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Windows 7: Surface: Microsoft, What the Hell is Wrong With You?

19 Jun 2012   #1
Golden
Microsoft MVP

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Surface: Microsoft, What the Hell is Wrong With You?

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Summary: Microsoft’s new tablet not only fragments the Windows 8 mobile ecosystem, but also creates strife with its OEMs and will re-ignite negative perceptions of the company’s former monopolist position.
Read more here:
https://www.zdnet.com/blog/perlow/su...with-you/20599





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19 Jun 2012   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I love how the journalists trash MS for the build-up and hype of this event, when they experience the same type of antics from Apple but have trouble containing their excitement when Apple does it.

As far as the monopolistic comments go, Apple has a pretty solid hold currently on the marketspace for their tablet offering, and they are the exclusive manufacturer with no OEM's getting any chance to offer a product. Why does MS owe it to the OEM's to allow them to manufacture this product. Why can they not do it Apple style and reap the benefits?
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19 Jun 2012   #3
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

They are not doing it Apple style. When Apple introduces a gadget in a magnificent cloud of hype comparable to the one Microsoft created this time, they announce that the hardware thingie they are introducing is available 'today' or 'tomorrow' or at an exact date, with pre-orders available, in 'xx countries' for a price that is an integer value, not an equation with all the values unknown. And there is no time to overanalyze or poo poo the shiny new device.

And after that introduction, the lemmings arrive to Apple stores in droves, on those first days, than that gadget gets great sales, perfumed with all that hype, while flaws remain undiscovered for some time. The hype serves a purpose. $$$$$$.

Microsoft introduces its hardware like it's software, they are wrong, again, and they never learn. Didn't the Palm & RIM tragedies, NOKIA's rough ride with Lumia and the sad story of that poor HP tablet teach them anything?

I really hope they can at least corner the 'tablet-in-the-enterprise' market because they have already surrendered on the consumer front with the failure of this opening salvo. And although Microsoft is a big ship, this ship could eventually sink, just like Titanic did.
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19 Jun 2012   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Eloquent analysis
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20 Jun 2012   #5
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Looks like a nice device.

Don't think any other OEMs have published their Win8 tablet/slate prices yet either (let me know if that is correct).

Others have branched out into new areas, the previously mentioned fruit company, Google, HP, etc., without a backlash.
I'm interested in seeing the MS Surface, just the availability of ports makes it interesting.
The improved tablet replacement and laptop type of CPU version are past due.
Is MS wrong for answering the loud request for these additions in this market?
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20 Jun 2012   #6
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Just found this video. I thought it was very sad but I had a good chuckle nonetheless.

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20 Jun 2012   #7
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

One thing about the "surface", if it will run all the business apps like SSL for RDP and ms office, then they
could hit a home run as far as business's are concerned.

Rich
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20 Jun 2012   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

They are not necessarily "wrong" in launching their own machines.

They have stirred up trouble with their existing "partners" by doing so.
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20 Jun 2012   #9
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

I've been there - presentation failures when showcasing the next best thing. S_it happens. The upscale Surface is projected to cost around $1,000 and some analysts ask "Why not just get an Ultra?"

I say, this is the right direction, the cover/keyboard is brilliant! The Surface, if successful, bridges the consume/input only function of current tablets and the produce/output of the PC gap nicely.
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20 Jun 2012   #10
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
The upscale Surface is projected to cost around $1,000 and some analysts ask "Why not just get an Ultra?"
Because this is smaller, lighter, and has a touch screen interface.
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