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Topic # 165800 21-Feb-2015 08:41
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Great device, great price.

I just bought one a week ago :(




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  Reply # 1243438 21-Feb-2015 08:46
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Very good price.

Love mine :)



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  Reply # 1243445 21-Feb-2015 08:58
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My favorite features so far:

With my Windows Phone internet sharing turned off, the surface still sees the phone and when I ask it to connect, the surface enables the internet sharing on the phone automatically.

It knows my phone connection costs, and doesn't try to download the whole internet when it connects. Metered Connections




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  Reply # 1243485 21-Feb-2015 09:57
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andrewNZ: Great device, great price.

I just bought one a week ago :(


From them??
If so, I believe they've still got the policy that they'll refund you the difference (if within 7 days).




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  Reply # 1243593 21-Feb-2015 11:44
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I wonder if it is a sign that SP4 is just around the corner.

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  Reply # 1243595 21-Feb-2015 11:56
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Yes, core M with no fans

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  Reply # 1243601 21-Feb-2015 12:09
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Hibino: Yes, core M with no fans


Prefer not to be the Core M actually as the performance is pretty poor compared to Core i3/i5/i7s.

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  Reply # 1243605 21-Feb-2015 12:16
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Hibino: Yes, core M with no fans


source?



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  Reply # 1243607 21-Feb-2015 12:21
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nathan:
Hibino: Yes, core M with no fans


source?

Nathan at Microsoft NZ :)




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  Reply # 1243618 21-Feb-2015 12:47
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andrewNZ:It knows my phone connection costs, and doesn't try to download the whole internet when it connects. Metered Connections

Hmmm "Windows Update will only download priority updates."

Could be expensive in the wrong place.

+it won't know about third party like av etc. But nice to know they started thinking about the problem.


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  Reply # 1243643 21-Feb-2015 13:03
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gzt:
andrewNZ:It knows my phone connection costs, and doesn't try to download the whole internet when it connects. Metered Connections

Hmmm "Windows Update will only download priority updates."

Could be expensive in the wrong place.

+it won't know about third party like av etc. But nice to know they started thinking about the problem.



any Windows app can call the API to find out if it is on a metered connection or not

And it works.  Unlike my iOS8.0.3 device which decided to download 1GB of app updates, even though App Store is set to "not use cellular data" when I was travelling the other day

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  Reply # 1243647 21-Feb-2015 13:06
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nathan:
gzt:
andrewNZ:It knows my phone connection costs, and doesn't try to download the whole internet when it connects. Metered Connections

Hmmm "Windows Update will only download priority updates."

Could be expensive in the wrong place.

+it won't know about third party like av etc. But nice to know they started thinking about the problem.



any Windows app can call the API to find out if it is on a metered connection or not

And it works.  Unlike my iOS8.0.3 device which decided to download 1GB of app updates, even though App Store is set to "not use cellular data" when I was travelling the other day

Should have gone Windows Mobile ah? That will teach you :)




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  Reply # 1243654 21-Feb-2015 13:12
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coffeebaron:
nathan:
gzt:
andrewNZ:It knows my phone connection costs, and doesn't try to download the whole internet when it connects. Metered Connections

Hmmm "Windows Update will only download priority updates."

Could be expensive in the wrong place.

+it won't know about third party like av etc. But nice to know they started thinking about the problem.



any Windows app can call the API to find out if it is on a metered connection or not

And it works.  Unlike my iOS8.0.3 device which decided to download 1GB of app updates, even though App Store is set to "not use cellular data" when I was travelling the other day

Should have gone Windows Mobile ah? That will teach you :)


I have one of everything ;)

It was eye-opening for me to see how lacking iOS is around controlling your mobile broadband spend, data limits per month, settings to control image size thru browser etc

Conspiracy theorists might even say OS vendor is in cahoots with mobile operator to drive data bills/ARPU and overage charges

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  Reply # 1243663 21-Feb-2015 13:31
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Ah so an educational phone purchase, just like I carry a Spark SIM.




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Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

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