Go Back   Hardware Canucks > HARDWARE > Mobile Computing

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old October 17, 2012, 08:01 PM
muse108dc's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Vancouver North
Posts: 1,666
Default Microsoft Surface

I am curious whos going to get one of these when it comes out now that we know the price matches that of the ipad + 100$s for the case.

I have to say I'm tempted but I will definitely hold off until the Surface pro with full windows and a stylus come out.

So is anyone getting one, any chance of a review here. This is a big move for microsoft, getting into hardware, and while it may make a lot of the OEMs nervous it really intrigues me as from what I can tell from the photos and videos it looks quite nice.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old October 17, 2012, 09:33 PM
SKYMTL's Avatar
HardwareCanuck Review Editor
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Montreal
Posts: 11,618
Default

No review here.

Also, the Surface isn't $100 more than the new iPad. Surface RT 32GB + Touch Cover = $499 iPad 32GB = $499.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old October 17, 2012, 10:44 PM
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Saskatoon
Posts: 162
Default

For better or worse, I have every intention to purchase a Surface RT. I'm aware of the downfalls associated with the RT platform, however I have no need to replace my current notebook entirely.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old October 18, 2012, 01:18 AM
Galcobar's Avatar
MVP
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Richmond, B.C.
Posts: 437

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SKYMTL View Post
No review here.

Also, the Surface isn't $100 more than the new iPad. Surface RT 32GB + Touch Cover = $499 iPad 32GB = $499.
The news story HWC posted and Microsoft's Canadian online store have different prices:

Quote:
Surface RT 32GB w/o Touch Cover: $519 ($499USD)
Surface RT 32GB w/ black Touch Cover: $619 ($599USD)
The third-gen iPad 32GB WiFi is $619 in Canada.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old October 18, 2012, 04:06 AM
chrisk's Avatar
Folding Captain
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: GTA, Ontario
Posts: 7,401

My System Specs

Default

Surface looks good, but I'll wait for the prices to come down and get a feel for developer support before investing in it.
__________________
Fold for team #54196
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old October 18, 2012, 05:38 AM
SKYMTL's Avatar
HardwareCanuck Review Editor
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Montreal
Posts: 11,618
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Galcobar View Post
The news story HWC posted and Microsoft's Canadian online store have different prices:



The third-gen iPad 32GB WiFi is $619 in Canada.
My mistake. I was $100 off. I blame Canada.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old October 18, 2012, 06:12 AM
b1lk1's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Lindsay, Ontario
Posts: 2,489

My System Specs

Default

But does it play Angry Birds?
__________________
MY HEATWARE
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old October 18, 2012, 12:46 PM
JohnEBH's Avatar
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 33

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by b1lk1 View Post
But does it play Angry Birds?
They have Angry Birds on the Chrome browser! :D
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old October 18, 2012, 01:17 PM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 36
Default

not interested

i'm happy with my transformer prime with keyboard and jelly bean recently installed
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old October 28, 2012, 11:20 AM
sakage.shinga's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 215

My System Specs

Default

I might get the 2nd gen when it eventually comes out. I'm in the market for a tablet for watching 1080p movies and playing music. IIRC, the Surface doesn't have 1080p resolution, and so it's a no-go for me at the moment. I'm split between iPad and Transformer Infinity.
__________________
Photography/Gaming build: i7-4770K, NH-D14, Z87 Sabertooth, 16GB Ripjaws X, GTX 780 OC DirectCU II 3GB, M500 480GB, Caviar Black 2TB, Dual Red 4TBx2 (RAID 1), XFX Pro 850W 80+ Gold, Graphite Series 600T SE White
HTPC build: i5-750, Hyper 212+, P7P55D Pro, 8GB Ripjaws X, R6970 DirectCU II 2GB, Caviar Black 640GB/2TB, Caviar Green 3TB, Seagate Barracuda 3TB, Strider Plus 750W, CM 690 II Advanced
Mobile Media: Asus Transformer Infinity 32GB w/ keyboard dock
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Microsoft Surface RT Tablet Prices Announced: Starts at $499 SKYMTL Press Releases & Tech News 17 October 18, 2012 04:49 AM
Lenovo Set to Take on Microsoft Surface with ThinkPad Tablet 2 Sam_Reynolds Press Releases & Tech News 0 August 9, 2012 01:59 PM
Acer to Microsoft: Reconsider the Surface Tablet Sam_Reynolds Press Releases & Tech News 7 August 8, 2012 11:06 PM
Is Microsoft Giving its PC Partners a Majorshaft with the Surface Tablet? Sam_Reynolds Press Releases & Tech News 2 June 22, 2012 06:20 AM
Microsoft Surface Arinoth Press Releases & Tech News 12 June 21, 2012 10:28 AM