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In my opinion the iPad was created to kill netbooks, and its a solid internet device. However sometimes people do need a traditional computing experience.

The Microsoft Surface in my opinion is a great idea but it lacks seriousness in it's design and killing the iconic 'Start' button is not healthy at all.

With the current Surface you have a little trackpad and useless keyboard that makes the device a half ass tablet and a half ass computer. if the MacBook Air can deliver a complete computing experience Microsoft should have upped their game with this product, no matter if they had put in intel i3 or i5 in there.

DEAR MICROSOFT, an adequate size trackpad and keyboard is a must in a 'computer'!

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asked Aug 04 '12 at 03:34

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edited Aug 04 '12 at 09:26

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Could you please format and spell things correctly in the future as it was very difficult to understand what you wrote.

(Aug 04 '12 at 09:25) Mattophobia ♦♦ Mattophobia's gravatar image

first of all there are tonnes of posts here that needed this kind of correction and 2nd of all it took me time to create these images n share it with the community, unlike the normal vague replies that most people do here, i deserve some respect from moderators, especially people like you who are native english speaker, one more guy named tim fontana abused me badly over here, i want to know 1st of all what kind of community is this and what kind of gate keeper attitude m i suppose to get from here? or shud i just delete my stuff out of here and never participate bec its some english people's club, clear it please, and i might wanna show u screen shot of a UK kid tim fontana who also abused me bec u guys pick n moderate posts that it seems to me u dont like.

(Aug 04 '12 at 11:07) bharatkumargupta bharatkumargupta's gravatar image

Only recently have we been correcting grammatical errors, in most posts, and @mattophobia just asked if you could try to use better English, and we're helping you, so that ore people read this and can understand it.

(Aug 04 '12 at 12:45) pjob797 pjob797's gravatar image

ermm you have a suface tablet ???

not sure you can review a product no one has seen as of yet :)

the surface tablets i have read about are tablets the wil have a mini wireless keypad the will double as a cover it is not made clear if the surface will come with the key board or it will be an after market purchase and it wqill come with win8 no need for a track pad infactI think once surface is released and after SP1 release for win 8 the mouse track pad feature will be removed completely ..

I think Microsoft is making a clean break from the past and only included win 7 in the mix of op that can still be used because they are already obligated to by regulation to support the product for a period of time..

the PC once october roll around the microsoft PC days are over they have a new look new design new logo and new hardware which will not even port or support older version of windows software ..

it would not suprise me if they made older version of office product incomparable with the older after a fair amount of time for business to convert a year or so they need to boost computing devices back into the profit range before all the electronic company's stop investing in research and development they have already abandon production if these big company's like Microsoft apple..

Google cant pull this off there is soon going to be trillion $$ in infrastructure to support an internet no one uses kind like CB radio air waves from the crowed of the 60's and 70's to dead air waste land ..

internet will be taken over by cable and phone company's completely, any one who thinks it cant happen should look deeper into the history of all these same electronic companies this history has been lived over and over the same way many many times in the last near 200 years ..

answered Aug 04 '12 at 12:22

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The start button is what's killing me, as they're forcing people to switch to metro, and then claiming there are security problems with gadgets, and making a patch to remove them all together, I'm really not sure what's happened with Microsoft in the past few years but I don't like it one bit, they're making it idiot proof, with the large colorful buttons, and removing the sleeker looking aero design, it makes no sense other than attracting to people who don't know how to use anything but a child's play toy.

answered Aug 04 '12 at 12:43

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the start button thats what has you up set ???

THe same start button that was nothing more then the actual shutdown button literally was not start at all button ..

the new systems wont need a shut down button they wont shut down they are auto start :)

the start feature as I understand it is much more intuitive if you can't find something just start typing and it starts the search feature how much simpler and productive can it get ??

maybe I guess some might say the new look seem more simplified like a child's toy , yup one could say that for sure :) you start out as a child today 1 and 2 years old with them child's toys learning computers and how to start programs make them work..

