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- Mar 4, 2014
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I think you'll find Microsoft is happy when folks copy their stuff. It points to how good it is.
I'm not watching, nor do I care what apple does, however I spent a bit of time working on iPad compete stuff and I recall nobody wanted anything negative - just comparison numbers on pro-Microsoft...no anti-any other company.
I just saw a comparison chart on another site and other than resolution, Surface and Surface Pro beats the iPad stuff pretty easily.
I suspect that the iPad Pro not only is NOT a threat to the Surface line, but will actually bolster it. Apple's pricing of the tablet, pen, and keyboard are in line with Microsoft's pricing... but for a device that is still heavily restricted.My thoughts exactly - although the resolution of the SP3 isn't bad at all... I see it as an iPad RT, since it's not OS X running in that thing.
If all one cares about is staring lovingly at a spec sheet of the processor, then you are absolutely correct. But if one needs to actually get stuff done, then the power of the processor is only one small piece of the overall equation.You guys are such fanboys. Say what you will about ports. The A9x chip is much much much more powerful than the silly Intel ultrabook processor. And sky lake won't change that much either.
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Again, it is about functionality not looks. Ports are still important for many people who use their devices beyond watching YouTube videos and snapchatting.Why do you guys need ports anyways? Ports are not important, use cloud, wireless printing, AirPlay or miracast. I just don't see why people care. Bluetooth itself can connect to most anything. I already had an argument with a guy cause I believe Apple should remove the headphone port and make their device slimmer, especially the six plus which is very difficult to hold.
Why do you guys need ports anyways? Ports are not important, use cloud, wireless printing, AirPlay or miracast. I just don't see why people care. Bluetooth itself can connect to most anything. I already had an argument with a guy cause I believe Apple should remove the headphone port and make their device slimmer, especially the six plus which is very difficult to hold.
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Again, it is about functionality not looks. Ports are still important for many people who use their devices beyond watching YouTube videos and snapchatting.
Those of us who use our devices in business settings often find a need for a USB port. Exchanging data with a client is just one scenario. When using the device for presentations, having a USB port allows one to use a presentation remote. Apple's suggested solution is to use your iPhone as a remote. That's goofy. Not only is it difficult to use a touchscreen device when presenting (need to look down for the "next slide" spot on the screen), but walking on stage with a phablet is dumb. Notice that Apple presenters themselves don't use that solution for THEIR presentations.
My non-pro Surface 2 (running the limited Windows RT) handles this presentation scenario perfectly whereas the "pro" iPad Pro fails. The iPad Pro may be a pro device for CREATIVE professionals, but for BUSINESS professionals... not so much.
I can't tell if you're serious here, or a troll. Hmm, but either way, not every peripheral has wireless (most headphones don't, and the ones that do, do not sound as good as wired headphones). Then you have displays and keyboards, which alright, you can get a dongle for and it'll work just fine.
Though, back to the iPad Pro vs Surface Pro, the Surface Pro can run the full suite of Adobe software, where the iPad Pro only gets the dumbed down version because the hardware isn't true x86 (or x64 in the Surface's case), so it can't run desktop apps. So essentially, the iPad Pro is just a bigger iPad, where as the Surface Pro is more of a laptop.
Do you actually use one on an iPad or simply did a search for it? I have tried them. They are not officially supported on iOS. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. Modifying some accessibility options in iOS settings can sometimes get them to work. But there's no guarantee. When giving a presentation the last thing one needs to worry about is if their remote is going to work.Ok first off there are Bluetooth clickers, so you do not need a usb to do that.
Sorry, but when a customer has a file on a thumbdrive ready to hand it to me, I'm not going to tell them to stuff it and put it on an FTP server (as if they'd know how to do that). Using the cloud is a fine workaround when it is needed (as is the case with iOS), but not as preferable as a direct solution such as this.And as for sending files to clients, you could have it on an FTP like I do. But if that's not an option you can cloud share it via Dropbox. Encrypted share via airdrop. Or if you have a secure mail server, just email it. Or if it's small enough Bluetooth transfer it.
Anything else is Microsoft being Microsoft and embracing the past instead of forcing their customer base forward, even if painful in transition. This is something Apple understands and executed on to get ahead of Microsoft.
USB needs to die, it's a terrible connector, have to plug it in the right way, relatively fragile. Most importantly it's large and makes devices thicker for it. You can live in the past, but the future is way nicer, trust me.
You obviously didn't read what I wrote.So your saying people should always use USB or whatever else in professional settings? No. Transitions can be forced,