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Old 03-16-2014, 04:57 PM   #21
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It will no problem there, but order the stylus pen for it to, so you can write on the screen, get it from them. Also I got from amazon I think it is called the EEEKIT, comes with a mouse and cables and also a 4 port hub so you can run your thumb drives and mouse at the same time. 21.00 bucks and works as good as the MS mouse. You can use the mouse or sylus pen at the same time it handy for the money.
I use a wireless mouse.
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Old 03-16-2014, 05:53 PM   #22
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I use a wireless mouse.
It is a wire less mouse, but you only get one slot that whats make the hub great you can use the mouse and thumb drives at the some time. For 21.00 bucks you can't go wrong. If you plug your wireless mouse in and need to install something off a thumb drive to be copied from your computer to down load or use, then your screwed. You will only have 1 3.0 slot and your mouse would need that. Just a thought. I'm sure you know all about it already.
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:08 PM   #23
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:19 PM   #24
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I'm on a Surface (not Pro) right now. I have the hard keyboard and it's just sitting on my lap. Overall I love it.
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:23 PM   #25
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I have a iPad 4, Acer W700 as well. I can say for typing there is nothing like the keyboard on the Acer Iconia W700 comes with Office and real USB3 port i5 processor for speed, the iPad is good for web surfing and social media. I have a Asus Android Tablet that has some nice features being small.
Its all up to what you need and use it for.

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Old 03-17-2014, 05:32 PM   #26
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I got the original Surface Pro on sale at Christmas. It is a real laptop replacement running the full version of Windows 8.1 on an Intel i5 processor with 4G RAM, 128G SSD. No Office installed. It will run any Windows programs you are already familiar with. The touch screen and stylus are ok once you get used to them. Microsoft is releasing an update for Win 8.1 (full version) later this spring to make it more mouse friendly.
The Surface Pro 2 has a newer low power processor that extends the battery life over the original Pro.

I use the Surface Type 2 keyboard and it is great. It also has a touch screen/mouse, and its keyboard is illuminated with auto off when you move your hands away from it.

The Microsoft Store has sales regularly on Surface stuff. The Apps Store is adding more apps, most are usefull as opposed to the Apple cr@p.

I've used and owned almost all the new toys and the Surface Pro will be my travel PC. You really need to get it on sale since it's a bit pricey at regular cost.

The Surface RT runs a basic version of Windows 8 but has a version of Office installed. Win 8 RT is quite limited in what it can do, as well as in computing power, but is quite adequate for browsing and email.
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I got the original Surface Pro on sale at Christmas. It is a real laptop replacement running the full version of Windows 8.1 on an Intel i5 processor with 4G RAM, 128G SSD. No Office installed. It will run any Windows programs you are already familiar with. The touch screen and stylus are ok once you get used to them. Microsoft is releasing an update for Win 8.1 (full version) later this spring to make it more mouse friendly.
The Surface Pro 2 has a newer low power processor that extends the battery life over the original Pro.

I use the Surface Type 2 keyboard and it is great. It also has a touch screen/mouse, and its keyboard is illuminated with auto off when you move your hands away from it.

The Microsoft Store has sales regularly on Surface stuff. The Apps Store is adding more apps, most are usefull as opposed to the Apple cr@p.

I've used and owned almost all the new toys and the Surface Pro will be my travel PC. You really need to get it on sale since it's a bit pricey at regular cost.

The Surface RT runs a basic version of Windows 8 but has a version of Office installed. Win 8 RT is quite limited in what it can do, as well as in computing power, but is quite adequate for browsing and email.
Do not know what you mean, I have the rt with the 8.1 free upgrade, they run the same apps and mine came with office preloaded as I stated. The only difference is the pen to write. I can still right in the base depending on which key board I pick, the difference is I have to insert it buy touching the insert icon. I have a 64 bit model with 10 gig of cloud free and added a 32micosd card. It's as powerful as the surface pro same apps and every thing. I have a type 2 snap on key board and mouse, and 4 way bus. to add and down load anything I need off a thumb drive. So with out the advantage of the pen, what is the difference? just want to know mine was 230.00 dollars. Side to side you wouldn't know the difference it sysics. to my homegroup and can copy any file that I need. and also use my printer at home. I have yahoo, google, outlook and explorer. but was 400.00 cheaper. What is diff. with Pro except the processor? It might be a little slower, but I'm not going anywhere. So what will the pro do differently. I really do not know? with skydrive you really do not need that many gigs and that's free.
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:03 PM   #28
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The RT has a different processor and it won't run all windows applications like the pro version. The RT is supposed to be a direct competitor to the iPad while the pro was designed to replace laptops with something lighter weight and more flexible. Microsoft does put office on the RT but it was written specifically for RT versions of windows 8/8.1.

A quote from examiner.com:

"If you want to use the Microsoft Surface tablet for web browsing, email, and social networking the Surface RT will suit your needs. Even though the operating system is technically Windows 8 you can not use traditional Windows applications with the Microsoft Surface RT. Much like your smart phone you will be able to add apps that will be available from Microsoft’s Windows Store".

In my opinion the pro is the best option if you're going to get a surface.
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Thanks everyone, I will definitely do some checking on the Pro to make sure it's what I want.
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:13 PM   #30
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I bought 2 of them on Black Friday with the keyboard. I am not a big fan because it is not as user friendly as my ipad2 but is nice to have word, excel, and PowerPoint and also a USB for flash drives. This is my first windows 8 device and I think it is more of a learning curve of the operating system vs the device. My son is a senior and high school and absouly loves his as does his friends in college. I guess standing in line for a few hours was worth it.
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