Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 12th Jan 2013 22:53 UTC
Windows Well, this can't be a good sign. Samsung has told CNET that the company will not be launching its Windows RT tablet in the United States, citing a lack of demand and consumer confusion. After I spent an afternoon in my country's largest electronics retailer, it's hard not to agree with Samsung.
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RE: Windows tablet?
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 13th Jan 2013 12:54 UTC in reply to "Windows tablet?"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

The value is Office. Office on a tablet (and not some third party crap replacement on Android or iOS) will completely change my workflow for the better. I can revise and check my translations on the couch instead of behind my desk. I can't use laptops on the couch either due to a neck injury.

So yeah, lots of value.

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RE[2]: Windows tablet?
by dsmogor on Sun 13th Jan 2013 13:10 in reply to "RE: Windows tablet?"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

that's more complex.
Consumer/home demand for office features (mostly for educational purposes i believe) seems to be more alligned with what alternatives offer, same thing with photoshop and other classical windows must haves. So unless the crisis pushes most peope to work from home i don't see this as a deciding factor.

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RE[2]: Windows tablet?
by bnolsen on Sun 13th Jan 2013 15:11 in reply to "RE: Windows tablet?"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

Office may be of value to you since you seem to need it for what you do but that's an exception. Office isn;t necessary for typical user who i just fine with something that probably does the job for little or no cost to them.

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RE[2]: Windows tablet?
by toast88 on Sun 13th Jan 2013 17:16 in reply to "RE: Windows tablet?"
toast88 Member since:
2009-09-23

The value is Office.


Which is absolute non-sense. No sane person in this world will ever write anything longer than two paragraphs on a tablet.

It's like browsing the internet with your television using the supplied remote without a fully-sized keyboard. Yes, it works, but it is utterly unpractical.

Microsoft had to cut down orders for the Surface from 4 million to 2 million orders, they sold only 700.000 units and Windows 8 doesn't even show in the stats of Global Stat Counter.

http://gs.statcounter.com/press?PHPSESSID=0bci4doeggq618kp73esf1e7b...

Yet there are people who think that Windows 8 is a successful design.

If I were Microsoft, I'd have a look at companies like digital, Commodore or even now Sony who also thought it's a sensible decision to ignore your customers.

Adrian

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RE[3]: Windows tablet?
by cdude on Mon 14th Jan 2013 04:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Windows tablet?"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

Even if they write more then a few paragraphs the question stays if you need all what Microsoft Office has for that or if something offering lesser features (what Tom called crap) is enough too?

Microsoft Office on Surface RT is already such a limited offer since it does not support everything Office on the desktop does (Macros eg). Then there are some features in those alternates that may give customers an important advantage. Like google docs and Office 365 being accessible and sychronized from/at any device without rich client.

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RE[2]: Windows tablet?
by 0brad0 on Mon 14th Jan 2013 04:13 in reply to "RE: Windows tablet?"
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

The value is Office.

So yeah, lots of value.


I couldn't care less about Office. So no value to me.

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