questionsis anyone ordering a microsoft surface tablet?

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I'd have to go hands on with one to see if it justifies the price point. Odds are, i'll wait until it drops about 20% (which might be right in time for the holidays - who knows)

The idea of a truly seamless experience synch between your tablet and the computer on your desk has me intrigued. I ran windows 8 beta for a while, and will be setting up my rtm win8 machine soon. with the upcoming update to windows phone in early 2013 - the promise of "wherever computing" without 15 layers of crap synching programs that only partially work might see reality. Then again - this is all speculation and might just be hype.. it's implementation might be no better than whats currently out there, or may in fact be worse... I won't be an early adopter this time around - unless it's a great-fit solution to synching my mobile life with my home life - i wouldn't bother.

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I'd wait until it has a decent sized software library before I'd even consider it.

Chances of refurbs on Woot! this time next year: moderate to high

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Not for what they are asking. Competitive with the iPad my ass.

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@wickedd365: What are you talking about?

The NEW iPad 32GB is $599- the comparable Surface is $499. Add the keyboard cover and they are the same price. I would call that MORE than competitive. 100 dollars less is NON-competitive only to someone with a completely closed mind (iSheep?).

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@morriea: Maybe so, but we know for a fact that iPads work. This is a brand new product with a new OS. I would rather spend my money on a known and trusted product than a new unsure item.
Windows 8 sucks. Period. There is no getting around it. A mobile version can't be any better.

Just because we use Apple products doesn't mean that's all we use. Stop being so closed minded yourself.

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I'm going to WaS*
iPad mini OtOH**...

Wait and See
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@wickedd365: You are kidding right? I was only commenting on the 1st comment which only said "uncompetitive"...it is anything but. The whole idea of the pricing was to be competitive. If you read my OP you will see that I am NOT buying one now.

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No, because I want to wait for the refurbs after the bugs have been worked out, based on several years of Microsoft user experience. I may have a different answer a year from now.

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Out of curiosity, why do you say the specs are impressive?

The camera is only 720p and a comparable model, the Asus TF700T, is full 1080p at 30fps and has an 8 Megapixel rear camera and a 2 Megapixel front camera.

The Tech specs do not mention the speed of the CPU and only states that it has a NVIDIA T30 but is that at 1.0, 1.4, 1.6? The Asus TF700T has the Quad Core T33 Tegra 3 at 1.6 Ghz.

The specs also state: VIDEO | Two microphones. What's up with that?!?!? I'd rather see what GPU it uses.
The tablet has Resolution: 1366 x768 with unknown brightness but the Asus TF700T has 1920 x 1200 pixels at 700 brightness nits.

I'm not sure about the Apps for the Microsoft tablet but I know the Android and iOs ones have a bunch of user tested applications to select from. Since this is Microsoft, I expect it to crash, have security holes, and be obsolete and not upward compatible with their next model (let the downvoting begin).