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#1 one2treefor5

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:38 PM

Hi.  Has anybody purchase or tried this ultrabook/tablet hybrid?  I played with it and love it.  I though about purchasing online during its launch but it said its out of stock.  I am planning to go back to college while working, so having a very portable laptop will be perfect for me.  I am fully aware about the whole 2lb and 4.5 hrs, but I am not super wimpy that I wont be able to lift 2 pounds, and I don't see myself typing in the park for 5 hours on my lap.    So with the keyboard and the mouse, this will run me approx. $1200.  Should I bite  and purchase this, or wait it out around Fall semester and see if there are better alternative.  I heard rumors that Microsoft might do a second generation with Haswell.P

 

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#2 killerx525

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:13 PM

I think only the 128GB model is out of stock, the 64GB is still in stock and i suggest purchasing a 32GB microsd to expand your storage as you will need it. I'm a Surface RT owner myself and it's really durable since i move it around at school a lot.


Edited by killerx525, 11 February 2013 - 03:13 PM.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:37 AM

A few days ago I finally made my decision and bought myself Surface Pro, and I think its a pretty nice computer to have.  Its an ultrabook that looks like a tablet, and I really like the OneNote.  I still do not understand the negative comments on the other sites.  Like being too small, or being too heavy -- which I think its light compare to other laptops I worked with in the past. 



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:44 AM

Reviews are saying that it is pretty heavy for a tablet and how the internal fan ramps which becomes audible when performing certain tasks. My opinion on  the Surface Pro is it is a great powerful tablet that can be basically do nearly anything but it just has minor issues there and there that lets it down. 


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:05 AM

Well if I compare this to an Ipad or Kindle, sure its heavy, but not heavy that its going to bother me when I hold it for too long (I am not a big person, BTW), and that pretty much convince me to get this as my new laptop.  As for the fan, so far its pretty quiet.  Lately I am starting to believe that the negative reviews are biased. I played around it for more than an hour at the Microsoft Store Kiosk, and I think its a good device for me.  I didnt try out installing one of my PC games, and I am probably not going to -- I do not want to be distracted when I am at work or in school.



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:50 AM

You could be right on the bias review, also how's the battery life?


>Michael ~ Got my Katy Perry Australian concert ticket :3 
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:34 PM

So far its pretty descent, roughly 5 hours, mainly because I conserve my power as a precaution.  I haven't done any resource-intensive programs yet.  I did noticed it gets warm when I put it inside my sleeve forgetting to turn it off, but not super hot.  But most of the time I have no problem being near an outlet, so I haven't experience of hunting for an outlet to recharge yet.  Also whenever I don't use it, i just power it down, because turning this device on is instant, making the sleep mode unnecessary.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:34 PM

Sounds pretty reasonable :)

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:06 PM

ok i have been doing alot o excel and OneNote here at work, and i noticed it does get hot, like it was sitting outside the sun.  This might be a problem if i hold it like a tablet.  but almost all the time i use it like a laptop/slate on my desk.



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:17 PM

It would be quite interesting if you took a temperature reading from it when it gets hot.


>Michael ~ Got my Katy Perry Australian concert ticket :3 
System: CPU- AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB Kit(4Gx2) DDR3 1600MHz, SSD/HDD- Intel 520 Series 120GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x Asus 6950 1GB Crossfire , Motherboard- Gigabyte 990FXA-D3, Case- Coolermaster HAF 932, PSU- Corsair TX-750 V2, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
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