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Microsoft SURFACE v. Apple I-PAD

For discussion about electronic reading devices and related issues (pricing, formatting, accessories, comparisons, etc.)
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Microsoft SURFACE v. Apple I-PAD

Postby wendy » Thu December 12th, 2013, 2:10 pm

I recently bought a Surface and it's awesome! Whereas the I-pad is basically a large I-phone, the Surface is a mini computer than does all the things my desk top does but much better, quicker, and lighter than a lap top. It's a must for travelling writers! How did I ever manage before? Any one else out there loving it too?
Wendy K. Perriman
Fire on Dark Water (Penguin, 2011)

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu December 12th, 2013, 3:34 pm

I got an Asus Vivo. Loving it! I always wished that my silly little notebook had a keyboard that separated from the screen (and with the vivo tablet, I just ordered a separate bluetooth keyboard (altho of course it has the screen-tap one which seems to be the new standard). And it runs Word, which is really the important thing; I can write anywhere. And it fits in my purse.

Basically a moveable computer.


Postby annis » Fri December 13th, 2013, 8:35 pm

I don't have any problem doing anything on my iPad mini that I can do on my desktop. I have Pages (which means I can start a doc on any of my Apple devices and continue working on it on any other one - iPad, desktop, laptop, iPhone etc) and have a solar-powered wireless keyboard which at the tap of a key can also connect to any of my Apple devices.
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