Surface Pro vs Android Tablets

Discussion in 'Tablet / Surface Devices' started by GuyBall, Mar 3, 2013.

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    So, I might get a Surface Pro this week - just to play around a bit with it, not as of yet planning to use it as my primary tablet. Regardless, what do you think of Surface Pro as an Android tablet replacement? How does it stack up when compared to, say, Google Nexus or Asus Transformer? Not just the configuration - interface, features, everything.
     
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    I think I prefer the Microsoft Surface above the iPad, which was already above any Android tablet I used prior. Windows 8 might suck for desktop, but not for tablets!
     
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    Windows 8 for desktop doesn't suck. Despite the shortcomings, it's a fine OS. And which tablet did you use, previously? I have both Gnex and Transformer, and I don't think iPad is better than either of those, not even close. Not sure of Surface Pro though, will let y'all know once I try it out.
     
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    Sorry for that, correction: Windows 8 Metro user interface sucks for desktop. Other than that, the operating system is way faster and more secure than Windows 7. Just make sure you get a replacement for Windows 8's Metro UI if you're not using a touch screen.
     
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    My startscreen. Works for me.
     

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    It's alright for desktops too. It's just that I'd prefer classic start menu. Metro UI isn't crappy or anything, and is nice, my criticisms aside.
     
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    Honestly, the Metro user interface just takes some time to get used to, after a while you start using it like you used the start button.
    Anyway you can install apps like Start8 that will put your beloved start button there again ^^
     
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    In terms of cost, I'd prefer an Android tablet, because it's very open in nature. Though I like Windows 8, a Microsoft Surface is too pricey for me. However, I'd choose a Microsoft Surface over an iPad because I don't prefer Apple.

    Windows 8 UI is really user-friendly. If Microsoft Surface would be a bit open like Android and a little cheaper, I'd surely go for the Microsoft Surface, as Microsoft Surface is not only a tablet; it's a netbook replacement. :)
     
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    I agree with MisterRay97.

    I own an Asus TF700T and it rocks. The more I use the more I like the Android OS. Virtually most Android-based tablets are less expensive than Windows Surface and Surface RT.
     
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    Since the cost of the Surface is high I would have to say Android since they are cheap and can be customized easily but if the price of Surfaces drop I would consider getting one.
     
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    I haven't used the Surface Pro, but for the cost, going with a Nexus 7/10 would be much wiser.
     
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    Yeah, I just postponed it a bit. Can't afford it since some things came up and obviously my Nexus 7 serves me well at the moment. A bit worried about the battery life and bloatware too. Does it eat up a lot of space, out of the box? Does the battery suck? I mean I'd expect a fairly netbook-esque battery life with it, given the price and everything.
     
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    Core coffee & gigabytes Moderator

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    Just be aware of these tidbits Microsoft released. Not a big deal if your life is already in the cloud, but for some it may be a game breaker:

     
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    Surface RT version is not my choice for tablets. It should be Surface Pro version as we can feel with this tablet combo (tablet +desktop) features.
     
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