Microsoft Surface tablet (Windows 8, Core i5 IvyBridge)

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  1. e-schreiber

    e-schreiber ƒ(x) / fashion Senior Member

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    Is this correct? No Pen support on ARM Surface?
     
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    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...No Pen support on ARM Surface?..>>

    e: I'm not sure that we should jump to that conclusion just yet.

    What we seem to know is that the pen has not yet been mentioned during discussions of Surface RT. However, I think it's a distinct possibility that the pen may be optional on Surface RT, as a means of keeping the initial price competitive. Obviously, time will tell with regard to this hypothesis.
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    I'm hoping that Microsoft has a working model of the Surface for the IFA. Samsung too. It would be nice to start to get the lay of the land to begin evaluating our options for October.
     
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    e-schreiber ƒ(x) / fashion Senior Member

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    Asus has already cleared both of their Computex Win8 Tablet PCs with the FCC. I guess we can expect both to be shipping in October. I wonder if there will be any new x86 tablets introduced at IFA. This is the last stop before Xmas.
     
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    I know it's kind of off-topic for this thread, but is it just me or is Microsoft really doing this gradual rollout of news (that started with the Surface announcement and seems to be slowly building towards Windows 8's release) REALLY well this time around?

    I mean, every few days there's something new in tech news coming from them.
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    It looks like Microsoft is doing it right with the Surface. The other thread has an article from yesterday that appears to be a series. I was leaning toward the Samsung S7H but have to say that I am wondering if I can pass up all of the engineering that MS is putting into the Surface. MS is doing one helluva sales job.
     
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    e-schreiber ƒ(x) / fashion Senior Member

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    After neglecting the Tablet PC for a decade, now they push it as hard as they've pushed Xbox. And they keep news flowing non-stop. They took a lesson from Apple on how to bulid a hype.
     
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    Intel® Core&#8482; i5-3427U Processor has max TDP of 17W.
    We can almost asume one of those low power processors will be in the machine if it does 10+ hours.

    I wish microsoft would actually output more specs.
    So I can make a good descission with what to replace my HP TM2-2000ed (i3).

    Samsungs look good but I'm worried for quality and driver support.
     
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    Mitlov Shiny

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    I think he's right on. I've previously guessed that the RT will sell for $599 (including touch cover) and the Pro will sell for $999 (including type cover). Both prices are fair given the hardware, in my opinion.
     
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