Microsoft to make a big announcement today

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Re: Microsoft to make a big announcement today

Postby Achtung Englander » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:22 pm

I wasn't going sarcastic at all - I do not understand where you are coming from. I merely wrote out what I thought about this device and then DjchunkfunK pointed out something I missed entirely - so I am re-thinking my opinions hence the "um.....yes". Apologies if you misread my posts. If you saw me when I wrote it you could see I was not taking the piss - just thinking
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Re: Microsoft to make a big announcement today

Postby Quietman » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:33 pm

Ahhh I see, sorry! :)

It's the damned :? smiley. I always associate it with "and your saying this why?" sort of attitude ^_^
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Re: Microsoft to make a big announcement today

Postby DjchunKfunK » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:39 pm

Eurogamer have got a good breakdown of the Surface and compare it to ultrabooks.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/df-ha ... c-analysis
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Re: Microsoft to make a big announcement today

Postby Liam » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:40 pm

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Re: Microsoft to make a big announcement today

Postby Edam » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:41 pm

A smily only ever causes trouble :P

It is a shame we can't get the full experience on ARM and I can't see why there would be limitations...although I guess it would mean a lot more work for MS to get full compatibility?

If it's priced like an ultrabook then there's no reason not to just get am ultrabook and stick Windows 7 on it! :P

Why is it a gamechanger, Acht, to allow full Windows programs if we had that with the Windows 7 tablets anyway? Maybe I'm missing your point.

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Re: Microsoft to make a big announcement today

Postby Achtung Englander » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:53 pm

sorry - maybe its a personal game changer

I consume a lot of video files and the 4GB restriction on FAT32 memory drives on tablets and the iPad is a bit of a bummer for me. I prefer the Android o/s but some of the apps for the iPads are just awesome so I am kind of stuck in limbo at the moment. In an ideal world I want the Android O/S but with Apple apps. This tablet could be a decent alternative but I need a lot more data before deciding.

At this moment I am in a spin of confusion. Perhaps I have researched a little too much. I am hoping Samsung bring out a new 10 inch tablet with better resolution and a faster chip

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Re: Microsoft to make a big announcement today

Postby Me » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:08 pm

Edam wrote:It is a shame we can't get the full experience on ARM and I can't see why there would be limitations...although I guess it would mean a lot more work for MS to get full compatibility?

Because stuff coded to work on x86 won't work on ARM.

Also, ARM doesn't have the power to run a full desktop experience very well.

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Re: Microsoft to make a big announcement today

Postby Raid » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:46 pm

One thing that does come to mind; with the Surface Pro, I'll finally be able to play the touchscreen version of Master of Orion 2 that I've always wanted. It's a very old game, so the game's resolution should make the text large enough to read on the small screen.

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Re: Microsoft to make a big announcement today

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Re: Microsoft to make a big announcement today

Postby Raid » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:49 am

Shit -_-

Well, it has a trackpad on the keyboard.

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Re: Microsoft to make a big announcement today

Postby Quietman » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:05 pm

Unless it has multi touch?
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Re: Microsoft to make a big announcement today

Postby Crow » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:49 pm

Achtung Englander wrote:I consume a lot of video files and the 4GB restriction on FAT32 memory drives on tablets and the iPad is a bit of a bummer for me.

Where've you got this idea that the iPad uses FAT32 and has a file size limit? FAT32 is a Microsoft format. I've never heard of anything like this.

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Re: Microsoft to make a big announcement today

Postby Crow » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:53 pm

Edam wrote:It is a shame we can't get the full experience on ARM and I can't see why there would be limitations...although I guess it would mean a lot more work for MS to get full compatibility?

They're completely different architectures. For "a lot more work" read practically impossible. Emulating ARM on Intel is difficult enough and gives poor performance, with Intel on ARM you'd be asking a hamster to pull a horsecart.

Plus every app would need to be recompiled, and probably rewritten in some way to avoid the inevitable bug.

It won't happen.

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Re: Microsoft to make a big announcement today

Postby eVoL » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:54 pm

MmmmmmmmmmmmISTER CROW!




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Re: Microsoft to make a big announcement today

Postby Achtung Englander » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:59 pm

Crow wrote:
Achtung Englander wrote:I consume a lot of video files and the 4GB restriction on FAT32 memory drives on tablets and the iPad is a bit of a bummer for me.

Where've you got this idea that the iPad uses FAT32 and has a file size limit? FAT32 is a Microsoft format. I've never heard of anything like this.


I may have got it wrong - is there a file limit with the iPad ?
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