@Bass:You mean so that you could take a Photosynth of your back yard and then reconstruct it in your basement?
That would be cool
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I used the Venue Pro with a bluetooth wedge mouse connected via widi to an external AOC Ultrawide monitor - I Installed VS2013, Created a Hub App, ran it, played with it, tweaked it in VS, ran it some more, played with it some more.
All perfectly acceptable performance wise (really)
New toy arrived this morning. One nice feature that I hadn't see before - Win81 asks you if you "would like to set up the device similar to one of your other devices".
That's a nice touch.
Other first impressions: it is small and light, feels like a mid-range quality product. (that's a good thing).
I would still like something that weighs less but I guess they have to sell us something next year ...
(Tempted to install Visual Studio just for the hec of it tough obviously the new web version of VS is probably going to be more practical in an emergency)
I know what you mean - I was lucky enough to be sitting close to Rick Barraza a couple of weeks ago when he was over for a design workshop in London - he basically sold the device to everyone in the room within earshot!
This has hit the sweet spot for me (Small, Light, Powerful*, Cheap and Full Windows 8.1)
Anyone else gone for it?
* That's a relative term but around twice as powerful as the Acer W3 given out at Build last year.
At the NDC yesterday a lot of the speakers were asking the audience which development stack they used - I was a little surprised by how high the percentage of XAML developers was considering all the brouhaha about HTML5 and the great tooling that MS has around it (around 50%) .
I wouldn't write off the Microsoft client stack just yet.
I attended the Intel Software summit in Alicante last week and came away with the impression that Intel are now very serious about their software support - they all but admitted to missing the whole mobile wave and seemed pretty determined to not only get in the game but be a top player. I think they said that all new chips will support both Windows and Android (which hasn't been the case in the past).
I think it might be a case of 'watch this space'