Microsoft Surface Rt Tablet Touch Cover Keyboard Fuels Complaints
Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:50 AM
Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:35 AM
I would agree with you there. I found the *option* between the two (Touch and Type) was not even made very clear at their site, not to mention the huge price difference. It is just another way to try to knock down the price I think, which is still way too high IMHO, for both RT and pending Pro model. I am also believing cost conscience consumers are likely to hold out for Gen2, or check out the Ultrabook competition (transform into tablet type models, ironically very similar to what they tried to push a decade ago). I feel Google will lose out until they add a real keyboard that attaches well (not some clumsy Bluetooth accessory). Meanwhile, their ChromeBook looks like some lost cousin of anything modern....
Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:05 PM
There is only a $10 difference between the prices of touch and type covers. Doesn't quite qualify as a "huge price difference". However, I do agree that the Surface 2 will be way better. They started hiring for development on the Surface 2 a while before the pricing for the Surface was released. And the Ultrabook competition isn't likely to pose much competition, since current touch-enabled ultrabooks are big, heavy, and expensive.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:06 PM
The Surface actually has less glare than a lot of other tablets, due to optical bonding, which reduces the separation between the glass and the screen, which in the process reduces glare.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:14 PM
I've been test driving the $249 Chromebook. They have them at a display kiosk at BestBuy. I am sold (although they haven't been in stock the past week). Yesterday I brought my new Clear wimax USB Atlas modem which is compatible with linux...worked perfectly...no drivers to install. This is the architecture I want...a web-machine that does it cheaply and with a long lasting battery.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:21 PM
Still looking forward to the Surface Pro next year and yes, I am thinking of getting the touch keyboard because it is SOOO thin. Keep in mind, the Surface Pro is thicker than the Surface RT and adding the type cover would be equivalent to having the thickness of a laptop. However, if they made colored type covers, I would get one of those
Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:26 PM
Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:22 PM
Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:35 PM
Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:13 PM
I will say that I had the issue where the fabric flips up at the top, so I went back to the store and they swapped it out on the spot.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:16 PM
Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:27 PM
Yes, but the glare is still bad on many screens - laptop, notebook, tablet and phone ... even the iPad 3 has a great screen that is hozed by glare - which I had to fix with a $30 anti glare screen/film....
It is like nobody remembers the glare for the 1990s and all the CRT displays. Some say that you get better blacks with the shiny display, but that's not really true - you really get worse glare.
FWIW, I guess they are trying to reduce the glare - but sometimes this is only with a brighter screen - which only helps when you have a white/light background (not dark or blacks)....
Just get the anti glare cover - but it is a shame - they used to make great matte displays... a few still do (Dell monitors, LG TVs ... ), when you can find them.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:42 PM
Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:10 PM
But in the small print it appears damage is due more to misuse.
It's thin plastic: you just can't tie knots in it (too often!).
But at least MS have not told their users that "they are holding it wrong".