Answer by archaeme · Jun 20, 2012 at 04:41 AM
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.
Answer by bharatkumargupta · Jun 20, 2012 at 04:51 AM
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?
Answer by PooPsTech · Jun 22, 2012 at 02:01 PM
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.
Answer by bharatkumargupta · Jun 20, 2012 at 04:48 AM
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.
Answer by Curtis Coburn · Jun 23, 2012 at 01:33 AM
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.
Answer by DenneyMasters · Jul 07, 2012 at 06:06 AM
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.
Answer by nitrocrime · Jul 07, 2012 at 09:23 AM
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.