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asked Jun 20 '12 at 01:15

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I don't see much of a need to go use the Microsoft Surface, as the iPad does what I want it to do.

EDIT: I am however interested in seeing there the Microsoft Surface is going.

answered Jun 20 '12 at 03:41

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edited Jul 07 '12 at 01:39

targetting ipad is foolish unless u build an ecosystem like that, it takes quality art, science and skills to deliver what apple does and yeah u have to agree with that. Ms has given us windows 7 a great os and chris was damn right that it still had elements of windows 95 underneath the wise step was to improve and build upon that great os then screwing it all up with windows 8. Be yourself ms and recognize ur userbase then step into newer territories, now listen up if google android cant beat quality of ipad and ios what makes u think u can?

answered Jun 20 '12 at 03:51

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I use iPad. But I am very excited about the new Microsoft surfaces. I want to take a look at it. As Developers & even user, we should not limit ourselves to one platform. We Develop and/or use those devices that are best and have most innovativeness.

answered Jun 22 '12 at 13:01

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I've never used the surface before, so I'm not making a decision JUST yet. I want the Windows 8 Pro tablet, I don't want RT because of no legacy support.

answered Jun 22 '12 at 16:06

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DJ Scooby Doo

if ms is to build their hardware a good target is apple macbook pro and mac pro systems, they shud first build a decent laptop for consumers as i believe the third party oem are building pathetic and badly designed system that look the same as they were in 2001, and if they intend to enter tablet market they have pretty good windows phone os they shud base their product on that.

answered Jun 20 '12 at 03:48

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I don't think Microsoft will build a laptop/desktop PC themselves. It creates awkward tension with your partners if your selling a product that YOU made yourself versus one made by them.

I would also like to note that Microsoft is building Windows 8 from the Windows phone. Why do you think the tiles are there?

(Jun 22 '12 at 22:16) Abel Luna Abel%20Luna's gravatar image

They built it on the same design principles not directly from WP7. Also, In many ways, Microsoft creating a tablet does create tension with their partners.

(Jun 22 '12 at 22:28) Zbob750 Zbob750's gravatar image

I love my iPad so nah. Plus, we don't even have a price yet! Nor any of the other specifications...

answered Jun 22 '12 at 20:57

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same here, ipad is "the" tablet comp of choice for me, nothing else.

(Jul 07 '12 at 05:00) bharatkumargupta bharatkumargupta's gravatar image

I think going after the iPad is not the right thing to do actually. It seems as if everyones competition is just Apples iPad. Microsoft should be going after Android, because if they pass them up, then that is a good thing. From what I know about the Surface, it sounds really good for people who really need to get things done. Like with businesses, who are really used to doing things with Windows, and having a full operating system in a tablet is a great thing. But the main question for this is how much is it going to cost. If it a good price, then I might get it. If it is like the Slate, which cost like $1,000 for one, then I will not get one. And they won't sell well. Like the Kindle Fire, cheep, and does just about everything a average person does, will make it successful. Other factors like battery life make a difference too.

answered Jun 23 '12 at 00:33

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Im going to be getting my first tablet this year and im going with the new Ipad. End of the day the hardware is good enough but its the amount of content you get is why im going with Apple. My first Apple product for me. Plus I always think your best to wait for the second or third versions of products.

answered Jul 07 '12 at 05:06

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yes and its quite interesting to see how ios and ipad is evolving, expect more in the next version of ipad against the competition in market. Ipad is really handy for people who are full on in web, a great(i would say top) content consumption tool, good luck with your purchase.

(Jul 07 '12 at 05:19) bharatkumargupta bharatkumargupta's gravatar image

I've seen the Surface tablet in person a two days ago and I don't really like how it looks... To me it's more of and iPad 1 kind of look where it's basically just a block or comparable to a cutting board but with more of a plastic feel. I haven't got the change to test it myself but I don't think I'm going to go to the store to try it. If any company want's to defeat Apple in the tablet market they need to design the hardware and the software purely for the end user and make everything extremely streamlined and obvious to anyone which is a tough task.

Apple has done quite well on this but they've used their experience with the iPhone when designing the iPad (which actually was invented before the iPhone believe it or not)

For me I'll stick with my iPad which also has hundreds of thousands of apps already available.

answered Jul 07 '12 at 08:23

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the iPhone was based on the design of the iPad designs they had! Steve Jobs revealed this "secret" in an interview a few years ago.

They then put the iPad on the back burner to make the iPhone top priority.

(Jul 07 '12 at 09:17) Lee Wood Lee%20Wood's gravatar image

bingo, even i feel the same, design is an important and i m saying it again if they are going after apple they shud first conquer pc and laptop space by atleast building a decent windows laptop compared to mb pro, i wont waste my money on surface instead nexus 7 looks more like a winner here. and forget about beating ipad ms u have a long way to go with windows still.

(Jul 07 '12 at 09:50) bharatkumargupta bharatkumargupta's gravatar image



  1. Microsoft making their whole OS for this.
  2. iPad have a bigger choice of apps
  3. no price yet = Microsoft have a good price

answered Jul 07 '12 at 20:38

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