1. snowmutt's Avatar
    I, like a few other posters, actually have hope for Windows RT. If it was packaged right (lower end OS for cruising internet and doing smaller tasks) from the start, it would not have been a huge flop. A recent podcast from "Pocket Now" put it the best- it is the Kindle Fire of Windows. Simple OS for simple actions.

    Okay, pricing waas stupid. But.... I still have hope for it.
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    08-26-2013 10:43 AM
  2. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    BP has 2,525 posts, and I think they were all in the last 48 hours on this thread.
    I'm like that! :P
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    08-26-2013 10:45 AM
  3. snowmutt's Avatar
    13 days until the NFL kicks off- a little over a week until the first NCAA Div 1 game in the Kickoff Classic....
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    08-26-2013 10:45 AM
  4. Chregu's Avatar
    Take USB and Office out of the equation and I could still roll with...

    Split screen multitasking, live tiles, peripheral device support (printers, projectors etc) Windows remote desktop functionality allowing use of x86 windows programs.... hows that for starters?
    If you want to use your tablet as a laptop replacement and you can live with the limitations of RT you might be right. But I'd buy a tablet for little things I don't want to start up my laptop, and I don't need to print anything with that...

    And I'm pretty sure you can do the last thing with the iPad?
    08-26-2013 10:47 AM
  5. snowmutt's Avatar
    It is going to be over 95 degrees (35 degress celcius) for the next week until fall - like weather rolls into town next week. That will put it in the 100-120 degrees area (38-49 celsious) in my Boiler Plants where I work. Regardless of your religous preference, I need prayer to get through this miserable week. I hate the heat. Grew in Florida without AC all my life. Could care less if I ever sweat again. I will be miserable.

    have I mentioned it will be hot?? And I work with Boilers???

    *whine*
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    08-26-2013 10:51 AM
  6. Chregu's Avatar
    It is going to be over 95 degrees (35 degress celcius) for the next week until fall - like weather rolls into town next week. That will put it in the 100-120 degrees area (38-49 celsious) in my Boiler Plants where I work. Regardless of your religous preference, I need prayer to get through this miserable week. I hate the heat. Grew in Florida without AC all my life. Could care less if I ever sweat again. I will be miserable.

    have I mentioned it will be hot?? And I work with Boilers???

    *whine*
    My like stands for I'd like to express my sympathy.
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    08-26-2013 10:56 AM
  7. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    13 days until the NFL kicks off- a little over a week until the first NCAA Div 1 game in the Kickoff Classic....
    Rugby League World Cup 2013 in the UK almost upon us!!! :D
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    08-26-2013 10:56 AM
  8. martinmc78's Avatar
    If you want to use your tablet as a laptop replacement and you can live with the limitations of RT you might be right. But I'd buy a tablet for little things I don't want to start up my laptop, and I don't need to print anything with that...

    And I'm pretty sure you can do the last thing with the iPad?
    I use my tablet as a tablet, laptop replacement and home/work desktop extension. I can do double with my RT compared to what I could do with my ipad. Pricing RT at the same price as a device that's mainly used to play candy crush seems pretty reasonable to me for what it can do.
    08-26-2013 10:57 AM
  9. Martsicky's Avatar
    Rugby League World Cup 2013 in the UK almost upon us!!! :D
    Doesn't matter when.... Manchester United vs Chelsea kicks off at 20.00 BST!!!!!!
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    08-26-2013 10:59 AM
  10. Chregu's Avatar
    I use my tablet as a tablet, laptop replacement and home/work desktop extension. I can do double with my RT compared to what I could do with my ipad. Pricing RT at the same price as a device that's mainly used to play candy crush seems pretty reasonable to me for what it can do.
    I'd buy a tablet for reading papers, using Spotify, surfing on the couch, and using a variety of apps, and those are things an iPad just does better.

    The future will show if enough people get what they could do with an RT tablet and want to use it for it. Didn't really work for the Surface so far. Personally I'm not as much emotionally bound to tablets as I am to laptops and phones, because I see them as a gimmick and nothing I really need.
    08-26-2013 11:01 AM
  11. Jay_wpcentral's Avatar
    There was a time when apple devices were almost out of reach for us Indian customers. Today when I go tablet shopping, apple devices are the cheapest. All the latest models are available less than 2 kms from where I live.

    On the contrary, there isn't a single shop in a 200 km radius selling windows 8 tablets. They are insanely expensive - twice as expensive as apple products - and zero after sales support.

    Really shows where MS is losing. I will bet on MS for mobile phones, servers, desktop computing and gaming. Tablets? Nah. I am giving a leg up to apple for a change.
    08-26-2013 11:01 AM
  12. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    Doesn't matter when.... Manchester United vs Chelsea kicks off at 20.00 BST!!!!!!
    How can you say such things!
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    08-26-2013 11:07 AM
  13. sinime's Avatar
    There was a time when apple devices were almost out of reach for us Indian customers. Today when I go tablet shopping, apple devices are the cheapest. All the latest models are available less than 2 kms from where I live.

