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Old 16-09-2013, 08:35 AM   #1351
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Anyone know why I can't find Kindle app in the store?
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Old 16-09-2013, 09:47 AM   #1352
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Isn't this the Yoga 11 based on the now outdated Tegra 3? There's a promo at Challenger for the orange colour one IIRC.

I never liked this design. When flipped backwards, you're holding the keyboard like an accordion. Feels very uncomfortable.

Unless you're talking about the Thinkpad Yoga (Haswell Core i5) which is likely to be as expensive as the Thinkpad Helix & goes on sale in USA in November. (around SGD$2600)

Thinkpad Yoga has a raised keyboard backing that go flush with the keys when folded. Although the keyboard keys are locked, the indentations can still be felt but it's still a big improvement over the current Yoga 11.

So far I find Microsoft Surface(s) are generally more affordable after the price cut. Lenovo prices are still very high, the Thinkpad 2 is still $1099.

Anyway, I'd be checking out Baytrail Atom-based hybrids. Looks cheap & good.
Sorry I attached the wrong picture, it should be the yoga 2 pro.

Specs are of below

13.3"
3200 x 1800 pixels
Haswell I7
8gb ram
512gb ssd
backlit keyboard


Microsoft will have to face this if they dare to price it above >1.5k


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Old 16-09-2013, 10:18 AM   #1353
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Anyone know why I can't find Kindle app in the store?
Welcome to the world of region restrictions.
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Old 16-09-2013, 11:30 AM   #1354
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Sorry I attached the wrong picture, it should be the yoga 2 pro.

Specs are of below

13.3"
3200 x 1800 pixels
Haswell I7
8gb ram
512gb ssd
backlit keyboard


Microsoft will have to face this if they dare to price it above >1.5k


Yah, this is the Ideapad Yoga 2. I think this will cost $1800 in Singapore & weight 1.4kg for full-specs. It's fully plastic so isn't going to be as durable as Surface Magnesium alloy chassis, assuming MS is using that for 2nd-gen Surface(s).

Surface is for business market. The direct competitor is the Thinkpad Yoga, which I think will cost >$2000.
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Old 16-09-2013, 09:32 PM   #1355
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I doubt they will price the surface pro 2 very high. It's only rumored to be 10" + 128gb ssd so anything above 1.5k would be ludicrous.
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Old 17-09-2013, 12:27 AM   #1356
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It'll probably be the same launch price as Surface but the new cover with battery wouldn't be cheap.
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Old 17-09-2013, 04:55 AM   #1357
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Anyone know why I can't find Kindle app in the store?
Not sure if kindle is locked to US. But if your locale is set to us you can get us apps in the store I am based in sg but I got access to all apps locked to us
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Old 17-09-2013, 03:06 PM   #1358
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Old 17-09-2013, 11:23 PM   #1359
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$393 for Surface RT with type cover, good deal ? Considering a new Surface is coming out soon ?
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Old 17-09-2013, 11:33 PM   #1360
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Wait for the new surface to be announced? See whether the difference in specs is worth the money.
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Old 18-09-2013, 12:01 AM   #1361
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$393 for Surface RT with type cover, good deal ? Considering a new Surface is coming out soon ?
Considering that too. But depends on individual budget the new surface with type cover will be at least 1k
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Old 18-09-2013, 12:58 AM   #1362
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I doubt they will price the surface pro 2 very high. It's only rumored to be 10" + 128gb ssd so anything above 1.5k would be ludicrous.
u dont forget we r talking about greedy microsoft here
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Old 18-09-2013, 01:41 PM   #1363
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Alot pple quing up to buy surface at SIM
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Old 18-09-2013, 03:04 PM   #1364
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u dont forget we r talking about greedy microsoft here
Greedy? Maybe in the 90's when they have no competitions. But ever since the Antitrust ruling in early 2000, MS has been compliant. I think the prices are fair when you consider the breadth & depth of features that their products offer these days.

In case you're not aware, Microsoft spent the most amount of $ on R&D compared to most other tech companies.

For example, the magnesium alloy used in Surface products is very expensive to manufacture. Which is why all Ultrabook these days that use Magnesium alloy are still priced >$2000.
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Old 18-09-2013, 05:59 PM   #1365
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Hi, am keen in the Education Offer Promotion for the Surface RT, if anyone can help to buy via this promotion, can kindly drop me a PM, thanks.
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