Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Feb 2013 11:23 UTC
Windows And there we are - the Surface Pro reviews are in. Reading through them all, there's clearly a common theme, and it's not particularly positive. We're a few months in now, so I think we can finally call it: Windows 8 and Surface are the wrong way to go.
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No Thom, no.
by ronaldst on Wed 6th Feb 2013 12:51 UTC
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The Surface Pro is actually pretty good. I am not surprised one bit by the battery performance. It seems on par with other Ultrabooks. People have got to get over it. It's got a CPU with horsepower. Unlike iPads, Nexuses and the regular Surface. I was surprised at the choice of the CPU. Intel makes CULVs that would have been a much better candidate. If it weren't got the small screen, I'd say this is the top Ultrabook out there.

Also the potato camera. MS could have put 10 cents more for something decent.

The kickstand is great. No need for a dock or a keyboard dock. User can watch movies like a person would on a second monitor. It's what I am missing on my tablet. ;)

I disagree also on the Windows 8. I want both worlds on my tablet, my home server and my desktop. Most people here complain about the whole thing being inconsistent. But in reality, they're complaining about the lack of apps and the mediocre ones included. This is MS' fault entirely. Also Metro on Windows 8 seems clumsier than on WP. While the intention is good, auto-hide panels (charm bar, app bar, etc...) are newbie design mistakes.

It all comes down to the users needs, you want to buy a tablet only for consumption and web-class games or one that can reach desktop performance and usability.

I expect a video on Youtube with World of Warcraft and Diablo 3 running on this beast pretty soon.

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