Tablets Just played with a Microsoft Surface today...

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by XboxMySocks, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. macrumors 68020


    Oct 25, 2009
    Does the charger look familiar to anyone else?!

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  2. macrumors 6502

    Nov 18, 2011
  3. macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    Apple also has applied for a patent on a MagSafe-like device with power and data connectivity. It was a news post here like a year ago or so. I wonder which (MS or Apple) was first.
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    Dr McKay

    Aug 11, 2010
    Surely Apple patented a specific type/method of magsafe, perhaps MS's is different.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2010
    The shock! The horror! oh wait, it's a power/data connector. :p
  6. macrumors 68030


    Jan 6, 2009
    That magnetic type plug was used in older Japanese appliances years before apple used it.
  7. macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    But what did you think if the device itself? Honestly, it looks fairly neat to me and every time someone uses one, they dance. I want to dance.
  8. macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2012
    Just ran into someone using a Surface RT and asked how he liked it. He said he likes it and its really useful for him. Then I pulled out my Samsung Ativ 500T and we broke out in dance.

    I gotta say the Surface being used with the touch cover looks way slicker than an iPad.
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    AC Rempt

    Feb 24, 2008
    The problem with the connector is that isn't enough like the MagSafe connector. When the MagSafe gets into range, it's drawn to the computer, making it a great deal easier to plug in. With the Surface, I really have to maneuver the connector just right for it to snap into place.

    It's ironic that they taut how easily the keyboards snap into place when I rarely remove me, but the power cord gets lots of use.
  10. macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2012
    Yeah that was a big issue people had with the RT version. Ive heard the Pro is better, but I dunno how they missed that detail when they made such a big deal about the keyboard magnets, as you mentioned.
  11. macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2008
    Yep, I have same issue. Nothing more frustrating than a computer that's runs out of power when you think you have it plugged in.

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