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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.

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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.

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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!!

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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...

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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

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

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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.

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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!

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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...!

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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.

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 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.

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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.

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I bet none of the consumers know about this! 

 

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

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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.

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I bet none of the consumers know about this! 

 

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

 

Good marketing for Windows 8 on a tablet in general is quite poor.  But it's even worst for Surface, MS can't show all the thing possible to do with this device.

 

The more I use my Surface 2 the more I enjoy it.  I do feel the pinch of lack of good apps in the store (mostly games).

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Nah their biggest gaffe had to be focussing their marketing on an optional accessory. Click in means nothing to anyone.

 

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

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Speaking as a dev, another major issue is that the OS is still quite buggy.  Until they get that resolved, the apps aren't going to come. 

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Speaking as a dev, another major issue is that the OS is still quite buggy.  Until they get that resolved, the apps aren't going to come. 

 

128,933 total apps in the Windows Store and the top Windows 8.1 apps as of Nov 24th

 

http://www.winbeta.org/news/128933-total-apps-windows-store-and-top-windows-81-apps-nov-24th

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I recently purchased a surface as it was reduced and I've been wanting to try one out for a while.

 

The device is really good I'm really impressed, however the apps are a bit poor. It's not so much the number it's sometimes the quality, for example I used evernote a lot. The worst version has to be the touch one, the iOS, Android and desktop apps are much  more advanced. I know this is down to the individual developers but that doesn't change end users experiences.

 

Like I said I really love the surface, it's a work horse and handles anything thrown at it, I would love to see some more big name apps on the store and for some of the existing apps to improve in quality

 

DropBox - needs massive improvements, basically just the web page in an app missing loads of functionality and an offline mode.

SkyDrive - needs a sync to local folder/local SD card

Evernote - needs to be on par with the iPad and Android tablet equivalents

1Password needs to hurry up and get an app going.

 

 

 

128,933 total apps in the Windows Store and the top Windows 8.1 apps as of Nov 24th

 

http://www.winbeta.org/news/128933-total-apps-windows-store-and-top-windows-81-apps-nov-24th

 

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