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  1. ryan.kruger's Avatar
    international flights.
    boom!
    02-10-2013 02:46 PM
  2. ninjaap's Avatar
    International flights.
    I go on 15hour flights, half the time I'm sleeping. No where near to 8hrs usage. You're body is tired and so are your eyes. The tablet or laptop is turned off most of the time.
    02-10-2013 03:11 PM
  3. cj-m's Avatar
    I go on 15hour flights, half the time I'm sleeping. No where near to 8hrs usage. You're body is tired and so are your eyes. The tablet or laptop is turned off most of the time.
    Nope! Not me... that is when i catch up on all my movies that i have missed from the last international flight
    02-10-2013 03:30 PM
  4. tekhna's Avatar
    Nope! Not me... that is when i catch up on all my movies that i have missed from the last international flight
    What airline are you flying that you don't have outlets on an international flight? If you're flying 15 hours you're probably on a 777LR or an A380, both of which have outlets.
    Ekon likes this.
    02-10-2013 03:40 PM
  5. klcow's Avatar
    Hi and thanks, TGH. I had the RT and was able to toggle -somewhere through a Charms bar setting- between extended mode which projected the image to my TV only, and duplicate mode which showed on both the RT and the TV. Can you confirm that both modes are available on the Pro? Disclaimer: I only did this with an HDMI cable and not through a network connection that you are reporting. Thanks again.
    For the stream over network functionality to work, the TV must support DLNA. Make sure both devices are connected to the same network. The TV will then appear on the devices section which you can them stream video to.
    02-10-2013 04:01 PM
  6. cj-m's Avatar
    What airline are you flying that you don't have outlets on an international flight? If you're flying 15 hours you're probably on a 777LR or an A380, both of which have outlets.
    Not all seats have outlets (Delta and AF). Plus i am the proud owner of a 17" laptop, so it is very difficult to get that set up on the dinner tray. Once I get my Pro/Kupa, then my flights might start to get more productive.
    02-10-2013 05:53 PM
  7. Mr.Willie's Avatar
    Man I really want to snag one! Heck, I'd even settle for an RT. The iPad just isn't doing it for me any longer.
    What is it that the iPad isn't doing for you ? iPad does a lot more than most people give it credit for. My major complaint is that it needs 'Big Boy ' Excel. Numbers for the iPad has gotten better, but it's still a long way off. Heck, I would even settle for the RT version of Excel.

    How did you do the wireless streaming? Fyi, I'm writing this response with the pen!
    So when you write it by hand, it converts it to typed text ? If so, how accurate is it ?

    Is there any point to Windows RT?
    Yes, someone that wants to suppliment there laptop or desktop, or those that don't need or want a full bore system. Remember, even though the Surface Pro should run your desktop apps and the OS was designed for touch, it doesn't mean the desktop app was designed for touch. Surface RT apps should be designed from the get go as touch apps. Then again, YMMV.

    What airline are you flying that you don't have outlets on an international flight? If you're flying 15 hours you're probably on a 777LR or an A380, both of which have outlets.
    Not all seats. :(

    I go on 15hour flights, half the time I'm sleeping. No where near to 8hrs usage. You're body is tired and so are your eyes. The tablet or laptop is turned off most of the time.
    Yep, I quit drinking coffee, stay up all night, ect. But sleep time still depends on your time of flight, seat, and the behaviors and body sizes of the other passengers. If you're sitting in an aisle seat, it's harder to sleep with someone bumping you every 30 to 60 seconds because they don't understand how to walk down an aisle.

    Question to those that own one, is it a dual or quad core i5 ? How does the performance compare to a relatively new Latitude with a quad core i5 ? I also see it mentions a USB 3.0 port. Is it only one ? I am required to use a USB license key and another USB interface cable.
    02-10-2013 06:42 PM
  8. jeremyshaw's Avatar
    All mobile i5 are dual core, iirc.
    02-10-2013 06:51 PM
  9. Po_MD's Avatar
    What is it that the iPad isn't doing for you ? iPad does a lot more than most people give it credit for. My major complaint is that it needs 'Big Boy ' Excel. Numbers for the iPad has gotten better, but it's still a long way off. Heck, I would even settle for the RT version of Excel. So when you write it by hand, it converts it to typed text ? If so, how accurate is it ? Yes, someone that wants to suppliment there laptop or desktop, or those that don't need or want a full bore system. Remember, even though the Surface Pro should run your desktop apps and the OS was designed for touch, it doesn't mean the desktop app was designed for touch. Surface RT apps should be designed from the get go as touch apps. Then again, YMMV. Not all seats. :( Yep, I quit drinking coffee, stay up all night, ect. But sleep time still depends on your time of flight, seat, and the behaviors and body sizes of the other passengers. If you're sitting in an aisle seat, it's harder to sleep with someone bumping you every 30 to 60 seconds because they don't understand how to walk down an aisle.Question to those that own one, is it a dual or quad core i5 ? How does the performance compare to a relatively new Latitude with a quad core i5 ? I also see it mentions a USB 3.0 port. Is it only one ? I am required to use a USB license key and another USB interface cable.
    its a dual core i5, one USB 3.0 and as for the comparison, I haven't a clue
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    02-10-2013 07:07 PM
  10. Mr.Willie's Avatar
    All mobile i5 are dual core, iirc.
    Yep, I think you're right. Resource Monitor led me to believe my laptop (company laptop, I didn't buy it) was quad core, but I ran CPU Z, it shows 2430, two cores, four threads. Intel's website confirms it.
    02-10-2013 08:36 PM
  11. pdch's Avatar
    @Mr. Willie: When you write with the pen into the pen board (keyboard option), it converts it to type. It works with script or cursive. It is EXTREMELY accurate! I have horrible hand writing, and it only misses when I miss, and sometimes it corrects my mistakes for me. FYI, you can just strike through to erase.
    02-10-2013 09:57 PM
  12. lippidp's Avatar
    International flights.

