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Old 25-09-2013, 01:37 PM   #1471
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would it be cheaper then to buy surface pro 1 (if they marked it down) then add the power cover? the battery life likely to be the same as surface pro 2 without power cover but heavier.
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Old 25-09-2013, 01:57 PM   #1472
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Why you think MS so profitable? LOL...

Remember they write-off USD$900m just so they can give discount for Surface and Surface Pro. Where got company do things this way?
M$ made money because of their Enterprise services and licensing....they are on the opposite end of the spectrum in comparison to apple (mostly hardware profit margin)
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Old 25-09-2013, 03:42 PM   #1473
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I'm collecting my educational offer on 30.9,

Btw how much is SP in challenger??
is it NUS order?
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Old 25-09-2013, 05:00 PM   #1474
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Cost of type cover 2 + 128 Pro2 = (USD 999 + 129.9) * 1.26 = SGD 1422.4
Shipping via VPOST = S$ 13.4 +(7.2 + 1.9)*2 (assume 2kg) = 31.6
GST = (1422.4 + 31.6 ) * 0.07 = 101.78
Insurance = (1422.4 + 31.6 + 101.78) * 0.03 = 46.6
Total Cost = 1602

That's so ex.
Yah but I don't wanna wait till next April then get this baby. My TabletPC fan & batteries dying liao. Cannot wait liao. Anyway 6 hours battery life I can live with. Surface Pro 4 hours not enough.

would it be cheaper then to buy surface pro 1 (if they marked it down) then add the power cover? the battery life likely to be the same as surface pro 2 without power cover but heavier.
Surface Pro 128GB is $1198 + Power cover (est. $330) give you 6hr realworld battery, compared to close to 10 hrs for Surface Pro 2. No fight.

If you just plug in power cover to Surface Pro, the price probably not that attractive also, not to mention the extra weight.
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Old 25-09-2013, 07:49 PM   #1475
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Yah but I don't wanna wait till next April then get this baby. My TabletPC fan & batteries dying liao. Cannot wait liao. Anyway 6 hours battery life I can live with. Surface Pro 4 hours not enough.



Surface Pro 128GB is $1198 + Power cover (est. $330) give you 6hr realworld battery, compared to close to 10 hrs for Surface Pro 2. No fight.

If you just plug in power cover to Surface Pro, the price probably not that attractive also, not to mention the extra weight.
wonder if there's any shipping vendor from HK instead? Maybe the new Taobao?
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Old 25-09-2013, 08:32 PM   #1476
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any idea what is the release date for surface pro 2 in singapore?
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Old 25-09-2013, 08:51 PM   #1477
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any idea what is the release date for surface pro 2 in singapore?
Unfortunately no one knows... We will be lucky to get it by end of December if past launches are considered.
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Old 25-09-2013, 09:04 PM   #1478
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any idea what is the release date for surface pro 2 in singapore?
Judging from past microsoft marketing trends, it should be Jan/Feb 2014. Latest would be march I guess.
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Old 25-09-2013, 10:18 PM   #1479
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I tried to do a pre-order for pro 2 on MS US website but apparently they will accept US credit cards. Any one has the same problem?
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Old 25-09-2013, 11:26 PM   #1480
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I tried to do a pre-order for pro 2 on MS US website but apparently they will accept US credit cards. Any one has the same problem?
Try using AMEX or Citibank credit card.
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Old 26-09-2013, 10:21 AM   #1481
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Watched the surface event online:

You can now watch the entirety of Microsoft

I'm impress & interested on "Surface Pro 2" but it does not come with LTE, I've read an article that they interview Panos Panay that there's LTE version of "Surface 2" coming on next year.

Only Surface 2 with LTE?? How about "Surface Pro 2"
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Old 26-09-2013, 10:30 AM   #1482
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is it NUS order?
Nope other sch
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Old 26-09-2013, 11:11 AM   #1483
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Watched the surface event online:

You can now watch the entirety of Microsoft

I'm impress & interested on "Surface Pro 2" but it does not come with LTE, I've read an article that they interview Panos Panay that there's LTE version of "Surface 2" coming on next year.

Only Surface 2 with LTE?? How about "Surface Pro 2"
Surface 2 is based on Tegra 4 silicon & NVidia has a i500 LTE Modem that MS can integrate.

Intel's 4G silicon seemed to have become Vapourware. My guess is many of the current 4G silicon can't integrate well with Intel Southbridge in terms of performance & power consumption. (my guess only)
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Old 26-09-2013, 11:16 AM   #1484
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Watched the surface event online:

You can now watch the entirety of Microsoft

I'm impress & interested on "Surface Pro 2" but it does not come with LTE, I've read an article that they interview Panos Panay that there's LTE version of "Surface 2" coming on next year.

Only Surface 2 with LTE?? How about "Surface Pro 2"
or u can just install the 3G dongle via USB....like you would with a laptop..

it's a full windows you know...
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Old 26-09-2013, 12:22 PM   #1485
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The problem with dongle is the USB interface itself draws at least 50mA of current even if the interface is idle.

And there's additional overhead in terms of power to interface a LTE modem to a USB controller. That's why I avoid using USB dongle as it draws a huge amount of power.

Integrated solutions are better. SoC solutions are the best.
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