Using Siri to Sell Windows Tablets is a Potentially Winning Strategy

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MacProClub

Up until a couple of days ago, the Only OneNote on iPad was Microsofts fault anyway...

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noobstix

What they say: "Works with nearly all printers"

What they mean: "Works only with HP printers"

I wouldn't be surprised if non-HP users had troubles (I use a Brother MFC-6490CW).

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big_montana

You do not know what you are talking about, as I have a Brother HL_2170W that works just fine with Win8, as Windows installed it without any input from me as it recognized it is wireless and just installed the proper drivers and configure it for the correct IP. You fanboy colors are showing.

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whr4usa

noobstix if you'd bothered to research what's being marketed as "Works with nearly all printers" you would have learned that any printer with the proper support in firmware (the "print device-equivalents" of UEFI+XPS+DLNA) doesn't need a device driver to be used with 6.2.920x (Hyper-V Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Windows Server 2012 and Windows RT) and this will continue to be the case for all future Print Devices and Microsoft platforms; for legacy print devices, Windows 8 still fully supports the same printer driver model found in 6.1.760x which itself was and still is with securable/modified NT5 printer driver model supported in Vista RTM

in other words, if your print device had firmware update support last year or has had any drivers updates from 2007 onward and it does not work then blame the manufacturer for lack of support or yourself if you bought a piece of junk NOT Microsoft!

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wintercoder

We have used our Surface Pros and RTs with several manufacturer's printer, microSD cards, monitors/TVs, KBs/Mice, DVD reader/writers, external hard drives and more. All with no problem.

Their only disadvantage that was pointed out to me by a blue-shirt rep was that it didn't have a half eaten piece of fruit for a logo on it's backside.

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Baer

Our Surface Pro's all work with any printer, thumb drive (with no need for an adaptor) or USB drive with absolutely no issues.

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Scatter

IMO this whole article is just a attempt by Maximum PC to trick its readers to click on and watch ads.

Nice try.

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big_montana

I bet you had no issue clicking on the "ads" when MaxPC linked to the Apple/Vista ads they linked to. Now that the tables are turned your feelings are hurt? To fraking bad.

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dgrmouse

These are almost as bad as the car commercials in 1980s that never showed the car. None of the ads really show me any way the system would be useful for me, they just tell me that one device is better than the other. For a lot of consumers, I'm sure that's enough.

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ZX9RDan89

The main purpose of an ad is not to show you everything the device can do for you. It is to get you interested in the product. Once they have your attention, you then go online to read or watch reviews. you go into a store and play with it. You gather all the proper information you need to make an educated decision as to whether or not this device is for you.

Or if you are into Apple product... you just buy what they tell you to buy.

I think Im gonna go see if there is a Windows tablet out there that suits me better than my aging Galaxy Tab 10.1

Dan
My Opinion Doesn't Matter.

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Cregan89

What the hell are you talking about? That's exactly what these commercials did.

"The system would be useful for you" in the following ways:

-The system has real-time updating notifications
-The system can run two apps at the same time side-by-side
-The system can run a full office suite
-The system has a semantic zooming app launcher
-The system has an SD card slot
-The system supports the majority of printers

What more do you want in 60 seconds?

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Refuge88

Anyone else waiting for Apple to sue MS for kidnapping and brainwashing Siri?

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blacksand

Nice one!!!

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gmvolk

I like the new ads. Funny, and actually true. I would buy a Win 8 tablet over iCrapple any day. I can see Win 8 succeeding on the tablet form factor, but there's too much hate for it from the desktop crowd and that hate is going to hurt it on the tablet side as well. MS should have made two versions of Win 8, tablet and traditional.

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Baer

iCrapple, used by iKiddies :-)
+1 gmvolk

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whr4usa

iCrapple . . . I like that!!

if they'd made different OS' then licensing would've become more complex...not simpler, for the whole supplychain not just consumers and it would have hindered not helped all developers

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maxeeemum

"if they'd made different OS' then licensing would've become more complex...not simpler, for the whole supplychain not just consumers and it would have hindered not helped all developers"

Who cares about M$ or developers! I agree that Microsoft should separate the desktop and tablet OS. Win8 is just one of the worse ideas Microsoft has ever come up with. Trying to be a jack of all trades master of none!

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gmvolk

At the least, they should have allowed desktop users to have the traditional desktop complete with a real start menu. By forcing desktop users to use a tablet interface, the hate for Win 8 will affect sales of Win 8 tablets. So maybe not two OS's but we should of had the *choice*. MS still does not get it, and 8.1 is not going to help.

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spokenwordd

Agreed. All MS had to do was make Metro optional, leaving the traditional Start Menu available if it is preferred. They could have focused on enticing Desktop users to use Metro instead of forcing it. I have been happily running Win 8 Pro on my new gaming rig but rest assured the $5 I spent on Start8 has made sure Metro drama does not get in the way of an otherwise amazing OS. I HATE HATE HATE Metro but I love Win8.

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Ashton2091

Couldn't agree more

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Baer

I also agree.

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Joji

Aren't there more apps on iDevices than Windows 8? I never really understood how to operate Windows 8... hmm... I think Android would win if they did a Win8 VS Android tablet comparison.

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AntiJohnny

I think you are forgetting that windows 8 tablets are more than just a tablet, it IS a PC running windows. which means it can run windows applications including many XP and Win7 applications. While the iOS app store might have more apps, the tablet does not support more apps. Win8 tablets win the supported applications by a sizeable margin, if you want include games the margin gets bigger.

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froggz

Here is the number one problem with windows tablets. The confusion between RT and Pro. At that price I'm almost one hundred percent certain it's an RT, thereby not compatible with desktop applications. But of course I might be wrong because some genius at microsoft decided to create identical look for RT and Pro.

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jason2393

Are you sure about that? I'm pretty sure the tablets in the videos aren't loaded with full Windows 8, but instead use Windows RT, which, last time I checked, was limited to Metro apps (I think it uses the desktop for one app). That's my understanding of it at least.

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AntiJohnny

I stand corrected. I looked up the dell xps 10 and it is RT. I should have looked harder before posting. RT tablets are useless. I hate apple, and even i would prefer an ipad to an RT tablet. However, i would just save my money and buy a win8 pro tablet as ipads are not worth the money to me but win8 pro tablets are.

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jason2393

I got an iPad because I won it. While I would never have paid for one, I have to say, I like it a lot more than the Transformer Prime I had before it.

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whr4usa

+1

also the Windows Run Time understands any standard programming language and has very tight security design even when side-loading whereas iOS prefers crApple's own Objective-C and relies on XML-whitelisting of *.deb-based components

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AntiJohnny

Edit: double post.

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AntiJohnny

I took a win8 tablet for a spin this week and i really liked it. Im still not a fan of win8 UI on the desktop, but on a tablet it is good, especially after you learn some of the tricks. My non techy wife wants a win8 tablet to replace her laptop. We just need to get one that has a keyboard that you can use on your lap, unlike the surface tablets that need a flat surface to work.
These win8 tablets are the tablets ive been waiting a decade for.

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AntiJohnny

It was pointed out to me that these are RT tablets. I was under the impression they were win8 pro tablets. I was wrong and RT tablets are junk. The one I tested for a week was a win8 pro tablet.

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