- 12-21-2012, 11:32 AM #1
Thinking about buying a Surface RT for my wife as a hybrid laptop replacement and entertainment consumption device. She uses Word and Excel, as well as Outlook frequently for work and does a lot of home visits (she is a care manager for elderly folks) so the portability will be helpful. Anything I should know before I take the plunge? Is the mail app an effective Otlook replacement?
- 12-21-2012, 11:54 AM #2
The Mail, Calendar, and People apps do a good job of replacing Outlook on a touch-enabled device. The big question here is, what sort of email provider does your wife have? Any exchange powered email will work great and keep mail, calendar, and contacts synced. If she is using another type of email, things can get more complicated.
- 12-21-2012, 11:56 AM #3
- 12-21-2012, 11:59 AM #5
I work in IT and we trialled the surface with one of our users - it was thumbs up for everything apart from the mail client - you cant sort mails by person for example - a small gripe, but when people are used to using desktop outlook with thousands of mails it can be an issue. otherwise, for a person on the go i would say go for it if you can live with the limitation of the mail client.
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12-21-2012, 02:12 PM #13
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I have a Surface RT under the tree for my wife. Personally, for me, I would want a Surface Pro. But for what my wife would use it for (email, docs, web surfacing, e-reading and such) it will be a perfect laptop replacement for her that she will carry everywhere.
- 12-21-2012, 04:46 PM #14
I got one today and I gave to say, I'm pretty impressed with it. Mail seems just fine. I have an exchange box an IMAP box and of course my outlook box all set up ans working well.
I dos run into a few quirks if the os such as I couldn't find how to stop Skype running in the background so uninstalled it for now.
But on the whole its pretty impressive. I think I too will get a pro version and leave the rt at home for her in doors...
Enjoy your purchase..
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12-21-2012, 07:40 PM #15
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