Today I have with me a Microsoft Surface tablet with Windows RT which starts at $519.00 Cdn for the tablet only.
The keyboard is an extra $100. It uses a magnetically attached power supply and keyboard, has 32GB of storage, USB 2, HD video and an ARM based processor. There are 2 versions of this tablet. This one has an ARM processor and will only run Windows RT which ONLY runs apps that are at the app store. The other version that comes with windows 8 pro has an i5 processor and will run ANY windows program.
It is a full computer so you would call it a tablet pc as opposed to a tablet.
Considering the price you may want to go to the Med IT store and look at a Toshiba or ASUS tablet for less.
This is an infomercial that was done for "Talk Like a Pirate Day" on Sept 19th 2012:
Ahoy! Matey’s Ken Davison Med IT
This be a picture o’ t’ screen on a $500 5 moon old bilge rat from HP wi’ a disk that heaved to. In order t’ get this repaired under warranty ye’ll want to start wit’ some grog then ye will be havin t’ contact HP via online chat, figure ou’ how t’ run this diagnostic test, give them t’ 24 digit failure ID, wait up t’ 48 hrs fer them t’ call ye t’ get yer credit card as collateral, receive t’ new drive, remove t’ old one, install t’ new one, reinstall windows (ye’ll need yer windows disk) move yer data back (if ye be havin aftup) then send t’ old drive back. This will take about 2 hours or more an’ yo ll be loaded to the gunalls by then. Be t’ cheap computer worth it? Med IT recommends this beauty instead, a Toshiba Tecra which comes wi’ a 3 voyage warranty on accoun’ o’ in t’ electronics field warranty is aprx = t’ life expectancy. 2 other lesson t’ learns here be that a new computer don’ mean it won’t fail and make sure ye have aftup.
This is a picture of a failed hard drive test on a 5 month old HP 2000 laptop. The laptop sells for $499 at Best Buy. Yes the drive is covered under warranty but first you have to run this diagnostic test and get the error code, then contact HP via online chat, next they will call you in 24 to 48 hrs to take your credit card number as collateral. Then they send you the hard drive with instructions on how to replace it. Once that is done you have to take the old one to the courier and send it back. So was the price of the computer worth it? You’ve taken up at least 1.5 hours of your time and your computer is down for a week.
Buy a computer with a 3 year warranty, like this Toshiba Tecra, so that you get better quality and save the aggravation.
Another lesson here is that a new computer doesn’t mean you can stop doing backups.
I’m happy to announce that at the beginning of April, 550,000 macs had been infected with a Trojan malware called Flashback through a security hole that apple was aware of for several months.
Apple has since supplied an update to fix the problem. Also, Sophos (a company that supplies AV) analyzed 100,000 Macs and found 1 in 36 had Malware and that 1 in 5 had windows malware which could infect windows machines. So make sure you have AV on your Mac too.
So, you are driving along in your nice new red car from Kevin. You stop at the light and notice a hub cab laying there so you pick it up, rip off one of yours and throw it on. Well, it doesn’t match the rest, but you think you’ll try it out for a while. As you are driving along you notice an engine on the side of the road so you pick It up… cool it’s a 3.8 L Ford engine. Next you see a nice mag rim so you grab that too. Then at the next light there is an airfoil, well its green and too wide for your car but you pick it up too. You get back home, and you and your buddy throw these parts on and off you go. Well now that airfoil whistles, the mag rim was a 15” and your originals were 13”. Well you won’t do this with your car, and you probably aren’t surprised at the results. So why are you surprised when your computer becomes cranky when you add things to it.
And why are you annoyed that they won’t cover it under warranty.