Thinking about getting a MS Surface?

imutter

Genius
Gold
Apr 4, 2011
5,983
776
113
Somewhere between DC and Baltimore.
#3
The Mall has a Microsoft Holiday SHop set up
I went over to just see how they look like
Nvere would I get one ! Boxy bulky heavy (after the mini no comparision) that stand on the back is so cheap looking to me. Just had no appeal to me, besides the colorful keyboard. That is cute.
I tried to play around but new to the software got frustrated the minute I got stuck in the mail screen.
 

Rafagon

Genius
Gold
Dec 7, 2011
7,567
1,254
113
45
Miami, Florida
#4

Attachments

Jun 19, 2007
33,493
4,550
113
Upper Marlboro, MD
#5
To be fair, according to the article, Microsoft makes no secret of this fact on its web site and explains what is taking up the extra storage space.
 

Bennyboy

Genius
Platinum
Jul 21, 2010
14,017
1,756
113
PA
#7
16 out of 32? I'm impressed.
 

Santa

Evangelist
Gold
Jul 2, 2009
1,122
115
63
Colorado, USA
#8
Not saying I'm going to buy one, but the fact it accepts an SDHC card helps mitigate the problem.
 
Nov 14, 2008
6,844
415
83
27
Cairo, Egypt.
#9
Not saying I'm going to buy one, but the fact it accepts an SDHC card helps mitigate the problem.
Although Microsoft is pretty dumb to use 16GB out of a 32GB device, I agree with you; my HTC One X is 32GB and I only get about 29GB of it but it accepts no SD cards and the applications and games are much heavier than the iPhone's since the screen is larger, I suppose, so it would have been nice if it had a SD slot.
 

Europa

Moderator
Senior Moderator
Dec 12, 2008
28,453
5,578
113
Utah
#10
To be fair, according to the article, Microsoft makes no secret of this fact on its web site and explains what is taking up the extra storage space.
To be fair, it's Microsoft and everyone should know it's going to be as bloated as the zombie who consumed Lori. :D
 

liberated

Genius
Gold
Jul 19, 2007
3,238
488
83
#11
I'd consider a windows 8 surface (full windows) in certain settings, businesss but not as an entertainment machine. I sure don't like touching the screen on my iMac so having this where you have to touch the screen it's a no go for me.
 

Bennyboy

Genius
Platinum
Jul 21, 2010
14,017
1,756
113
PA
#12
To be fair, it's Microsoft and everyone should know it's going to be as bloated as the zombie who consumed Lori. :D
I haven't watched the last 3 episodes. Damn it LOL
 

Rafagon

Genius
Gold
Dec 7, 2011
7,567
1,254
113
45
Miami, Florida
#13
To be fair, it's Microsoft and everyone should know it's going to be as bloated as the zombie who consumed Lori. :D
Sounds horrible! Was Lori a member here at eiC? I'm so sorry to hear of this tragedy.


Sent from my iPhone using iCafe app
 

fury

Evangelist
Gold
Oct 23, 2007
2,274
238
63
33
Louisville, KY
#14
I'm kind of curious what all is taking up the space. Somebody needs to port WinDirStat over to it...stat!

My full-blown Windows 7 64-bit install and Office 2007 is just on the other side of 17 gb, and that's because I've got 3 gb of installer files sitting in the Windows\Installer directory.
 

Rafagon

Genius
Gold
Dec 7, 2011
7,567
1,254
113
45
Miami, Florida
#15
Continuing with its trend of putting out total BS crap hardware, the new 64 GB Surface "Pro" from Microsoft will only have 23 GB of usable storage...
 

Santa

Evangelist
Gold
Jul 2, 2009
1,122
115
63
Colorado, USA
#16
Continuing with its trend of putting out total BS crap hardware, the new 64 GB Surface "Pro" from Microsoft will only have 23 GB of usable storage...
That might be true, but the really silly thing is that they even offer a Pro with only 64 Gb. It's a full Windows PC. Who would actually buy a PC with only 64 Gb?
 

liberated

Genius
Gold
Jul 19, 2007
3,238
488
83
#17
That might be true, but the really silly thing is that they even offer a Pro with only 64 Gb. It's a full Windows PC. Who would actually by a PC with only 64 Gb?
MacBook Air ring a bell? :D


Sent using iCafe app
 

chris

Administrator
Administrator
Jun 10, 2006
11,813
1,779
113
Long Island, NY
#18
Their smart cover (not sure what they call it) is very well done. Feels solid when connected.
 

Rafagon

Genius
Gold
Dec 7, 2011
7,567
1,254
113
45
Miami, Florida
#20
Re: above post,

That's very odd, even after clicking on The Chris from the list of users that is shown, it keeps on taking the "h" from "has" and selecting Chris H. I've tried it multiple times and nothing...

Mods, if you have a sec, could you try to reproduce this, and see if it's just me?