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Microsoft Is Shipping Surface Tablet Orders Already

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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  • dimar
    Any word on how good Adobe Flash support on Windows RT?
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  • zybch
    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
    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
    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
    Or Apple's advertising money.
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  • neiroatopelcc
    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
    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
    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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  • 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
    droidmasterLegitimate Answer: No it cannot run Crysis.
    He's just Joshing with you.
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