10-25-2013 10:13 PM
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  1. martinmc78's Avatar
    One thing I would be interested in as a spec comparison is durability - can I turn the ipad air into a skateboard and can I drop it from 5 feet without getting a scratch on it?

    It does look incredibly fragile - just wondering if it was in your backpack and hit your bag against a post or something hard while walking would the screen shatter into a million pieces?
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    10-23-2013 11:18 AM
  2. gwinegarden's Avatar
    Bad reviewing is a dime a dozen anymore. The thing is, it is only link bait for iPad fanboys looking to validate their opinions.

    Ignore the fool and move on.
    The problem is that many will believe this.
    xandros9 likes this.
    10-23-2013 11:39 AM
  3. jmshub's Avatar
    The problem is that many will believe this.
    The majority of the people who read that article already have their new ipads on preorder.
    10-23-2013 11:52 AM
  4. EDDS's Avatar
    Taking this a step further. Email his boss let him know what kind of an ***** he has working for him.

    TechRadar | Contact us

    I emailed Global Editor-in-Chief: Paul Douglas and US Editor-in-Chief: Wil O'Neal
    10-23-2013 12:37 PM
  5. Kiddo2050's Avatar
    Meh, Apple's market share declines and declines, I don't even bother worry about Apple anymore. As the media sings its praises, real unbiased reviews come from it's stock price. It didn't go up when the iPad Air was released. Don't worry the vast majority of people don't read tech reviews, MSFT just need to advertise as well as Apple and they will be fine. Reviews don't really matter.
    10-23-2013 12:47 PM
  6. MN03's Avatar
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    Not my fault the Surface 2 sucks and no one should buy it.
    What an unbiased and objective journalist this man is...

    Edit: Screenshot: http://imgur.com/vjuUPs5
    10-24-2013 01:49 AM
  7. Chregu's Avatar
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    I like how he didn't bother to remove the red wavy lines. Is this guy too lazy or doesn't he know how to do it?
    BIGPADDY and xandros9 like this.
    10-24-2013 07:38 AM
  8. pbankey's Avatar
    This guy is such a complete tool. Looking at his twitter says it all - he decided long ago to be Apple's ****-buddy and willfully bash and flat out lie about competing products.

    This is the reality of journalism. Personal agendas translated into a "in-depth comparisons". The voice of journalism is controlled by sheeople who fail to get basic facts correct and try their hardest to elevate their voice in order to validate their own purchase decisions and sway the tech community.

    This guy should be flipping burgers, not writing garbage about the industry that I love.
    10-24-2013 08:31 AM
  9. Christian Kallevig's Avatar
    What struck me about that article is how little actual information it actually provided, and in some cases the information it did offer was either misleading or untrue. There are plenty of strengths and weaknesses to each device, and which one is better is more a question of what it's going to be used for than anything.

    Also, as a side note, Apple Insider ironically takes a much fairer (though not in-depth) look at Surface 2 here: First look: Microsoft Surface 2 with Type Cover 2

    Edit: And that battery life he's posting is absolute garbage. First of all, the article mentions the supposed standby time in a context that makes it sound like Microsoft was promising insane amounts of battery life and then he offers no sources for his 6-7 hours figures. We know for a fact that it can hit 9-10 hours of video playback, and that's what the figure he should have been hitting on as it can then be directly compared to Apple's claims.
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    10-24-2013 08:55 AM
  10. martinmc78's Avatar

    Edit: And that battery life he's posting is absolute garbage. First of all, the article mentions the supposed standby time in a context that makes it sound like Microsoft was promising insane amounts of battery life and then he offers no sources for his 6-7 hours figures. We know for a fact that it can hit 9-10 hours of video playback, and that's what the figure he should have been hitting on as it can then be directly compared to Apple's claims.
    Yeah but Apple promised 10 hours - you hear that a "promise" he should have put Surface 6-7hours I think - ipad Air 10 hours promised by some Apple marketing guy.

    No quality in the comparison whatsoever.
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    10-24-2013 09:19 AM
  11. WinFan1's Avatar
    That is truly disheartening. Though i do notice that the more and more people write these kinds of articles, the more your able to seperate people expecting fair reviews calling them out. the only people who seem to agree with these people are the other diehard apple goons. at least some people are willing to say "Hey this is a bs article and you know it" maybe some of these awful articles are pushing people to do their own research into the matter.
    BIGPADDY likes this.
    10-24-2013 09:45 AM
  12. chezm's Avatar
    "Perhaps the one thing that the Surface 2 has going for it is pricing."

