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  Reply # 916491 17-Oct-2013 09:54 Send private message

TwoSeven: You do realise it will be running windows 8.1....


Not sure what's the problem? I'm using Windows 8.1 on my laptop...




Yes, but are you actually using it (individual windows features) to do things, or are you mainly using other apps like office etc.  I often find people that tell me an OS works well sometimes really mean that their primary application of choice works well and they really don't use the OS.


Yes, this is what happens most of the times. And yes I am not using ANY of the "Modern UI apps"... Browser, Office, SQL Management, Visual Studio, Hamachi, (Hamachi, OpenVPN), Logmein client... The lsit of "non-Modern UI" applications goes on and on.





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  Reply # 916560 17-Oct-2013 12:49 Send private message

Got my father-in-laws pre-order in for the 256gb model. I too think that might be a popular choice for those wating the pro model. Any more firm dates on when the docks we be availble in NZ?

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  Reply # 916561 17-Oct-2013 12:51 Send private message

"early next year" is the official answer

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  Reply # 916570 17-Oct-2013 13:06 Send private message

nathan: "early next year" is the official answer

Right, good-o. The sooner the better

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  Reply # 916584 17-Oct-2013 13:31 Send private message

freitasm:
TwoSeven: You do realise it will be running windows 8.1....


Not sure what's the problem? I'm using Windows 8.1 on my laptop...




Yes, but are you actually using it (individual windows features) to do things, or are you mainly using other apps like office etc.  I often find people that tell me an OS works well sometimes really mean that their primary application of choice works well and they really don't use the OS.


Yes, this is what happens most of the times. And yes I am not using ANY of the "Modern UI apps"... Browser, Office, SQL Management, Visual Studio, Hamachi, (Hamachi, OpenVPN), Logmein client... The lsit of "non-Modern UI" applications goes on and on.


Roughly similar list and with Hyper-V.  On my wish list are a Kinect for windows sensor and a projector (looking at Asus B1M) - which would of course require an additional USB port - hopefully enough of a justification to purchase a dock when they are available.

Although I have installed some modern apps, I use the desktop ones if they are available (with the exception of Pacman).





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  Reply # 916607 17-Oct-2013 14:27 Send private message


freitasm:
TwoSeven: You do realise it will be running windows 8.1....


Not sure what's the problem? I'm using Windows 8.1 on my laptop...




Yes, but are you actually using it (individual windows features) to do things, or are you mainly using other apps like office etc.  I often find people that tell me an OS works well sometimes really mean that their primary application of choice works well and they really don't use the OS.


Yes, this is what happens most of the times. And yes I am not using ANY of the "Modern UI apps"... Browser, Office, SQL Management, Visual Studio, Hamachi, (Hamachi, OpenVPN), Logmein client... The lsit of "non-Modern UI" applications goes on and on.



I use a mix of metro and non-metro on my surface pro (with 8 or 8.1). The form factor makes a big difference though. I prefer to use metro ie while using a tablet. But not so much on the desktop. I've been also using virtual desktop connection a lot on my surface to connect to our home media server pc. The server is also running windows 8, and I like being able to use the touch UI apps on the server when I'm driving it with RDC. 

It's kinda hard to strictly demarcate windows "features" and "other apps". Surely office is in some sense a windows feature. What about OneNote?

Also, I do like many of the windows 8 features a lot. For instance, improvements to many utilities such as task manager and file explorer.

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  Reply # 916658 17-Oct-2013 16:22 Send private message

nathan: "early next year" is the official answer


Hi Nathan
Can you clarify when the 265GB model be available in NZ ?
I talked to JB Hi-Fi and they cannot give me a confirmed date. The guy from neol leeming advised me that it will not be available next Tuesday but it will arrive on the 14th of Nov.

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  Reply # 917727 20-Oct-2013 13:56 Send private message

I have the 1st generation Surface RT which I have upgraded to 8.1. It's hell of a lot better than it was 1 year ago when I imported one from US. My wife likes it a lot as it does her facebook, skype and web browsing.

