Windows 8 RT DOA?

Started Jan 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
Brian Miller
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Re: Surface Pro battery life 4.5 hours
In reply to CAcreeks, Jan 26, 2013

CAcreeks wrote:

What would be "short of" a Macbook Air, an Android tablet? Let's compare the Surface Pro to a similarly priced Mac.

  • Surface 10.6" screen, Macbook Air 13" screen
  • Surface text hard to read, Macbook Air legible
  • Surface plastic key film, Macbook Air nice keyboard
  • Surface only microSD, Macbook Air standard SD
  • Surface Pro battery 4.5 hours, Macbook Air 7 hours
  • Surface weight 907 grams, Macbook Air 1350 grams
  • Metro interface colorful but immature, vs Mac OS X

So the choice would be easy for me, if I wanted a device without DVD drive, which I don't.

Seems like an Ultrabook may be just as good as the Surface Pro, but I am not following this category closely. Somebody just posted about a new Atom-based Lenovo.

That does look interesting, though apparently only 32-bit Windows.

http://www.lenovo.com/products/us/tablet/thinkpad/thinkpad-tablet-2/

Text hard to read?

http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/9/3857076/microsoft-surface-pro-in-depth-impressions

"Surface Pro has a gorgeous 10.6-inch ClearType Full HD Display that outputs a 1920 x 1080 resolution. I say it's gorgeous because this display is unprecedented on this type of device. Text reproduction and colors were spot on and viewing angles were great for tablet use."

Keyboard?

http://reviews.cnet.com/microsoft-surface-pro/

"The Surface Pro connects to monitors and outputs at resolutions beyond 1080p, and you can add Bluetooth and USB 3 peripherals like mice, keyboards, and external hard drives."

Metro immature?  True, but are you comparing MacOS X to Metro, or Windows 8, which is one click away, and hardly immature in comparison?

Here's more info:

http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2013/01/24/microsoft-wooing-cios-with-surface-pro/

http://readwrite.com/2013/01/10/hands-on-with-microsofts-impressive-surface-pro-tablet

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