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Microsoft's Tablet: The Surface!

Discussion in 'Tech, Gadgets & Science Forum' started by Steve Dii, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. Steve Dii

    Steve Dii JF-Expert Member

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    Here at its mysterious, last-minute press event in Los Angeles, Microsoft just confirmed it will sell its own Microsoft-branded Windows 8 RT tablet under the Surface badge. Measuring just 9.3mm thick, the Surface for Windows RT is built around an angled, all-magnesium VaporMg case that weighs just under 1.3 pounds, with an NVIDIA-made ARM chip powering the whole affair. Microsoft's hardware partner has also gone all-out on extra touches, such as a built-in stand, twin 2x2 MIMO antennas for WiFi, and a 10.6-inch optically-bonded, Gorilla Glass 2-covered HD display.

    Not unlike Apple's last two generations, there's a magnetically attached cover, but it's more than just a protector: here, it includes a full multi-touch keyboard and trackpad. As for expansion, you'll get one each of HDMI, microSD and USB 2.0 (sorry folks, no 3.0) as well as either 32GB or 64GB of storage, while software includes the usual Windows 8 accoutrements and a newly Metrofied version of Netflix. The Surface for Windows RT should arrive roughly in step with Windows 8, but Microsoft is only promising pricing "competitive" with similar ARM tablets -- and you're looking for a tablet with more grunt, you can spring for the Intel-packing Surface for Windows 8 Pro.


    Source: Microsoft reveals its own Windows 8 tablet: meet the new Surface for Windows RT -- Engadget

    My Take: Am all drenched, drooling for this little thing...!
     
  2. utakuja

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    Hii kitu itakua impressive.Ngojea nichange from now ikitoka niweke order maana hii ni Full fledged PC and powerful beyond any iPad or Android Tablet PC.Tusubirie developers waanze kuweka apps hewani
     
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    Wateja wa apple wako royal mno, apple haiwezi kuyumbishwa na windows tablet ya aina yoyote!:pray:
     
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    Good by Apple, Windows always is the best no matter what
     
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    Mkuu kwa habari nlivozisikia hauna haja ya kusubiri vi Apps, yani any program ambayo sasa ivi ipo katika windows basi utaitumia! In short iyo windows tablet itakuwa na uwezo wa kufanya tasks za computer hasa, unlike android and ios they just perform smartphone task on bigger screen!
     
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    I always tell them MICROSOFT is the best, Lakini wanabisha
     
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    itakayo kuwa compatible na desktop apps ni ile yenye intel processor but yenye windows RT(ARM) haitarun any previous desktop apps ila only new metro apps so usitegemee itakuwa na apps nyingi kama ipad at beginning kama, ukitaka advantages ya previous apps labda ubuy hiyo yenye full windows 8 pro/intel ila ndio heavy karibia mara 2 ya hiyo nyingine halafu sio slim.
     
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    Whatever...... The only thing we care is a tablet to do a computer's tasks. So I'll go for Windows 8 tablets
     
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    Yeah yani nimeangalia keynote yake nikaona ina run Adobe Light room na pia akasema autodesk na photo shop nikapiga saluti nikakubali hii mashine ..
     
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    duh hii tablet ndo itakuwa juu kuliko zote Microsoft tena!!
     
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    Nadhani hamjafanya uchunguzi wa kutosha, watumiaji wengi wa tablets hawaztumii kwenye kazi nzito na ndefu, siwezi kuwa confortable hata siku moja kuandaa ripoti ya kurasa 20 kwenye kioo cha inchi 9!!!!! Labda hamjafahamu mnahitaji kitu gani, labda mnahtaji an ultra-book, anyways my iPad is here to stay!
     
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