Tablets Just played with a Microsoft Surface today...

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

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    XboxMySocks

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    Does the charger look familiar to anyone else?!
     

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    xraydoc

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    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

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    Surely Apple patented a specific type/method of magsafe, perhaps MS's is different.
     
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    The shock! The horror! oh wait, it's a power/data connector. :p
     
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    blackhand1001

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    That magnetic type plug was used in older Japanese appliances years before apple used it.
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    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.
     
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    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

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    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

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    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.
     
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    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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