Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jun 2012 00:10 UTC
Windows So, the Microsoft announcement - taking place as I write this, 01:45 in my timezone - turns out to be a bigger deal than expected. Microsoft just announced it's going full-on hardware - the company announced a new tablet called 'Surface', and boy, is this thing something to behold. Microsoft's hardware partners? They're not happy right now. Update: Here's Microsoft's official Surface site. I believe someone coined the phrase 'sexy as a succubus' in the comments about Vizio? Stealin' it! Update II: They aren't just taking the iPad head-on - this is a straight-up MacBook Air competitor.
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RE[2]: Another good idea
by Nelson on Tue 19th Jun 2012 03:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Another good idea"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

Hell no. As a transformer owner its one of the worst pieces of tech I've had the misfortunes of owning.

Buggy POS.

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RE[3]: Another good idea
by Morgan on Tue 19th Jun 2012 05:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Another good idea"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

That's interesting, my best friend has one and he loves it. He's never mentioned any issues with it, and we discuss our tech gear the way muscle car enthusiasts discuss new carburetors and engine timing.

I've played with it some and I must say it's very nice hardware, though a bit heavy for my taste even without the keyboard. I was used to the Nook Color though, which to me is a nearly perfect Android tablet. I'd say the Transformer is a notch or two above the average netbook, if you have no need for x86 support that is.

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RE[4]: Another good idea
by Nelson on Tue 19th Jun 2012 05:34 in reply to "RE[3]: Another good idea"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

It makes for a great demo. I loved it initially. The small bugs get to you.

That, and ASUS stock roms are painfully slow and unoptimized. If you try to go custom ROM the dock starts fucking up because it uses custom ASUS drivers.

The thing is just way to slow to be a dual core or quad core device. Its unbelievable how laggy the thing gets.

Then there's the stupid non standard charger. Good luck charging it with a wall piece that's not made by ASUS. It'll take you 8 hours to get from 0-10% battery. No. Lie. Treat your charger like gold.


One thing I will note, with or without the dock the battery life is superb.

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RE[3]: Another good idea
by winter skies on Tue 19th Jun 2012 12:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Another good idea"
winter skies Member since:
2009-08-21

Nelson, I think you never miss an opportunity to show your bias.

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RE[4]: Another good idea
by Nelson on Tue 19th Jun 2012 19:04 in reply to "RE[3]: Another good idea"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I'm terribly sorry that I used a product, and didn't like it. I won't let it happen again.

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