- 02-04-2014, 02:08 PM #1
I am curious....have you taken your RT or Pro into what I call Macland ( Starbucks ) ???
I went off to visit my Mom, take her some treats and the finish cut of a video of my Father in his marching band prior to his passing. (She loved it)
Any way I don't drive, so I use a combo of bus and taxi to make my way, and at the change over spot (Starbucks), I got coffee for us and called the cab.
I was told it would be a bit as the cab company was overloaded. As I had my Surface with me I was happy to wait.
Well you would have thought I pulled out kittens from my backpack and started to tear them apart. It went from nice and quiet to mumbles and grumbles. One comment I did manage to hear was " Ugh what's that doing here?"
Being I live in a University town there is a large population of Mac users......and they do not seem to like us Surface dwellers.
What reaction have you gotten from your Surface? Good or Bad????
- 02-04-2014, 02:18 PM #3
I've never spotted a Surface in Starbucks. There aren't that many MacBook users either, mostly I see Acer or Lenovo laptops at the Starbucks in my neighbourhood.
The most unusual spotting I ever made in Starbucks was an HP Touchpad (webOS).
- 02-04-2014, 02:28 PM #4
Here in Guelph most Windows machines will be spotted in Tim Horton's or at the mall food court. Starbucks and the other Posh Coffee house is normally wall to wall Macbook.
- 02-04-2014, 02:31 PM #5
- 02-04-2014, 02:39 PM #6
HP WebOS and the BB Playbook are 2 items I never really looked at, and I know so little about them. It would be fun to learn and tinker with them!
- 02-04-2014, 03:40 PM #9
- 02-04-2014, 04:34 PM #10
I go to sTarbucks on occasion.
Mainly in and out of the drive thru.
I find it odd that humans actually rate other humans based on their electronic device preference.
Laughable not to mention ridiculous.
(meanwhile in Syria an innocent public element including children continues to starve while a go nowhere war rages on)
- 02-04-2014, 05:07 PM #11
I feel like I run circles around iPad users when I meet them, I can't really come with with many things the iPad does better (or even does..) than my Surface RT (first gen) for me. That said, I don't play games on mobile devices, so I do admit that the iPad is most likely better for that.
But it all comes down to what are one's needs. I can't really come up with any reasonable arguments for myself to use an iPad, but I don't go out of my way to recommend Surface to someone who is clearly better off with an iPad :P
- 02-04-2014, 10:03 PM #12
I have a Touchpad. Also have my old Pre Plus, Pre 2, and Pixi Plus gathering dust. WebOS was an OS that, if it had been able to run as smooth as WP, and had Palm had the money to make the original Pre much more solid, it might have knocked Droid out of the running early. VZW was originally interested in picking it up as it's primary competition to the iPhone, but the Moto Droid was a more solid device, and VZW wanted some changes which the Pre+ had. WebOS is still the best multi-tasking software paradigm out there. If it had the fluidity of WP and at least an active app base as large as WP, I'd still be on it as the experience is better than all the other OS' out there, IMHO. Alas, Hurd was going to make it HP's primary means of becoming relevant in the mobile/tablet space, but then he got axed shortly after the purchase, and Leo ruined Palm and webOS.
I have CyanogenMod on my Touchpad for the latest games, but Android is just so horrible compared to webOS. It pains me to use it most times. I've moved on, phone wise, now to WP where I plan to stay for the foreseeable future. When you see some other OS tossing applications away to close them...thank webOS. iOS still ain't got nothing on it, and let's be honest, those Macheads are probably just jealous that the Surface can wipe the floor with it in most power user situations. Next time ask them if they can sync their iPad to their OSX desktop like Win8 can do across devices? What do you mean you can't prop your tablet up and whip out a mouse to drive your tablet? And on and on.
- 02-05-2014, 01:12 AM #13
- 02-05-2014, 01:39 AM #14
However after using it on a Netbook for a short time, now my Surface.....it is no big deal to use either keyboard and mouse or touch.....it's second nature now.
- 02-05-2014, 01:47 AM #15
I also have a new laptop with a touchscreen, but I hardly ever use the touchscreen, even in metro mode. The touchpad or keyboard/mouse work just fine.
- 02-05-2014, 09:33 AM #16
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That said, I did once sit by a fellow "Surface Dweller" while waiting for a flight in Charlotte. We had a nice chat while everyone else thumbed away on their iPhones.
- 02-05-2014, 01:03 PM #24
My 6 year old 17" Gateway laptop which I bought for $699 is still going strong with zero issues. That could never be said about a Mac because you'd have to add a "1" in front of that dollar figure.
I've worked on dozens of OS's and W8 is by far one of my top 2 or 3. Just like buying a new car, once you get used to where the buttons are and what they do, it's effortless.
- 02-05-2014, 01:04 PM #25
If there was a Tim Horton's I could have stopped at I would have waited there, as I have also said it is were you will see Windows laptops always open. Now as a rule my wait time for a cab is never that long, but due to a busy day I had to wait. It was the only time I have ever used the WiFi but not the only time I have grabbed coffee for my Mom and myself, and any time I have been in, it is a Mac expo.
I have never had this issue as I have traveled through Toronto. A place where people don't seem to notice others are even around :) It is also where I have been asked about my phone, and it's "Huge Arse Camera".
Now trust me when I say I have a thick skin, as I am the only Windows Phone user in a group of iPhones.
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