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    Taichi, 5 hours battery life for $1800? no thanks dude lol
     
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    Ya no kidding, though in the US it's supposed to be $1300 ($1500 for the 256GB) http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/23/asus-taichi-pricing-availability/

    Still pretty expensive, though I would get it over a MacBook Air any day.

    Done good sir.

    Nice! You running the Pro version?


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    Running W8 Pro with Media Center :rockout:
     
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    Get a hold of the Release Preview. It is free but I don't know if it still is available and can still be upgraded. I had RP installed, ran the upgrader it checked and then it took me to the store where I bought the upgrade for 30 Euro. Download, burn ISO, did a clean install over the RP and everything is fine. It is the cheapest way but I can't guarantee it works now (I had the RP installed clean 2 months ago over a Vista OEM)
     
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    You can add me to the pro version list :)
     
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    Yes, add me too please. Windows 8 Pro 64bit
     
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    Done :toast:
     
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    http://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/12dh72/ok_so_i_dont_hate_windows_8/
     
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    Yes and no. Unfortunately some drivers are out of date (ahci drivers for example).
     
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    Yes it's the Pro version. :)
     
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    Just a quick question. If you upgrade from Win7 OEM to Win8 and for some reason you don't like it anymore can you reinstall and activate Win7 or you are stuck with Win 8?
     
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    your win 7 key doesnt get deactivated, not sure about an uninstall however. best bet would be formatting and reinstalling 7
     
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    W7 key doesn't go away you can revert anytime.
    Actually before installing a new OS it's good to create an image of your previous OS so if you won't like next OS you can just restore the image and it's ready to go.
     
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    Yeah I knew that wasn't totally "true" and should have commented as to such.

    Compare this to what everyone (rightly) thought of Vista...

    Or make an image of your 7 install first (unless it was time for a clean anyway).
     
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    It's for a friend. He doesn't have a problem doing clean install afterwards if necessary.
    Me, I'm already a believer in Win 8.
     
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    Veddy intahesting...

    Makes sense though what with XBox integrations and what not as well as the general direction of the platform.
     
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    Exactly my thoughts. One click and you're on the desktop. But it's cool to have a radio streaming app running on the left of the screen. Win 8 is more fun and I'm sure it will be polished. And I also use an LCD TV as a monitor, though it's only 32" and it looks great.
     
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    Exactly, snapping programs to the side is AMAZING! (more so on my Surface). Plus the clean look of the Start screen and of most Metro apps suits TV's more than it does monitors.
     
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    Have you tried the Big Picture mode for Steam? It's great on a TV screen.
     
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    I wonder if Steam and Origin are gonna have native Metro apps.
     
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    Microsoft Surface RT Review by MobileTechReview

     
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    I like it a lot, just a little slow for me (since I'm not always on Steam). I agree though, looks great on a TV!

    Well considering Gabe hates Windows 8, I doubt it. EA might be too cheap to make one, but you never know.

    Great review, very thorough and not judgmental while going through the features. One of the few reviews that don't immediately jump to negativity because it's ARM based. Love it when she talked about the keyboard "Pretty much like Apple's smart cover only this one actually does something" :laugh:

    Found it funny too when she said she uses the trackpad quite a bit instead of touching the screen, especially in desktop mode. Totally opposite for me, I almost forget about the trackpad.

    I love my Surface so far. It does everything I need it to do and the battery lasts all day.
     
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