What kind of tablet user are you? This might be great!
P. Pat, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: I was torn about getting the Surface. I loved the concept when it first came out, but it was just too expensive for what it was offering. But fast forward a year later and the prices have plummeted to the point that you have to consider it. Over the Thanksgiving weekend, you could get these for $199 or less. But they sold out quickly. I was able to snag a great deal on a used one online. Whether or not you will like this device depends on the type of user you are.
Pros: Keyboard/cover Full Microsoft Office suite Kick stand Windows 8 (when you get used to it) Long battery life SD card and full usb support
Cons: Windows 8 learning curve Not able to download desktop apps (including Google chrome and Facebook) unable to install my trusted Norton Anti virus software unable to put my surface in a homegroup with my windows 7 desktop
Summary: Thus far, I can tell you I love the device. I have a kindle paperwhite that I use for reading, and I've long since staved off the purchase of another device. I say another, because in out house we have a Mac Pro, Macbook Pro, Ipad, 2 macbook's and one netbook. (we've since given away 3 of the laptops) So, buying another device that will sit wasn't on my agenda.
"So dissapointed, worst thing ever released by microsoft"
3 weeks ago
Pros: The tablet looks and feels good. Nice interface
Cons: Overall the system is really slow and flows very poorly. You are restricted to only use Windows based apps. Internet Explorer is the only Web Browser and I had !MANY! problems with it. You NEED to use a hotmail account in order to use the Tablet .
If this is your first Surface with 8.1, run, run real fast.
Leda Rose Dumond, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: Hard to set it up, hard to learn, no book comes with it. Tiles can not be arranged in the order you desire to set them up. Only way to find out how to set it up is to go to chat forums ask your question to the group and hope for an answer. I gave my IPad to my daughter. I love my IPad and just wanted to return to Microsoft and wanted a tablet.
Summary: As an incoming college freshman, having a laptop of some sort is basically an essential. Although already an owner to what may seem like a dinosaur of laptops, (considering newer models are issued on a daily), I figured it was time to move on up in the world of technology. Yes. I said it. Even as an eighteen year old you can fall behind in the world of technology. School was approaching and so was the dinosaur’s way to extinction—not really though, it’s still kicking.