Microsoft Announces New 12-inch Surface Pro 3

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Sir Hobbes3

I think MS is pushing a little too hard on this. That's wayyyyy too expensive for a little tablet that for the same price, I could just get a gaming laptop that, while being bigger and thicker, will do 5x what that little thing will do. Microsoft just needs to learn to compete in different ways, instead of trying to do the same thing everyone else is doing.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

I understand that Microsoft remains desperately committed to creating a hardware platform they will have absolute control over.

I understand that toward that end, they are trying to leverage couchtards and email junkies to replace laptops with their glorified Etch-a-Sketch.

And I realize that the high price tag is supposed to convince hipsters they're riding the cutting edge of technology.

But, seriously: Two grand for a fucking tablet? Shove those Bluetooth keyboards up Baldy's ass. For two grand, I'm getting a real computer running Windows 7. For two grand, I can get a gaming laptop that little piece of shit can't come close to matching.

Tablets are toys at their worst, a convenience at their best. They are not serious computing devices. It's not the full power of a desktop PC in one hand—not even close. It's a glorified smart phone, a web browser, a toy. Neither screen resolution, thinness, nor weight are a measure of computing power. Never have been, never will be. Marketing bullshit doesn't alter reality.

Banking on idiocy and "test-audience" marketing to create a need simply isn't going to work.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

OMG
The new guy gets stuck with Microsoft's Biggest Story of the Year

You Guys are so mean

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Innomasta

I think removal of the fan was a bad move on their part. People don't treat these devices properly with heat in mind, especially a full fledged PC with passively cooled parts in tablet form.

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minnow4

It actually is actively cooled

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soffhands

I am happy with Linux faster booting no viruses I was a Windows user for over 14 years

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DoctorX

yawn... i have gotten rid of Windows full time now... Windows 8 finally killed it for me. Even with 8.1.1, i had to reinstall about every 3 months... i had enough. Dual booting Kubuntu and win7. and about 50% of the windows games i have run just fine in Kubuntu.... including D3.

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Bdiddytampa

I'm calling bullshit... or trollshit :-/ depending on how you look at it...

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DoctorX

neither... i have installs of win7 that went for a couple of years. I am not trolling. I am stating a fact and if you cannot deal with it, tough.

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jbitzer

Yeah, so that means you screwed up your pc and had to reinstall it what once? has 8.1 even been out 6 months yet?

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DoctorX

no... i did not screw up my pc. I know how to fix most things in windows including registry corruption. But explorer start crashing on my every couple of hours was too much. Actually, I was running 8.1 since Aug of last year. Try reinstall it 4 times before i had enough. Oh btw, i am not the only one with that issue.

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Granite

The bad thing is, there are people out there who are either:

1. Ignorant enough to believe your blather and would be concerned about having to "reinstall about every 3 months" an OS that is very stable.

2. Winh8ers like you who will use your blather to promote and prolong such hatred.

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DoctorX

or 3. you dont know what you are talking about. I have been working on windows before you were probably even in school. screw you. I have been running windows 8 since cp in feb of 2012. Have you? screw you.

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Granite

LOL!!

Let me just say that my first computer was a Vic-20. That'll give you an idea how long I've been dealing with computers. And I've been running Win8 since it was released and I bought it for $40. Since I have had zero problems with this OS, I HAVE to assume that your problem is either you or your hardware. I suggest you fix that. Your troubles will vanish.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

Can you vanish? Can you tell your boss that your trolling only pisses people off more than they already are?

Do you even understand that your viral marketing bullshit is backfiring? Or are you actually too dense or devoted for reality to sink in?

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msnight04

Windows 8.1 update 1 was released 2 months ago. Just saying...

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DoctorX

nope... it was available 2 months earlier for technet subs. I was running it the day it was out. Try again.

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Innomasta

What the hell are you talking about every 3 months? What are you doing to your OS that requires you to reinstall that often?

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DoctorX

playing games, window media center... work. It has 16G of mem and 12 TB of disk. 4TB of that is games.

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wkwilley2

Pr0n......lots of pr0n.

Or he just clicks on every link he sees online.

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DoctorX

neither... I was on the internet before you even got to grade school... I dont click unknown links.. dont use ie. I work for a global company and there will be no windows 8 anything. Too unstable from our testing. Metro sux. I do not get viruses. Windows 8 just sux. It is ugly and temperamental.

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Innomasta

The X in DoctorX is for XXX porn. Everything is becoming clear to me now...

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

How much do you get paid to do this?

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DoctorX

nope... it is from Queensryche's album Operation Mindcrime. It is the title of the main protagonist. Keep trying... you might actually realize there is more to life than pron.