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Surface Tablets

Postby Mr.Clark » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:40 pm

So if you buy a "32GB" Windows RT tablet, you end up with 16GB usable storage?

http://www.microsoft.com/Surface/en-US/ ... -space-faq

... the fuck?

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Re: Surface Tablets

Postby Jezreel » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:48 pm

Shit

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Re: Surface Tablets

Postby RB » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:50 pm

I could deal with that but I heard they are laggy.
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Re: Surface Tablets

Postby Ekona » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:08 am

As an Android user, I thought you'd be used to that ;)

It seems a lot of space, but then it does come with a lot of free stuff and it's still better priced than the equivalent iPad. The fact it stores all old apps on there even after you update them would seem to be a bit silly though.
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Re: Surface Tablets

Postby RB » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:20 am

Ekona wrote:As an Android user, I thought you'd be used to that ;)

Nope, never experienced it at all.
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Re: Surface Tablets

Postby kingweed » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:58 pm

RB wrote:
Ekona wrote:As an Android user, I thought you'd be used to that ;)

Nope, never experienced it at all.


So use to lag it now seems normal.

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Re: Surface Tablets

Postby Ward » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:44 pm

Mr.Clark wrote:So if you buy a "32GB" Windows RT tablet, you end up with 16GB usable storage?

http://www.microsoft.com/Surface/en-US/ ... -space-faq

... the fuck?



But you get a fully functional desktop OS. Right?
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Re: Surface Tablets

Postby RB » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:45 pm

No, no you don't.
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Re: Surface Tablets

Postby DCUK7 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:57 pm

RB wrote:I could deal with that but I heard they are laggy.

I have a 32GB Surface and it's performance is stunning (only bettered by its outstanding build quality). The only thing that has slight lag is Office 2013, but I suspect that will get better with updates as Office usually does.

Even though you get Windows RT and can't run existing x86 apps, the fact that it still is Windows makes it hugely tweakable. I've sold my iPad and not looked back.

On a 32GB Surface, Windows RT + Office and the recovery partition leaves you with between 17-18GB depending on your configuration. Normally I'd be bothered but because it has support for up to 128GB microSD cards that lack of space is not an issue at all. Because it is essentially still Windows you can make it use the SD card as your Documents/Pictures/Music/Video/etc libraries.

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Re: Surface Tablets

Postby RB » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:50 pm

Is it absolutely buttery smooth? Because I have only the word of friends to go by for the laggy reports. If it isn't then I'm getting one.
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Re: Surface Tablets

Postby Mr.Clark » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:59 pm

DCUK7 wrote:Because it is essentially still Windows you can make it use the SD card as your Documents/Pictures/Music/Video/etc libraries.

Apparently you have to use a hack to get the SD card do do that. By default, you can't index it, because it's removable.

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Re: Surface Tablets

Postby DCUK7 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:16 am

RB wrote:Is it absolutely buttery smooth? Because I have only the word of friends to go by for the laggy reports. If it isn't then I'm getting one.

Everything apart from Office is buttery smooth. Even Flash in the Metro IE browser works well!

Mr.Clark wrote:Apparently you have to use a hack to get the SD card do do that. By default, you can't index it, because it's removable.

Yeah, you can either create a VHD on the SD Card and mount that. Windows will treat that as a non-removable drive and allow the indexer to build when there are changes made or you can create a folder on the system drive and make a symbolic link between that and the SD Card, again making Windows think it is indexing a non-removable drive.

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Re: Surface Tablets

Postby RB » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:24 am

DCUK7 wrote:IE IE IE

Chrome is an option though right? Right?
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Re: Surface Tablets

Postby DCUK7 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:25 am

Ha ha, Chrome for Metro is on the way. A beta is available now but it's a horrible buggy mess (I'm not even being dramatic, it breaks easily).

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Re: Surface Tablets

Postby RB » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:19 am

I might just wait for surface pro and use x86 Chrome then.
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