08-11-2013 10:12 AM
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  1. inteller's Avatar
    The article has been posted, no need to reply.
    08-03-2013 03:32 PM
  2. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    The article has been posted, no need to reply.
    and here a link:
    Real-world confessions from Surface RT owners: Who loves it and why | PCWorld
    08-04-2013 02:43 PM
  3. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    1.) When did you first purchase your Surface RT? Why did you buy it? Did you consider alternatives, such as the iPad or an Android tablet? If so, why did you rule them out?

    I purchased my Surface RT through the online Microsoft store the week it came out. I bought it because I had followed Windows 8 for a long time and it was my dream OS. And I wanted it I tablet form because I knew how productive Windows OS is. That's why I did not even consider other tablets; they were strictly media consumption devices in my eyes. I wanted something that I could use for both for both my schoolwork and for playing games, reading the news, watching videos, etc.

    2.) In the weeks and months since you've bought the Surface RT, how has your opinion of the Surface RT changed? Has it improved or declined?

    My opinion has increased significantly, especially after accidentally dropping it a few times! That was when I knew I had gotten the bang for my buck that I expected. And now that 8.1 is in beta, the tablet's interface is even more gorgeous.

    3.) What do you typically use the Surface RT for? What do you enjoy doing with it? What really irritates you every time you use it? As a corollary question, what is the Surface RT's greatest strength? Its chief weakness?

    I mainly use it for browsing the web and reading the news, but I use it for so much more. I'll have you know that the first few months of having my Surface, I was so overwhelmed with how much it could do that I had no idea what to do with it! That alone should tell you the capabilities of this tablet. Its level of not only media, but productivity is superb, especially for a tablet that is running a "dumbed down" version of Windows 8. That I would say is Surface RT's greatest strength. What irritates me every time I use it? The lack of Flash on websites, and the inability of the tablet's touchscreen to utilize drop-down menus on many websites' homepages. Its chief weaknesses, arguably, are its price and lack of public interest/recognition. People will more likely buy an iPad than this because they are more familiar to them and in some cases, more affordable. However, Microsoft is doing a great job of promoting Windows RT, so I feel like people will start to be intrigued by this new OS.

    4.) Would you buy another, at the reduced price?

    Reduced price or not, I would buy another in a heartbeat. Like I previously mentioned, I'm confident in saying that this is the only tablet in the entire market that gives you bang for your buck. I mean, what other tablet do you know that offers you the same level of work and play?

    5.) Finally, do you think that there's a future for the Surface RT, with smaller Windows tablets coming down the pipe?

    That I cannot tell you. Windows RT is a great idea; it blends the best of tablets with thee best of desktops. It would be a shame if RT got taken over by 8" Pro tablets. There needs to be a tablet for every demographic, and if RT gets discontinued, I will not be happy, because Surface RT is the greatest investment I have ever made, and I couldn't ask for a better tablet/companion.
    08-05-2013 08:59 PM
  4. inteller's Avatar
    data was collected and story was already posted.
    08-06-2013 09:49 AM
  5. HeyCori's Avatar
    data was collected and story was already posted.
    But it's still fun to read the responses.
    08-06-2013 10:09 AM
  6. prlundberg's Avatar
    But it's still fun to read the responses.
    Agreed, this is an interesting thread.
    08-06-2013 10:18 AM
  7. stmav's Avatar
    But it's still fun to read the responses.
    Very true. If you aren't interested anymore, don't open the thread.
    08-06-2013 10:22 AM
  8. inteller's Avatar
    has nothing to do with interest or not, just letting the person know that if they think their comments are going to show up in the article they are badly mistaken
    08-06-2013 11:13 AM
  9. stmav's Avatar
    If they read the OP, they should see that the article is printed and the date was from last week.
    08-06-2013 11:39 AM
  10. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    If they read the OP, they should see that the article is printed and the date was from last week.
    correction. If they had read the OP after it was changed then you can point this out. However, the last reply to the original OP by DadStar was yesterday: "Yesterday, 09:59 PM". The OP was changed today: "Last edited by HeyCori; Today at 11:12 AM. Reason: added article." The person who replied to the OP may not have known that it was posted already.

