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#1 vcfan

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 13:38

    


#2 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 13:52

while i would never consider purchasing a Surface 2, if i could afford it i would easily buy a Surface Pro 2 in a heart beat.



#3 primexx

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 02:17

The fact that Office comes with Surface lets me do pretty much everything I need to do for regular classes. It's really not as crippled as it seems for your average use case.



#4 neo158

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 18:34

The fact that Office comes with Surface lets me do pretty much everything I need to do for regular classes. It's really not as crippled as it seems for your average use case.

 

Exactly how I feel having used Surface to write my Dissertation. It's not as "crippled" as people think it is!!



#5 +TruckWEB

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 21:43

Last night, I was playing Asphalt 7 on my big screen 60" from my Surface 2 with my XBox360 PC controller.

 

Fantastic...  Dual screen from a tablet!  I really like my Surface, better than my old iPad 3...



#6 spudtrooper

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 21:49

I still love my Surface RT.. not sure why people hate on it. Just because Pro can run Win32 doesn't mean RT is useless without win32, otherwise ios is useless without OSX so on so forth..  yaddy yaddy yadda



#7 Thief000

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 21:52

Looks great! Still getting the Lumia 2520 instead though... ;).

#8 dbam987

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 22:08

Looks great! Still getting the Lumia 2520 instead though... ;).

I second this. While the Surface is awesome, having an available LTE modem on board is key for my needs. I hate free public WiFi, which is often slow and riddled with potential security hazards.



#9 dbam987

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 22:09

Last night, I was playing Asphalt 7 on my big screen 60" from my Surface 2 with my XBox360 PC controller.

 

Fantastic...  Dual screen from a tablet!  I really like my Surface, better than my old iPad 3...

And now that Asphalt 8 is available for a low-low price of $0.99, its even better!



#10 +TruckWEB

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 22:45

And now that Asphalt 8 is available for a low-low price of $0.99, its even better!

 

COOL!   :D  Going to check it out!  It's $1,99 in Canada...!



#11 +ultimate99

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 15:58

Exactly how I feel having used Surface to write my Dissertation. It's not as "crippled" as people think it is!!

 You wrote your dissertation on that screen? Wow, I'm doing research for grad school now and it gets exhausing and annoying doin all that work on a 10" screen.



#12 neo158

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 18:22

 You wrote your dissertation on that screen? Wow, I'm doing research for grad school now and it gets exhausing and annoying doin all that work on a 10" screen.

 

To be fair I didn't write the whole thing on it, I just used mine when I was in Starbucks or the Pub to work on it ;)

 

I notice you use a Surface Pro which has a higher resolution screen than the regular Surface that I have. I always lowered the brightness which helped with eyestrain as well as using a separate mouse.



#13 +LambdaLambdaLambdaFn

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 18:31

I prefer the Surface 2 to the Pro for general use, personally.  Lighter, cheaper, better battery and does 99% of what I need it for.  Type keyboard and external mouse are a must.  The 2520 looks nice, but I'd like to see how that keyboard is -- it looks awkward in the pics when compared with the Surface.

 

The only reason I'd recommend a Pro for some people right now is the scarcity of genuinely good apps.  In time that'll change.



#14 FMH

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 18:34

I bet none of the consumers know about this! 

 

Thanks in no small part to MS marketing team! -.-



#15 +LambdaLambdaLambdaFn

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 18:35

Thanks in no small part to MS marketing team! -.-

 

I think their biggest gaffe was not pushing touch mice (mouses?) on the desktop end of things.  Makes a big difference.