Microsoft commits to Surface, offers 4.5 years of support

Rick

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If you've refrained from buying a Surface tablet due to fears it would disappear like The Kin, then it may now be time to reconsider. It appears Surface RT tablet owners will receive four and a half years of "mainstream"...

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misor

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Since windows surface rt is arm-based, the hardware upgrade path is limited; a user can add a (micro)sd card for extra storage but no arm processor upgrade.

maybe a windows surface pro user can choose to upgrade processor (after the warranty expires) which will make the sturdy windows surface pro a better device at the beginning and in the long run.
 

cliffordcooley

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If you've refrained from buying a Surface tablet due to fears it would disappear like The Kin
As far as I'm concerned Microsoft is burning a bridge with Windows 7 support. I couldn't care less what kind of commitment they give Windows Surface. I bought Windows 7 not Windows surface. I'm not going to expect any better support out of their next line of products.
 

Chazz

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If you've refrained from buying a Surface tablet due to fears it would disappear like The Kin
As far as I'm concerned Microsoft is burning a bridge with Windows 7 support. I couldn't care less what kind of commitment they give Windows Surface. I bought Windows 7 not Windows surface. I'm not going to expect any better support out of their next line of products.

Out of curiosity, what negative support did you experience? Or are you referring to no service pack 2?
 
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Or was it Microsoft's decision to not put out Direct X 11.1 for it?
 

OortCloud

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It's a really bad sign when a product just released is already talking about how long it will be supported. Unhappy times at Microsoft!
 
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M$ has support? I thought once you forget you password you're most likely screwed.