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Old 13-02-2013, 10:58 AM   #631
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From all the reviews, seems that the battery life cant get past 4hrs. Battery life impt to me, looking at min 5hrs. So probably will wait and see the performance of new Intel Haswell, which means not getting it before Q3 this year.
Haswell will buy maybe 1 extra hour of battery.

The better way is to limit CPU speed to 50% which will give you more juice. Or do what I'm going to do, buy the Lenovo Thinkpad 2. That'll give you 8-10 hours.
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Old 13-02-2013, 01:10 PM   #632
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Thanks, but looking for higher performance, which in the real world, does not exist for want speed want performance haha. Looking to get a nexus 7 instead nw to use for a year while simultanteously depend on my dependable viao z older model (great laptop).
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Old 13-02-2013, 01:37 PM   #633
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what's the official date for surface pro in Singapore?
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Old 13-02-2013, 04:12 PM   #634
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Thanks, but looking for higher performance, which in the real world, does not exist for want speed want performance haha. Looking to get a nexus 7 instead nw to use for a year while simultanteously depend on my dependable viao z older model (great laptop).
If MS comes out with a cover with battery, yes maybe. The best compromise is actually a Core i3. Not enuff for gaming but enuff for coding.
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Old 13-02-2013, 04:15 PM   #635
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This is a ultrabook

Do not treat it as a tablet
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This is a ultrabook

Do not treat it as a tablet
This is a Surface thread

Do not treat it as a Surface Pro ONLY thread
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Old 14-02-2013, 11:22 AM   #637
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This is a ultrabook

Do not treat it as a tablet
Well it's a tabook or ultratab or something. Actually, historically, this is called a Slate. Like the Fujitsu Slate.

I've always wanted one but there're just too many compromises that I stuck to a TabletPC.

I hope Surface Pro 2 will come with Haswell Core i3, NFC & 4G options like the Lenovo Thinkpad. The Haswell will have a much more powerful GPU as well compared to HD4000.
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Old 14-02-2013, 02:49 PM   #638
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Is it better to get the Type cover or the Touch cover?

Will the Touch be too 'soft' given its capacitive function, don't know if its better or can get used without a physical letter keys pad.
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Is it better to get the Type cover or the Touch cover?

Will the Touch be too 'soft' given its capacitive function, don't know if its better or can get used without a physical letter keys pad.
Type type type type type type type....

Well I own the touch cover and I find it ... difficult to use for rapid typing. You can get used to it, but the lack of a tactile response makes it feel odd, especially when there is a certain pressure threshold before a keypress registers, unlike when typing on a capacitive screen.
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Old 14-02-2013, 08:47 PM   #640
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Haswell will buy maybe 1 extra hour of battery.

The better way is to limit CPU speed to 50% which will give you more juice. Or do what I'm going to do, buy the Lenovo Thinkpad 2. That'll give you 8-10 hours.
Interesting isn't it... the Surface Pro and the Thinkpad 2 are full fledged tablets but the Thinkpad has double the battery life... they run the same OS... so what's the difference?
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Interesting isn't it... the Surface Pro and the Thinkpad 2 are full fledged tablets but the Thinkpad has double the battery life... they run the same OS... so what's the difference?
Cpu. i5 vs atom
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Old 14-02-2013, 09:40 PM   #642
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Cpu. i5 vs atom
Then why not the samsung activ since it runs atom as well. does the lenovo tablet have full hd screen?
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Old 14-02-2013, 09:41 PM   #643
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Hmmm guys if i buy from microsoft us web will there be any warranty in singapore
anything not buy locally do not have local warranty
from mouse to keyboard to computer

$(#&%*#%&*#

cuz i was trying to claim warranty for a mouse
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when does the surface pro will launch in singapore
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Old 15-02-2013, 04:54 PM   #645
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Then why not the samsung activ since it runs atom as well. does the lenovo tablet have full hd screen?
Samsung ATIV PC is plastic & doesn't feel as well-built as the Thinkpad 2.

I tried both during MS Windows 8 launch at the Esplanade.

From my memory, the ATIV PC has larger screen 12". Thinkpad 2 is 11" with aluminum chassis. Both same resolution.

The Thinkpad is also lighter but I think the ATIV PC has slightly better battery life due to a bigger battery. IIRC, the Thinkpad also have a SED SSD.
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