ie 10 performance based on videos but not willing to fork out just for 1 outstanding feature to me...
Well, the price hasn't even been announced yet. In any case it'll be priced based on similarly specced ultrabooks/laptops, although Microsoft might be able to price it somewhat lower without pissing too many partners off (compared to the situation with Surface RT). Again, the problem is how over-priced electronics are here, but it'll probably be comparable to local prices anyway.

Plus besides IE10 there are a ton of great features, whether you're talking about RT or Pro -- great design, multitasking, USB port, expandable storage, Touch/Type cover etc.

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Old 29-11-2012, 11:41 PM   #452
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the most important i feel is the marketplace..

so far windows marketplace falls way back compared to android n apple store..

they should port more apps n games from android/apple to windows
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Old 30-11-2012, 12:17 AM   #453
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seems like they are not doing well in the tablet scene...

Upstream supply chain sees Surface RT orders cut by half
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Old 30-11-2012, 01:56 AM   #454
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Surface Pro pricing is released!

USD899 for 64GB, USD999 for 128GB.

Very very reasonable pricing, compared to RT tablets, and to similarly specced ultraportables.

The 64GB model (without keyboard though) is cheaper than the comparable Air, with higher resolution screen with touch input, and a stylus.

Personally I might even get this over an ultrabook or Air for a portable workhorse.
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Old 30-11-2012, 01:56 AM   #455
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Next Up for the Surface Family: Surface with Windows 8 Pro

64GB = US$899

128GB = US$999

Comes with pen with palm block.... can rest palm on screen while writing...
no touch/type cover though....
10.6” display 1920x1080...
mini displayport can up to 2560x1440...
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Old 30-11-2012, 02:47 AM   #456
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you guy are faster than me.
the pricing is reasonable until you see the SG price.
shipping in from US is still a better option.
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Old 30-11-2012, 03:14 AM   #457
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Pricing is really good (not counting local chop head pricings), only thing to see now is battery and performance.
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Old 30-11-2012, 03:25 AM   #458
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Pricing is really good (not counting local chop head pricings), only thing to see now is battery and performance.
Yea, battery life would be the main consideration here.

Performance wise shouldn't this perform comparably to other i5 ultrabooks.
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Old 30-11-2012, 08:39 AM   #459
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battery life is halved of the RT version.

Microsoft confirms Surface with Windows 8 Pro pricing: starting at $899 for 64GB version, shipping in January
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Old 30-11-2012, 08:48 AM   #460
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If it's really 4hrs active usage then still not bad, comparing to ultrabooks of course.

But still, you won't be using it much as a tablet, unless the standby life is really tokkong, which I doubt.
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Old 30-11-2012, 08:49 AM   #461
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Yea, battery life would be the main consideration here.

Performance wise shouldn't this perform comparably to other i5 ultrabooks.
We won't know till it has been released. Maybe they made some adjustments to cater to battery life? Who knows?
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Old 30-11-2012, 09:16 AM   #462
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If it's really 4hrs active usage then still not bad, comparing to ultrabooks of course.

But still, you won't be using it much as a tablet, unless the standby life is really tokkong, which I doubt.
Closer to 5 hours actually, Surface RT lasted 9:36 on Engadget's video playback test. 50% of that is 4.8 hours, which I think is comparable to Air? Local pricing aside, when they're going to release it here is another question.
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Old 30-11-2012, 09:40 AM   #463
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Closer to 5 hours actually, Surface RT lasted 9:36 on Engadget's video playback test. 50% of that is 4.8 hours, which I think is comparable to Air? Local pricing aside, when they're going to release it here is another question.
I'm leaning closer to 4 or less....sales talk can't really be trusted much.

And we're not going to be using it purely as a video player.
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Old 30-11-2012, 10:26 AM   #464
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I hope ms brings the surface pro to singapore.
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Old 30-11-2012, 11:16 AM   #465
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unbelievable freaking high pricing....
add on the type or touch cover and it exceeds the $1.1k usd...

almost all webbie out there is saying the price is simply too high... n i agree with them.... not sure on what basis some ppl here say the price is good...

of course, i know $$$ is relative... lich ppl dun care about the diff between 1k and 2k.

not sure what ppl at ms is thinking... do they want the product to fail?

as of now, their surface rt is already not doing well, they do not even dare to mention surface sales...

i really hope ms ppl wake up their ideas and reduce the pricing for the RT and pro....
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