    Wow...literally, the ONLY positive of Surface 2 is pricing at $50 cheaper. Bias in its purest form.
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    10-24-2013 10:06 AM
  13. martinmc78's Avatar
    "Perhaps the one thing that the Surface 2 has going for it is pricing."

    Wow...literally, the ONLY positive of Surface 2 is pricing at $50 cheaper. Bias in its purest form.
    And even that is wrong its $50 cheaper than the 16gb version - your getting another 16gb on the surface 2 - he couldn't even get that comparison correct...
    BIGPADDY, N_LaRUE and chezm like this.
    10-24-2013 10:35 AM
  14. surfacedude's Avatar
    the release of the surface has brought me to the conclusion that tech journalists or reviewers are by and large idiots. how many times have tech reviewers said just dumb things like, "what is it? is it a tablet or a computer? it has a desktop, dur dur dur?!" if they would just do their job, they would know what the surface is. a proper review should essentially say the surface is what it does. here's what you can do or some of of the things you can do on surface. of those things, it does these well, these things ok, and these thing not so well. something like that.

    i also hear a lot of stupid remarks about tablets having cameras. "i don't know why they want you to take pictures with a tablet." i see people everyday taking pictures with tablets. personally, i'd rather use my phone, but lots of people take pics with tablets. what's not to understand? it something people do because they can and they like doing it.

    sorry to get all ranty and pretty off topic.just so much of tech review "journalism" is so freaking awful.
    10-24-2013 11:36 AM
  15. gsquared's Avatar
    I'll give them a little credit. They did state they were biased at the very beginning of the article.
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    10-24-2013 12:46 PM
  16. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    I'll give them a little credit. They did state they were biased at the very beginning of the article.
    I think that was the only fact in the article! :P
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    10-24-2013 01:04 PM
  17. Christian Kallevig's Avatar
    But then they follow that up by saying " But before we go rushing to judgments or conclusions, let's compare the two tablets and see how they really fare against each other."
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    10-24-2013 01:09 PM
  18. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    But then they follow that up by saying " But before we go rushing to judgments or conclusions, let's compare the two tablets and see how they really fare against each other."
    This article needs removing it just insane, factually incorrect and the author obviously bias!
    10-24-2013 01:32 PM
  19. anony_mouse's Avatar
    I am also suspicious that the 1.3 GHz A7 can outperform the 1.7 GHz Tegra 4 but it may be so (the 64 bits, that they keep harping on gives them nothing).
    Please can you explain your comment about 64 bit processors?
    10-24-2013 05:18 PM
  20. Alex Rodriguez Jr.'s Avatar
    While I respect & appreciate the opinions of others, this is the biggest bull**** review from an obvious Apple *******. Sorry, but that is a big enough site that this shouldn't happen
    10-24-2013 05:43 PM
  21. xandros9's Avatar
    I think this may put CNet to shame
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    10-24-2013 05:45 PM
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    I like how he didn't bother to remove the red wavy lines. Is this guy too lazy or doesn't he know how to do it?
    Or maybe he was using iwork on his beloved new ipad air and was blinded by his fanboyism.
    Last edited by TechFreak1; 10-24-2013 at 06:41 PM.
    10-24-2013 06:29 PM
  23. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    Dont read any article about WP or RT generally just avoid techradar!

    I read there thoughts about the 1520 they call it a hand warming with unnecessary specs however techradar on other reviews and article complained about WP and Nokia for not having 1080p display, quad cores, the latest SoC, 2GB of RAM now they have it, it becomes useless and pointless!
    10-24-2013 07:08 PM
  24. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    Dont read any article about WP or RT generally just avoid techradar!

    I read there thoughts about the 1520 they call it a hand warming with unnecessary specs however techradar on other reviews and article complained about WP and Nokia for not having 1080p display, quad cores, the latest SoC, 2GB of RAM now they have it, it becomes useless and pointless!
    And they also say the 1520 has an amoled display yeah....

    Great work techradar :/
    10-24-2013 07:25 PM
  25. Christian Kallevig's Avatar
    We should start our own site. We'd be more professional and fair than them any day
    BIGPADDY and teckris like this.
    10-24-2013 08:10 PM
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