People's reactions to Surface?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Surface General Discussion' started by kayzee, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. kayzee

    kayzee Well-Known Member

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    Caught up with an old friend a couple of days ago, he's into gaming mostly, but also told me he had someone build a new PC for him. Anyway, I mentioned I had purchased a Surface and his only knowledge of it was, "Is that the one with the seperate keyboards?" [​IMG] didn't know anything about what it does or any kind of spec etc. Microsoft you're terrible at advertising (especially in the UK)
     
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    I had someone say to me: "Is that the clicky tablet?".

    I remember just before Christmas that silly advert with people jumping around was being constantly shown. I remember getting sick of it! A really bad advertising campaign that only showed the kickstand and the magical ability to hold the tablet upside down while holding onto the keyboard (I still haven't tried this).
     
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    I had both co-workers and most recently a flight attendant recognize that it was a Surface and they were impressed! They knew it by name and the flight attendant knew that I had the Pro and not RT.
     
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    Heck, when I walk into work with my Surface, I walk in dancing and doing the click sound. Everyone else wish they had one to join in the fun with me.
     
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    I get that a LOT. But its usually followed by something like "Those look really cool!" - then I realize MS might be onto something in their advertising. Sales is all about sex appeal. It can have all the best features, but if something else inferior, but sexy comes along, forget it...
     
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    HI guys im planning to buy a surface pro tomorrow in singaproe. is it still advisable to get one knowing that there's gonna be a surface 2 coming out? im kind of hesitant now because there might be a huge price drop once the surface 2 comes out
     
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    It definitely created a buzz around the product and for that the advert was good. But, it wasn't followed up with more informative adverts after the buzz around it had been created; adverts like this would have been great. For the Surface one advert was not enough!
    [video=youtube;l4wu8pm7FSg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4wu8pm7FSg[/video]

    I remember reading somewhere that Microsoft has over taken Apple as the company all the kids think is cool. Definitely helped by the Surface!
     
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    Definitely not here. Everyone complains about Microsoft, daily... I'm kinda sick of defending them tbh! Also, no one has a clue what Surface is. There's literally no point in saying that word, I just say "Microsoft tablet" now because I've just had to explain what the Surface is too many times!

    Very disappointed when I went to John Lewis the other day, one of only two physical shops you can buy Surface from in the UK. There was no Surface there, which was confusing, although I've seen it in a different John Lewis shop. The Apple section was 150% the size of everything Windows related. The Windows stuff was shoved in the back corner, with no one looking. If things carry on like this I see Apple hardware overtaking Microsoft in a few years.
     
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    Really? As in the roles are reversed where Windows PCs are no longer dominant but those by Apple are?!

    Nothing is impossible, but I certainly don't see that "in a few years."
     
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    Maybe not in the business world, but consumers simply don't 'want' Microsoft products... Apple Mac's are beautiful and cool, and something to show off, and it's what people want! I guess the biggest barrier is still the price.
     
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    Actually we DON'T know there will be a Surface 2. Microsoft never mentioned it even once during their entire Build Conference.
     
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    Apple's advantage over Microsoft is that Apple understands most people are technology IDIOTS and designs their products for them. Microsoft assumes people have some small bit of technical understanding, which is a mistake.
     

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