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Nvidia Working on Second-Gen Surface RT Tablet

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August 10, 2013 12:08:06 PM

I'm guessing they are throwing GPUs to solve the Surface woes ?
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August 10, 2013 12:20:32 PM

Sir, it isn't selling! hmmm. Prepare the money catapults. LAUNCH!
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August 10, 2013 12:53:11 PM

Surfacr RT will probably fail again due to Windows RT, but the Surface Pro still has potential.
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August 10, 2013 12:53:12 PM

Surfacr RT will probably fail again due to Windows RT, but the Surface Pro still has potential.
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August 10, 2013 2:12:26 PM

I wish they didn't waste resources on making the RT, but since they are I hope they will sell it for around $200 and less than $50 for the type cover to force market penetration and give devs more incentives to make Win8 apps which would benefit Win8 x86-64 users.
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August 10, 2013 3:23:53 PM

People, the rt surface is actually a pretty decent tablet...
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August 10, 2013 3:57:06 PM

The main problem with Surface is the ridiculous price MS thinks they can charge for it.
At the new $349 "sale" for the basic RT, you aren't going to find a tablet that good at that price.

I also seriously don't understand how anyone can say RT is confusing. iOS works the exact same way and DOESN'T have the ability to join a Windows network and access file shares. Derp on you for even spewing that propaganda horse crap out of you mouth.
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August 10, 2013 5:44:52 PM

i see very few here have actually used or owned an RT tablet

there 1000x better then any android or iPad device, you can actually use them for professional work, join networks, remote desktop etc without any cheap crappy third party applications
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August 10, 2013 6:13:02 PM

Just wish they make a RT netbook for around $250 to compete with chromebooks. I think they would fly off the shelves at that price, look at the chromebook it's a gutted OS but it works. RT is far more versitile and includes office which is a bit plus for students. Office + IE alone would cover most tasks for students, I think they are missing a big market here for a budget netbook market they could dominate in.
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August 10, 2013 6:13:43 PM

Windows 8 haters, RT Surface haters. I would love to lock them up in a room with a Surface RT and actually make them use it for a while. Maybe they will notice something.

Would I buy one? no. mostly because I already have laptop and PC, and would want a tablet solely for reading stuff without bulkiness, which a super slow/lightweight Android does better. However, I see this as the future for ultraportable PC. light file editing. web/email+ tablet mode.
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August 10, 2013 6:43:40 PM

No disrespect to Kevin Parrish but comparing web Outlook and the built in basic email app (which doesn't support POP3 - although POP3 is outdated trash and I wish it would die) to a full offline version of Outlook? Really? You wouldn't want to use Web Outlook or the basic email client on a daily basis, if you could help it. They're barely adequate.

WinRT 8.1 solves this problem by porting over Outlook. It doesn't matter if it runs on the Desktop only. Office RT runs on the Desktop and it's no big deal. My dad has a Surface for around the house web browsing and Office work. He's looking forward to Outlook RT, since he uses Verizon mail and they are behind the times (POP3, lazy pricks, IMAP is much better).
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August 11, 2013 12:32:21 AM

RT in my opinion is an OS that Microsoft made in case ARM wins against X86. As long as Intel is still in control of the market, Microsoft wouldn't do much to promote RT.
Before you tell me that "smartphones that and tablets this", market is still being controlled by Intel. Android, smartphones and tablets are still considered... cute. Someone who wants to be serious about business, work and gaming is powering on his desktop/laptop. If X86 invades the smartphone/tablet market before ARM manages to take a significant market share from desktops/laptops (no single user cares about server market - how many linux systems are on servers that no one cares about?), then there is no reason for Microsoft to ruin the Wintel recipe.
In the end the only company that really really REALLY wants RT to succeed is Nvidia, and that's because they have no guaranteed future in X86 platform. Especially now that RT is abandoned by everyone, is the perfect opportunity to make Nvidia and Tegra significant again.
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August 11, 2013 2:11:39 AM

If they stopped with the RT and gave it full windows, x86 processor and a GT610M or GT620m (to play very light games) it would be perfect tablet as the 620M can play all modern games at low settings and the 610M can play most on low settings. And price it below an iPad and it will be a huge hit! Or use one of the AMD APUs, even the lowest mobile APU would destroy any other tablet for gaming (apart from the Razer tablet)
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August 11, 2013 3:07:36 AM

Perhaps Nvidia are just working on a custom GPU for it or a way to get a mobile GPU into it rather than the whole machine? Its just annoying that its RT and not full Windows 8
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August 11, 2013 6:08:14 AM

Surface RT was just too expensive, and frankly Tegra 3 didn't cut it. Plus $100+ for a cover is obscene.

