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April 15, 2014 8:33:40 AM

I am considering getting this tablet and I saw that it did pretty well in games like BF4. For those who own it is it worth buying it (for the price I could buy a PC..)? Does it deliver playable FPS? (It's only 499$ at Microsoft and 512$ on Amazon.) How about storage? Can you add more storage?

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April 15, 2014 12:13:02 PM

I owned a Surface Pro... for about a week. I hated it (and Win8.0) so much I drove 30 miles to return it. If you want to game, by all means get a desktop... large or small. Please. There's no comparison. If you need a tablet, get an iPad.
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April 16, 2014 5:11:51 AM

clutchc said:
I owned a Surface Pro... for about a week. I hated it (and Win8.0) so much I drove 30 miles to return it. If you want to game, by all means get a desktop... large or small. Please. There's no comparison. If you need a tablet, get an iPad.


I like it because of it ease of mobility and you get the best of both worlds ( PC and Tablet). What was so wrong with it tho? Can you give more details?
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April 16, 2014 12:43:22 PM

The Metro interface is useless for productivity... too difficult to get anything done with. And the screen was too tiny @ 1920x1080 for using the win desktop. I was forced to use the darn stylus just to click on an icon making the touchscreen useless. Highlighting text (cutting, pasting, moving) was a nightmare. Typing was a pain in the ass with the on-screen KB. Using the add-on KB just turned it back into a weak, slow laptop.

And the metro interface was not well thought out. More like playing with my phone than using a computer. Most of the things I easily accomplished with Win7, I had to hunt for where M$ decided to move it to in the new Metro/OS. Between the discomfort of using the tablet and the uncomfortable OS, it was just too much trouble.

Mostly it was Win8 that turned me sour on the Surface Pro. I'd say it was about 70% dislike of WIN8 and 30% dislike of the tablet itself. Here is Koroush Ghazis' (one of the better gaming/technology writers) feelings of Win8: http://www.tweakguides.com/Windows81_1.html
Pretty well sums up my thoughts.

I'm sure the Surface Pro has some redeeming value, just not for me. My daughter has a iPad I've used a little. Like going from a Yugo to an Audi.
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April 17, 2014 3:53:56 AM

clutchc said:
The Metro interface is useless for productivity... too difficult to get anything done with. And the screen was too tiny @ 1920x1080 for using the win desktop. I was forced to use the darn stylus just to click on an icon making the touchscreen useless. Highlighting text (cutting, pasting, moving) was a nightmare. Typing was a pain in the ass with the on-screen KB. Using the add-on KB just turned it back into a weak, slow laptop.

And the metro interface was not well thought out. More like playing with my phone than using a computer. Most of the things I easily accomplished with Win7, I had to hunt for where M$ decided to move it to in the new Metro/OS. Between the discomfort of using the tablet and the uncomfortable OS, it was just too much trouble.

Mostly it was Win8 that turned me sour on the Surface Pro. I'd say it was about 70% dislike of WIN8 and 30% dislike of the tablet itself. Here is Koroush Ghazis' (one of the better gaming/technology writers) feelings of Win8: http://www.tweakguides.com/Windows81_1.html
Pretty well sums up my thoughts.

I'm sure the Surface Pro has some redeeming value, just not for me. My daughter has a iPad I've used a little. Like going from a Yugo to an Audi.


Yeah well Win 8 is kinda weird. Well thanks for your opinion. I'll just get a PC then.
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April 18, 2014 7:28:24 AM

Any who... would you recommend this tablet (excluding Windows 8) ?
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April 18, 2014 8:41:23 AM

Me? No.
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