I have a 2 year old here who has had his Vtech computers since really before he was 1 year old they are lap top and tablet like including mouse and touch Screen and he can turn them on find the game play the game learning how to count leaning how to type spell he is but 28 month old..

he can now take the Iphone and android tablet and use them based on what he is learning from his Vtech with out being shown, by the time he gets to school smart phones tablets are going to be computing that andI bleive TV as well , your saying it a bad thing that Microsoft move forward with the times with apple linux and the rest or fade away to nothingness because that is where its heading with out change kids are learning computer today before they can talk or use the toilet ..

those toy our kids use are teaching them exactly what they need to know for there future..

my 2 year old is part of my second family I have kids that are in there late 20's earlyer 30's and my 2 year old is learning and knows thing my older kids were just getting involved in in some case when they were in 5th grade he already has it in his grasp and to a good degree control..

the kids of today are the future of tommorow !!!!!!

(Aug 04 '12 at 14:55) jadtechnic jadtechnic's gravatar image

the world has change big in the last 20 years back in the late 50, very earlyer 60's what you got back then the a carton of candy ciggs and all day mickeymouse club and cartons in from of your black and white TV if your were lucky it had 2 channel that kinda worked with the rabbit ears .

your big step in life was learning to read and tell time that happened about before the 4th grade sometimes and that was after failing at least twice before you got there ..

today we have 6 year olds who know how to hack a vtech and load linux on it ..

(Aug 04 '12 at 15:07) jadtechnic jadtechnic's gravatar image

i will tell you the truth about the future direction of where things in life are heading if you really want to know watch what out children are doing what they are playing with what the popular toys of the time are :)

in the 30's and 40's the big toy were big buddy L trucks and heavy equipment and construction sets you could build working Cranes bridges and such it was in that time engineering architects the highways and bridges high rise building, trucking companies brought the growth of the 50, and 60's

in the 50's and 60's , things like scenice labs ,candle making kits, electronic labs and such , that brought about the ear of computing that began in the 70's and the growth in industry and big business ..

Companies Many of us have surly heard of got there start from simply childrens game and toys , Yankee candle big big popular candle company got its start when the founder got a Ronco candle making kit for christmas as a child and he fell in love with making candles .. Michael Kittredge made his frist scented candle in 1969 using melted crayon when his kit ran out of paraffin was the start of a billion $ corp ..

(Aug 04 '12 at 15:35) jadtechnic jadtechnic's gravatar image

who was it in the movie toy story I think it was toy story 2 the charictor stinky pete that said no one wantedto play with toys like them no more all want to play with action figures and space toys the reason he said for this two words Sputnik 1 truer words were never spoke sputnik the Russian satellite launched in space in 1958 that ushered in the space race and the computer era..

I find it interesting that dell named its latest project sputnik , how fitting that leads to the end of the window PC Era . sputnik is the name they gave the project of bring unbuntu linux to market on ultrabooks ..

no one want to play with PCs no more everyone wnats tablets and smart phones and such two words explains why :) sputnik ..

Dell's Ubuntu Laptop Program Enters Beta, 'Blows Away' Expectations

"Dubbed Project Sputnik, the effort back then had already resulted in a prototype open source laptop based on Ubuntu Linux 12.04 “Precise Pangolin” and Dell’s XPS 13 hardware" http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/259229/dells_ubuntu_laptop_program_enters_beta_blows_away_expectations.html

answered Aug 04 '12 at 16:02

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like I said if you want to know, what the future looks like look at what our kids of today are doing who are the programmer, they are the kids many are between 13 and 35 years old some younger some older but the kids..

the future of whats left of PCs is not window its future is going to be Windows this is where the Money, backing and support is going ..

every industry is the same all of them :)

(Aug 04 '12 at 16:18) jadtechnic jadtechnic's gravatar image

You know I always wondered why Debian named their releases after Toy Story characters. There could be a little insight there.

(Aug 04 '12 at 20:43) ClosetFuturist ClosetFuturist's gravatar image

there is an article out there right now that was writen by Randall C. Kennedy , that made me laugh the Irony in title of it alone . Title is this

" Windows 8 looks like it was designed by a bunch of two year-olds wired from watching too much Barney"

the Irony in this is that truer words were never spoken , why is this you wonder :)

Because (NEWS FLASH) most of the people out there doing programing for company's like Microsoft Grew up in the era when they were 2 and 3 wired on watching to much barney not to mention a twist of tinky winky ..

it is what it is guys :)

(Aug 04 '12 at 21:16) jadtechnic jadtechnic's gravatar image
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