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Submitted by mpctips 533d ago | article

Reviewers Slam Surface Pro for Poor Battery Life, High Cost

Maximum PC: Microsoft is starting to find out what Acer meant when it said that the hardware business is like "hard rice" and "is not so easy to eat." Yes, those are real quotes, albeit probably a rough translation. The point Acer has repeatedly tried to hammer home is that Microsoft has no business competing against its OEM partners, and that it should focus on software, not hardware. Initial reviews of the Surface Pro aren't likely to change Acer's opinion, but will they change Microsoft's? (Gadgets, Microsoft, Microsoft Surface Pro, Windows 8)

justinbkerr  +   533d ago
Its okay for a laptop, not a tablet.
newsguy  +   533d ago
anyone think Microsoft should just stick to the software side of things?
mushroomwig  +   532d ago
They can barely manage that.
Thefreeman012  +   533d ago
i think everyone knew this was coming. ther was no way that this tablet was ever going to live up to the hype. extremely average
Software_Lover  +   532d ago
You call that an average tablet? Man, the ipad must be papyrus then.
Thefreeman012  +   532d ago
Absolutely not. I was set on selling my iPad for a surface before I got my hands on it. Surface is clunky , slow and just a poorly executed device. On the iPad I actually get the storage I pay for .the battery life is better, the touch is much crisper and I can actual write notes on it
mcstorm  +   530d ago
Thefreeman012 I have the surface rt and I have not had any issue with it lagging and the storage is around about the Same as you get with the iPad and the battery life is also better on the surface rt than the iPad. There were issues with the rt lagging when it 1st came out but Microsoft patched it and it now never lags. I've never had it crash to.

As for he pro you are looking at it the wrong way round. The pro is the Same as the mac air in terms as specs and the 128gb 11" air has the same am out of free storage as the surface but has not got the extra memory card slot like the surface to expand the storage.

The way I see if apple fan will slate windows and the same the other way round but what people now need to start thinking is the surface rt is an iPad replacement and the pro is a laptop replacement as its an i5 with 4gb of memory and can do anything any other windows pc can do as a tablet where the iPad and surface rt can't.

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