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'!
Answer by jadtechnic · Aug 04, 2012 at 01:22 PM
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 ..
Answer by pjob797 · Aug 04, 2012 at 01:43 PM
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.
Answer by jadtechnic · Aug 04, 2012 at 05:02 PM
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 ..
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