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  1. RTGent's Avatar
    There is nothing wrong with comparing any two devices -not practically, nor intellectually. The problem is the intervening bias and/or ignorance that the web permits. promotes, teaches and reproduces in reviews, forums, and elsewhere. A big part of the problem is that, as in other parts of the culture, producing bias and ignorance are often rewarded, including directly; plus far-too-many are incapable of distinguishing bias and ignorance. In web forums, they are merely irrelevant, or a form of entertainment for many; but they are rewarding to the extent that they promote clicking.
    03-11-2013 12:53 PM
  2. anon(5370748)'s Avatar
    The iPad 4 sucks compared to my Nokia 920. It can't even fit in the pocket of my largest 90s gangsta jeans. What a POS.
    GSOgymrat and Mercule like this.
    03-12-2013 12:47 PM
  3. Polychrome's Avatar
    The surface pro wins in terms of productivity but loses in terms of entertainment, price, and portability.
    Well, seeing as I can't run Everquest 2, Portal, Mabinogi, Skyrim, etc. on an ipad, there are some of us out there for which the ipad loses BIG TIME.

    Having the full-PC experience this portable is an amazing thing. A true work and play machine. Just like with productivity, some of us want something more. Some of us really don't care if it has 300 iterations of Angry Birds. We want REAL games. :P

    (Edit: Nothing against Angry Birds. It's cute, but is just one of those games you play to waste time, and that's what I use it for.)
    03-12-2013 08:03 PM
  4. spaulagain's Avatar
    Unfortunately, it's out of our control. MS is pitching the Surface Pro as a tablet. MS has told the entire world that the Surface Pro is a tablet. This is why even BestBuy lists the Surface Pro under the 'tablet' category. Going off your analogy, yes, you're right MS has made the laptop in the shape of a chicken and is telling people to categorize it under chicken, and yes, their marketing calls it a "laptop in the form of a tablet."

    The fact is.... MS has told them to categorize it as a tablet and the tablet is taking away sales from laptops. So, the tablet is the next evolution to computers. The way desktops were replaced by laptops, tablets will do the same with laptops, which is why traditional laptop sales are down.
    Your argument is completely flawed.
    Yes, the tablet is the replacement for the laptop in the long run. But even current laptops are greatly varied in specs and abilities. There are laptops under $1k with mild specs to get you through the day. And there are laptops that are $3k-$4k with high end specs that you can do more power hungry things with. You don't see reviews like this between a low end HP and a high end Dell, because if you are in the market for a low end laptop, you're not going to even look at a high end laptop with twice the specs and price. Its simply an illogical comparison.

    Comparing a Surface Pro to an iPad 4 is like comparing an i7 32GB RAM laptop to i3 4GB RAM laptop. They're not even in the same ball park.

    On top of that, the iPad is even more limited because it can't join a domain, it can't run common desktop applications, and it doesn't even have MS Office yet. Not to mention things like display port, USB, expandable memory, and a million other things.


    Just because they are both "Tablets" doesn't make them equal or comparible.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-12-2013 08:34 PM
  5. bilzkh's Avatar
    Microsoft is positioning the Surface Pro as a "laptop in tablet form." Is iPad a laptop in tablet form?
    03-13-2013 03:36 PM
  6. spaulagain's Avatar
    Microsoft is positioning the Surface Pro as a "laptop in tablet form." Is iPad a laptop in tablet form?
    Exactly. Or basically an Ultrabook Convertible.

    The iPad is just not the same thing on so many levels.
    03-13-2013 04:58 PM
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