View Poll Results: Are you going to buy a Microsoft Surface 2 Tablet?

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  • Yes

    127 61.06%
  • No

    34 16.35%
  • Undecided

    47 22.60%
12-06-2013 08:19 PM
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  1. jaimeastin's Avatar
    Microsoft will give u a credit for the old surface.. Same will be skipping this generation
    really? When and what program should I mention?@
    10-11-2013 04:57 AM
  2. jaimeastin's Avatar
    its not that people didn't like it... At 500usd it had one benefit, MS Office, everything else... Well an iPad was arguably better. This made the target audience a niche. Add that it was. RT... The market quickly released x86 devices that were comparable. Like now with the Asus t100.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
    Better is so subjective... I met another surface user today in san Francisco. He is the financial officer for this international company. We discussed it for a bit. He has an iPhone and iPod as well. He said the iPad just sits. The surface was more productive... We weren't talking about the pros either.

    He uses it during commutes to write his latest book. Games amps were not discussed. A lot of people who have a surface an really appreciate it, have or have other tablets. They like the surface for what it does well. No consumer or fan mindset. They see it as another wonderful tool.

    I will still hump on my old iPad 1, rarely. I sold the ipad2. My second surface is now for sell though I May keep it... The first was stolen. My surface 2 will be here soon enough. I believe in the surface, especially the rt. I don't mind pioneering either... I did the same with the other devices. You know itz remarkable, but you have tol work it onto your lifestyle and you into its. People try to make it work like other tablets... Have your tried to make the other tablets work alike a surface? Apples and oranges... Seriously.

    Long post ended. I think I lost focus... Just get what you want and be happy. do t worry what the world has. Define what you need and try them all for a bit. Off you get get both or all.. Otherwise get what you want... Don't limit yourself to one brand...
    WanderingTraveler likes this.
    10-11-2013 05:14 AM
  3. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Better is so subjective... I met another surface user today in san Francisco. He is the financial officer for this international company. We discussed it for a bit. He has an iPhone and iPod as well. He said the iPad just sits. The surface was more productive... We weren't talking about the pros either.

    He uses it during commutes to write his latest book. Games amps were not discussed. A lot of people who have a surface an really appreciate it, have or have other tablets. They like the surface for what it does well. No consumer or fan mindset. They see it as another wonderful tool.

    I will still hump on my old iPad 1, rarely. I sold the ipad2. My second surface is now for sell though I May keep it... The first was stolen. My surface 2 will be here soon enough. I believe in the surface, especially the rt. I don't mind pioneering either... I did the same with the other devices. You know itz remarkable, but you have tol work it onto your lifestyle and you into its. People try to make it work like other tablets... Have your tried to make the other tablets work alike a surface? Apples and oranges... Seriously.

    Long post ended. I think I lost focus... Just get what you want and be happy. do t worry what the world has. Define what you need and try them all for a bit. Off you get get both or all.. Otherwise get what you want... Don't limit yourself to one brand...
    Exactly. If it's good at what it does, and you need what it foes, go for it.
    Going with a Win8 Desktop/Surface 2/Windows Phone combo.

    My family can stay on another OS while I reap the benefits of mine :P
    10-11-2013 06:27 AM
  4. sinic999's Avatar
    why a hard time?
    They mentioned that the student discount only work on the surface 2 RT. Not the type cover 2 which really frustrates me. After talking to around 5 - 6 customer supports, I managed to get the discount to work on both products. The thing that I don't like about Microsoft sales and customer support is their uncertainty. Some of them mentioned that the discount will work on both products whereas some disagree. It is so confusing. It seems like they cant made up their mind on certain things. I hope they will improve in the future. If not, they will miss a lot of potential buyers of surface products.
    10-11-2013 01:34 PM
  5. Christian Kallevig's Avatar
    It's almost criminal that a keyboard cover isn't included to begin with, at least as an optional bundle deal as it was with Surface RT. The covers really feel like an artificial way of raising the price of this thing beyond $600, especially considering how integral they are to Microsoft's vision for Surface.
    10-11-2013 02:59 PM
  6. jaimeastin's Avatar
    I agree on the key board price/free issue, but understand Microsoft's place. People have options for lower cost one now with the markdown on the first Gen models. It like paying $40 for the smart cover +$30 for keyboard function using the older model. The new has nice improvements.

