That 64 GB, $800 Microsoft Surface Pro you plan on buying next week? Maybe you should temper your storage expectations a bit, as the base model actually only allots 23 GB of that space for use. The larger 128 GB version offers a bit more space at 83 GB, but is still losing a massive 45 GB of space to the full Windows 8 operating system and various included applications.
Surface Pro Available Storage Space | Daring Fireball
A company spokesperson has confirmed to The Verge that the 64GB edition of Surface Pro will have 23GB of free storage out of the box. The 128GB model will have 83GB of free storage. It appears that the Windows 8 install, built-in apps, and a recovery partition will make up the 41GB total on the base Surface Pro model.
64 GB Surface Pro will only have 23 GB free | Marco.org
突如発表された 128 GB iPad | maclalala2
グーグル、タブレットでアップル逆転 低価格武器に | 日本経済新聞
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The Panasonic Toughpad Press Conference | LOOK, ROBOT
I think Panasonic has invented a new kind of pixel. A bendy pixel. I don’t understand. What does PPI stand for? What am I doing with my life? Why am I here in this basement in Munich at the age of 26 staring at a man fire a laser pointer at a graph? How did this happen? I wanted to be a Sky Pirate. I don’t understand any of this.
Earliest known photos of an Apple iPad prototype | Network World
During the course of the deposition, Ive at one point is shown photos of a three-dimensional mockup of a tablet that Apple produced as part of the discovery process. It’s referred to as the 035 mockup or prototype.
Early photos of iPad prototype | The Loop
Apple “035 Prototype” | Ben Kessler
It’s not all too surprising to think that Steve Jobs and his teams at Apple were dreaming up the iPad nearly 10 years ago. What is surprising however is that Jony Ive designed and built a prototype as early as 2002, simply codenamed “035”.
This revelation was made by Network World while digging up documents from a deposition of Jony Ive conducted by Samsung in 2011. BuzzFeed later got their hands on full color photos of the prototype as you can see above.
Not only is it incredible how large the iPad would have been based on the available technology in 2002, but the fact that it probably would have been a miserable failure. The fact that Apple held onto the product and continued to innovate until the official iPad unveiling in 2010 goes to show that timing is half the battle.
Why Microsoft Should Screw Its Hardware Partners | Wired.com
Mat Honan が Gizmodo 以外で書いている！
Microsoft’s biggest consumer success over the past decade has been Xbox. It needs to replicate that success, and the only way it can be assured of doing that, at least in the short term, is to screw its hardware partners.
Surface by Microsoft | YouTube
Microsoft Surface tablet | kottke.org
I’m just now catching up on the news about the new Microsoft Surface. Reactions seem mixed, tilting slightly positive or at least hopeful. People seem to want to believe Microsoft can pull this off and that’s understandable — competition is good, and right now, the iPad has no competition. My hunch is that whatever tablet Google announces shortly will be more of a Kindle Fire competitor than an iPad competitor. This Surface is a full-on iPad competitor.
On the surface — see what I did there? — the thing seems compelling. It’s a tablet that runs Windows, and Office, and has a keyboard. There’s no denying that the keyboard/cover hybrid is a smart thing to try.
Two years ago, I think this thing would have been pretty competitive. Today? Color me very skeptical.
Why Microsoft’s Surface Tablet Shames the PC Industry | Businessweek
Surface is going to require some explanation, and it’s probably going to be more impressive if you see it in person. Microsoft’s own chain of Apple Store-like retail establishments will be the only place you’ll be able to try it out; all of a sudden, the notion of Microsoft ramping up the quantity of stores to Apple-like numbers doesn’t sound quite so whacko.
That weapon is Microsoft Surface. And it is beautiful. Beautiful and functional and simple and honest. Surface just bumped the MacBook Air and the iPad to the back seat…
Microsoft’s Not Competing With the iPad — Not Entirely | NYTimes.com
Microsoft’s answer to this question seems to be: “Of course you can!” The new Surface runs Windows — either a lightweight, tablet-friendly Windows RT version or the original gangster Windows 8. It has a keyboard. The Pro version has a stylus.
Surface: Between a Rock and a Hardware Place | Daring Fireball