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    microsoft surface pre-orders being taken now

    just been made aware that the surface is now availible for pre-order

    Microsoft Store Germany Online Store - Herzlich willkommen
    i cant wait for pay day now XD then i can order mine only 4 working days to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushby View Post
    just been made aware that the surface is now availible for pre-order

    Microsoft Store Germany Online Store - Herzlich willkommen
    i cant wait for pay day now XD then i can order mine only 4 working days to go
    already ordered mine, the first wave (32gb without touch cover) have already sold out in the US. I ended up getting the 64GB version (could only get the black cover though), Might get a 64GB microSD card too for movies/music/pics etc.

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    A MS Surface with everything or a Dell Vostro laptop?


    Decisions, decisions, decisions..........................

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    I'm waiting for the Surface Pro. The Surface RT that is now on pre-order is the ARM one that according to Microsoft's own comparison page "Works exclusively with apps available in the Windows Store."

    Sod that.

    Also, this makes a compelling argument (though if the sell-out reports are true it is wrong on one prediction): Don't Preorder Microsoft Surface

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    i would get the pro if it was released at the same time but to wait 3 months is to long,
    i want it now so it can partner my nokia lumia 920 thats released on the first week of november
    but i still might buy the pro aswell (more money then sense)

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    I really like the look of this aside from win8 (not 100% keen on metro), Baby on the way has put the clamp on my daft spending on gadgets though for the next 18 years onwards I think, at least if I talk with the mrs about it

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    Same you cant stick them on a domain

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Same you cant stick them on a domain
    Thought Win 8 pro can?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyturpie View Post
    Thought Win 8 pro can?

    Yeah, but not available yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyturpie View Post
    Thought Win 8 pro can?
    The Surface tablets are arm based. The Arm based version of W8 cant join a domain.

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    The thought that struck me with the "hands off" approach until launch was that MS aren't happy with the quality of Windows 8 apps and want until the last moment to get them ready.

    Hardware I doubt is a massive gamble unless they've messed up something simple like battery / screen. However Windows 8 itself and the offerings in the Windows Store would be a concern, especially on the RT where you can't install anything else.

    Are basic apps like Facebook sorted for 8 yet as the Store so far has looked rather barren. Personally I'd like a Surface Pro but it's not worth £800+ it sounds like MS want to charge for it... I could get an equivalent laptop for less and live without the touchscreen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    The Surface tablets are arm based. The Arm based version of W8 cant join a domain.
    The surface pro (when available) won't be ARM based

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    The surface pro (when available) won't be ARM based
    Didnt know that! Thanks

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    the pro version be i5 ivey bridge, usb 3

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