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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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.
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
- The Fugitive
- The Firm
- Sleepless in Seattle
- Indecent Proposal
- The Pelican Brief
Top selling Music in 1993.
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!