    We sure want them to throw us a bone every now and then we support them not just as fans, but we see their vision, but we pioneer and get the short end of the stick...
    MSFTisMIA likes this.
    10-12-2013 02:25 PM
  7. harneetkochar's Avatar
    It is one of best products Microsoft has ever created
    When will Surface 2 launch in India??
    10-12-2013 06:41 PM
  8. DJCBS's Avatar
    Well, if Microsoft launches a program in Europe for exchange of our 1st gen devices (since there are no MS stores here), I might see how much they give me for my 64GB RT. If it's not much, then I've deviced I'd rather wait for this time next year when they'll most likely launch the Surface 3.

    I will, however, most likely buy the Nokia tablet...and if they made it so that the Surface covers work on it...I may not even buy the S3. Lets see.
    MSFTisMIA likes this.
    10-12-2013 07:39 PM
  9. paulo_mealha's Avatar
    Anxious to have one at the end of this month, although I think the price is still too high. Will replace my old Ipad 1
    10-14-2013 08:29 AM
  10. Christian Kallevig's Avatar
    No one in their right mind would dispute that the Surface 2 is a significant upgrade from a first gen iPad. Hope you enjoy it
    HeavyHanded likes this.
    10-14-2013 08:40 AM
  11. Loiselle's Avatar
    Ordered from BestBuy.com. Still waiting for the choice of in-store pick up, but I don't see it happening before the launch. Now, I could have gone in store and put my $50 down, but I prefer to pre-order online, cause then I'm not charged a cent until the item is shipped or picked up. That is how I pre-ordered my Xbox One. Selected in-store pick up... boom, no deposit.
    10-14-2013 02:51 PM
  12. gwinegarden's Avatar
    I will pass on this generation. I will wait until the Surface becomes a desktop replacement (instead of the current laptop replacement status). I'm sure it's heading in the right direction.
    You may have a very long wait.

    I just bought a new compact desktop. 3 GHz Quad core, 12 GB memory, 1 TB hard drive, 4 USB 3, 6 USB 2, etc. all for 480 bucks. Can you see a tablet replacing that, in the near future?
    10-14-2013 07:45 PM
  13. Christian Kallevig's Avatar
    Perhaps not, but it doesn't need to be that powerful to replace the most important functionality of a desktop. I don't think this person is suggesting that he wants a more powerful machine, but rather that he wants to see Metro and the Windows Store mature to a point where he doesn't need x86 compatibility to carry out everyday tasks.

    Really Surface 2 is a completely adequate machine for most use cases in terms of power. You might not be able to use it for gaming or computationally demanding professional uses, but for pretty much anything else you'd do on a desktop it is plenty powerful.

    Now I get what you're saying in terms of cost versus value. But really a tablet is a completely different beast. Yes you can get a great PC for that price, but it's not mobile in the same sense, it requires an external display, speakers, mouse and keyboard. The value proposition is entirely different.
    10-14-2013 09:26 PM
  14. etphoto's Avatar
    Well, after some long internal debate, I bit the bullet and just pre-ordered the Surface 2 (Microsoft online Store). At first, I was waiting for the Pro to go on sale (reduce inventory) but finally decided on the Surface 2. I'm too cheap and didn't order a touch cover (thinking the digital keyboard is good enough to type emails and surf) and selected the free shipping, so, I'll have to wait an extra few days to get it.

