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  1. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    I haven't gone The Verge this year and refuse to anymore. I'm not going to give a site that biased against MS products any hits ever. I suggest you all do the same and just ignore them. They'll never change and you know this.
    Aside from the "pro-Apple" bias many people think they have, I'm personally not a fan of them reporting non-tech news. That's my main reason for not visiting them as much anymore.
    10-22-2013 11:09 AM
  2. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Aside from the "pro-Apple" bias many people think they have, I'm personally not a fan of them reporting non-tech news. That's my main reason for not visiting them as much anymore.
    Yep, I'm quoting myself. Case-in-point: The Verge didn't even give the new Lumia a spot at the top of the site. No focus has been put on it, even though it's a huge announcement from a major vendor.
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    10-22-2013 11:11 AM
  3. stmav's Avatar
    I am a fan of the self quote. Good job and carry on.
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    10-22-2013 11:46 AM
  4. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Yeah and the part where the Tegra 3 and 4 is a dual core lol.
    Where was this said?
    10-22-2013 11:55 AM
  5. HeyCori's Avatar
    In the video review. I forget the exact time. Hopefully the video is re-uploaded with the mistake edited out.
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    10-22-2013 12:54 PM
  6. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    In the video review. I forget the exact time. Hopefully the video is re-uploaded with the mistake edited out.
    I kind of hope it's not. I need to show people.
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    10-22-2013 01:05 PM
  7. HeyCori's Avatar
    lol
    10-22-2013 01:13 PM
  8. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Look like it was edited. :(
    10-22-2013 02:01 PM
  9. HeyCori's Avatar
    Curses! lol
    10-22-2013 02:22 PM
  10. Daylife's Avatar
    This isn't a review. It's not a product announcement. It's a report of a "launch party", which does require some opinion. The fact is there, though, that very few people showed up at midnight to buy one. That doesn't mean they aren't going to sell well, or that people aren't going to buy them. It just means at that particular store there wasn't a good turn out (remember, the Bay Area is close to the home of Apple and Google).

    I saw pictures on instagram of stores with easily over 80-100 people.
    Kevin OQuinn likes this.
    10-22-2013 03:36 PM
  11. Jazmac's Avatar
    Nix the Verge and their reviews. I can't afford what they consider to be 9's and 10's. A "7" from them is a 9 in the real world.
    10-22-2013 04:55 PM
  12. Ushae's Avatar
    Just saw the video and written review from the Verge. He has only a few valid points namely the App store weakness (something very rapidly being alleviated) and the OS itself feeling fragmented between Metro and Desktop.

    Everything else he made mention of was Epic fail. Apparently the Ipad is better for viewing movies/shows, despite the Surface having a 16:9 ratio which is PERFECT for movies? LOL
    10-23-2013 07:13 AM
  13. Chregu's Avatar
    Apparently the Ipad is better for viewing movies/shows, despite the Surface having a 16:9 ratio which is PERFECT for movies? LOL
    Maybe he was referring to the app situation. Is there a possibility to watch MKV videos on the Surface? Is there one to watch them on iOS? What about apps like Netflix on the Surface? (Those are real questions, I really don't know.)

    If you have better and broader access to media on iOS, this argument is valid apart from any screen ratios.
    10-23-2013 07:18 AM
  14. Ushae's Avatar
    mobile.HD plays virtually everything I've thrown at it including MKVs with embedded subtitles files. iPads have always struggled with these things even with the Airplayer App.

    Another thing the reviewer seems to completely miss is the Xbox Video/Music stores. Great sources for content/rentals.
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    10-23-2013 08:54 AM
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