The Verge and Engadget have both posted their reviews of the Surface...
- Ambitious new software
- Solidly made, handsome hardware
- Full Office suite with no compromise
- Excellent battery life
- Performance is hit or miss
- Weak ecosystem
- Buggy software
- Doesn't live up to hybrid promise
Edit. AnandTech and Ars Technica too...Quote:
- Impressive build quality
- Bright display with low glare
- Solid performance and battery life
- Full-sized USB port
- Touch Cover enables fast text input
- Limited app selection
Microsoft's Surface with Windows RT is a great tablet for those who need a strong dose of productivity with their mobility.
Just read the Ars review and must say, it looks impressive. Like the kickstand and the way they did they keyboard/cover. With Ice Cream Sandwich it'd give the iPad a run...
Education just isn't a big part of Microsoft's strategy here. We seem to have fallen through the cracks. We need domain managed cheap tablets and can't afford a surface pro. Hopefully the cost of surface pro's (x86) will come down. Domain membership needn't affect performance on ARM processor. I know why MS made the decision just really frustrates what school would love to do. :mad:
Any reviews of the Pro x86 battery performance?
SYNACK got the name wrong. It's called the Acer Iconia W510.
the W510 will start at $500 for the tablet only, though you'll also be able to purchase it with the detachable keyboard dock for $750. (And if the dock really does double the battery life to 18 hours, you might want to). Though the W510 won't be available for a few weeks yet -- it goes on sale November 9th
the W510 does a disservice to Acer: with a chintzy build and a cramped, netbook-like keyboard, it confirms whatever pre-conceived notions shoppers may have about the brand. And with so many Windows 8 hybrids on the way, including one from Microsoft itself, Acer can't afford to have its products get lost in the mix.
The screenshot below shows the directory size for both C:\Windows and C:\Program Files, the latter is where the Office15 install files are included (and yes winword.exe is still the Word executable).
You're looking at roughly 6.47GB for Windows RT and then another 830MB for Office for a grand total of around 7.3GB.