    1. I have a HTC8x and finding myself surfing the internet all the time (instead of using my old Touchpad). Its kind of hard reading stuff and surfing using a phone.
    a: wanted my tablet to be in the same eco system as my phone.
    2. I am a photographer and use my Touchpad to show off my work to clients. It works, but want a greater choice in photo viewing apps (changing background colors while viewing) than what WebOS offered in the Touchpad.
    3. My Touchpad is now two years old and it doesn't stay charged as long. Longer battery life in the Surface.
    4. Games
    5. There is probably a few other reasons I can think of . . .
    HeyCori likes this.
    10-18-2013 07:20 AM
  15. Christian Kallevig's Avatar
    I'm curious, why did you choose Surface over another tablet? Not to imply that you've made a bad decision (after all, I've got a Surface 2 pre-ordered as well), but none of the reasons you've listed seem to put the Surface at an advantage to other tablets in terms of how well it fits your needs, but you must have had a reason for choosing it beyond it being a Microsoft product. (since that's about all 'being in the same ecosystem' means for now)
    10-18-2013 08:23 AM
  16. etphoto's Avatar
    I'm curious, why did you choose Surface over another tablet? Not to imply that you've made a bad decision (after all, I've got a Surface 2 pre-ordered as well), but none of the reasons you've listed seem to put the Surface at an advantage to other tablets in terms of how well it fits your needs, but you must have had a reason for choosing it beyond it being a Microsoft product. (since that's about all 'being in the same ecosystem' means for now)
    Mostly because of the hardware and build quality. I hate junk (not implying other RT devices are junk).
    10-18-2013 01:02 PM
  17. Christian Kallevig's Avatar
    Okay, that's a completely fair point. Surface RT is one of the most durable pieces of hardware I've owned, and I fully expect Surface 2 to continue that trend. To me that is very valuable considering how large the initial investment in these devices is.

    Although with things like the Nexus line and Kindle Fire HDX that is becoming less true. It's really amazing what you can get for very little in the Android world.

    But Surface is a very unique flavor of tablet and it is absolutely one of the most high-quality devices out there. I'm willing to drop the money on it.
    10-18-2013 01:49 PM
  18. etphoto's Avatar
    When I was younger I fell into the trap of buying cheap and suffered many times of low quality products. I learned years ago you get what you pay for. I am not happy with the higher price but willing to pay because of its quality.
    10-18-2013 03:35 PM
  19. Highdefjunkie's Avatar
    When I was younger I fell into the trap of buying cheap and suffered many times of low quality products. I learned years ago you get what you pay for. I am not happy with the higher price but willing to pay because of its quality.
    I've learned that also. That's what I hate about the Nexus 7. It's cheap, but it's basically a yearly cycle. After a year the thing slows to a crawl and it's worthless.
    10-18-2013 07:43 PM
  20. Christian Kallevig's Avatar
    That's more an Android problem than a hardware problem. The Nexus 7 (the current version specifically) is a fine piece of hardware

    Ironically, Surface RT has only gotten faster with time thanks to constant updates from Microsoft
    10-18-2013 07:53 PM
  21. Highdefjunkie's Avatar
    That's more an Android problem than a hardware problem. The Nexus 7 (the current version specifically) is a fine piece of hardware

    Ironically, Surface RT has only gotten faster with time thanks to constant updates from Microsoft
    Actually, I owned the current Nexus 7 and it feels like a $200 dollar product. You can't compare it with a IPAD or Surface. You get what you pay for. BTW - I returned it.

    Edit: I agree on the Android software. It get's bogged down quickly.
    10-19-2013 08:15 AM
  22. Christian Kallevig's Avatar
    Ah, fair enough. I have no personal experience with the hardware outside of handling it at a store. I'm mostly going on what I've heard or read about it
    10-19-2013 01:05 PM
  23. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    Actually, I owned the current Nexus 7 and it feels like a $200 dollar product. You can't compare it with a IPAD or Surface. You get what you pay for. BTW - I returned it.

    Edit: I agree on the Android software. It get's bogged down quickly.
    I have the first generation Nexus 7 and still a pretty snappy device. A few apps like Kindle and Sirius XM and a few games for the kids and still runs good.
    10-19-2013 01:18 PM
  24. Dos101's Avatar
    Got an email notification yesterday that my Surface 2 has shipped! Another notification today that my Type Cover 2 has shipped, hopefully they get here at the same time.
    10-19-2013 04:52 PM
  25. etphoto's Avatar
    I got an email as well. Can't wait
    10-20-2013 02:51 PM
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