Announcing our new sister site - Microsoft Surface Forum!

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    Calling all members,


    On the evening of June 18th 2012, Microsoft announced a new product to the world. It is called the Microsoft Surface. It is a self branded tablet running Windows 8/RT. The chassis is made of a magnesium alloy and has a multi-color attachable keyboard, and a built in kickstand. Granted this isn't an Android device, but here at Forum Foundry, we think its going to make a splash in the technology and consumer section, so we've taken the liberty of creating a forum specific to the Surface!


    If you are at all interested in this device, or have been waiting and watching for it the whole time, we would love to have you at our newest forum www.surfaceforums.net!


    Thanks for reading, and we hope to see you there!


    DF Staff

    P.S. It seems the mobile site isn't loading properly. If you request the full site, or change your browser to "desktop" it should work - guidot
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    Kewl, magnesium alloy... should be a looker huh?

    DROID RAZR MAXXIMIZED!!!! PREPARE TO BE VANQUISHED!!!
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    I'm getting a blank white screen. No images, no nothing.

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    I'm getting this as well.

    Looking at it from my phone though not a top desk or lap.
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    Me too ..

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    Wasn't Microsoft Surface this big like coffee table touch screen project MS has been working on for a while? Like they had 'em at AT&T stores or something.
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    Yea...I remember that.. Microsoft doesn't get alot of credit for Surface and the technology involved with it.
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    I'd love to know the cost of that thing. It can't be cheap by any means. If it is a competitive price against the iPad and high end Android devices, it will be a hit.
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    The surface is exactly what I've been waiting for. A tablet with a physical keyboard...perfect!
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    It's about time someone invents a laptop.
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    I like the super thin form factor of the Surface. Plus, you can fold the keyboard out of the way, which can't be done with a laptop.

    I already have a notebook, but I want something thinner and ligher than what I have because my business has taken off and my notebook is constantly with me. I'll end up getting a Surface or a really thin notebook (like a MacBook Air). Either would work for my business needs.
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    I've been looking around a lot on the internet and many people are thinking the pricing will be about the same as the highest end tablet with the premium version being as much as an ultrabook. I personally think this will be over 800 dollars
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    Not interested.
    I have a Macbook Air, iPad for magazine reading, Razr Maxx.

    I saw a quite somewhere else "Welcome to the party Microsoft, the beer is gone."
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    Maybe this'll convince me not to get the new macbook before college starts. Looks awesome.
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    They reinvented the Asus Transformer??
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    It was REALLY amazing. I'm pretty sure they started working on it way back in 2000. I mean, when you look at some "vision" videos for it, that came out WAY before the iPad did, and the stuff you could do on that was really thinking ahead.

    I think they could do that stuff now with NFC and Bluetooth. Like they had people putting digital cameras on this, and having it connect and what not.
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    That's what I was thinking, lol... Someone earlier was leading to it being new, sorry already been done. Granted that this might be more powerful (in the higher-end configuration) but as for the 'Tablet' it's not new. Not to mention there are several BT keyboard solutions out there. I doubt the high-end configuration is going to be anywhere new the 'tablet' price. HP tried with the Slate (which is amazing) but the cost is well over $1k when it was released (though it too had a keyboard accessory). Still for the tablet configuration I would consider it over my Transformer if the price is reasonable
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    I may have to pick up one of these. They look intense. The one that runs the i5 will probably be running games no problem.

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    Too little too late in my opinion.
    This should have been out at least 2 years ago. We know they had the technology with Surface.
    I am an MS fan but I am annoyed by the many ways they mishandled... everything.

    They come out with a touch screen phone.. that looked like windows. Complete with START button.
    They refused to innovate while Google and Apple kicked their butts. They fiddled while Rome burned.
    They completely turned there backs on WinMoby 6.5 when they finally tried to play catch up.
    4 years later after Apple reinvents phones, they come out with something decent... after their market share dropped to nothing.
    They come out with a new OS (Win8) that they are going to force you into using with a Windows Email address.. hope you need yet another one... so they can rope you into the MS way of life by marrying your PC to your tablet.

    Sorry. I will be a loyal Androidian and will be holding on to Win7 for as long as I possible can. Not to mention I am so buried in the Android eco-system there is no way I am starting over now. ANother reason MS is going to have a hard time moving these.
    They NEED to compete on price or they will get "Xoomed". (Xoomed = pricing your tuff higher then the market leader so no one has any interest in buying your products.....)

    My 2 cents.
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