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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Windows-Surface-Tablet-with-32GB-Memory-10-6-Surface-32GB/201025846146?pt=US_Tablets&hash=item2ece12fb82 

Looks like this deal is back up for 10 bucks more then the last deal that ran all week. If you missed out on one maybe now is time to get in on it?

 

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rirel (Jan. 30, 2014 @ 5:17a) |

What type of memory card to buy?

pal09 (Feb. 01, 2014 @ 2:29p) |

still happy with it a month later, can't wait for more updates and surprises. 
http://windowsitpro.com/windows/windows-rt... (more)

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I hope Windows RT will just die.

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the zune tablet sure is getting cheap

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miniracer said:   I hope Windows RT will just die.
skh12 said:   the zune tablet sure is getting cheap
 
Lol! How can a company with so many resources and so much brainpower make so many blunders?

As Clark Howard often states, once a company becomes too large it loses the same mojo that got them there in the first place--just like the government, bureaucracy and so many levels of power are counterproductive.

Microsoft actually miscalculated the importance of being a player in the smartphone arena until it was way past too late (per one of their corporate lawyers, who's actually a regular guy, who I know).

What's the skinny with the Surface 2 Pro, everyone? Any recommendations?



 

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Can I put Microsoft Money software on it? 

 

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I would say not since it can't run anything else that Microsoft has already put on it.

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"Refurbished" needs to be added to the title. As with last time, the negative feedback needs to be at least reviewed by potential buyers since the vast majority seem to center around these units.

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i saw a surface at best buy for 999.99...... really?!!!

oh wait, they also have one for 1800.00.

LOL!!!

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healthylaugh said:    
miniracer said:   I hope Windows RT will just die.
skh12 said:   the zune tablet sure is getting cheap
 
Lol! How can a company with so many resources and so much brainpower make so many blunders?

As Clark Howard often states, once a company becomes too large it loses the same mojo that got them there in the first place--just like the government, bureaucracy and so many levels of power are counterproductive.

Microsoft actually miscalculated the importance of being a player in the smartphone arena until it was way past too late (per one of their corporate lawyers, who's actually a regular guy, who I know).

What's the skinny with the Surface 2 Pro, everyone? Any recommendations?


 

  

How?  Powerplays by management.  Management not playing well together.  Management threatening employees' jobs if they dissent or aren't "rah-rah" about the plans...even if they have potential solutions.

The thing about MSFT is that the yearly review has been based on the perception of how an employee has done.  Doesn't matter WHAT was actually done, it is political and a perception.  An employee can help save a launch event and save the company from a public black eye and still get a bad review if the manager has an ax to grind.  Yet, an employee can tank everything, produce nothing, but kiss @$$ to the manager and VP enough that they get a good review.   When those things happen, you have product problems and a lack of vision that come to light.

That's how.

That said, the RT is good, in the right frame of mind, but the Pro is better for most (cost is much higher though).  Once BillG left running things on a daily basis, the little fiefdoms became more apparent and walls were erected.  For the current Windows 8, any attempt to play well with others, within MS, was seen as traitorous and your job was at risk...sometimes, overtly.  Any comment about any part of Win8 that wasn't a good thing (ummm....removal of start menu for one) was a negative thing to say and you weren't onboard.  Etc etc etc.

That's the problem that has been hitting MS, and the products, for more than a few years now.

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I love my Windows Tablet RT that I purchased a few month back for $249 (reburb with keyboard). Only problem I have is the the unit does not recognize the SD card. I did not find it out until recently. I use this more than my laptop because of convenience / portability. Eventually, when the price comes down of the Surface Pro 2 non RT version, I would buy one...$400? Anything more than that, I would just buy a laptop

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Bochi said:   
The thing about MSFT is that the yearly review has been based on the perception of how an employee has done.  Doesn't matter WHAT was actually done, it is political and a perception.  An employee can help save a launch event and save the company from a public black eye and still get a bad review if the manager has an ax to grind.  Yet, an employee can tank everything, produce nothing, but kiss @$$ to the manager and VP enough that they get a good review.   When those things happen, you have product problems and a lack of vision that come to light.
 


