At some point you'll want to come up with an actual argument.
This is the day when a person is a troll for believing it in the first place. Pretend you're "pointing things" out all you want. It's just funny.
7 billion people in the world; I guess it makes sense there's more than one completely clueless one.
Every app you launch, every site you visit, every magazine you read on an iPad... was built, coded, designed, buy someone on OSX of Windows... iOS is a toy, for the same reasons Crayons are not art supplies...
yes, I rather be with the "clueless" and "trolls" who stick with OSX and a Windows Surface. I do not waste my time using a tablet with iOS, it is simply not good enough.
novarunner0105 wrote: »
[SIZE=10pt]Windows 8 is smaller... And has more... Do your homework... Surface Pro has Hyper-V.... and all of the other Win8 Pro features... Yes.. a Surface Pro does not come with Office... But a MBA 11" does not come with Office... During the last 5+ years Windows has been modernized and optimized more than OS X. Win8 is smaller than Win7 which is smaller than Vista. Is Mt Lion smaller than Lion? Or Snow Leopard? Yes the Surface Pro has a recovery partition to allow a user to easily reset their device... Does the MBA 11" come with a recovery USB drive or does it require a phone home download? My friend's $$$ MBP 15" did not come with a recovery partition or a recovery USB... Think Different....[/SIZE]
Wow, this is my first, and last visit to appleinsider.com. I got here from a news link from Google. The article was so-so, one has to expect some bias from an Apple fan site.
Though when I started reading the comments I realized that many posting here are quite immature.
I'll be leaving now, not to return.
I know I won't be missed, but do realize that comments like these hurts readership at your site and reduces it's journalistic value.
Are you so insecure that you need to keep repeating the same BS?
The Surface Pro is a different class of device. The Surface RT was also a different type of device.
Didn’t Apple have an Ad campaign called “Think Different”?
I have a iPad gen 1, a iPad gen 3, a Samsung Series 7 Slate, Nooks, Kindles, and a Surface RT.
Ever since getting my Surface RT, I have used my iPad less and less each week. The letterbox aspect ratio, Flash Player and kickstand make it the best device to watch Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Watch, and etc… Having a memory expansion slot to put a 64GB memory card into, a USB port to add a better keyboard\mouse into, and a HDMI port make it a great travel device… And it has Office built in!
Can my iPad do that? No.
Now the Surface Pro is another “different” device.
Microsoft uses the Surface Pro’s hard drive to store it “recovery disk”. If you remove the “recovery disk”, the Surface Pro has more free disk space than a MacBook Air 11” 64GB or 128GB model. The Surface Pro has a better screen than the MacBook Air 11”. The Surface Pro has the battery life that is similar to a MacBook Air 11”. It has a display port adapter, a USB 3 port, a MicroSD slot, and a mysterious adapter that could allow an external battery or more…
But the Surface Pro also has a digitized Pen with several levels of pressure sensitivity. So Creative people can load their favorite Wacom driven tool on the Surface Pro and have tons of creative fun…
Come on people think different..
Uh oh. You catalogued your iThings in your criticism to appear balanced. Clearly a troll.
Ignoring for a minute that your gushing praise reads like advertising, you do realize that "Think Different" is an expression of Apple's corporate philosophy, right? Microsoft's philosophy is "Who do you want to destroycopy today?" hmm...
It's laughable that you think Microsoft deserves to wear the "Think Different" mantle. For what? Surface Pro? Ha! Thanks for the lulz. You think this is different? Surface Pro is the same old song and dance from Microsoft, going back to the 1990s. It's Tablet PC version what--4.0? 5.0? Tablet PC, now with more Metros? Do you think a garish Start screen full of animated clip art will hide the ancient Windows desktop UI that Microsoft feels is appropriate for a tablet experience?
It's pretending that Office matters to all of the people who bought an iPad anyway, because why else would anyone buy a tablet?
Windows 8 is smaller... And has more... Do your homework... Surface Pro has Hyper-V.... and all of the other Win8 Pro features... Yes.. a Surface Pro does not come with Office... But a MBA 11" does not come with Office... During the last 5+ years Windows has been modernized and optimized more than OS X. Win8 is smaller than Win7 which is smaller than Vista. Is Mt Lion smaller than Lion? Or Snow Leopard? Yes the Surface Pro has a recovery partition to allow a user to easily reset their device... Does the MBA 11" come with a recovery USB drive or does it require a phone home download? My friend's $$$ MBP 15" did not come with a recovery partition or a recovery USB... Think Different....
^^^^ This. Doesn't even know what he's talking about...
Simplest explanation is usually the best and the simplest explanation is MS fans are running to buy and try one, but come tomorrow it will be a day as usual.
[" url="/t/155891/microsoft-sells-out-of-surface-pro-just-like-the-zune-hd-did-in-2009#post_2274657"]I use both OSX and iOS, and they're each good for certain purposes.
The fact that iOS is not fully featured like OSX is what makes the iPad so great. Had Apple first released the iPad running a full OS X, it would have been a disaster, IMO.
hfts wrote: »
I always wondered about the anti comments aimed at the iPad, it's a toy it can't run Office, etc.
I didn't know the definition of a power user was a nerdy accountant type that loves playing with his rows and columns in Excel. Yippee now I know.
agramonte wrote: »
No, it is something that will be continued to be said over and over gain - and labeling those who say it as simple trolls is not only idiotic but ineffective unless you are 12
I did 2 years at SNK as a digital retoucher - I think I can make Adobe work on a 10 inch screen running 1920X1080 (specially with a full sensitive stylus built in) - without the need of having it dumb down to touch. call me crazy
The moment Paul Thurrott opens his mouth is the moment I stop believing any such statements...
nikon133 wrote: »
Out of curiosity. What is your definition of power user, in terms of common software tools.
Lets not forget the Surface RT sold out too. Of course Microsoft never provided sales figures. And lets see, when Apple has a hard time meeting demand we're told it's because they purposely constrained supply, to artificially create demand. Let me guess, the pro MS tech sites won't be doing that. They'll write stories about how Apple and iPad are doomed.
Reading some of the comments on Engadget, people who called Best Buy and Staples stores were told they had at most 3 128GB in stock. Some places had less than that. Not hard to sell out in that case.
woweezowee wrote: »
This feels like Surface RT all over again.
2 months from now, MS will quietly half-announce that the Pro is a major flop. Microsoft zealots will ignore it like they did the RT, since the Surface Pro+ is the REAL main event!! The Pro was just a proof of concept/consumer model/just something for the holiday season/just establishing the Surface Pro brand, you see. The Surface Pro+ is the one everyone wants, and will finally get Microsoft back on top!!! You'll see!!!!