Guys, you can't seriously raise the Transformer Prime antenna on one side of the argument and the iPhone 4 antenna on the other. Both companies decided they wanted more metal showing, it reduced reception ever so slightly in low-reception situations, and both pretended that it wasn't a design fault. Um.
So, yeah, for the poll to make sense, we're talking about the Surface RT, because the Surface Pro is at the pricepoint of the Macbook Air and Asus Zenbook or Transformer Book.
I voted Transformer Prime, but I'm not really sure about that. The Surface RT seems to be the better device in every possible way, including the OS. The design seems more self-consistent, even if it has this impractical requirement of a desk or table to use the keyboard, and it's prettier. The OS has windowing and a reasonable application switcher, along with a visual design that could be described as "bold and timeless" and a UI paradigm that avoids the incoherence of Android's while having more functionality than iOS.
The limitations on software that can be run under the RT environment - Microsoft-approved apps that contain no GPL code and (presumably) don't duplicate core functionality - are extremely strict, and a machine without a file manager and office suite doesn't qualify as being a "real computer" any more than the iPad (and slightly less than Android does.)
I use Linux now because it's a better OS than Windows, despite having jack all for enduser applications. Android vs. Windows RT is the other way around. I don't honestly know which way I'd go with that.
Iranon wrote:Not sure how pleasant to use that "keyboard" going to be, existence of a "touchpad" seems strange and it may well feel cheap and horrible... we'll see.
The trackpad is for moving the cursor while typing. That's why it's so absurdly small. It's not intended as the primary pointing device when docked.
Endless Mike wrote:(there were comments from MS that both models are using the same battery).
The battery capacities were released at the event (and the Pro's really is larger, by 10 wh.) What we don't know is the battery life
that computes to with this hardware and under the Windows 8 and RT operating systems, which are still relative unknowns.