what to do in the next 2 weeks?

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  1. ultra99

    ultra99 New Member

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    I'm about to buy the Surface Pro n the next 2 weeks, but from all the speculations and talk around I don't know what to do. Should I go for it or is there anything coming up?
     
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    To what speculation and talk are you referring? What's holding you back?
     
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    kristalsoldier Well-Known Member

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    In the tech world, isn't there something always coming up? If not in 2 weeks, in 2 months, or in 6 months?
     
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    Speculations around here, to be honest. Couldn't find any information on the Web. I know there's always something around the corner, but wondered if there any announcements of any kind in the coming 2-4 weeks max.

    I think I'll just get the Pro and live with it. But it'd be extremely annoying to see Haswell Surface pops out. I just don't like how the pen is placed. 5hrs battery for me is OK for me... I think..
     
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    Go for it, you'll always be waiting otherwise! The main rumour atm seems to be for a Surface Mini (around 7" or 8") so think about what you want... is that too small? Then it's probably not worth you waiting away.
     
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    wow, this is news to me, 7" or 8", nah not my type! Guess I'll go for the Pro now. They have a nice bundle atm for $1,138. I think it's a good deal.
     
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    I went a different route as I'm expecting spring 2014 to see some Windows 8 tablet powered like the Pro but lighter and longer battery. So I bought my Pro on ebay about 2 months ago for $775 and that included the better keyboard and an extra charger. I feel like next spring/summer I'll still be able to get $500-$700 on it on ebay and not really lose out. But if I had dropped the $1100-$1200 and then struggled next spring to get $700 back that would have been a tough pill to swallow for me.
     
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    Don't hold your breath waiting for a Haswell SP. No time soon if ever.

    However, there are competing non-Haswell devices such as the Sony Duo ($1200 - on sale at BestBuy) and Haswell devices such as the Dell XPS 11 ($1200+?) and Samsung ATIV Q ($1500) you may wish to consider as well before pulling the trigger on a SP. Sony Duo out now, ATIV Q very soon and XPS 11 at the holidays.

    ** Sony Duo is same price as SP 128, has 2 GB more ram, 1920 x 1080 11.6 inch ips screen, full backlit keyboard and 2 usb 3.0 ports and a pen. Unless you are in love with the SP design, this is a better bit of kit for the same money (too bad isn't Haswell, c'mon Sony!). It does weigh about .4 pounds more if that's a big deal. It's devices like this that tell me MS needs to cut their price on the SP or include the keyboard and a year of Office. Right now, for the same money this is clearly a better device.
     
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    I kinda had the same thoughts but I just bought the 256GB version and doubt I'll look back. I'd say go for it if you like the product.
     
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    Check this out:

    Sony VAIO SVD1121BPXB Ultrabook/Tablet - 11.6" - Intel Core i7 1.90 GHz - Black - product details - Bing Shopping

    It's under $900, free shipping, i7 & 8 GB RAM & 256 GB SSD
     
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    Well the point Telstar1948 is trying to make, I think, is that there are some nice UltraBooks out there that might do better at the same price point.
     

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