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[Microsoft] Microsoft Store - Asus VivoTab RT $399

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Nov 28, 2009
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Don't start that again. This is a hot price, I was wondering why they didn't drop it for Black Friday. I wouldn't expect the price to go lower than this even for a Boxing Day sale.
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Oct 18, 2012
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Yragorn wrote:
Dec 5th, 2012 9:06 pm
Ugh, Y u no store in montreal... :(
Quebec is a nightmare for businesses to enter.
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well then, i'll be moving out of QC once i graduate from university...
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Dec 12, 2003
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Thanks OP. I picked up 2 at 399. Windows on a tablet+keyboard+usb port+extra battery...mmmm...more productivity than Android or iOS. I know it's not x86 which is obviously better, but it's also not $1000.

Customer rep in store said once it's sold out at this price, it will be back to the regular $599.
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Dec 3, 2009
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While its a great deal and my first reaction was to get one, I thought about it and I don't want or need this device.

I want a Surface like design and I need a Surface Pro x86 based tablet... So my choice is pretty obvious.
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disolitude wrote:
Dec 5th, 2012 9:53 pm
While its a great deal and my first reaction was to get one, I thought about it and I don't want or need this device.

I want a Surface like design and I need a Surface Pro x86 based tablet... So my choice is pretty obvious.
That was my thought initially mainly because I wanted it for work, but then I thought why pay double for a pro device when this may be sufficient... Because of this I made the purchase knowing I have till Jan 31 to return it if it doesn't meet my work needs.
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Feb 10, 2012
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Why no Store in Ottawa? :cry:
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Sep 20, 2011
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So the only store selling this in Toronto is the MS store? Any opportunities for PM?
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Seems like a pretty fair review here: http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/26/asus ... rt-review/

Those who are concerned about running old x86 apps might want to take note of this comment from the review: "Really, though, we imagine the only x86 app many consumers want is Office, which comes installed on every Windows RT tablet, anyway.".

I haven't tried this device, but I have tried the Surface. For me, one of the greatest advantages over other tablets is that Windows RT supports multiple user accounts. This means that if you are going to share this then your wife and kids can have their own accounts on it, with their own settings ... just like in Windows. Also, it can sync settings with Win 8 Pro. So I run Win 8 Pro/Office 2013 on my desktop and as soon as I logged in to the Surface with this account my desktop most settings were synced - browser favourites/remembered passwords, the recent documents list from the Office apps were populated (the ones I'd opened from my desktop), etc. Amazing how quickly you became productive on this "new" device (once you get past all the updates, lol).

-GT
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Jun 15, 2010
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Looks like I will be hitting Yorkdale store tomorrow. This is perfect. :)
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TheRed wrote:
Dec 5th, 2012 7:07 pm
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I wonder if it will be cheaper in US. Does anyone know if this tablet comes with proper english keyboard or bilingual crap?
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GT!! wrote:
Dec 5th, 2012 10:26 pm
Seems like a pretty fair review here: http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/26/asus ... rt-review/

Those who are concerned about running old x86 apps might want to take note of this comment from the review: "Really, though, we imagine the only x86 app many consumers want is Office, which comes installed on every Windows RT tablet, anyway.".

I haven't tried this device, but I have tried the Surface. For me, one of the greatest advantages over other tablets is that Windows RT supports multiple user accounts. This means that if you are going to share this then your wife and kids can have their own accounts on it, with their own settings ... just like in Windows. Also, it can sync settings with Win 8 Pro. So I run Win 8 Pro/Office 2013 on my desktop and as soon as I logged in to the Surface with this account my desktop most settings were synced - browser favourites/remembered passwords, the recent documents list from the Office apps were populated (the ones I'd opened from my desktop), etc. Amazing how quickly you became productive on this "new" device (once you get past all the updates, lol).

-GT
Really ? Same argument that for many consumers, OpenOffice or google/microsoft's online version is more than enough.
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andriykoua wrote:
Dec 5th, 2012 10:29 pm
I wonder if it will be cheaper in US. Does anyone know if this tablet comes with proper english keyboard or bilingual crap?
Looks like it the proper English keyboard
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inn0c3nt wrote:
Dec 5th, 2012 10:36 pm
Looks like it the proper English keyboard
Awesome, can you please post the picture of the keyboard? How are you liking the tablet?
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chimp wrote:
Dec 5th, 2012 10:31 pm
Really ? Same argument that for many consumers, OpenOffice or google/microsoft's online version is more than enough.
I agree, I use OpenOffice OfficeSuite on my TF101 and it works just as good. I barely use MS Word on Notebook anymore since I type all my notes on my Tablet.
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