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Old 08-01-2013, 05:14 PM   #541
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I believe mobile.HD plays .mkv as I managed to play mkv files on my surface using the app. There is a full-feature trial for you to try and if you like it, you can buy it. I am personally waiting for the VLC app for windows RT to come out as I donated for its kickstarter, don't want to pay for another app . Will watch all the videos on my desktop until VLC is out for my surface.
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:47 PM   #542
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ROCK Vein Series for the Microsoft surface. Simple and not too shabby. Available in Singapore.






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Old 10-01-2013, 05:01 PM   #543
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The Surface Pro is coming!

Surface Pro: an in-depth look at Microsoft's super tablet | The Verge
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:36 PM   #544
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Just purchased the ROCK case from Adix bro! Good stuff I must say



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Old 10-01-2013, 10:54 PM   #545
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Old 11-01-2013, 02:24 AM   #546
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For those lucky ones who have had some time with the Surface RT, what's your feedback on the performance so far? Some reviews seemed to suggest that the performance can still be rather patchy and sluggish for some applications.
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:29 AM   #547
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For those lucky ones who have had some time with the Surface RT, what's your feedback on the performance so far? Some reviews seemed to suggest that the performance can still be rather patchy and sluggish for some applications.
I've had the Surface now for about 2 months.

The performance isn't patchy, it's just not as fast as a present gen iPad. It's much faster than a netbook.

I bought it because it is an inexpensive alternative to a work laptop. Less than 1k, 8 hour battery life, USB storage, a full working keyboard and MS Office.

If you use it as a work laptop alternative, then it functions perfectly well.

Build quality is first rate.

Some unreliability with several apps (notably Zinio, which is much improved since they patched it) but not for the work based things.

Happy to answer other questions.
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:10 AM   #548
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I've had the Surface now for about 2 months.

The performance isn't patchy, it's just not as fast as a present gen iPad. It's much faster than a netbook.

I bought it because it is an inexpensive alternative to a work laptop. Less than 1k, 8 hour battery life, USB storage, a full working keyboard and MS Office.

If you use it as a work laptop alternative, then it functions perfectly well.

Build quality is first rate.

Some unreliability with several apps (notably Zinio, which is much improved since they patched it) but not for the work based things.

Happy to answer other questions.
1. can the RT do remote desktop?
2. do u use a mouse, if yes what type?
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:16 AM   #549
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1. can the RT do remote desktop?
2. do u use a mouse, if yes what type?
1. Not VDI type desktop. It works with webmail office though. Hmmm. Interesting thought though. Any suggestions for which remote I should try?

2. Used several already. Logitech normal mice seem to work fine. Have also used sandisk thumbdrives all work okay.
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Old 11-01-2013, 01:54 PM   #550
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Where did you buy it from?
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Old 11-01-2013, 02:03 PM   #551
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1. Not VDI type desktop. It works with webmail office though. Hmmm. Interesting thought though. Any suggestions for which remote I should try?

2. Used several already. Logitech normal mice seem to work fine. Have also used sandisk thumbdrives all work okay.
what is VDI desktop?

i'm referring to the windows remote desktop "mstsc"...

basically i have a pc for office work...
so when i went for meeting, i use a laptop and connect to company wifi network, run remote desktop to connect to my office pc....

so want to know whether windows RT can do this or not.
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Old 11-01-2013, 02:07 PM   #552
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darkpool - Believe we can purchase from the Microsoft online Store (US) via facilities like Citi GlobeShopper and VPost.

brightangelus - Thanks! I do want to be able to watch videos / movies with ease but I believe the support for the various formats is still limited at this stage? I do know that VLC will be coming out with the native app for Windows 8 / RT in the coming months but in the meantime, how is your experience in this area, if any? Do you also use the native Mail App? I read that it's way too basic for meaningful use.
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Old 11-01-2013, 02:27 PM   #553
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1. Not VDI type desktop. It works with webmail office though. Hmmm. Interesting thought though. Any suggestions for which remote I should try?

2. Used several already. Logitech normal mice seem to work fine. Have also used sandisk thumbdrives all work okay.
Is the number of USB ports enough? If we get USB extension, can the power support?
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Old 11-01-2013, 02:58 PM   #554
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what is VDI desktop?

i'm referring to the windows remote desktop "mstsc"...

basically i have a pc for office work...
so when i went for meeting, i use a laptop and connect to company wifi network, run remote desktop to connect to my office pc....

so want to know whether windows RT can do this or not.
Yes, Surface runs the remote desktop app from microsoft.
All USB mice will work. Plus, the touch cover has a touch pad integrated.
1 USB port. Never used an USB hub on it, but power shoulkd be decent enough...hey, I can charge my phone with it... ;-)
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Old 11-01-2013, 03:25 PM   #555
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brightangelus - Thanks! I do want to be able to watch videos / movies with ease but I believe the support for the various formats is still limited at this stage? I do know that VLC will be coming out with the native app for Windows 8 / RT in the coming months but in the meantime, how is your experience in this area, if any? Do you also use the native Mail App? I read that it's way too basic for meaningful use.
This is what I'm using:

Invisible Control Video Player for Windows 8 | The Download Blog - CNET Download.com

I know that's the w8 version I linked, but it seems to play my handbrake videos that I decoded for my iOS devices. Played HD videos straight out of a video camera too.

Playback was smooth enough. With this tablet, you need to just give it a short opportunity to get up to speed, then everything works fine.

EDIT: sorry forgot to answer the e-mail question. I incorporated my gmail and yahoo e-mail accounts into the built in program. It works absolutely fine. I dunno why people moan about it. I have had no buggy issues, no errors, or failures. I guess maybe the presentation isn't what people like? Sure it's basic, but...I can send e-mail, receive email, download attachments, open attachments...file in folders.

I don't use the email program for work though. I use my company's webmail site for that.

I wish I had a virtual desktop app

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