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    Microsoft Surface Pro 2, would you buy one?

    Microsoft Surface Pro 2s are out now and I had a quick play with one today, has anyone else had a look at them and would you buy one?

    The specs look pretty good, up to 8GB RAM, up to 512GB storage, full HD screen USB 3.0, proper pressure sensitve touch(with stylus), you can run multiple display, has a prt replicator planned and a card reader but sadly just a micro SD card slot-
    I think the spec is decent but I would love to know how much thermal throttling goes on when they warm up, I know it renders the Fujitsu ones almost useless.

    Microsoft Surface Pro 2




    Surface Pro 2


    Power. Up.

    Heart of a laptop. Body of a tablet. Designed for the power user who doesn’t stand still.


    $1,019.00 RRP* * Recommended Retail Price


    Buy now





    • Surface Pro 2

    • Responsive Screen

    • Keyboard Covers

    • Powerful Ports

    • Buy Now

    • Watch Video

    • New Kickstand

    • Fast Apps

    • Specs

    • Get It Now










    Pro. Form.

    Touch that’s fast and precise

    With a next-gen Intel Core i5 processor providing incredibly fast performance and longer battery life, Surface Pro 2 is the tablet that can replace your laptop.

















    Professional. Charm.


    Covers with Office shortcut keys

    With dual purpose Typing Covers1 that let you work the way you want, Surface Pro 2 is the ultimate business tool. The Surface Pro Pen (included) lets you write, mark up presentations and e-sign documents.















    Connect. More.

    Ports that let you do more


    Surface Pro 2 includes the ports you need to connect accessories and peripherals, and easily share and transfer content. Includes a full-size USB 3.0 port, mini DisplayPort and microSD card reader.

















    Get one of the most productive tablets on the planet.




    Buy now Starting at $1,019.00 RRP
















    New. View.


    Dual-angle Kickstand

    Surface Pro 2 goes from tablet to laptop and back in a snap. The Kickstand now features two positions—the perfect angles for working with Surface on your desk or on your lap.















    Snappy. Apps.


    Fast apps that run side-by-side

    Windows 8.1 runs beautifully on Surface Pro 2. Multitask with side-by-side apps, even when you’re using an app and a program on Windows desktop. There’s virtually no limit to how many apps you can run simultaneously.


















    Free SkyDrive storage

    Get 200GB of SkyDrive storage
    for 2 years with purchase.2










    See details









    Free Skype calling

    Free voice calling to land lines in over 60 countries and Skype WiFi for 1 year with purchase.3










    See details







    Specifications






    • Dimensions:
      10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 in






    • Storage*:
      64GB, 128GB,
      256GB, 512GB






    • Aspect Ratio:
      16:9 (widescreen)






    • Resolution:
      1920 x 1080






    • System memory:
      4GB, 8GB


    See all specs







    Get your hands on Surface Pro 2



    64 GB



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    • Dock. Go.

      From road warrior to desktop master

      Instantly connect Surface Pro to all of your favourite accessories—an external monitor, Ethernet, speakers, full-size keyboard, printers, and other peripherals4. It’s like going from tablet to desktop in an instant.




      Coming early 2014










    • Fresh. Familiar.

      Typing at the speed of light

      Same super-thin, lightweight design of the original Type Cover1, but now backlit and available in more colours. With a QWERTY keyboard, a full row of Function keys (F1-F12), shortcut keys, media controls and touchpad.













    • Extra. Mileage.

      Charge while you drive

      Charge your Surface and a USB accessory while you’re on the go4. Stuck in traffic between meetings? Give your Surface a charging boost. Plugs into most vehicle power ports.













    • Dock. Go.

      From road warrior to desktop master

      Instantly connect Surface Pro to all of your favourite accessories—an external monitor, Ethernet, speakers, full-size keyboard, printers, and other peripherals4. It’s like going from tablet to desktop in an instant.
















    1 Covers sold separately.


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    I had an iPad and an iPhone and a Macbook I found I used my phone for almost everything.

    After all my apple products breaking I got a cheap HP laptop not as good and my cheap samsung phone has been pretty good just doesn't feel as nice as the iphone. I had my iPod from 2005 until 2013 that did well, everything else has been badly made compared to that.

    As for the Surface haven't tried it and don't think I'd bother I liked watching movies on the ipad, other than that didn't use it for much more than facebook games. The phone got most work out.
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    I'd be interested, I already run Windows 8 on a laptop, I'm wanting an Xbox One and a Windows 8 phone, but I'd love to know how they interact with other Windows devices. Can you control the Xbox One with it, can you share between devices and have everything stored in cloud storage for free just in case you loose phone/laptop/xboxone/surface - man that'd be a pretty terrible day to loose all of them in one go.


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