1. Aeyoun's Avatar
    I'ma closeted Microsoft fan-boy. But I find little use for my Surface 2. Its mostly just laying around collecting dust. I'm a bit embittered for not getting the Pro (a "real PC"). Any hot tips for how I can find renewed love for the device? It cannot really be used for any type of gaming. It could have been saved by Steam's In-Home-Streaming, but that wouldn't Work on WinRT.

    I spend most of my time on a Lenovo laptop. But I keep stabbing my fingers at the screen. Embarrassingly often, actually. So I clearly want to use a tablet.

    I kind of considered starting developing apps for the platform. However, my home country--Norway--is not supported by Microsoft InAppAds and the tax situation for selling Windows Apps seems like a pain compared to Android and iOS/OS X. So its mostly just sitting unused.
    02-22-2015 12:00 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    Well, the Windows Store isn't swimming in games but it still has some gems in there.

    It's probably just a semi-redundant device compared to your laptop. I once borrowed an RT from a friend and found it and my main laptop stepped on each other's toes, where my laptop was usually favored. Maybe you're looking to use a laptop with a touchscreen or a hybrid, they exist, maybe swapping both devices out for one in between is an option.

    See what its benefits are - its slimmer, lighter, maybe lasts longer and is stealthier. (fanless-ness is always nice)
    If the tablet just isn't doing it for you, I don't see how one can force a relationship with it.
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    02-22-2015 02:02 PM
  3. etphoto's Avatar
    I just typed notes in it for an up coming test. My wife and I use it daily for FB and twitter. I browse the net all the time and use tapatalk daily to visit my favorite forums. Also use it for Netflex.
    02-22-2015 05:31 PM
  4. kentuc794's Avatar
    I have the 360 USB controller and it is plugged in to a 55" TV for some classic SNES emulator games. Also have some racing games I like to play. Waiting on my HDMI to DVI converter and going to see if I can use my Surface 2 as a complete replacement for a desktop computer by plugging in a monitor, 4 port USB hub, wireless keyboard/mouse and external USB SATA drive. Most of the things I do with a desktop I should be able to complete with this, just have to find a replacement for some software that I can't install. That what will make it a challenge.
    02-23-2015 06:41 PM

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