That's basically true at most companies. If your manager has an axe to grind or otherwise doesn't like you. You get screwed. Like it or not, perception is how most employees are judged, and office politics always comes into play. If you impress the VP, and he/she perceives you as a strong performer, you're most likely going to do well. Unless you're at a unionized company driven by seniority. Or one that's so disorganized to not have any process in play. Frankly, the Microsoft review system was/is a heck of a lot better than many places (Speaking as a former Microsoft employee who went through it many times). Now, they caved to PR, supposedly eliminated stack ranking (now its not centrally mandated by HR, but will still likely be practiced at the division level).

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I just checked on Microsoft's site and they are selling 64GB NEW versions for $299. Might be a better option.

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dmlavigne1 said:   I just checked on Microsoft's site and they are selling 64GB NEW versions for $299. Might be a better option.
  I would rather buy an extra 32GB micro sd card(about $30) instead of purchase the 64GB version for 299 + tax. 

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milkandcookies said:   Can I put Microsoft Money software on it? 

 

  If it doesn't, Remote Desktop may work as a solution for you.

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You folks are awesome! For me I just do not like the "New Windows" and the fact I have to touch a screen and then clean it after using it because of smudge marks..I mean maybe I am just loosing my eye sight...LOL

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crazy how they beat analysts for last quarter...

http://www.forbes.com/sites/maggiemcgrath/2014/01/23/microsoft-r...

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do these have full remote desktop clients?

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smalldeal said:   I would say not since it can't run anything else that Microsoft has already put on it.
  Your statement is mostly inaccurate the device has an app store, so you can download apps to it. But I think what you are trying to say is that you cannot run traditional windows desktop applications on the device (aside from Office which comes installed on the device), only app store apps. 

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lovecd said:   
dmlavigne1 said:   I just checked on Microsoft's site and they are selling 64GB NEW versions for $299. Might be a better option.
  I would rather buy an extra 32GB micro sd card(about $30) instead of purchase the 64GB version for 299 + tax. 

From what I've been reading is that you are not able to install programs on the micro sd card (with 8.1).  SO if you go this route (as I'm planning to do as I should be getting mine this week) is to make a usb backup of the OS, and then delete that portion.

Here is a decent video on how to gain room.  It appears that he already has programs installed, so it is difficult to know how much free space is available once the backup is deleted and the system is fresh.  Check out his other useful vids too.


 

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For those with sufficient PC skills, you can jailbreak RT 8.0 and install "some" traditional windows softwares.

Popular windows software have been re-compiled already by enthusiasists, so all you need to do is to find a good forum and download those re-compiled software to install on your Surface RT.

Been considering to buy this for a while (I plan to do mostly ebook reading and internet surfing), and finally tried to go ahead with purchasing just now.  I didn't expect to be taxed however with tax, the cost is around $190.  I decided to wait because I know at $200 price range, I will have more options to choose from soon, when Dell Venue Pro 8 and other value Windows 8.1 tablets go on sale.

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For anyone wondering, the Type Cover 2 appears to work with the original Surface RT. You can see a guy using them together in the following video. He also does a mini-review of it and it seems to have great features.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlaWg172vao

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I got Surface RT. Do you guys have any suggestions as how to add/remove programs on it?

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healthylaugh said:   
 
Lol! How can a company with so many resources and so much brainpower make so many blunders?




 

  One thing you are forgetting is the lead time needed to come up with a product. When this was designed cell phone processors were the only ones capable of decent battery life and they were not really compatible with Windows. Intel did have the atom but that was a failure and was not as efficient as the cell phone processors. Then with Bay Trail you suddenly have decent performance and battery life, so you don't need a watered-down operating system like RT or IOS. I would have to think that Apple must have an iPad Pro waiting in the wings that runs a full operating system also. 

