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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RE[2]: Surface Pro
by Nelson on Wed 6th Feb 2013 19:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Surface Pro"
Nelson
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2005-11-29

I think Atom would be adequate for most tablet uses. Just not heavy duty Photoshop or whatever. Its doable, but not perfect. I think THAT could've waited a year. A Surface Pro running haswell would make sense a year from now.

But given that the Atom in Clovertrail out muscles what they put in the Surface RT, with comparable battery usage, it would make sense to put one in a normal Surface.

As for the lap issue, I'm not sure how they'd fix it, but I'm not worried. They're smart people. If they want to fix it they can figure out a solution. I'd be surprised if they weren't receiving a lot of feedback on this.

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RE[3]: Surface Pro
by sonnyrao on Sun 10th Feb 2013 08:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Surface Pro"
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2011-07-18

I think you forget just how *awful* the Atom processors have been.

We're talking 3-4x slower than the processor that they put into the surface pro.. probably roughly on par with the Tegra 3 that's in the Surface RT.

How could they demand a premium for that?

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