Since these questions didn't seem to get answered in here i'll try and help:
depending on the type of engineering you do. Chances are you will be using MATLAB, perhaps some autocad software.. Verilog for hardware programming? you will need the pro for that.. plus the pen will work nicely if you want to write your notes out in onenote... however the pro doesn't come with office, like the RT. it comes with the preview version. the RT you can do word, excel, powerpoint, and onenote on as well as all the apps and such but you can't run legacy software like MATLAB, etc. You could SORTA get away with some of that... if you have a windows 8 desktop.. and you are on WIFI.. and your router is setup right.. and you can get remote desktop working (depending on if you're in the dorms or not... chances are they wont let you port forward on the router but IDK.. depends on the school).. then you could run MATLAB on your RT virtually as if you were running it on your main desktop (or laptop). Just with some latency depending on the WIFI signal strength since you'll be streaming the process between machines.
Originally Posted by failed1234
Amazingly easy to print.. simply swipe in the charm bar on the right, go to devices.. select the printer.. setup number of copies, B&W vs color, etc... then print! that's from apps... and the IE Modern UI browser.. from regular desktop browser and word and such you could just go to the file -> print like normal...
Is it easy to print something off trough it though?