    First Class always has power. Plus, if you're awake for 8 hours on a flight you're doing it wrong.
    02-10-2013 11:24 PM
  13. cj-m's Avatar
    First Class always has power. Plus, if you're awake for 8 hours on a flight you're doing it wrong.
    Wrong!

    Us little folk can't afford First Class International Flights, and not everyone can sleep sitting up. So it is not about "doing it wrong", it is just about how everyone is different - sort of like smartphone OS users.
    02-11-2013 06:36 AM
  14. mattcald's Avatar
    I was disturbed by the battery life on the Pro, but when I realized that the Pro could replace my laptop. I don't get but 2-3 hours of battery life on my laptop, so 4-5 hours is much better. If I am at my desk, It will probably be plugged in anyway..
    ninjaap and wharfratg like this.
    02-11-2013 09:34 AM
  15. WinFan1's Avatar
    I'm psyched for you all I'm glad you guys are having great times with your purchases. My buddy just got the pro yesterday and is loving that he can run minecraft on it and doesn't need a Bluetooth dongle and can use his Xbox controller to play :) btw his laptop and Bluetooth dongle belong to me now and we can both play minecraft together.
    02-11-2013 09:40 AM
  16. ninjaap's Avatar
    I was disturbed by the battery life on the Pro, but when I realized that the Pro could replace my laptop. I don't get but 2-3 hours of battery life on my laptop, so 4-5 hours is much better. If I am at my desk, It will probably be plugged in anyway..
    You better stop making sense! My VAIO laptop only last 2 hrs. 4 hrs doubles my battery life. Screw you MS for screwing me over!
    02-11-2013 09:41 AM
  17. Talderon's Avatar
    You better stop making sense! My VAIO laptop only last 2 hrs. 4 hrs doubles my battery life. Screw you MS for screwing me over!
    I LOL'd... I needed that... :D
    Ekon and ninjaap like this.
    02-11-2013 09:56 AM
  18. sueha's Avatar
    Did they include Office 2013 with the Surface pro?
    02-11-2013 10:04 AM
  19. ninjaap's Avatar
    Did they include Office 2013 with the Surface pro?
    Just the trial.
    02-11-2013 10:07 AM
  20. Talderon's Avatar
    Did they include Office 2013 with the Surface pro?
    No, you have to get that yourself, just like any other Windows 8 Pro machine (laptop or desktop)
    02-11-2013 10:07 AM
  21. mattcald's Avatar
    If you sign up for Office365($99 per year), you can install the full version of office 2013 on 5 different machines.
    02-11-2013 10:46 AM
  22. WinFan1's Avatar
    do you think microsoft will ever make a metro rt app for office? they did for onenote.
    02-11-2013 10:55 AM
  23. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    do you think microsoft will ever make a metro rt app for office? they did for onenote.
    I think that might be in the works already...
    02-11-2013 10:58 AM
  24. anilraj's Avatar
    Nope! Not me... that is when i catch up on all my movies that i have missed from the last international flight
    If you really want to catch up on the last flight's movies, I bet you are talking about the entertainment they have in flight.
    They have lots of movies.
    02-11-2013 01:03 PM
  25. anilraj's Avatar
    I go on 15hour flights, half the time I'm sleeping. No where near to 8hrs usage. You're body is tired and so are your eyes. The tablet or laptop is turned off most of the time.

    Yeah, it really funny.
    Before the tablets where there, in flight:
    --- You would read book, sleep, rest, and land fresh and ready for business / recreation.

    After the tablets, during flight:
    --- You keep yourself awake with that LCD light on your eyes, watch movies / cartoons, play games and land really tired to crash at the hotel room.
    Vallos, Ekon, theefman and 1 others like this.
    02-11-2013 01:05 PM
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