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Microsoft Surface

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Douglas, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

    Jun 24, 2010
    China, Mongolia and UK

    I think on a touch-screen tablet it might be OK, but on a large screen desktop PC? Fortunately for the moment, Win 8 still offers classic desktop mode. But if MS starts forcing it on everyone, in future versions of Windows.
  2. javyn

    javyn Senior member

    Mar 15, 2006

    Nevermind, I should read other replies before making my own.

    I'll just say this, I think Android is *now* the typical Linux distro heh.
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2013
  3. chobochobo

    chobochobo Senior member Moderator

    May 7, 2006
    Hong Kong
    FWIW I've had the Surface Pro for a couple of months now and I'm certainly using it much more than Acer w700. It's good to have the touch screen, pen input and keyboard input all in one machine. The Type cover is pretty good, though sometimes the trackpad detects my palm or whatever and pings the cursor around, plus it's difficult to type with the machine on your lap - you need a good flat surface. The battery life has been fine, though not iOS/ android/RT standard. I've taken it on my travels, and it's been one of the best portables I've used. OneNote is great to jot things down and collate stuff together - though I wish the android versions could 'see' the handwritten/drawn stuff.

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