    Also, I find it a little odd that the original poster doesn't make the effort to spend a minute to close this thread with a "Thanks to everybody who contributed their input".
    Dadstar0410 likes this.
    08-06-2013 06:19 PM
  11. inteller's Avatar
    thanks for pointing that out. Also, not surprised the author grabbed info and ran.
    08-06-2013 07:04 PM
  12. techiedude007's Avatar
    Cool article, thanks for asking for real user input and writing an open-minded review; that's not something that RT users are accustomed to seeing LOL. Here are some others that may be of interest to this particular crowd ;)

    OMG! They're using Windows RT! | ZDNet

    Yahoo! Finance

    And my all time favorite:
    Surface RT & Windows RT REAL Review: PLEASE, Tell me WHY a Windows RT Tablet should run Windows Legacy Applications !!
    08-07-2013 06:19 AM
  13. John Gatt's Avatar
    1.) When did you first purchase your Surface RT? Why did you buy it? Did you consider alternatives, such as the iPad or an Android tablet? If so, why did you rule them out?

    I work In IT support and about 3 months ago a client wanted me to get him a surface RT I showed him my iPad and my wife's Nexus 7 but he had his heart set on Surface as he did not like the office solutions for iOS of Android so he got one and I helped him set it up. To my surprise I liked it a lot! so a month later I got one for my self, I found I could never use my iPad or Nexus to work on so I was stuck carting around my netbook that is not big but 3 to 4 times heaver than a tablet. now I use my Surface RT 95% of the time and only have to pull out my netbook to plug in to non wifi networks when fixing them (No cat 5 on the RT). I'm using it for most surfing (siting next to the fire now with it) and using it like a real notebook and also folding the keyboard back to use it like a tablet for games and reading. It gets more use than my iPad or nexus ever got.

    2,) In the weeks and months since you've bought the Surface RT, how has your opinion of the Surface RT changed? Has it improved or declined?

    The more I use it the more I see where other tablets are lacking. yes RT is still a limited OS just like all tablets but it gives me lots more its the first device that lasts full days of use with out charging even games don't drain the battery like I see on the nexus7 of iPad. its a travellers almost perfect device. I do miss the GPS on my tablet as it is something I used a lot on the iPad I know I still have maps but the GPS is one thing I would like.

    3.) What do you typically use the Surface RT for? What do you enjoy doing with it? What really irritates you every time you use it? As a corollary question, what is the Surface RT's greatest strength? Its chief weakness?

    I use it for day to day work in IT support I also use it to rum my blog Gaming Face and now I also use it for most of my surfing
    As for weakness No real quality camera no GPS and a lack of apps on the app store are its weaknesses but as a day one iPhone and iPad user I know how quick the app store will grow the choices I have on the window store are far bigger than I got from apples app store when the iPhone was launched, but on the other hand I have all thee Apps I need all the office apps (the first thing I had to pay for on the iPad) are free on the RT and the games and tools let me do all I want on the surface and more than I was ever able to do on my iPad. I love how it has replaced my netbook and how easy its Interface is to use and yet the screen is a nice size its light! I love how I can plug my SLR camera or any USB device right in to it.

    4.) Would you buy another, at the reduced price?
    My wife and 17 year old now want one my 17 year old girl wants to use it for school and unlike other tablets she can but I just got her a $1200 laptop so she has to Waite. but yes I would get another surface without a 2nd thought.


    5.) Finally, do you think that there's a future for the Surface RT, with smaller Windows tablets coming down the pipe?

    Yes I do and people who see it and sit next to me with iPads and droids and check out what I can do on it are blown away and I know of 2 in the last 2 weeks that went out and got one the day I showed then my one.. more people just want a smaller laptop that is easy to use, that they can do work on or watch movies and play silly games. the RT gives people what apple and droid told them they could not have real interface real USB expandable memory and the cool easy to use tablet interface all in the one device. I have my phone if I need small why do I want a 7" tab when I have a 5.5" phone? I have a real pc that I can throw into the inside pocked of my geek jacket or in to my Star wars Chewbacca bag (ITS NOT a man bag :P ) I had an OQO years ago and you can watch me playing warcraft on it but people liked small but lot loved it the screen size is key for products like the surface and the 10.6" is nice for working on my blog and editing photos or watching movies its no bigger than a paper notebook and I think its a major steep In the right deriction . 6" windows pc video I did here:
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    08-11-2013 10:12 AM
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