I actually prefer my Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch (Ultrabook). I hope MS brings out a Surface Book or something similar with a nice sturdy keyboard attached.

I found the current Surface too big for me and personally I am still not sold on tablets. I have had a play with iPad Mini and Nexus 7. I really like the size. I am going to hold on buying the Surface 2 and instead buy the Surface Mini (very strong rumors of early 2014 launch).

But please Microsoft, make the Surface Book happen.

I guess the it's the 1st gen touch cover I have that is not strong enough to be put on my lap which is why I prefer my ultrabook with physical keyboard over it.




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  Reply # 917729 20-Oct-2013 13:59 Send private message

Microsoft has announced the Surface family will grow into multiple different sizes and form factors

the new Surface keyboards have carbon fibre inside them which make them significantly more stable when typing in your lap

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  Reply # 917783 20-Oct-2013 15:53 Send private message

Good to hear. Might have a play with the new covers on launch day here at one of the electronics stores. I got to play with generation 1 type cover and I really liked it over my touch cover. Touch cover is great when it's on a flat surface.




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  Reply # 918940 21-Oct-2013 09:13 Send private message

rockzcm:
nathan: "early next year" is the official answer


Hi Nathan
Can you clarify when the 265GB model be available in NZ ?

I talked to JB Hi-Fi and they cannot give me a confirmed date. The guy from neol leeming advised me that it will not be available next Tuesday but it will arrive on the 14th of Nov.


there is limited stock of 256gb, but its available tomorrow

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  Reply # 918952 21-Oct-2013 09:24 Send private message

nathan:
rockzcm:
nathan: "early next year" is the official answer


Hi Nathan
Can you clarify when the 265GB model be available in NZ ?

I talked to JB Hi-Fi and they cannot give me a confirmed date. The guy from neol leeming advised me that it will not be available next Tuesday but it will arrive on the 14th of Nov.


there is limited stock of 256gb, but its available tomorrow


Oh glad I got that pre-order in. I think that'll be a popular model.

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  Reply # 919032 21-Oct-2013 10:47 Send private message

CutCutCut:
nathan:
rockzcm:
nathan: "early next year" is the official answer


Hi Nathan
Can you clarify when the 265GB model be available in NZ ?

I talked to JB Hi-Fi and they cannot give me a confirmed date. The guy from neol leeming advised me that it will not be available next Tuesday but it will arrive on the 14th of Nov.


there is limited stock of 256gb, but its available tomorrow


Oh glad I got that pre-order in. I think that'll be a popular model.


Just had a call from Noel Leemings, the 256gb surface tablet I ordered will be ready for pickup tomorrow.

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Reply # 919509 22-Oct-2013 08:32 Send private message

CutCutCut:
CutCutCut:
nathan:
rockzcm:
nathan: "early next year" is the official answer


Hi Nathan
Can you clarify when the 265GB model be available in NZ ?

I talked to JB Hi-Fi and they cannot give me a confirmed date. The guy from neol leeming advised me that it will not be available next Tuesday but it will arrive on the 14th of Nov.


there is limited stock of 256gb, but its available tomorrow


Oh glad I got that pre-order in. I think that'll be a popular model.


Just had a call from Noel Leemings, the 256gb surface tablet I ordered will be ready for pickup tomorrow.


Which store did you order your 256G? I pre-order at Neol leeming as well but no news from them. 

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  Reply # 919512 22-Oct-2013 08:41 Send private message

rockzcm:
CutCutCut:
CutCutCut:
nathan:
rockzcm:
nathan: "early next year" is the official answer


Hi Nathan
Can you clarify when the 265GB model be available in NZ ?

I talked to JB Hi-Fi and they cannot give me a confirmed date. The guy from neol leeming advised me that it will not be available next Tuesday but it will arrive on the 14th of Nov.


there is limited stock of 256gb, but its available tomorrow


Oh glad I got that pre-order in. I think that'll be a popular model.


Just had a call from Noel Leemings, the 256gb surface tablet I ordered will be ready for pickup tomorrow.


Which store did you order your 256G? I pre-order at Neol leeming as well but no news from them. 


Queen street store. I also had an email soon after.

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