So I just purchased a Surface.
I know the Surface 2 is coming out soon but it was either let the store take a crappy netbook in for repair (which we'd get back at some point) or get a Surface. The Surface 2 will be a bit out of our price range for what we wanted to spend.
I originally purchased an Asus v5 (Aspire?) Netbook for my GF to use at Uni, watching YouTube videos and browsing the web. We soon realised watching videos through the netbook provided us with a stuttery unpleasant experience. I put this down to it being a netbook rather than a fully fledged laptop. After a few weeks the touch pad lost its multi-touch function too, so I took it back to the store where I bought it.
Unfortunately their money back offer lasts for just 21 days (of which I am 6 days out) so the guy said they would have to send it off for repair. I wasn't exactly happy but thought it was better than nothing. Then I asked if I could upgrade it to a Surface, to which he said yes.
So here I am with a Surface in my hand wondering if it was the best thing to do or not.
I would have to buy a type cover so it can be used easier and better but I don't know if a tablet was a good choice. The problem lies in the fact the lady friend doesn't want a 14"-15" inch screen, hence we looked at net books.
The receipt may allow me to return the Surface and get the whole amount back but I haven't checked it yet. If so this might be the option anyway, especially if she doesn't like it. She doesn't like Windows 8 so far and even I struggle with it.
Will the Surface be any good for watching videos, browsing the web and Uni work?
I see it comes with Office which is great.