Bellevue, WA 12月1日 土曜日

朝から曇り、薄日、曇り

シアトルダウンタウンのLolaでブランチでした。Nordstromで結局、2,000ドルの革のジャケットを購入してしまいました。鹿の皮ですが、ものすごくいい質感とデザインです。イタリアのメーカーが作っているのですが、アメリカのものとはやはり違いますね。アメリカ製の革のジャケットですと、500ドル前後が相場ですので、全くの別物と言えます。

夜は、ベルビュークラブで2,000mスイム。気持ちよかったです。夜は自宅で和夕食。伊勢丹で買ってきた魚沼産こしひかり、美味しいです。暖炉の火を入れて暖かく過ごしています。

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文鎮(ぶんちん)にしかならない、Microsoft Surface Pro pricing to start at $899

Surface Pro このスペックとこの冴えないデザインでは誰も買わないでしょう。発売前から一目瞭然の大失敗作、また一つ。懲りないですね、この会社は。

バッテリーは3ー4時間しか持たない
プロはRTの1.5倍の厚さで、鉄アレイのような重さ
オフィスは入っていません

何だ、これ?って感じです。
同程度のパソコンを買うなら、Mac Book Airを買いましょう。
同程度で遥かに性能が良く価格も安いのは、Kindle Fire。高くても良ければiPadですね。iPad Miniは駄目ですね。

Microsoft has just announced its pricing for the Surface Pro tablet, which will be available in January. The prices are:

64GB standalone version at $899

128GB standalone version at $999

Both versions of the Surface for Windows 8 Pro (as it’s formally called) will include a Surface pen. The Touch and Type covers — the thin keyboards/covers that attach to the Surface magnetically — will be sold separately. (The Touch Cover — the thinner of the two — is being sold for $120; the Type Cover — the minutely thicker cover with traditional keyboard feel — is being sold for $130.)
The Surface Pro is the version of Microsoft’s Surface tablet that runs on Intel chips. It runs Windows 8 and will be backwards compatible with legacy apps for Windows.

The version of the Surface tablet that’s available for sale now is the Surface RT, which runs Windows RT, a variant of Windows 8 that’s designed for devices using ARM-based processors. It does not support legacy apps. It’s positioned as a competitor to tablets such as the iPad.

The pricing of the Surface Pro is generally in line with what was expected, given that Microsoft execs have said it would be priced comparably to ultrabooks. Microsoft is positioning the Surface Pro as both a full PC and a tablet.

Update 1:55 p.m.:

Here’s some more information about the Surface Pro:

It will have about half the battery life of the Surface RT, according to a tweet the Surface team sent a Twitter user. That means the Pro version should have a battery life of about four to five hours. The tweet on battery life was noticed by Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet, who also writes that the lower battery life is because the Pro uses the Intel “Ivy Bridge” (generation 3) Core i5 processor rather than the lower-power-consumption Atom/Clover Trail processor or the fourth-generation Core Haswell.

Surface Pro will not come with Office pre-installed. (Surface RT has a version of Office — Office for Windows RT — preinstalled.) In that way, it’s like any other Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro device which also typically don’t come with Office pre-installed. Rather, the user buys a copy of Office and installs it on their device, as they can with the Surface Pro via the Windows Store.

The spec sheet comparing the Surface Pro and Surface RT can be found here.

Help Me Choose

Surface with Windows RT
Starting at $499

Buy now

Surface with Windows 8 Pro
Starting at $899

Coming soon

Operating System
Surface with Windows RT

Windows RT is an exciting new version of Microsoft Windows that is built to run on ARM-based tablets and PCs. Works exclusively with apps available in the Windows Store.

Surface with Windows 8 Pro

Runs current Windows 7 desktop applications and integrates with your existing enterprise management infrastructure. Use the programs and the apps available in the Windows Store.

Productivity
Surface with Windows RT

Get more done with up to 8 hours of battery life. Surface with Windows RT comes installed with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview 1.

Surface with Windows 8 Pro

Surface with Windows 8 Pro supports the full Office experience. Run Outlook, Word, SharePoint Designer, PowerPoint and more. Surface with Windows 8 Pro can run all of the applications that you’ve used on previous version of Windows.

Applications
Surface with Windows RT

Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview1, (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote); Windows Mail and Messaging; SkyDrive; Internet Explorer 10; Bing; Xbox Music, Video, and Games.

Surface with Windows 8 Pro

Windows Mail and Messaging; SkyDrive; Internet Explorer 10; Bing; Xbox Music, Video, and Games.

Security
Surface with Windows RT

Surface with Windows RT features device encryption and comes with Windows Defender.

Surface with Windows 8 Pro

Surface with Windows 8 Pro includes application and security policy control with AppLocker and Group Policy, enhanced data protection capabilities using BitLocker technology, as well as compatibility with third party security, management, and monitoring applications.

Connectivity
Surface with Windows RT

Always connected, even when in standby mode. Connected standby keeps apps up-to-date.

Surface with Windows 8 Pro

Connectivity off when hibernating/sleeping to preserve battery.

Thinness
Surface with Windows RT

9.30mm

Surface with Windows 8 Pro

13.5mm

Weight
Surface with Windows RT

1.5lbs

Surface with Windows 8 Pro

2.0lbs

Battery
Surface with Windows RT

31.5 W-h

Surface with Windows 8 Pro

42 W-h

Storage
Surface with Windows RT

32GB, 64GB 2

Surface with Windows 8 Pro

64GB, 128GB

Screen
Surface with Windows RT

10.6”, 16:9, 1366×768

Surface with Windows 8 Pro

10.6”, 16:9, 1920×1080

Ports
Surface with Windows RT

Stereo speakers
Full-size USB 2.0
microSDXC card slot
Headset jack
HD video out port
Cover port

Surface with Windows 8 Pro

Stereo speakers
Full-size USB 3.0
microSDXC card slot
Headset jack
Mini DisplayPort
Cover port

HND LAX SEA

今の会社も今日、11月30日金曜日で最終日でした。一旦帰宅後に、新宿伊勢丹で買い物、パッキング。慌ててて金曜日(土曜の0:30)の羽田発のフライトでシアトルに飛び、先ほどベルビューの自宅に到着しました。

デルタ航空羽田発のRed Eye便は機内食が酷いものがあります。今回も宇宙食かペットフードのような固形物が加熱されて配られました。犬猫も食べないような酷い味でした。デルタ航空の社長様はこの固形物を試食したことがあるのでしょうか?

この便の機内食が宇宙食であることは知っていましたので、羽田空港のデルタ航空のラウンジでおにぎりを沢山もらっておきましたので、それを食べました。鮭、佃煮。

LAは珍しく雨。でも気温が高いですね。そしてアラスカ航空便でシアトル。シアトルは相変わらずの大雨でした。