"I thought I could get the Surface to replace my laptop"
17 March 2014
Pros: Windows 8.1 and you can run the full suite of office apps. Much lighter than the iPad . The real feel keyboard is excellent (I tried the less expensive touch one but you have to really punch the keys to get them to respond)
Cons: I can't get my CRM Outlook add in to install (Maximizer). That I kind of expected however my office tech was amazed that I couldn't get LOGMEIN to work so he could work on my Surface remotely. Now THAT is absolutely ridiculous.
Cons: Not compatible with my existing Le4xmark and HP printers. Game apps have to be downloaded through MSN Games, which includes unwanted ads; can't get rid of them! Ads work but downloaded Game doesn't work. Very poor camera coarse, grainy resolution.
"A Disappointment of Epic Proportions; Don't Bother"
26 December 2013
Pros: - Micro-SD Card Slot - Comes with a Keyboard doubling as a Cover - USB ports - HDMI Adapter (for Dual Monitors) - File Explorer - Includes MS Office RT
Cons: - Too few apps in the App Market - Some Apps hailed as top 10 on Google are no longer in the App store - There is no way to instal REAL (.exe) applications - Even basic tasks can make it cease up (online video viewing, Facebook messaging)
Pros: for simple use no problems (internet) life of battery is also good
Cons: Screen freezes with most apps,xbox games,free videos,video player mkv,etc..Than you have to restart the tablet , not easy with a screen on tilt.Today same story only the tablet don't restart anymore (it's broken).Good thing asus stops making these.
Summary: I rarely use my laptop anymore. I bought this on release day at the Denver MS store. I researched it out for a couple weeks prior and have not been disappointed at all. Battery last all day with nearly constant use. Screen is great to watch movies on. Responsive touchscreen. Good weight balance, solid construction. Nice Typecover.