View Poll Results: will you get a Windows 8 tablet, laptop or desktop or Surface

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  • yes getting a surface

    73 87.95%
  • Yes getting a other tablet

    4 4.82%
  • Yes getting a laptop or desktop

    4 4.82%
  • No perfectly fine with my tablet

    0 0%
  • No getting a tablet with another OS

    0 0%
  • No not interested in Windows 8 devices

    2 2.41%
08-14-2012 05:44 PM
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  1. justop26's Avatar
    I have my mind set on a Surface Pro; battery life needs to be just as good as the RT, though.

    Battery life is critical for me, even more so than ink input.

    I'll be ordering it from Amazon or Microsoft Store. If MS Store won't accept my CC card, then I'm getting it in Boston Jan '13.

    tl;dr Surface Pro gonna be mine!!!!!
    07-24-2012 02:08 PM
  2. mud314's Avatar
    I think I def will be getting the Surface, still undecided as to which model to go with though. I think I want the Pro.

    Checked out the Nexus 7 today, while it is a nice device, I can see where it would bore me in a very short time frame. Pretty sure I want my next tab to be more than just casual use.
    07-24-2012 04:30 PM
  3. mud314's Avatar
    I've got my iPad 2 on eBay this week, for this very reason. I've just grown rather bored with iOS in general, and given that I enjoy WP7 so much, figure I'll give Surface a try. It'll be interesting to see how it compares.
    I know what you mean, I was out and about today and I decided to check out the S3 and Nexus 7. Very nice devices, but I think the tab would bore me after a short while and the phone, not really sure. I really have grown to enjoy WP, there are two apps I do wish we had available: Google + and Sony's Music Unlimited.
    07-24-2012 04:32 PM
  4. Doffen's Avatar
    I will most likely get both the Surface RT and Surface Pro.
    (Surface RT will replace my iPad, while the Pro will replace my current Asus Ultrabook).
    mud314 likes this.
    07-24-2012 05:07 PM
  5. mud314's Avatar
    I will most likely get both the Surface RT and Surface Pro.
    (Surface RT will replace my iPad, while the Pro will replace my current Asus Ultrabook).
    Poor me. Meanwhile, I will only have one or the other. Sigh. :)
    07-24-2012 05:11 PM
  6. ALborntoride's Avatar
    upgrading my Vaio and getting a Pro as soon as it comes out. 2013 the year of Windows 8!!!
    07-24-2012 06:02 PM
  7. Drewidian's Avatar
    Personally, at this point I'll be getting an 13" or 14" Asus Transformer Book. It has just about everything I'm looking for. The Full HD screen is a requirement for me. Most importantly when docked you get a Keyboard, extra battery life, discreet graphics (hopefully NVidia m630 or m640), and an extra hard drive which makes it a perfect all in one device. When I want a tablet, it works as a tablet. It can dock and become a laptop with enough horsepower to be a potential desktop replacement and play my Steam games. So far it seems to be the only solution to be able to do this other than the Lenovo version of this, but it doesn't have a HD screen. Here's hoping the specs work out.
    07-24-2012 06:55 PM
  8. Hoekie's Avatar
    Allready have an Acer W500 running Windows 8 and sold my ipad and Galaxy Tab. I'll be getting a Surface RT the very first day. Can't W8 :)
    Next up another tablet or transformer type Windows 8 tablet. Which one depends on what gets released. And a WP8 phone. Money is allready ready to be spend.
    07-24-2012 07:22 PM
  9. Saljen's Avatar
    I'll be getting a Microsoft Surface, but not the first generation. I'll be waiting until the Intel Haswell processors come out because the graphics processor on the Intel Ivy Bridge processor isn't quite up to what I'll want it to be.

    I'm looking for the Surface to be my laptop replacement. I have no room in my life for a laptop and a tablet, which is why I don't ever use the Touchpad that I got during it's fire sale (even though it's running Android 4.0 and is a very functional, speedy device). Laptop replacement means doing office programs and things of that nature, but it also means playing video games.

    I understand that tablets aren't supposed to be for gaming, however the Surface is the first thing that you actually will be able to play legitimate, AAA video games on. The Ivy Bridge can run games like Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3, but at very low settings. Intel has already stated that the graphics processor on the Intel Haswell processor families will be significantly better than the one in Ivy Bridge, meaning that you'll be able to play more current games, and the ones I mentioned and better detail settings.

    So my tablet fancy will wait another year or so and I'll be happy doing it because when I do make the plunge into the tablet waters it will be for a device that will truely replace my laptop and I'll no longer have to lug around my 10lb laptop bag.
    07-24-2012 07:35 PM
  10. dasfoto's Avatar
    I definitely want a Surface, but still trying to decide which one. I like the idea of a stylus in the Pro, but the lower cost of the RT is nice considering I already own a nice laptop that has a screen big enough to do some decent photo editing. If the RT came with or had an optional stylus, I'd be all over it.
    07-24-2012 08:34 PM
  11. rluka's Avatar
    Would get a Surface Pro to replace my notebook.
    Or if the price is too expensive, Surface RT and a Windows 8 upgrade for my notebook.

