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  1. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Well, to each his own. The Surface RT does have many high points that the W3 just can't compete with. I agree with you. Having said that, however...the W3 is a PC, which is worth something to me. Plus, I only paid $249.00 for it! My RT serves its purpose for me. My W3 serves its purpose as well.
    09-10-2013 01:53 PM
  2. ajst222's Avatar
    I take it you got the RT?
    I did get the RT, yes. I think an ideal setup for me would be the RT, along with a higher powered desktop. And then of course my phone. I really do enjoy the Surface. The battery life is great and I love the touch cover. I have already been a fan of Windows 8 so obviously another plus there.
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    09-10-2013 08:07 PM
  3. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I did get the RT, yes. I think an ideal setup for me would be the RT, along with a higher powered desktop. And then of course my phone. I really do enjoy the Surface. The battery life is great and I love the touch cover. I have already been a fan of Windows 8 so obviously another plus there.
    I really wanted to get the RT but I need to plug in peripherals. Being an ARM-based device that wasn't going to work very well. The way I see it, it's a win-win situation. You get what you need, I have what I need while a certain fruit company and a little green robot can only admire from afar. As I had mentioned to Scienceguy Labs a few posts ago, I'm having some real fun watching iSheep turn as green as the Android robots seeing what I can do with my W3.
    09-10-2013 09:54 PM
  4. cckgz4's Avatar
    I was really debating the W3. I'm worried about the surface being too big. 8" is a sweet spot

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    09-11-2013 03:05 AM
  5. z33dev33l's Avatar
    Screen is about the quality you see on those 40 dollar Chinese tablets, it feels like it might hold together well enough but the build quality is definitely cheap and the amount of lag received while doing the mist basic computing is pretty dismal. I appreciate that they're the first to do what they did but I'm waiting for someone to come along and do it better.
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    09-11-2013 10:39 AM
  6. TeknoBlast's Avatar
    I was really debating the W3. I'm worried about the surface being too big. 8" is a sweet spot

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    I dont like rumors, but it's been said that a Surface Mini might be in the works. I really hope it's true.
    09-11-2013 10:50 AM
  7. ajst222's Avatar
    Screen is about the quality you see on those 40 dollar Chinese tablets, it feels like it might hold together well enough but the build quality is definitely cheap and the amount of lag received while doing the mist basic computing is pretty dismal. I appreciate that they're the first to do what they did but I'm waiting for someone to come along and do it better.
    I'm completely with you. I would definitely be willing to pay more for a higher end 8" tablet.
    09-11-2013 11:30 AM
  8. ajst222's Avatar
    I dont like rumors, but it's been said that a Surface Mini might be in the works. I really hope it's true.
    It's not true. WPCentral there would not be a Surface Mini in a blog post
    09-11-2013 11:31 AM
  9. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Sort of off topic, but... is the W3 capable of taking screen captures? I can't seem to figure out if it can or not.
    09-11-2013 06:18 PM
  10. cckgz4's Avatar
    As soon as I decided on this, I saw this article:

    Asus announces the T100: Windows 8.1 device with 11 hours of battery life just for $349 | Windows Phone Central

    I think I'm going for that bad boy
    09-12-2013 01:23 PM
  11. fatclue_98's Avatar
    As soon as I decided on this, I saw this article:

    Asus announces the T100: Windows 8.1 device with 11 hours of battery life just for $349 | Windows Phone Central

    I think I'm going for that bad boy
    Hope it does better than the Toyota pick-up of the same name.
    09-12-2013 02:35 PM
  12. ajst222's Avatar
    Hope it does better than the Toyota pick-up of the same name.
    The T100s were a solid pickup back in the 90s. But the Tundra is probably what it should have been the first time. I'm a Tundra man myself :)
    09-12-2013 04:19 PM
  13. fatclue_98's Avatar
    The T100s were a solid pickup back in the 90s. But the Tundra is probably what it should have been the first time. I'm a Tundra man myself :)
    I meant sales-wise. The V-6 T100 was a decent (but pricey) alternative to the S10 & Ranger, the 4-cylinder DX was a dog.
    09-12-2013 05:05 PM
  14. ajst222's Avatar
    I meant sales-wise. The V-6 T100 was a decent (but pricey) alternative to the S10 & Ranger, the 4-cylinder DX was a dog.
    The Tacoma competed with the Ranger and the S10 but the T100 was unusual because it was larger than midsize pickups but smaller than a full size. Anyways...back to tablets haha don't want to get too off topic.
    09-12-2013 06:11 PM
  15. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Just wanted to let the other person on the planet that owns the W3 that Staples is selling the Acer Iconia W3 official keyboard/case for $24.99. Picked mine up today. Also, they had the HDMI to VGA connector for $6.99. Didn't need that, but just wanted to pass along the info.
    11-17-2013 12:05 AM
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