Surface with Windows RT, 32 GB: $499
Surface with Windows RT, 32 GB with Black Touch Cover: $599
Surface with Windows RT, 64 GB with Black Touch Cover: $699
Surface Touch Cover (white, red, black, cyan, or pink): $120
Surface Type Cover: $130
Initial reactions? To high?
Appears that all the models now have been sold out.
Some are getting emails stating that their Surface RT tablets have already shipped. WPCentral wrote an article on this today. Although, I have received mine and my account still shows it as "in process". Anyone else get an email?
Looks like the first reviews are starting to pop up. Guess the embargo is over.
Engadget has a generally positive review.
Ars Technica's review runs 6 pages so it's some night time reading for me.
The surface has a nice 16:9 screen ideal for watching movies. I plan on using Hulu, Netflix, Xbox video, YouTube, etc for a lot of video on my surface. That being said, we'll also want to take some of our own content. Let's start discussing encoding the best video for the device.
(I'm working from DVDs in Video_ts format and unconverted Blu-ray rips.)
Let's discuss the following:
Program: In the past, I have used Handbrake (www.handbrake.fr) and Windows Media Encoder once or twice. Other thoughts?
Resolution: The Surface RT resolution is 1366x768. Can it output higher res via the HDMI cable? Is this the res we should encode in?
File Format/Container: I was thinking MP4. Other thoughts?
Sound: Probably stereo for the most part.