    But likely they won't be coming here, so hopefully it will be available with not so marked up price in the neighbouring country.
    07-24-2012 08:43 PM
  12. 12Danny123's Avatar
    It depends on price. If the surface rt costs like $600 and there is a tablet that will get the job done priced at $400 the surface will be tough to justify. If the surface is priced at $400-500 it will be hard to resist.

    However, I love 7-8" tablets so if there is a reasonably priced (<$400) one at that size I'm all in.
    watch R&B man. see what they have :D
    07-25-2012 12:04 AM
  13. 12Danny123's Avatar
    I think I def will be getting the Surface, still undecided as to which model to go with though. I think I want the Pro.

    Checked out the Nexus 7 today, while it is a nice device, I can see where it would bore me in a very short time frame. Pretty sure I want my next tab to be more than just casual use.
    I agree. something that look lifeless is very boring
    07-25-2012 12:11 AM
  14. 12Danny123's Avatar
    Hey Guys. I got 50 people interested in the Acer and Asus windows 8 tablet.
    07-25-2012 12:17 AM
  15. texantony's Avatar
    All depends on my patience :-) I thought I heard that both versions will not be released at the same time. If true then im going to do my best to wait for the surface pro, but no promises, hehe.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    07-25-2012 12:32 AM
  16. eshy's Avatar
    I choose the option not listed - waiting to see the other devices first.

    Intel says 20 win8 tablets running on their chips will be released this year (not sure if they really meant tablets or if that includes ultrabooks as well)
    We know from news today that 4-5 hardware partners will release Win RT tablets this year as well (and we don't know if that's one model each or more)

    As good as the Surface looks (and it does look very good), I'll wait for all the announcements to decide which one I'm getting. I have the added 3 months before the Surface Pro is released anyway (that will be my preference)

    But if the price ranges are similar to the ipad, we will be buying a few of these
    07-25-2012 02:35 AM
  17. Sumit8's Avatar
    surface pro here - except nokia comes with something better along
    07-25-2012 02:39 AM
  18. Sparkyscrum's Avatar
    Allready have an Acer W500 running Windows 8 and sold my ipad and Galaxy Tab. I'll be getting a Surface RT the very first day. Can't W8 :)
    Next up another tablet or transformer type Windows 8 tablet. Which one depends on what gets released. And a WP8 phone. Money is allready ready to be spend.
    Same here, got my W500 running Windows 8 (now with Office 2013 Preview on board too), it knocks spots off my iPad in every area for me expect 3G connectivity (which is where I use my iPad 90% of the time).

    Once the Pro version comes out I'll be getting one and a mifi to get online anywhere.
    07-25-2012 02:45 AM
  19. alamfour's Avatar
    I will be getting a surface pro. Digital Inking is a must for me. I have been using a Windows 7 tablet for 18 months and I can't live with out my digital pen for notetaking in Meetings.
    07-25-2012 03:40 AM
  20. RepoUK's Avatar
    Nope - perfectly happy with my W7 laptop.

    hmm... an obvious choice that is missing!
    (a laptop is not a tablet before anyone chimes in).
    07-25-2012 07:15 AM
  21. 12Danny123's Avatar
    Same here, got my W500 running Windows 8 (now with Office 2013 Preview on board too), it knocks spots off my iPad in every area for me expect 3G connectivity (which is where I use my iPad 90% of the time).

    Once the Pro version comes out I'll be getting one and a mifi to get online anywhere.
    well the surface basically does knock it of
    07-25-2012 01:48 PM
  22. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I will be getting a surface pro. Digital Inking is a must for me. I have been using a Windows 7 tablet for 18 months and I can't live with out my digital pen for notetaking in Meetings.
    Amen! I love me some Windows Journal.
    07-26-2012 07:29 AM
  23. AngryNil's Avatar
    It actually could come to major countries.
    Heh, Australia's not major in terms of population.
    07-28-2012 12:01 AM
  24. Mitlov's Avatar
    Surface RT for me. I already have a laptop for x86 needs; I want something light, zippy, and reasonably priced that can handle mobile apps (such as Netflix) plus MS Office for working in bed, on planes, and on exercise machines. The Surface is perfect for that.
    07-31-2012 08:12 PM
  25. tissotti's Avatar
    Either Surface pro or maybe Nokia RT tablet or even Pro version if Nokia steps away from their ARM comfort zone.

    Hard to say before any announcements. :D Surface Pro being the default for now if nothing better comes out.
    08-01-2012 10:51 AM
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