I mean, hell, most high-end mechanical keyboards sell for that much.
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August 11, 2013 7:38:40 AM

Ahh well.. I am glad that they will continue to push RT. I LOVE my surface RT. Printing, network drives, Remote Desktop and 10 hours battery!! Awesome!! Sure, my pro is a lot faster and can install all applications, but most of those I do not need on the go. Look forward to Outlook RT update for 8.1 and a bit faster CPU in the Surface RT 2.
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August 11, 2013 1:09:07 PM

Surface RT, what a kludge job! Tablets are mainly about time wasting and media consumption. You need the MS Office Suite for that? Tablets don't have keyboards because they don't need them, see time wasting and media consumption above, so the Surface ads all feature the dancing tablets with the click-on keyboards.

"No, no, no, professionals want tablets and need to do useful work on them", you say? I say, way too few pixels on the screen, which is too small, and oh, right, the Surface RT can't run real Windows programs anyway. "But, but there's a Surface Pro for that", you say? I say, for a $1000 I get get an Ultrabook or a MacBook Air which is what your Surface Pro mimics poorly at about that price with its keyboard attachment. Oh, and I don't like my tablets with fans anyway...
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August 11, 2013 2:30:20 PM

The sooner Microsoft will put up with non-x86 idea, the better.
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August 11, 2013 9:04:05 PM

Hopefully it will come with android preinstalled, with the option to download and install windows rt if you want.
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August 11, 2013 9:13:44 PM

Windows RT tablets should be priced below x86 based tablets and laptops - this is their downfall

On the other hand they should be priced above android because its much much more useful and powerful
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August 11, 2013 11:03:56 PM

cant see why people hate the rt, give it a go before you come spewing your uninformed "wisdom" under every win rt article on toms.
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August 11, 2013 11:04:09 PM

cant see why people hate the rt, give it a go before you come spewing your uninformed "wisdom" under every win rt article on toms.
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August 12, 2013 1:39:18 AM

Tegra 4 would be a huge improvement. However, MS must also work on cost inorder to promote more surface tablet sale.The price cut on the first gen RT had helped clear stock, so expecting that second gen RT is also close in price, perhaps max 400$ for a 32GB.
http://www.contus.com/windows-application-development.p...
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August 12, 2013 1:39:50 AM

Tegra 4 would be a huge improvement. However, MS must also work on cost inorder to promote more surface tablet sale.The price cut on the first gen RT had helped clear stock, so expecting that second gen RT is also close in price, perhaps max 400$ for a 32GB.
<a href="http://www.contus.com/windows-application-development.p...">Windows 8 Phone App Development</a>
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August 12, 2013 1:42:49 AM

Tegra 4 would be a huge improvement. However, MS must also work on cost inorder to promote more surface tablet sale.The price cut on the first gen RT had helped clear stock, so expecting that second gen RT is also close in price, perhaps max 400$ for a 32GB.
<a href="http://www.contus.com/windows-application-development.p...">Windows 8 Phone App Development</a>
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August 12, 2013 4:16:44 AM

Poor move Nvidia.
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August 12, 2013 7:25:53 AM

$200-250 pricepoint and it will succeed, anything else and peopel will jsut buy an android tab , magane to release it at sub $200 and they would not be able to keep em on the shelves
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August 18, 2013 1:21:51 PM

Typing on my SurfaceRT now. I have the Outlook app and I am very glad it is in Desktop mode. I do almost everything in Desktop mode and it bothers me when people assume that is not the "Modern" way. MS needs to get over their fixation with Metro and allow for a true Start menu and more Desktop apps. Nothing wrong with the OPTION of metro tiles, but there is a lot wrong with forcing people to have full screen apps that can only resize in preset intervals... how not modern...
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August 18, 2013 1:35:46 PM

Typing on my SurfaceRT now. I have the Outlook app and I am very glad it is in Desktop mode. I do almost everything in Desktop mode and it bothers me when people assume that is not the "Modern" way. MS needs to get over their fixation with Metro and allow for a true Start menu and more Desktop apps. Nothing wrong with the OPTION of metro tiles, but there is a lot wrong with forcing people to have full screen apps that can only resize in preset intervals... how not modern...
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