A hit? With most best buys having one of each device at most? Most stores not even being aware of the release date or details?
It's a complete farse of a launch and still no information for the UK. Cheers.
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It's just fun to knock on Microsoft, really.
I don't think that's true at all..
But what isn't fun, is making sacrifices all over xmas to save up for one, to then have it knocked back to a completely unknown date and price all the while more and more negative news coming.. I can't wait for just how shocking the battery life is going to be. Because something smells rotten in Denmark to me..
I for one was hoping to make this my hobby dev replacement.. it's no trouble popping a full size kb, mouse and monitor, it has all that covered.. but you get the benefit of being able to take it with you for use in other areas. But looks like I got that wrong also, seems I got it all wrong. Ha. I'll entertain myself with a RaspberryPI for the summer instead whilst I watch with anticipation how this fiasco unfolds.
Fed up of waiting for trickles of information and each time there is a little news, It's bad. No dates, no info, now only 80g usable, 17w processors etc.. What's next at release? 3 hour life? an additional $200?
#fail thanks, but no thanks.. Surface really does feel like MS's client swan song. And you do nothing but get the back up of the people you are expecting to create the apps for it... which I also believe are now dwindling. Cheerio, it's been a journey.. will the last one out please switch off the light wishing you all the very best with your hobbies and careers.
Take my money or give me a date dammit!
@dentaku: They are listening. But they don't want you to make too much noise about it. Don't complain seems to be the current response.
I wish they could feel my headaches after a few hours.
Although I've saved all of xmas to get a pro come release.
Discussions like this and rumor's from MS_Nerd, I will admit have me thinking otherwise.
Combine that with the post xmas rush, everyone and I mean everyone around my area were swarming round the tablet stands. Not interested in PC's or camera's anymore. The people want tablets... and you can't see ms anywhere, except Jon Lewis...
I really REALLY want a pro... but as the days tick by I convince myself less.. already starting to see that people aren't as interested in this version as to what could be "next"... I know it's impossible to chase the tech dragon but, it ain't even shipped yet!
HOW exactly? Because it was assumed I took Barry's post as gospel? And you started building on those assumptions? Come on man I don't need spoon feeding *as is, no warranties, my opinion etc * I get you're little "click" and my days some of you were quick to jump on the band wagon completely off my point in defense to an "ambassador" who I somehow managed to annoy by him sitting on the side and poking with a stick at my disability? Pffft. Keep it.
You should try reading the four agreements at some point!
*sigh* indeed. In 2004 this was the backdoor to MS to hear from the devs the news and opinions on exciting stuff.. long has that gone. I had a valid point to start a conversation or ask a question which is what this place was originally intended for, the behind the scenes stuff that were cool for geeks.
I already know that anything you said Barry, is your opinion. Just as every other post I read on every other forum or social site. But you are in a special position which you worked hard for.. like others. Which I now find harder due to changes I understand nothing, but am curious about. It's curiosity that drove many of us here.
You were hardly constructive towards my topic, but I am sorry I have annoyed you. In my defence, I think more has been assumed of me here more than anything else.. but if I had achieved what you have, after all that hard work, I would have been more of an ambassador at least. There are things that all of us would like to know more about, there is no shame in asking.
Assuming I'm assuming? Forget it, I can see where this is going.