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  • lawhorn99 lawhorn99 Feb 15, 2013 12:43 AM Flag

    First 6 days with Surface Pro 128

    I was lucky, had a best buy hold the device and drove 3 hours away to get it last Saturday. I have installed 2013 Office, Visual Studio 2008 for app programming, SQL Server 2008, added it to my corporate domain. Also installed full version of Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Adobe Photoshop. Also, running company rmm tool software and three other proprietary applications such as connectwise. I bought an usb port extender, a displayport to vga adapter and run a second 27 inch monitor. I dropped my old laptop bag which held a 16 inch sony i5/128gb ssd machine, and now my surface simply fits in a small sachel/briefcase.
    Performance of the machine is unbeatable, the boot speed easily beats the sony.
    The Pen is simply amazing, I find I use it the most as a secondary mouse and found it especially useful and when not having it find it annoying to reach in touch the screen...which you wouldn't think..you will see what I mean when you use it a week.
    I was at a meeting at Panera Bread today, this location is full of business meetings in the mornings, I easily seen half dozen people having a corporate laptop right next to their ipad. Hell you need the entire table, the footprint is so small for the surface on your desk/table you have a place to work. Finally, carry one device, leave the bulky laptop at home or retire it as I have. I have been a software developer for 13 years, and I need computing power the surface has the power I need to run everything from compiling apps, running database servers for local development. I cannot say enough with how impressed I am with this tablet/laptop it has changed the way I work for the better. Corporate America will be buying these or similar windows 8 pro tablets such as the HP Envy X2. There will be full product lines of win 8 tablets from all manufactures within two years, these devices will eliminate the need to carry a "second" ipad. It will simply be in the way and be handed to the kids to play cute games.

 
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