Originally Posted by OldCoot
Anyone have one of these with the typing keyboard? Comments.
I bought a Surface RT and added the type 2 keyboard, It works great. I frist got the touch key board and if you didn't touch each key in the center it wouldn't type like a computer. Sent that back and got the lighted one and it just like typing now. Been happy with it. I wish they had a better gps direction program but they are working on it now. The apps are cheap maybe 1.99 each. You have to buy them from the store ms. But they keep adding them more and more. Battery life is great last a long time. What it is like is a computer almost, came with windows 8 and free download for 8.1. I got a refurbished one for 230.00 dollars and then I bought the type2 keyboard for 139.00. I have the internet, yahoo and google. The mapping program I use is Map Pro. I e mail the developer and tell her what I like and dislike about it, but it will give you correct routes not like Garmin. Also map pro will give you spoken directions but it will not show where you are at on the route. I think it's just like a little computer. For the money it was worth it. The Surface pro you can write on the screen and do some other neat things. Looked at the Ipad and it was to much money for me. You have a front and rear camera and a video. Plus you get skydrive free to store files. I got an app for 7.95 with 10.5 hrs of training for it. I also bought a 32gig storage card for it. about 39.00. So I can store files either drive. It's 64 bit for the money and first one I tried I think it's worth the money. Comes pre loaded with word, excel, note book and outlook just like a lap top. You can type either on the keyboard or on the screen. Hope that helps you OLD GOAT......
with the pro you can make notes written. Both will let you open to or 3 apps together and share the screen and work back and forth. I would get the Pro if I had the money for what I paid I can't complain. They also have a ton of free apps. You save storage by sending them to the sd card or skydrive.