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I got my Surface RT today. It looks brand new not refurbished.I started playing with it and I love it. Dont know why all the negative talk about it. It meets my needs.

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I also got one tonight I had purchased for a relative. Great so far. Just make sure to register a microsoft account (ahead of time if possible) rather than create a local account on it.

It is not bad at all. Better than other tablets in the family, and for the 170 I paid I couldn't imagine expecting more.  Pretty nice right out of the box when updated to 8.1 RT.


Look around Google for the settings to help remove the touch lag.  I only noticed it once or twice and it wasn't a big deal at all.  The screen is looking for touches at a slower rate than other tablets to save on battery.  You have the ability to increase the rate by doing so from the command prompt.

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FinancialAnalyst said:   For anyone wondering, the Type Cover 2 appears to work with the original Surface RT. You can see a guy using them together in the following video. He also does a mini-review of it and it seems to have great features.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlaWg172vao

  Confirmed. I have a 32GB Surface and purchased the Type Cover 2. Works perfectly. 

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Duplicate.


 

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pal09 said:   I got Surface RT. Do you guys have any suggestions as how to add/remove programs on it?
  You need  Microsoft registered account first.  You can use any type of email, you don't need a Microsoft email account.  (I had mine setup from my xbox)

Then you click the store tile from the Home screen.  Its the one flashing the new or popular apps.  Install as if you were using any app store.  If you click to view all categories you can browse the top Free apps.  Don't expect to see the heavy hitters from the Play Store or Apple App Store.  This is more a working Tablet than a video game tablet for the kids.  The Halo game is sweet though.

Press and hold tiles or software in the App tray.  The background will change and you can select multiple tiles to uninstall or pin to your Home screen.  It just takes a few minutes to get the hang of the machine.  I'm still learning myself.

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Mine came today. Purchased it when it was $169 a few days before 'this' deal. Officially its a "refurb" It states it on the box, and there is a sticker on the kickstand that says "Refurbished". As I scrutinize it, I see a little scuff on the lower right corner on the metal, and I can feel (but can't see) a couple burrs just above the scuff. I don't quite like the way it feels without a case. Maybe I'm too used to the roocase for my old nook color.

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It may be true to a certain extent at all institutions because it's human nature, but at some companies it is institutionalized. The explicit order from the top is internal competition. A few companies: Microsoft, JC Penney when it was run by Ackerman, and Sears-Kmart, take laissez-faire to the logical extreme, with divisions or teams encouraged or required to outdo each other, making resources etc a zero-sum game.

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Here's a link for Tips and Tricks to do on your Surface RT
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1970464 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdhc-sux9kE 


Still loving it.

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pal09 said:   


Still loving it.
 

  Did you find a case for it.  None of them see to be quite right all around.  I've also got the touch keyboard/cover, but not quite as comfortable/secure as I would like the device to be handling it and moving it around.

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Nevermind

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Does this come with the 2 years of 200gb of Skydrive or is that just with Surface 2's?

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rirel said:   Does this come with the 2 years of 200gb of Skydrive or is that just with Surface 2's?
  Looks to be the 2's.  http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/offers/skydrive
 

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dazviking said:   rirel said:   Does this come with the 2 years of 200gb of Skydrive or is that just with Surface 2's?
  Looks to be the 2's.  http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/offers/skydrive
 


Thanks

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What type of memory card to buy?

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pal09 said:   Here's a link for Tips and Tricks to do on your Surface RT
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1970464 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdhc-sux9kE 


Still loving it.


still happy with it a month later, can't wait for more updates and surprises. 
http://windowsitpro.com/windows/windows-rt-future-still-works-wi... 
"There are those that have said Microsoft will abandon Windows RT completely, but I don't believe that's the case. I believe it will only be extended, enhanced, and improved and eventually come to be known as: Windows 9."
 

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