Apple should make a Mac tablet with the new Intel chips Skylake to be released by 2015 as well as Cannonlake (2016) and future ones.
wow, a device that is both a power hungry tablet and a windows inferior pc? with a pen? and a shite keyboard? and a KICKSTAND? kickstand? what the heck is this, a bicycle? better get a bike lock too- according to this commercial everyone will be stealing it. i never see these things without a keyboard- and that is because typing on them is not a dream come true.
I was like BMW vs Hyundai....Surface is POS plastic crap. It's clunky for a laptop which cannot sit on your lap and too heavy for a tablet at 1.8 lb.
Mac tablet? Oh no...Please don't. Separate devices for their purpose.
A kickstand?...sigh.....I wish my laptop with it's adjustable hinged display also had a kickstand.
"Hey what is that? Is it a kickstand?"
"Yes it is, it's the Microsoft Surface 3. The best kickstand you can buy for your iPad"
I hear the Surface fridge-toasters get very hot. To the point you need a table fan.
Also, they slow down:
Does the new Surface even come with the keyboard they keep using in their ads? I always though it was extra?
It is extra -- $129 to get the keyboard. Add that to the base price (for a 64GB SSD, i3 @ 1.5GHz, 4GB of RAM) of $799, and you end up at $928 for the combo. Which is $29 more than the low end MBA (128GB SSD, i5 @ 1.4GHz, 4GB of RAM). Do they even realize what they are comparing themselves to? Making it worse, the i3 in the Surface Pro doesn't even support TurboBoost, so it never goes above 1.5GHz, while the MBA's i5 will turbo up to 2.7GHz. The GPU in the i5 is slightly better as well.
it's really a head scratcher why any top execs at MS really think this ad campaign can/will work. the simplest explanation is they just don't have any idea what else to do, and this is all they have left. they already tried - for years - to sell "it's Windows on a touchscreen tablet!" - and that just never worked. Hint: very few actually want Windows on a touchscreen, but very many don't.
i assume this ad campaign has been funded for a certain time frame - to the end of the year probably - and so they are just going to play it out to the bitter end.
Nadella of course is not an idiot, and he knows damn well when MS released its "free" MS Office suite app last month that this alone was the death blow for the MS Windows tablet dream/fantasy. Office was/is the crown jewel in the Windows ecosystem, and now its best version runs on the iPad, not the Surface. it was an unconditional surrender to the triumph of the iPad. because the crown jewel has to be protected at all costs, even including the sacrifice of its Surface foot soldiers.
the mis-begotten Surface RT is already done and gone for all practical purposes. they just quietly put it to sleep without even a decent burial. the day they fired Ballmer. i guess they'll post the obituary after the holidays when they've dumped as much inventory at deep discounts as they still can.
MS may keep the Surface Pro on life support for another year or two. for appearances' sake. just pride, really.
it's now the MS "hobby."
Maybe the same people who were dumb enough to bend their iPhones would be happy with a laptop that gives them a little more, hmm... leeway, let’s call it.
i used one for months at work- you would get a shock from the device when you worked on it while charging. NOT COOL
Why do you care if your laptop bends or not? Time to grow up in life.