1. garak0410's Avatar
    Our CEO is interested in one since is pulling double duty as county judge too...wants to replace his main PC with this...(it is a 6 year old Dell Laptop)...he isn't tech savvy and I think this COULD work for him but here's the problem...How do you connect this to a domain if it doesn't have a NIC and we have Wi-Fi that doesn't allow domain access? Is VPN the only option?
    02-11-2013 08:44 AM
  2. darthhen's Avatar
    USB to ethernet?
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    02-11-2013 08:55 AM
  3. Talderon's Avatar
    USB to ethernet?
    Around $30 on amazon for a 10/100/1000 USB to Ethernet. Once on the domain, you can just put it away unless you need it again sometime.

    This is the one I have: Amazon.com: Plugable USB 2.0 to 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Wired Network Adapter for Windows, Mac, Chromebook, Linux, and Specific Android Tablets (ASIX AX88178 Chipset): Computers & Accessories
    02-11-2013 09:00 AM
  4. garak0410's Avatar
    Around $30 on amazon for a 10/100/1000 USB to Ethernet. Once on the domain, you can just put it away unless you need it again sometime.

    This is the one I have: Amazon.com: Plugable USB 2.0 to 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Wired Network Adapter for Windows, Mac, Chromebook, Linux, and Specific Android Tablets (ASIX AX88178 Chipset): Computers & Accessories
    Excellent tips everyone...I knew they had those but wasn't totally sure how well they worked...I'll have to get him a type pad and a Bluetooth mouse perhaps if we get one. He told me to order one but still waiting on the 128GB. Even with moving the recovery off to USB drive, I don't think the 64GB model will be very roomy, especially since apps cannot be installed on the Micro SD card.

    He currently has the Surface RT but it just doesn't do enough for him...Skydrive is painfully slow in opening files and he loves Outlook...
    02-11-2013 09:06 AM
  5. Talderon's Avatar
    Excellent tips everyone...I knew they had those but wasn't totally sure how well they worked...I'll have to get him a type pad and a Bluetooth mouse perhaps if we get one. He told me to order one but still waiting on the 128GB. Even with moving the recovery off to USB drive, I don't think the 64GB model will be very roomy, especially since apps cannot be installed on the Micro SD card.

    He currently has the Surface RT but it just doesn't do enough for him...Skydrive is painfully slow in opening files and he loves Outlook...
    You will be happy to hear that the Pro is MUCH faster, not just the processor, but the SSD. The RT uses NAND like phones do and it can be fast, but on the RT, not really. The SSD in the Pro really makes it an "instant" device. I love mine and hope it works out for ya!
    02-11-2013 09:53 AM
  6. garak0410's Avatar
    You will be happy to hear that the Pro is MUCH faster, not just the processor, but the SSD. The RT uses NAND like phones do and it can be fast, but on the RT, not really. The SSD in the Pro really makes it an "instant" device. I love mine and hope it works out for ya!
    Awesome...I think he was unhappy with the Surface RT so perhaps this will fit the bill. I can easily go down to Best Buy and get the 64GB model but it is worth waiting for the 128. :)
    02-11-2013 10:24 AM
  7. Talderon's Avatar
    Awesome...I think he was unhappy with the Surface RT so perhaps this will fit the bill. I can easily go down to Best Buy and get the 64GB model but it is worth waiting for the 128. :)
    I would wait for the 128, especially if you are going to load Apps and Data.

    Keep in mind that you can uninstall stock apps. For me it's Travel, Sports, Finance, Maps and the pre-installed Office (trail for online version (200mb)).

    If you backup and remove the recovery, that is another 8GB (need an 8GB USB Drive).

    I got mine up to almost 100GB free which is nice room for full Office and a few other apps and data. :D

    Hope all this helps!!
    02-11-2013 10:44 AM
  8. darthhen's Avatar
    I got mine up to almost 100GB free which is nice room for full Office and a few other apps and data. :D

    What did you delete to get almost 100 GB free?

    BTW: Real MAN uses (ethernet) cable.
    02-12-2013 10:11 AM
  9. Talderon's Avatar
    What did you delete to get almost 100 GB free?

    BTW: Real MAN uses (ethernet) cable.
    Sports
    Travel
    Maps
    Finance
    Office Demo
    Recovery Partition

    That put me just over 99.6GB free

    Then I put Office Pro Plus on it and a few other modern UI apps (Amazon, Netflix and some others) and am down to 92GB free still.
    02-12-2013 11:11 AM
  10. VagrantWade's Avatar
    What did you delete to get almost 100 GB free?

    BTW: Real MAN uses (ethernet) cable.
    I would guess he made the page file smaller, and moved the recovery partition. As well as deleting other apps that come with it. Possibly disabled hibernation.
    02-12-2013 11:11 AM
  11. Talderon's Avatar
    I would guess he made the page file smaller, and moved the recovery partition. As well as deleting other apps that come with it. Possibly disabled hibernation.
    I did neither of these things (other than removing the recovery partition)
    02-12-2013 11:14 AM

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