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    User experiences between Surface RT and Surface Pro

    Hmm ok, need to check that, I would be looking at using virtual box and one of the appliances from the oracle site. I can cut it down and remove the developer tools and just leave me with 11g database only. Any reason why you couldn't stick the vm on a USB key or other external storage? I...
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    User experiences between Surface RT and Surface Pro

    Hi Russ Going to try and answer your question, which is a good one. An iPad and a surface together would be the same weight roughly of a normal run of the mill laptop, don't include ultra books in this category. So the weight would be doable. You have to remember that I have had a iPad since...
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    Hi - New UK Pro User

    Thanks for the replies, seems to me that under £1000 will basically cover the pro purchase, just need to see if MS will adjust the pricing for the UK release or if it would be better to just get one shipped from the States. Still seems to be a rumour that late march will see a release date and...
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    User experiences between Surface RT and Surface Pro

    Ok, thanks for the info, I will try and explain my reasoning behind this and people can tear me down if I am talking junk. My understanding is that wp8 is optimised for touch and a lot of people prefer to use it using a touch screen. I don't have any hardware at home, so I have no external...
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    User experiences between Surface RT and Surface Pro

    Yeah I know what you mean, I loved the keyboard on the thinkpads, and build wise they were the best but expensive. I keep on reading all the reviews for the Pro, nothing negative, getting hard to resist ordering one from the states ATM. I did look at the carbon, cannot remember why I dismissed...
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    User experiences between Surface RT and Surface Pro

    Thanks for the link again. Kind of ironic I have used a few thinkpads over the years. To put in context the 1st thinkpad I bought cost me £8000, anyone want to guess how many years ago that was. The prob, that I have with the helix, is no release date, price is extremely expensive for what it...
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    Hi - New UK Pro User

    Hi TJ Glad to hear your happy with your PRO, Got to ask, if you don't mind, I also live in the UK and are waiting for the UK release, how much did it cost you to ship it from the US, you can pm me if you like. I also work with SQL databases and that Would be its primary purpose so really...
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    User experiences between Surface RT and Surface Pro

    Thanks guys, this has put a few issues that I had to rest. My main use for the Pro is as a laptop replacement, I am rarely home and always travelling, and even so I have no network at home or even a desktop. So the Pro would be my main and only machine. I already have 3 phones including 2...
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    User experiences between Surface RT and Surface Pro

    Has anyone upgraded from RT to Pro, I took the opportunity today to test out a RT in a UK store today and was really disappointed. Maybe my expectations were too high, a friend of mine has a Samsung slate 7, which he put windows 8 on, and that is really good to use. I found that RT was...
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    Hi

    Thanks for the reply, I think the helix is out of my price range, if I was going to pay that amount of money, asus would be another company I would consider. As long as these prices that I have seen are correct. Lenovo Thinkpad Helix – Core i5-3317U, 4GB, 128GB SSD. 3G/UMTS, Windows 8 Pro...
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    Hi guys, Took me a while, but glad I have found somewhere where hopefully I can interact with fellow/aspiring surface owners. Nice to be here btw. Got a question, Living in the uk, I know that the surface pro isn't available in the uk yet, and no definite release date so far, but I...

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