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Microsoft Is Shipping Surface Tablet Orders Already

By - Source: WPCentral | B 22 comments

In-demand tablet set for release on Friday.

Microsoft has commenced the shipment process for its Surface tablet that comes equipped with Windows RT.

With a few days to go until Microsoft’s Surface tablet officially launches on October 26, WPcentral has confirmed that customers have started to receive confirmation emails regarding their orders for the tablet being shipped.

Demand for Microsoft's Surface tablet has been unprecedented ever since the device's pre-orders commenced. A day after it began, the least-expensive variant of Surface sold out, while the two more expensive models followed a few days later.

Windows RT, however, consumes a considerable proportion from the tablet's storage capacity. The 32GB version seemingly has as much as 12GB less storage on the device due to the operating system, leaving users with 20GB of space to utilize.

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    Wolygon , October 24, 2012 12:55 PM
    Quote:
    The 32GB version seemingly has as much as 12GB less storage on the device due to the operating system, leaving users with 20GB of space to utilize.

    And once again you reiterate this misinformation. Let me quote someone from the comments of your other article.
    Quote:
    The source never stated 12 gigs was the install. The guy said after the OS, Office and "A bunch of apps you will be left with 20 GBs.

    http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/11kyja/iam_panos_panay_gm_of_microsoft_surface_amaa_ask/c6ndgfl

    Stop spreading LIES.
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    dimar , October 24, 2012 7:45 AM
    Any word on how good Adobe Flash support on Windows RT?
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    zybch , October 24, 2012 7:48 AM
    dimarAny word on how good Adobe Flash support on Windows RT?

    Really, who cares? Is IE10 doesn't support it I'm sure chrome or firefox for RT will offer it, unlike how those browsers have been hamstrung by apple on the iOS platform.
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    dimar , October 24, 2012 7:52 AM
    I care. I need good flash support on a tablet to read Marvel unlimited comics. It only works through a web browser, but Android browsers with flash installed can't handle it right.

    Desktop IE10 on PC has flash integrated just like Chrome.
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    killerclick , October 24, 2012 8:06 AM
    Looking at reviews, I'm not sure I'd get this even at a $199 fire sale. Gizmodo, WSY, NYT and the Verge panned it, while Engadget and Anandtech like it. Mix in the effect of Microsoft advertising money and it looks like Surface isn't really impressing anyone.
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    doive1231 , October 24, 2012 8:13 AM
    Or Apple's advertising money.
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    neiroatopelcc , October 24, 2012 8:32 AM
    not sure if the sold out thing is really that big a deal. Raspberry pi have consistently had a delivery time of serveral months - that better indicates demand (or poor production numbers)
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    JOSHSKORN , October 24, 2012 8:45 AM
    Legitimate Question: Can this thing run Crysis? Is it meant for gaming or just someone browsing the internet, checking E-mails and word processing?
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    psykhe , October 24, 2012 9:18 AM
    No.

    Not (only) because it is too slow, but because it does not run a real Windows OS - it is not Windows 8, it is Windows RT. Applications have to be made specifically for this one. Normal Windows applications are incompatible.

    That being said, there will likely be games for it eventually, but forget using it as laptop replacement for windows games.
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    Anonymous , October 24, 2012 9:33 AM
    [Legitimate Question: Can this thing run Crysis? Is it meant for gaming or just someone browsing the internet, checking E-mails and word processing?]

    Legitimate Answer: No it cannot run Crysis. It is meant for gaming for those who like Angry Birds. Yes, you can browse internet, check emails and edit office documents in it. Best part about the tablet is the addition of a cover keyboard, and ability to support various external devices (including hard drive) with the USB port. Worst part about it is you currently have very few apps that you can run so you better like Office as your main computing activities.
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    killerclick , October 24, 2012 9:38 AM
    droidmasterLegitimate Answer: No it cannot run Crysis.


    He's just Joshing with you.
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    ojas , October 24, 2012 12:00 PM
    dimarAny word on how good Adobe Flash support on Windows RT?

    See for yourself:
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6385/microsoft-surface-review
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6387/asus-vivotab-rt-review

    Quote:
    Windows RT, however, consumes a considerable proportion from the tablet's storage capacity. The 32GB version seemingly has as much as 12GB less storage on the device due to the operating system, leaving users with 20GB of space to utilize.

    WHAT THE HELL? Zak seriously. Does it HAVE to have a negative ending with anything non-Apple?
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    Wolygon , October 24, 2012 12:55 PM
    Quote:
    The 32GB version seemingly has as much as 12GB less storage on the device due to the operating system, leaving users with 20GB of space to utilize.

    And once again you reiterate this misinformation. Let me quote someone from the comments of your other article.
    Quote:
    The source never stated 12 gigs was the install. The guy said after the OS, Office and "A bunch of apps you will be left with 20 GBs.

    http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/11kyja/iam_panos_panay_gm_of_microsoft_surface_amaa_ask/c6ndgfl

    Stop spreading LIES.
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    john_4 , October 24, 2012 1:12 PM
    Good Luck with that. end sarcasm
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    bllue , October 24, 2012 1:33 PM
    After years of the same stuff we finally get something new and way better and everyone's lynching MS for it. It's like people hate Apple just because and when a company comes with something innovative it's unacceptable.
    WolygonAnd once again you reiterate this misinformation. Let me quote someone from the comments of your other article.http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comme [...] sk/c6ndgflStop spreading LIES.

    There's also the extra 7 GB free on SkyDrive which works on all devices (Mac, iOS, Android, etc). I believe you can have up to 100 GB , for a fee.
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    ikefu , October 24, 2012 2:18 PM
    I think the Surface is actually is actually a great thing for everyone seeing as its a solid and even innovative design that should push tablet makers with its competition.

    I'm holding out for the "Pro" that runs full windows. Being able to install full Windows programs would be epic for a tablet w/keyboard cover. Sooo much easier to pull out on airplanes to get work done, not to mention a tablet I could load some real games on (even if slightly older games).
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    hate machine , October 24, 2012 2:41 PM
    Zak IslamWindows RT, however, consumes a considerable proportion from the tablet's storage capacity. The 32GB version seemingly has as much as 12GB less storage on the device due to the operating system, leaving users with 20GB of space to utilize.


    You keep saying this on your Surface articles, you can say it as much as you want but it will never be true. The quote from Reddit said after "A bunch of apps" you will be left with 20 GBs.

    I wish I could filter out Zak Islam's posts. It used to be as easy as avoiding apple articles but now he posts about the competition and always throws a bash in there.
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    colson79 , October 24, 2012 3:01 PM
    I like this quote "Demand for Microsoft's Surface tablet has been unprecedented ever since the device's pre-orders commenced" unprecedented compared to what? Is he referring to other Microsoft products, because this happens every time Apple releases a new tablet or phone. I would selling out pre orders for a device is unprecedented.
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    bystander , October 24, 2012 3:20 PM
    hydac7I asked before and I will ask again : How many have they sold ? , 1 ? , 1 billion ? one and a half ? ...

    The are predicting about 5 million by the end of the year, so we can assume it is less than that.
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    GreaseMonkey_62 , October 24, 2012 5:10 PM
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    Any word on how good Adobe Flash support on Windows RT?

    With Adobe now abandoning Flash on Android, I'm guessing not good. I'm guessing it'll still run fine on the x86/x64 version of Windows 8.
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    Anonymous , October 24, 2012 6:01 PM
    Has anyone in Canada received a shipping notice yet? I've ordered one, did get the " too bad, we're not going to deliver.." email, followed by the "oops" one, but still no tracking/shipping info.
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