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    QOTW: Apple iPad Air 2 or Microsoft Surface 3?

    With two industry giants vying for your attention, which do you believe to be the better choice?
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    Re: QOTW: Apple iPad Air 2 or Microsoft Surface 3?

    Where's the slew of Android options that are better than both of them?
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    Re: QOTW: Apple iPad Air 2 or Microsoft Surface 3?

    Toshiba Satellite Click Mini and a stack of £20s?

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    Re: QOTW: Apple iPad Air 2 or Microsoft Surface 3?

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Where's the slew of Android options that are better than both of them?
    The Surface beats both Android an the iPad as it's a real PC with a proper operating system.

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    Re: QOTW: Apple iPad Air 2 or Microsoft Surface 3?

    shaithis: exactly. Laptop does my mobile computing (Dell XPS 13 and is wonderful and light), tablet is for holiday media consumption (books, magazines & films) , quick browsing and phone does the phone calls. Give me 8" android tablet with Full HD screen and micro-sd slot and that is all I need.

    The problem is that android has been limited on capacity of micro-sd (not sure if still true).

    Plus with android I get to play with cyanogenmod - thereby satisfying my inner geek.

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    Re: QOTW: Apple iPad Air 2 or Microsoft Surface 3?

    Quote Originally Posted by cjs150 View Post
    shaithis: exactly. Laptop does my mobile computing (Dell XPS 13 and is wonderful and light), tablet is for holiday media consumption (books, magazines & films) , quick browsing and phone does the phone calls. Give me 8" android tablet with Full HD screen and micro-sd slot and that is all I need.

    The problem is that android has been limited on capacity of micro-sd (not sure if still true).

    Plus with android I get to play with cyanogenmod - thereby satisfying my inner geek.
    Cyanogenmod has been pants for the past year or so. When I used to put Cyanogenmod on my S2, it felt like a new OS by Samsung. New ones are really quite buggy from experience.

    I'd personally go surface, since the pen is super handy as a student for doing work on PDF versions of textbooks on the go, without having to carry around loads of paper.
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    Re: QOTW: Apple iPad Air 2 or Microsoft Surface 3?

    Would go surface out of the 2, with that I have just bought an onda v820w which is andriod/windows dual boot which is the best solution in my eyes (dual booting that is).

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    Re: QOTW: Apple iPad Air 2 or Microsoft Surface 3?

    Out of those two, the Surface by a country mile. In reality for me, neither. I prefer a proper laptop with a decent keyboard and separate smaller android tablet for sofa browsing or keeping me entertained whilst on the move.

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    Re: QOTW: Apple iPad Air 2 or Microsoft Surface 3?

    Depends whose infrastructure you want to buy into. Microsoft are late to the game, and are only apparantly offering the one GUI.

    Apple sell a product which works seamlessly with its other products, and is probably less untrustworthy than Google or MS. So if you can afford it, buy Apple. If you can't, go Android or surface. If you aren't bothered about integration, then Google offers the best cross platform collaborative tools with Google docs. If you need to interact with exchange, then it will be MS surface.

    Basically look at the functionality requirements and choose the platform that most closely meets them within your budget.
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    Re: QOTW: Apple iPad Air 2 or Microsoft Surface 3?

    No problem. I choose Surface 3. Most people cannot do their jobs with iPad, except such as presentations, entertainments, communications.

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    Re: QOTW: Apple iPad Air 2 or Microsoft Surface 3?

    I can't do my hobbies with an ipad let alone my job. Is it easy to print fro android or ipad yet? On my £80 win8.1 tablet you jut add orinter, it sees any network printers, and err prints. Last time I tried it on android the hoops were many.

    Windows tablets lay well with windows phones, laptops, etc. They can also play well with android and apple kit, an example is that I assume iTunes can be run on the surface.

    Hobby wise I run serial adapters from the win tablet, and it works with just about every digital camera that's out there, I don't need lots of apps because it deals well with the internet, and handles most windows software, sometimes badly, but better than any other device.

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    Re: QOTW: Apple iPad Air 2 or Microsoft Surface 3?

    Tablets are on the way out.

    Now that ultra books are becoming powerful there is to many drawbacks with them.

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    Re: QOTW: Apple iPad Air 2 or Microsoft Surface 3?

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    The Surface beats both Android an the iPad as it's a real PC with a proper operating system.
    No it isn't, it's a an overweight tablet wanna-be PC with a schizoid OS that doesn't do anything particularly well because it tried to be jack-of-all-trades.
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    Re: QOTW: Apple iPad Air 2 or Microsoft Surface 3?

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Where's the slew of Android options that are better than both of them?
    Can you show me an Android tablet that runs Photoshop? (Apart of course from the £1200 Cintiq Hybrid that acts as a PC display). Otherwise, it would have to be the Surface.

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    Re: QOTW: Apple iPad Air 2 or Microsoft Surface 3?

    Our sales force has used iPads for years now and we are finally able to get rid of them by moving them over to a Surface Pro 3 and replacing the iPads & laptops in one go. So pleased about this as the iPads are such a pain to try and support.

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    Re: QOTW: Apple iPad Air 2 or Microsoft Surface 3?

    Surface all the way, baby!

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