- 11-11-2012, 06:57 PM #1
So, I bought a Microsoft Surface RT with some skepticism, but the keyboard attracted me.
Well, after 2 weeks of owning this thing - I'm in love. I sold my iPad "3" on eBAY and I've never felt better about a purchase.
I love the Surface! I hope others will come to the light as I have
- 11-12-2012, 12:33 AM #6
Same here. Sold my ipad2.
I can do so much work on the surface. Fun yes, but work is the big item. I have really begun to leave my laptop at home. With the iPad, I always had to carry a laptop or netbook.
This is the table I have waiting for years for.
- 11-13-2012, 09:05 AM #11
- 11-13-2012, 09:38 AM #12
I was thinking of switching to a surface earlier, however, I've seen reviewers complaining about how laggy games is performing on the surface, not to mention Microsoft word too. Is this true? Other than that, surface is almost a perfect lapblet. ><
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- 11-13-2012, 10:09 AM #13
Word works fine for me, with no lag. Maybe users reporting slowness in MS Office haven't updated it yet. I have some rather large PowerPoint presentations as well, and the Surface preforms just as good as my laptop during a presentation..
Do you have a store near you? You can test it out yourself. It's easier to take advantage of the 14 day return policy too in case you decide you don't like it.
- 11-13-2012, 10:11 AM #14
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- 11-13-2012, 10:12 AM #15
I feel a bit sorry for iPad owners when I see them. If they only knew how much better my device is! :D
But OK, I give it that iPad has more/better apps, but personally I've never cared much for apps, rather have out of the box functionality.
My experience has also been very lag free, but like above, I don't play games on mine.
I'm 110% loving my Surface. My only concern is that will the form factor still be there in new devices after 2+ years when it's time to upgrade again.
- 11-13-2012, 11:21 AM #16
That said: if you have an older iPad, go for it!
- 11-13-2012, 12:23 PM #17
Sometimes you have to give up something to gain something. In this case, the benefits of the Surface out weigh the retina of the iPad 3, but that's IMO and what works for me.
11-13-2012, 04:51 PM #20
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My surface is phenomenal!!!! I sold my iPad 3 on amazon and I have no lag, the keyboard is wonderful(on screen, type cover, full, spread-out), good battery life, and I keep receiving updates that make it better and better... I sometimes stumble upon the app drawer and am amazed to see the amount of apps that I leave open. The money I have saved from my iPad and the money I will receive for selling my surface Rt will be used to purchase the surface pro however. That's the real game changer right there
- 11-13-2012, 06:22 PM #21
I have had my Surface for 1.5 weeks. I just put my iPad 3 up for sale today.
Love the OS, and love the keyboard. It's been a pleasure to use something different.
I've been around the block with Tablets. The Android Tablets are full of lag, and the OS is poor at best. The Apple iPad is nice, and polished, but it's also a very dated 5 year old OS. You realize how dated the iPad is once you use the Surface.
- 11-13-2012, 09:40 PM #23
I did the same thing. Interestingly I teach some 15 and 16 year old kids. The instant they saw the surface they universally told me that it looked better than an iPad (has the right shape they are used to now with everything else -widescreen), and they all wanted one (but of course could never afford it). After playing with it some said, wow, it has PowerPoint and word - I can even do my homework on it. They all agreed it was "cooler" than the iPad.
Anyway, I guess Microsoft commercials are working on impressionable young minds :)
- 11-14-2012, 09:33 AM #25