    On the contrary, there isn't a single shop in a 200 km radius selling windows 8 tablets. They are insanely expensive - twice as expensive as apple products - and zero after sales support.

    Really shows where MS is losing. I will bet on MS for mobile phones, servers, desktop computing and gaming. Tablets? Nah. I am giving a leg up to apple for a change.
    Wow, how does a company like Apple, known for overcharging, get their products in store for less than the competition?
    08-26-2013 11:49 AM
  14. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    Everyone I HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

    I HAVEN'T BEEN ON MY LAPTOP AT ALL TODAY!!!

    That is all.
    08-26-2013 11:58 AM
  15. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Whatever that might mean :P
    It means we both are going to have a good time, whatever trouble we both end up getting into...
    08-26-2013 12:16 PM
  16. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I, like a few other posters, actually have hope for Windows RT. If it was packaged right (lower end OS for cruising internet and doing smaller tasks) from the start, it would not have been a huge flop. A recent podcast from "Pocket Now" put it the best- it is the Kindle Fire of Windows. Simple OS for simple actions.

    Okay, pricing waas stupid. But.... I still have hope for it.
    I was in the same voice for that, but may end up going for a Windows 8 model instead. Sadly, it make take Nokia doing some stuff with RT to keep folks interested. MSfT has to be a little concerned as they don't want people to go RT/WP = Lumia.
    08-26-2013 12:21 PM
  17. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    13 days until the NFL kicks off- a little over a week until the first NCAA Div 1 game in the Kickoff Classic....
    Ah, football(NFL style). The one thing I like about the fall...
    08-26-2013 12:23 PM
  18. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    It is going to be over 95 degrees (35 degress celcius) for the next week until fall - like weather rolls into town next week. That will put it in the 100-120 degrees area (38-49 celsious) in my Boiler Plants where I work. Regardless of your religous preference, I need prayer to get through this miserable week. I hate the heat. Grew in Florida without AC all my life. Could care less if I ever sweat again. I will be miserable.

    have I mentioned it will be hot?? And I work with Boilers???

    *whine*
    I'll keep an extra cold brewksi on ice for you...
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    08-26-2013 12:25 PM
  19. Jay_wpcentral's Avatar
    Wow, how does a company like Apple, known for overcharging, get their products in store for less than the competition?
    Apple does what dell achieved in the US. Ride on its appeal with a better supply chain.

    For instance, the iPad Mini retails for 200 dollars here. The cheapest tablet of windows 8 is 300 dollars. Of course this cheapest tablet runs on the awful atom z processor which just plain s.ucks against the A5 that powers the iPad.

    I was kind of hoping that RT devices would be,cheaper. Unfortunately, not a single RT device has been made available in India :(

    Now that Office 365 works on the apple devices (not on the iPad, at least not yet) there really is no argument to be made for casual users to get win 8.
    08-26-2013 12:26 PM
  20. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I had my mini BP moment with back to back to back to back to back posts. I think I need to get back to work now...sigh...

    Seriously though, I wish MSFT would finally focus on better integration of people products and am hopeful they will get it right these next 2 years. They have good enough stuff on the market with WP, XboX, Skype, Office and Windows 8. But they longer they drag their feet the more the market passes them by...
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    08-26-2013 12:29 PM
  21. Jay_wpcentral's Avatar
    MS has no choice but to drag its feet. They have departments within business divisions. Each working on its own without telling other divisions what they are up to. Windowsphone is a neglected child in his own house :(

    I have high hopes for the recent reorganization that happened at MS. 🏂
    08-26-2013 12:46 PM
  22. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    I had my mini BP moment with back to back to back to back to back posts. I think I need to get back to work now...sigh...

    Seriously though, I wish MSFT would finally focus on better integration of people products and am hopeful they will get it right these next 2 years. They have good enough stuff on the market with WP, XboX, Skype, Office and Windows 8. But they longer they drag their feet the more the market passes them by...
    The best kind of moments!

    Microsoft needs an all MIGHTY KICK UP THE BACK SIDE!!!
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    08-26-2013 12:46 PM
  23. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    9 million Brits victim to cyber crime!!!

    http://crave.cnet.co.uk/gadgets/9m-b...year-50012076/
    08-26-2013 12:59 PM
  24. Jay_wpcentral's Avatar
    Finally some hard evidence! NOKIA TABLET WHOOO HOOOO!!!!

    http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/26/n...mbles-a-lumia/
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    08-26-2013 01:13 PM
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    08-26-2013 01:23 PM
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