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    - how much free space was there after initial setup?
    - how stable are the apps?
    - is there any lag after opening a number of apps?
    - does the multitasking view lag?
    - does the snap feature lag?
    - how does the device feel in landscape mode for 15-20 minutes at a time?
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    I figure I might as well ask my stupid questions here.
    1. There's a standard USB port on it right? is it mouse compatible?
    2. How does making a word document feel? Can you specify file formats .doc .docx etc?
    3. Is there a quick plug and play file retrieval method? Or is everything run by zune.
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    Surface Performance "Issues" [Video Link Included] | The Verge Forums

    So apparently under a big load the UI bogs down. I think Microsoft dropped the ball on this one. They should have finished Windows RT first before letting consumers have at it. On the iPad it doesn't matter how many apps you have "open", it takes care of properly tombstoning them while not making the start screen lag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smoledman View Post
    I think Microsoft dropped the ball on this one. They should have finished Windows RT first before letting consumers have at it. On the iPad it doesn't matter how many apps you have "open", it takes care of properly tombstoning them while not making the start screen lag.
    Really? You think MSFT screwed it up? Holy ****! Call the presses! Our resident Apple troll doesn't like Microsoft!
    My next phone...
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    Well, actually Windows 8 and Windows RT do tombstone most apps (the ones not designed to run in the background), and will close apps if the device does get under load. Sounds like the algorithm for determining when to close tombstoned apps might need tweaking if this becomes a real issue, but for what most people would do on a daily basis, this won't be a problem.
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    how much free space was there after initial setup?
    roughly 16GB

    - how stable are the apps?
    I havent had any problems, witch exception to IE, but the wifi here is spotty

    - is there any lag after opening a number of apps?
    I havent noticed any, had metrotwit, weather, ie, netflix and some other up

    - does the multitasking view lag?
    havent notices wit metrotwit an ie

    - does the snap feature lag?
    havent noticed

    - how does the device feel in landscape mode for 15-20 minutes at a time?
    not to bad but the device screams table top mode, i find myself using it like that, i originallhy thought i would be going tablet style a lot, but it really works well with keyboard and stand
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    Quote Originally Posted by crystal_planet View Post
    Really? You think MSFT screwed it up? Holy ****! Call the presses! Our resident Apple troll doesn't like Microsoft!
    Seems like he started a thread just so he could populate it with all the "issues" he could find. The Surface must be terrifying to him but no matter how hard the haters try, just walk into a Best Buy or check online, its Windows 8 everywhere! Cant stop the Windows 8 train!!! :lol:
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    feels like sex
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwcdis View Post
    I figure I might as well ask my stupid questions here.
    1. There's a standard USB port on it right? is it mouse compatible?
    2. How does making a word document feel? Can you specify file formats .doc .docx etc?
    3. Is there a quick plug and play file retrieval method? Or is everything run by zune.
    1. Yes and yes, plugged in my mouse and it just worked. Simple MS Optical Mouse that's probably about 6 years old.

    2. Feels just like normal Word, there are no differences from Word 2013 running on Win8 desktop. All the same file formats that are there in the Win8 version are there...doc, docx, pdf, etc.

    3. Plug in a USB drive and you can have it default to open right to a traditional explorer window to browse, open, drag and drop, etc.

    Loving this device so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smoledman View Post
    Surface Performance "Issues" [Video Link Included] | The Verge Forums

    So apparently under a big load the UI bogs down. I think Microsoft dropped the ball on this one. They should have finished Windows RT first before letting consumers have at it. On the iPad it doesn't matter how many apps you have "open", it takes care of properly tombstoning them while not making the start screen lag.
    You're aware that the reviewers didn't have the official windows rt running, it was a preview. Today was the first day to pick it up. Also, you love them man bits.
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    My question!

    Can OS language be changed? :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coreldan View Post
    My question!

    Can OS language be changed? :D
    when i first booted the surface it asked to select language, so yes.
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    How and can you you control screen rotation?

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