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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Depends on which brand you go for, the admittedly low spec Acer W510 is around NZD$800 or 400 pounds which is much cheaper, probably cheaper than the surface will be here, given the NZ markup they will probably give them away for free in the UK.
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    A domain join with tablet policy and native network drive support at £400 would be a sure iPad killer.
    I think that MS is going for the high end range and leaving affordable for the other vendors, thy still use the same gorilla glass 2 screen so should also be reasonably robust.

    They don't look as pretty yet but if its about getting the job done the current crop should manage.

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    There will be vendors out there (HP for example) who are working on these lower end x86 tablets that run all the programs in the window store that will meet the needs of schools who want Domain Login and if they come with Atoms there is no reason why they shouldn't be around the £400 price point.

    We do have to break away from the point of view that some people have that iPads and Windows RT can be used in multi user environments though - they simply are PERSONAL devices that are designed to be used by the individual.

    Anywhos back on topic guys - is there anything else we want to see in a Video demo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesfed View Post
    We do have to break away from the point of view that some people have that iPads and Windows RT can be used in multi user environments though - they simply are PERSONAL devices that are designed to be used by the individual.
    I don't think we do, name one technical reason that the RT couldn't work across the board if you're happy with Windows Store Apps? Why do we need to have a distinction between a "personal" tablet and a "professional" tablet?

    Sorry for going off track

    Also need you to do your version of the keyboard click from the advert, backflips and dance moves optional!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gshaw View Post
    I don't think we do, name one technical reason that the RT couldn't work across the board if you're happy with Windows Store Apps? Why do we need to have a distinction between a "personal" tablet and a "professional" tablet?
    Isn't the RT only available off domain though? So it goes back to one device per user, which is fine if you have that many, but not really "shareable".

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by gshaw View Post
    I don't think we do, name one technical reason that the RT couldn't work across the board if you're happy with Windows Store Apps? Why do we need to have a distinction between a "personal" tablet and a "professional" tablet?

    Sorry for going off track

    Also need you to do your version of the keyboard click from the advert, backflips and dance moves optional!
    If we get into the real world of business Microsoft et al want to make money, the best way they can do that is by separating out personal (Windows RT/8) from professional (Pro).

    So there is no technical reason it is pure business - something we will never be able to escape.

    Oooh don't worry there will be a keyboard click

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmdc199 View Post
    The envy is also the high end, prosumer, shiney, shiney brand. It has to be priced that high to fit in with the business scope, if they release an EliteTab series or something that will probably be much more reasonable.

    Back on topic:

    Video playback, screen visibility in bright light/angles, YouTube playback (just to show it on an RT tab).

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    I use Goal seek in Excel I doubt it will be slow but could you do that too please. Access, speed using queries and general use of the software

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    Have been working through the videos and so far I have-

    Hardware overview
    USB Printing
    USB PowerPoint Presentations

    Will be uploading onto YouTube once the guys here turn on the power again! (Don't feel like uploading HD video onto YouTube via my mobile phone)

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    Videos to come include

    Snapping of applications
    In depth look at Office 2013
    Using as a desktop replacement
    Web browsing/YouTube video playback ect

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesfed View Post
    If we get into the real world of business Microsoft et al want to make money, the best way they can do that is by separating out personal (Windows RT/8) from professional (Pro).

    So there is no technical reason it is pure business - something we will never be able to escape.

    Oooh don't worry there will be a keyboard click
    Yup it comes down to that and it as a pure tech-head it irritates the hell out of me, the point a couple of posts up about the cost increase of the new tablets says it all really

    This video is sounding epic already, nice work! Have been impressed with Office 2013 on the desktop so hoping it works as well on a tablet, certainly the fluidity of the interface should suit it down to the ground.

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    Power is back up

    Uploading the first videos now.

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    Multitasking on Surface-

    First video up!

    Last edited by ZeroHour; 2nd November 2012 at 02:37 PM. Reason: Embedded video

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    Second video up-

    Printing on a HP CP1515

    Last edited by ZeroHour; 2nd November 2012 at 02:37 PM.

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    Third video up-

    Web browsing, YouTube, iPlayer and more!

    Last edited by ZeroHour; 2nd November 2012 at 02:37 PM.

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