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    I am one of the few apparently. I am not a frustrated iPad user. I've got no issue with my iPad and typing, I bought a keyboard for mine but you have to buy a Surface keyboard also. I use Pages on my iPad and have never had an issue with it communicating with Office. I don't see it.

    I am not an Apple fanboy or a Microsoft fanboy. I'm a fan of what works for my needs at that moment. For me it's the iPad and it works just fine.
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    What Bill says goes and get written into stone.
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    Bill Gates apparently is oblivious to the latest sales figures that Apple recently revealed.
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    It's not the first time Bill Gates said something that didn't make much sense.
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    I have an iPad 2. And while I think it is a great device, I'd jump at the chance for a Surface or any of the newer Windows 8 tablets. The thought of having full Windows 8 in my hand instead of a simple walled garden like iOS is much too tempting. I will be purchasing one soon and I'll leave the iPad with the kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WPmunkey View Post
    I have an iPad 2. And while I think it is a great device, I'd jump at the chance for a Surface or any of the newer Windows 8 tablets. The thought of having full Windows 8 in my hand instead of a simple walled garden like iOS is much too tempting. I will be purchasing one soon and I'll leave the iPad with the kids.
    You do know that you're comparing a mobile OS with a x86 based OS designed for desktop use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ammarmalik2011 View Post
    You do know that you're comparing a mobile OS with a x86 based OS designed for desktop use?
    lol, what as that got to do with it, the surface is still classed as a tablet??
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    I wasn't frustrated with my iPad, but I did get bored of it. I didn't use it that often, mainly because it had the limitations of iOS.

    I got a Windows 8 tablet instead, and I use it a lot more. If I'm not on my desktop, I'm on my tablet.

    Quote Originally Posted by ammarmalik2011 View Post
    You do know that you're comparing a mobile OS with a x86 based OS designed for desktop use?
    That's its advantage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazzi View Post
    lol, what as that got to do with it, the surface is still classed as a tablet??
    Yes, $499 for the iPad vs $1000 for the Surface Pro. Totally legit comparison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ammarmalik2011 View Post
    Yes, $499 for the iPad vs $1000 for the Surface Pro. Totally legit comparison.
    No, Surface RT is the iPad competitor. Surface Pro is actually more like a MacBook Air (ultrabook) competitor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ammarmalik2011 View Post
    Yes, $499 for the iPad vs $1000 for the Surface Pro. Totally legit comparison.
    Forget about price and spec, the fact is the Surface Pro can be used has a Tablet -- as far as I'm aware, Apple products can't do that yet?

    Furthermore, it's obvious this is the reason why he/she wants one of them, instead their iPad2. All they are doing is giving their opinion on, why they don't want an iPad2 anymore -- lighten up dude, they're not writing a review?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ammarmalik2011 View Post
    You do know that you're comparing a mobile OS with a x86 based OS designed for desktop use?
    Believe me, I know much better than yourself.
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    I am not frustrated with the iPad but i am ABSOLUTELY frustratedly bored with it though.

    It's a paper weight sitting on the coffee table.

    Would I rather carry around my laptop than a tablet yes because I can be productive.

    Would i rather carry around a Surface Pro than an iPad, Absolutely yes because I can be productive with my "legacy" desktop programs and file manager.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WavingReds View Post
    I am not frustrated with the iPad but i am ABSOLUTELY frustratedly bored with it though.

    It's a paper weight sitting on the coffee table.

    Would I rather carry around my laptop than a tablet yes because I can be productive.

    Would i rather carry around a Surface Pro than an iPad, Absolutely yes because I can be productive with my "legacy" desktop programs and file manager.
    You don't have an iPad.
    Because if you did then you would know about pages and the other amazing productivity apps.
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    What an idiotic statement I am in no way frustrated with my iPad.
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    I no longer use my iPad. The ThinkPad helix is game changer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WPmunkey View Post
    Believe me, I know much better than yourself.
    Then stop comparing a $1000 'computer' with a $500 tablet with a mobile OS.
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    I don't think they are frustrated, they just have no idea on what they are missing out on, then they would be frustrated. Windows RT tablets can do a heck of a load more than an iPad or android tablet let alone a windows 8 tablet
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    I want to quote something I read long back :
    "Microsoft and Apple are going in two very different directions, especially when you compare iOS to Windows 8. Apple has embraced compromise. The compromises in iOS are, for many people in many contexts, what makes the iPad better than a Mac. The compromises enforce simplicity and obviousness in design, and at a technical level they lead to iOS’s excellent battery life."

    To add some words : iPad is like a console with specific function in which it excels where as surface is a PC which can do things but don't excel at anything.Its more like a "Cheap laptop" (A low performer , "cheap" doesn't mean quality here , its about performance compared to high end laptops)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chetan Takyar View Post
    You don't have an iPad.
    Because if you did then you would know about pages and the other amazing productivity apps.
    And still companies and homes continually use Office instead of Pages, it's a mystery!
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    Obviously every iPad user is not the same with the same needs and wants. However, I give an example I know of for someone that loves their iPad. We were at a tech conference and they gave out a lot of info on USB drives (powerpoint slides, documents, etc). Who do you think had the more frustrating experience getting that information onto their tablet? I also had some ripped movies he wanted to watch, and I couldn't just slap it on a thumb drive for him either. He had to copy them to his laptop and then sync to the iPad or something, I don't remember what he did. Just that it was frustrating. :) The frustration is out there, people are just used to operating within certain restrictions, people complained about what they couldn't do years ago and then just settled. Windows Phone suffers from some of the same things but much like the iPad it makes up for it in different ways. Fact is fact though, Win8 tablets are far more capable of doing a variety of things and in a wider amount of scenarios, the iPad just has more market share right now which is easily lost in time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chetan Takyar View Post
    You don't have an iPad.
    Because if you did then you would know about pages and the other amazing productivity apps.
    So handling documents is the only productive thing people do? Will pages let me compile a C# application like visual studio? Or edit something in Photoshop. Or hook up a usb scanner or printer. That's why surface pro exists. Some people want a device they can do real work on not edit a word doc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chetan Takyar View Post
    You don't have an iPad.
    Because if you did then you would know about pages and the other amazing productivity apps.
    It is obvious that you did not read my reply thoroughly and assumed that I do not own an iPad.

    In truth, I do own an iPad and I am ABSOLUTELY frustratedly bored with it and it is currently sitting on the coffee table as a paper weight.

    Yes I do know about these apps and have used these "amazing productive" apps and yet still frustrated with them.
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    I had an iPad 3 and it was a wonderful device, but the honeymoon was very short. When all is said and done, a Surface Pro gets more done. Any Windows tablet (x86) can replace a laptop but the same cannot be said of an iPad, Android, TouchPad or any ARM-based tablet. If web surfing, email or social networking is all you do, you can get that done on a PDA or iPod Touch and pocket some Benjamins. Everybody's needs are different which is why there are so many different devices. Gee, why didn't I think of that?
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