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Old 04-07-2013, 03:26 PM   #1096
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The surface pro is able to handle Facebook games sufficiently. As a reference, it can handle Diablo 3 and League Of Legend, but don't expect performance if you are going for more higher end settings, and higher-end graphic intensive apps.

The GPU power is an integrated HD 4000. The CPU and GPU specs is pretty much similar to my old laptop which can run games above.
I've the same question too but more on RT. Can we play Facebook games, eg Castleville, on RT?

I'm interested to get a light tablet for some editing of spreadsheet(pivot table) , PowerPoint and some FB games.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:16 PM   #1097
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I've the same question too but more on RT. Can we play Facebook games, eg Castleville, on RT?

I'm interested to get a light tablet for some editing of spreadsheet(pivot table) , PowerPoint and some FB games.
Should have flash support, no? maybe some RT users can try?
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:57 PM   #1098
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just bought and used the surface rt for 2 weeks. I must say I am impressed. the hardware quality is superb. touch keyboard is a nice innovation, I don't spend any extra on casing or screen protector. kickstand is surprisingly handy and seems quite hardy. USB port and micro SD are useful and practical. smooth operations, some hiccups and bugs though. Ironically MS being a SW company, I am more impressed with its tablet hardware instead of its SW.

for a V1 product it is interesting, hope they keep improving the software. and of course more apps!

owning a iPad and a Nook HD+ as well. Interesting competition ahead.

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Old 05-07-2013, 07:14 PM   #1099
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just bought and used the surface rt for 2 weeks. I must say I am impressed. the hardware quality is superb. touch keyboard is a nice innovation, I don't spend any extra on casing or screen protector. kickstand is surprisingly handy and seems quite hardy. USB port and micro SD are useful and practical. smooth operations, some hiccups and bugs though. Ironically MS being a SW company, I am more impressed with its tablet hardware instead of its SW.

for a V1 product it is interesting, hope they keep improving the software. and of course more apps!

owning a iPad and a Nook HD+ as well. Interesting competition ahead.
can your RT play any Facebook games?
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:28 PM   #1100
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dunno I don't play FB games.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:42 PM   #1101
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anyone knows where can get the educational pricing?
The Academic Offer for Surface RT is only available to order through Universities and Schools. You should check if your academic institution is interested in placing an order with Microsoft.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:52 PM   #1102
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can your RT play any Facebook games?
You can... as long as IE10 can on your desktop, there's no reason why it won't work.
Get me the links, and I'll test it on my RT for you.

using vine... ignore the background music lol
https://vine.co/v/hWwWIADlhnq

How can i install the new 8.1 preview?

Is it fit for daily use?

I love my RT and i used it mainly for drafting my proposals and reports, no other tablet from android and Apple can do that. haha..

but i have a small problem and not sure if other users are facing similar problem.

IE10 is just not responsive enough, i can be clicking on the same link for a few times but the browser just refuse to load. Not sure about this, but the support for html5 sucks too..

other than that, everything else is great.

so, back to the problem, is 8.1 currently safe for daily use? and also where can i install this new preview?

thanks and advance

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Yes you can install 8.1 if your RT's base language is en-US and not british English as its not supported yet.

http://preview.windows.com

However there's ways to bypass it:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...9&postcount=26

Yes. its absolutely stable for everyday use
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:13 PM   #1103
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You can... as long as IE10 can on your desktop, there's no reason why it won't work.
Get me the links, and I'll test it on my RT for you.

using vine... ignore the background music lol
https://vine.co/v/hWwWIADlhnq
Thanks for the vine vid. it's informative.
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:58 PM   #1104
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Anyone know if there any are good 3rd party video player like vlc for surface? I need a player that can read .mkv file.

Tried googling but seems like there are no solution except to wait for the port for vlc
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:38 AM   #1105
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The Academic Offer for Surface RT is only available to order through Universities and Schools. You should check if your academic institution is interested in placing an order with Microsoft.
What's the academic pricing? Heard it is US$199 or something similar.
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Old 06-07-2013, 01:01 AM   #1106
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What's the academic pricing? Heard it is US$199 or something similar.
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:56 AM   #1107
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!!! That's v good pricing for this size tablet.
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:24 PM   #1108
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so any instituitions got any news on buying?
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:34 PM   #1109
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Nyp just had their order, some people were conducting mass orders iirc
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:17 PM   #1110
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Hope there's gonna be someone conducting an MO again. Interested to get one.
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