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Old 03-04-2013, 09:33 AM   #751
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yup.. no news so far... but anyways i think its going to be around $1000-1300SGD.
taking the reference of the surface rt pricing which is just released, multiply it by 1.33x...

it would exceed $1.3k for just the naked pro 128GB...
n shop would like to play with numbers ending with 8...
so my guess that the pro will sell for.

64gb pro - 1198/1208
128gb pro - 1338/1348
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:34 PM   #752
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Cheaper than what I expected. Can really consider for the novelty
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:06 PM   #753
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taking the reference of the surface rt pricing which is just released, multiply it by 1.33x...

it would exceed $1.3k for just the naked pro 128GB...
n shop would like to play with numbers ending with 8...
so my guess that the pro will sell for.

64gb pro - 1198/1208
128gb pro - 1338/1348

i doubt it will be priced so attractively

if u look at their mouse and other hardware..
with local distributor warranty and etc.. usually higher than american market
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:18 AM   #754
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What logic? You mean like iPad because it is tablet you expect low battery life? Than what is the logic of putting a high power CPU on the Pro in the first place? The Pro is a office productivity tools and targeted to road executive that need a full blown processor. If short battery life might as well buy a large laptop that cost less put in office that need AC all the time.

What logic?

ipad got low battery life?

You can't expect desktop-like ability AND iOS/Android tablet levels of battery life at this point. The Pro serves a specific group of users who wants style over battery life, in a tablet-like package. That's the logic, get it?
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:56 PM   #755
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If you want the Pro as a tablet, just underclock its CPU to NVidia Tegra 3/iPad's power consumption? [Separate power plan for plugged in and off]

17-25 watts TDP > 5 watts TDP.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:00 PM   #756
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A good alternative may be the Dell Latitude 10... looks pretty good... and the battery life is good, you have a 4 cell option though.
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:51 AM   #757
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Lenovo Thinkpad 2 - 9-10 hrs battery on Atom Clover Trail with Wacom digitizer, Acer W700 - 7 hrs Core i5 no digitizer, Surface Pro/ATIV PC Pro - 5hrs Core i5 with Wacom digitizer.

All running Win8.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:31 AM   #758
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Dell Latitude 10 review: a business-friendly Windows tablet with great battery life

Good reviews here for the Latitude... IMO an excellent substitute for the Surface.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:53 AM   #759
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Some Thinkpad 2 Reviews:
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 review | The Verge

Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 2 Review: Just Barely a Laptop

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 ? The Register

ThinkPad quality, tablet-style: Lenovo’s ThinkPad Tablet 2 reviewed | Ars Technica

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

For comparison's sake to the Microsoft Surface.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:52 AM   #760
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should actually use acer w700 as comparision. they match each other specs to specs
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:41 AM   #761
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If you're willing to take a hit on performance, the Atom Win 8 tablets as suggested above, e.g. Lenovo ThinkPad 2 and Dell Latitude 10, generally have very good battery life.

It's definitely not as fast as the Surface Pro, but closer to the Surface RT performance. Only thing is they can be quite pricey (~1k SGD and above).

Some of the models in the market can be found here:

Roundup: Atom-based Windows 8 tablets - Roundup - Tablets - CNET Asia
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:07 PM   #762
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Microsoft Surface RT - Local Prices Revealed, Starts at S$668 (Updated!) - HardwareZone.com.sg

Surface RT
Price (Inclusive of GST)
32GB Edition $668
32GB Edition + Touch Cover $798
64GB Edition $798
64GB Edition + Touch Cover $938
Challenger Member: 64GB Edition + Touch Cover $928
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:10 PM   #763
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should actually use acer w700 as comparision. they match each other specs to specs
Can't compare. Acer W700 doesn't have Wacom digitizer.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:30 PM   #764
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anyone go challenger and hoot a set?
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:35 PM   #765
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anyone go challenger and hoot a set?
Me me ! I am in the queue now, still the first 100
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