Windows 10 and Surface 3 – Turn to the dark side

With all the buzz of the Windows 10 launch a few weeks ago I decided that I wanted to experience it for myself, rather than throw it on a virtual machine on my Mac I decided that I’d replace my iPad Mini and opt for a Surface 3 for my light commuting and travel needs, the idea of a full OS on tablet was a huge draw. I even got a twitter mention from the official Microsoft account.

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Microsoft Surface RT, where are the hands on previews?

So the Microsoft Surface is available to pre-order at last, but one thing really concerns me. Where are the previews/reviews before I place an order? The only ‘reviews’ have been made with a very limited ‘touch and feel’ session at the Microsoft launch event a few months ago.

Apple do this also, but with Apple’s iOS you know what you’re getting, an OS with a few years behind it. With Microsoft RT it’s a much bigger gamble as no one really knows if it’s amazing or meh or how well or poorly it will cope on the Surface hardware.

I do wonder how many will take a +£400 pre-order gamble? I think less than Microsoft hope.

1993 – iPad 2, one of the most powerful computers in the world?

I just came across this on twitter, do you think could be true?

 

The iPad 2 in 1993 would be considered one of the top 30 most powerful computers on the planet  or equivalent Cray supercomputer from 1986.

 

Let’s see what was happening in 1993;

Computer Landmarks 1993.

  • Fifty World Wide Web servers are known to exist as of January.
  • Intel releases the Pentium Processor on March 22 1993. The processor is a 60 MHz processor, incorporates 3.2 million transistors and sells for $878.00.
  • The PC game DOOM by Id Software was released December 10, 1993.
  • Microsoft Windows 3.11, an update to Windows 3.1 is released December 31, 1993

 

What films were released in 1993?

  •  Jurassic Park
    Mrs. Doubtfire
    Mrs. Doubtfire
  •  Mrs. Doubtfire
  •  The Fugitive
  •  The Firm
  •  Sleepless in Seattle
  •  Indecent Proposal
  •  The Pelican Brief

 

Top selling Music in 1993.

 

Conclusion.

From a year that gave us Mr Blobby, Microsoft Windows 3.11 and Mr’s Doubtfire…. I conclude that the iPad 2 would indeed be viewed as one of the most powerful computers on the planet in 1993!