10-25-2013 10:13 PM
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  1. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    Hi All

    A comparison of the Surface 2 and iPad Air

    Well I just wanted to know what other thought about this article which I read and was really shocked how bias it was toward the iPad Air:

    iPad Air vs Microsoft Surface 2 | News | TechRadar


    I have to say I don't know how they can compare without fully testing devices themselves and I don't know how to say it disappointed that such a site would do an article like that...

    Extra: It not even an opinion article it in depth
    10-22-2013 07:07 PM
  2. EDDS's Avatar
    tell him what a prat he is here:

    https://twitter.com/mdflores

    EDIT: just look at his twitter, clear apple fanboy.
    10-22-2013 07:13 PM
  3. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    This really stinks of bashing. Some points were valid, but most were assumptions as he said.
    Surface 2 is much faster than last Gen. thinker. I love where Windows is going and just cramming more pixels, making it paper thin, light, and the most apps doesn't sway me. The user experience does.
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    10-22-2013 07:20 PM
  4. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    My main issue is that it not informative and shouldn't been called in depth rather opinion mainly if he does prefer apple should at least try to be unbiased when writing a comparison and just assume that the iPad better because it an iPad.
    10-22-2013 07:21 PM
  5. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    tell him what a prat he is here:

    https://twitter.com/mdflores

    EDIT: just look at his twitter, clear apple fanboy.
    Perhaps more lighter word

    Just seen the word I was looking for horrendous thanks post below!!!
    Last edited by BIGPADDY; 10-22-2013 at 07:51 PM.
    10-22-2013 07:23 PM
  6. gwinegarden's Avatar
    Horrendous!

    They made sure that they didn't mention a few things:

    That $50 difference is for a 16GB Air vs a 32GB S2 with the ability to add a 64GB card

    Didn't bother to mention the USB 3 port
    Or the micro hdmi port
    Or the stereo speakers
    Or Microsoft Office

    Also, the Retina screen is wonderful, but, for example, if you watch a movie, in order to display it, the Apple has to letterbox it, so it will be much smaller.
    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).

    As for build quality, yes Apple products are good but as they keep making them thinner and ligjter, they keep breaking more often.

    But Applebots will read what they want.
    10-22-2013 07:29 PM
  7. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    Horrendous!

    They made sure that they didn't mention a few things:

    That $50 difference is for a 16GB Air vs a 32GB S2 with the ability to add a 64GB card

    Didn't bother to mention the USB 3 port
    Or the micro hdmi port
    Or the stereo speakers
    Or Microsoft Office

    Also, the Retina screen is wonderful, but, for example, if you watch a movie, in order to display it, the Apple has to letterbox it, so it will be much smaller.
    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).

    As for build quality, yes Apple products are good but as they keep making them thinner and ligjter, they keep breaking more often.

    But Applebots will read what they want.
    Yep it sucks and the first word sums it all up horrendous!
    Last edited by BIGPADDY; 10-23-2013 at 04:08 AM.
    10-22-2013 07:51 PM
  8. xboxonthego3's Avatar
    Err.. This article is frustrating like you mention he hasn't had hands on with either and hasn't done testing himself. And is just making claims. This makes this tech website a joke. And I won't even consider them. Their article is worse than CNET.
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    10-22-2013 08:12 PM
  9. apalm8's Avatar
    The objectivity is non existent. That is laughable.
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    10-22-2013 08:23 PM
  10. gwinegarden's Avatar
    Oh, and that ridiculous battery life figure they quoted. Engadget got over 12 hours of video playback and over 14 hours on their standard test.
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    10-23-2013 08:26 AM
  11. juanitoriv's Avatar
    That cat is a tool!! Nuff said
    10-23-2013 08:45 AM
  12. ynotbike's Avatar
    Wow that was painful to read, "assume" should never be used in a review. This seems like one of those 'farmed out' 10 cents a paragraph articles.
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    10-23-2013 08:55 AM
  13. uopjo6's Avatar
    No problem the comment section on that site says it all ;)

    Fire that *****.
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    10-23-2013 08:57 AM
  14. ynotbike's Avatar
    No problem the comment section on that site says it all ;)

    Fire that *****.
    Good catch, makes me feel better :-)
    10-23-2013 09:01 AM
  15. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    Wow look at his twitter someone said it was bias politely, then called them a windows fanboy that just insane!!!
    10-23-2013 09:39 AM
  16. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    You mean Tech Radar is biased? :P

    The Verge also said the iPad Air would have a place in their backpack (you know, without actually having used one for an extended period of time), but said the Surface 2 would not in their review. So yeah....
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    10-23-2013 10:01 AM
  17. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    You mean Tech Radar is biased? :P

    The Verge also said the iPad Air would have a place in their backpack (you know, without actually having used one for an extended period of time), but said the Surface 2 would not in their review. So yeah....
    Yeah techradar gone right down hill use to be one of my main area for news now it just engadget at least they can be professional rant rant rant
    10-23-2013 10:08 AM
  18. DBDev's Avatar
    OMG that's bad! They just skip all the points where the Surface is better...
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    10-23-2013 10:10 AM
  19. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    Well I put a comment just to say please change the full article!

    Or put it on fire!
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    10-23-2013 10:10 AM
  20. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    OMG that's bad! They just skip all the points where the Surface is better...
    Exactly!
    10-23-2013 10:10 AM
  21. Daniel Gandolfo's Avatar
    I read the review. Here are my comments.

    1. It is impossible to compare a tablet which hasn't been produced yet with one on the market. Ok, you can look at specs, but the specs don't really tell us anything new.

    2. The reviewer said it himself that you cannot put a 200 horsepower engine in an old banger. How on earth do we know this will not happen with the IPad Air. It hasn't been made yet! Perhaps the IPad Air will get USB, but how do we know until it is made?

    3. The reviewer left out many things which the Ipad doesn't have. To name a few: USB, remote desktop connection which really works, Office which works, larger RAM, 200GB Skydrive. Do you want me to go on?

    4. This is not an in-depth preview so should be taken very lightly and with a pinch of salt.

    Nevica
    10-23-2013 10:31 AM
  22. martinmc78's Avatar
    Would seem he comes from the Molly Wood school of tech journalism
    10-23-2013 10:32 AM
  23. teckris's Avatar
    Would seem he comes from the Molly Wood school of tech journalism
    She left CNET to start Schooool :P I doubt there will be a queue for getting admission just like we see on Apple Releases
    10-23-2013 10:47 AM
  24. fdruid's Avatar
    Didn't bother to finish reading it. Very unprofessional. They say that the article is going to be biased themselves, and boy do they deliver that promess.
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    10-23-2013 10:50 AM
  25. jmshub'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.
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    10-23-2013 11:05 AM
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