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Microsoft Surface RT Reviews

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    elmer

    , spivonious wrote

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6385/microsoft-surface-review

    ... A Windows RT OS review is forthcoming, so no comments on the software.

    Here is their Win-RT review

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6392/the-windows-rt-review

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    Bass

    I was personally expecting this thing to have better reviews, even considering my prediction that it would fail.

    The Zune for all intents and purposes on any objective metric was a better device than the iPod of the time, and generally speaking it was less expensive too. And it failed, hard.

    Microsoft has no hope of breaking into the mobile market. The leader of mobile is a title that will belong for Google eventually, and they will hold it at least for a few decades. Barring government intervention (anti-trust) of course.

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    elmer

    I thought that the Anandtech review was fairly glowing - almost gushing at some points.

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    Charles

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    Craig_​Matthews

    from anandtech review:

    Explorer works just as it would on a Windows 8 PC. The folder structure is exactly as you would expect it on any Windows machine. There are even some x86 remnants in the Windows RT install such as a C:\Windows\SysWOW64 directory complete with x86 binaries inside that obviously won't run on your Windows RT tablet. 

    See .. this is one of the reasons people like Apple products -- polish -- things look like they're finished. Microsoft has good products, but they consistently half-a$$ them. How does it make sense to leave more than a GB of useless binaries on a mobile device with limited memory?

     

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