Microsoft Surface review: Ripples of change

19 November 2012
Having powered anything from personal media players to enterprise servers, Redmond once again has a little something to call its own. It must wish it's bigger than the Xbox and sure hopes no one remembers the Kin phone. The Microsoft Surface...

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  • narsh

It has Powerful processing and beautiful design unite on Surface but is it worth for that price.

  • AnonD-10315

Nelia, 18 Dec 2012Brilliance for free; your paenrts must be a sweetheart and a cer... moreThanks....
Hope you are not being sarcastic....:)

  • vhh

i bought this yesterday nice table faster than all other tablet.

  • Nelia

AnonD-10315, 11 Dec 2012Wish I wud have supported apple here then I wud have been an App... moreBrilliance for free; your paenrts must be a sweetheart and a certified genius.

  • Boris

AnonD-10315, 06 Dec 2012Wish I wud have supported apple here then I wud have been an App... moreAwful phone, Too big, cheap thin platic and what an aboltuse mess of an operating system.I SEE LAG, LAG AND MORE LAG WITH ANDROID.

  • Greg

It is very annoying in Windows 8 that you cannot change Photo app's background color when viewing pictures and it is not possible to zoom in because your picture is becoming pixelated.

  • Tommy

Anonymous, 23 Nov 2012Having 2 OS, one mobile, other desktop, fine (with the aim to ul... moreAt last! Sometihng clear I can understand. Thanks!

  • poxme

Horrible OS! But love the windows phone os.

  • AnonD-57033

Google not developing apps for Windows 8, executive says http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/windows-8-go­ogle-doesnt-plan-on-developing/

  • Noway

Not sure why anyone would pay the price for this.Rather spend the money on an ultra book then the ugly tiled surface.Another epic fail

  • AnonD-10315

AnonD-80611, 29 Nov 2012First off, you sound like a microsoft employee. Lol I dont hear ... moreWish I wud have supported apple here then I wud have been an Apple employee (as they pay much better)...
However, I agree with Google and Bing thing...
I just said Bing as it add more spice to my comment....
Anyways after using Surface a lot I am using Bing more than Google just saying....

About Surface being boring and cannot be used more than 10 minutes needs more detailed explanation as I am unable to understand that what your Nexus or iPad has to lure you more than 10 min....

If you are well connected with internet and has lot of useful apps.... Surface is fun...
I was really happy when I was able to download music from a evryother website and was able to play instantly...

It might be I am from Microsoft and probably from Surface Team... :)

No GSM..? How can I use this device while on the road..? MS habit bring into the market incomplete product and revise later then ask consumer buy a new one, just like WP7 did.

  • vhh

i just got a w8 laptop and is the best if you turn off the auto update and turn off some program that not need to start up in start up..

  • AnonD-10315

Wish I wud have supported apple here then I wud have been an Apple employee (as they pay much better)...
However, I agree with Google and Bing thing...
I just said Bing as it add more spice to my comment....
Anyways after using Surface a lot I am using Bing more than Google just saying....

About Surface being boring and cannot be used more than 10 minutes needs more detailed explanation as I am unable to understand that what your Nexus or iPad has to lure you more than 10 min....

If you are well connected with internet and has lot of useful apps.... Surface is fun...
I was really happy when I was able to download music from a evryother website and was able to play instantly...

It might be I am from Microsoft and probably from Surface Team... :)

  • mike

hi!! someone know can use sopcast app on this tablet?

  • AnonD-80611

AnonD-10315, 26 Nov 2012Ok, nothing personal...its just I saw all of your points irrelev... moreFirst off, you sound like a microsoft employee. Lol I dont hear anyone besides them say "bing" instead of "search" or of course "google".

Also, i have tried the surface and it is a great tablet but I personally expected a better interface. It seems too easy and boring, after 10 minutes of it i'm ready to put it down and not use it again, which is never good for a multi-hundred dollar purchase.

But i guess thats me, i currently have a nexus 7 and love it lots but the keyboard case is great and would have been a great add-on to any tablet.

  • AnonD-26870

Naveen, 22 Nov 2012Good! Now go to your little box...If that's the troll box alot of commenters should go there before him :)

  • AnonD-51487

Low resolution screen though!

  • Haniii

AnonD-10315, 26 Nov 2012Ok, nothing personal...its just I saw all of your points irrelev... moreWell, actually I was disappointed by the device, but then I recently know that they will release Microsoft surface Pro in the first month of next year.

I will go with you also step by step :
1- As I said before the low number of application is the reason why it will be inferior to others if it can't manage programs.
However, the surface pro will run programs and that is what a lot of people (including me ) was expecting from the now available Surface from Microsoft.( maybe our mistake not to know that)
2- Yes I have tried the same kind of these keyboards before and I know the difference.
+ I think If they add in the future a pen like Galaxy Tab2 will probably be more suitable than my idea of a small mouse.
3- I believe that they know that Ipad3 has a very good resolution screen, so they must make a similar screen resolution .
Look at Samsung with Google Nexus 10, I believe that most of the new tablets will have amazing screens.
The resolution of surface is good,but It is not for Microsoft flagship tablet, which by the way the surface pro will got full HD(1,920x1,080),still less than Ipad 3, Ipad 4, kindle fire and Nexus 10,but at least full HD and as you said better than most of todays tablets.

4- Thank you for respecting my opinion.
I hope you enjoy your surface.
Sorry for the long comment.

  • AnonD-10315

mindedd, 25 Nov 2012Hei, anyone knows if Windows RT/MS Surface has remote desktop ap... moreYes, it does have..
however, they all are third party apps...

Haven't tried anything yet...
will let you know my personal experience soon...