11-10-2013 10:57 PM
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  1. ShaneRay's Avatar
    I'm usually not one to post these types of threads, but I find myself excited. ;)

    After some research and consideration, I decided to treat myself to an early Birthday/Christmas gift and just reserved a 32GB model at my local store. I'll be heading out soon to grab it.

    Last year's RT didn't really excite me, but with my steady move over to all things Microsoft (including phone) and the changes to this model, I couldn't help but try it.

    Anyway, I'm sure you'll see me active here over the next bit. Thanks for the informative posts. :)
    Last edited by ShaneRay; 11-10-2013 at 09:57 AM. Reason: Revert to correct title
    11-08-2013 09:05 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Excellent! I hope you like it.
    ShaneRay and unstoppablekem like this.
    11-08-2013 09:06 AM
  3. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    I'm sure you'll love the surface 2. I'm very pleased with the pro 2, and the surface 2 is a GREAT device. Enjoy it! Curious, you going to get a touch or type cover? I would suggest the type cover 2, as it is physical keys, backlit, and comes in many colors.
    WillysJeepMan likes this.
    11-08-2013 09:26 AM
  4. SeeVuPlay's Avatar
    Yes, if you are going to do a lot of typing, definitely get the Type Cover...I have the purply one (because tough guys like purple).

    I had the RT one and gave that one to my cousin. The Surface 2 is a very good Tablet-wanna-be!
    WillysJeepMan likes this.
    11-08-2013 12:13 PM
  5. Deutscher2's Avatar
    (because tough guys like purple).
    !? You mean "tough Ladys like purple"!?
    11-08-2013 12:29 PM
  6. ShaneRay's Avatar
    Welp, I'm home now. The unboxing is done and setup complete. I'm just checking for updates now as I assume there are some (It's taking along time checking though).

    First impressions? Awesome. The first thing I did was check the browsing speed in IE11 (Most important to me), and it's fantastic. Not much else to say for now.

    As for the keyboard, I'm going to try to get by without one for now as this will be mainly for consumption, but that doesn't mean I don't want one...just wanting to minimize the expense for now.

    Thanks, folks. :)
    rav16, unstoppablekem and MDak280 like this.
    11-08-2013 12:33 PM
  7. iampwd's Avatar
    Yes, first time checking for updates take a looong time.

    Just a tip; You can enable ad-block to speed up web browsing even more. Go to desktop IE - Settings - Manage Add-ons - Tracking protection - Download list.. - Easylist. I don't have english language but I think you will be able to follow that anyway.
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    11-08-2013 12:45 PM
  8. missionsparta's Avatar
    Let us know when you get your first NVidia driver crash that Microsoft has taken FAR to long to fix already.
    11-08-2013 12:54 PM
  9. malberti1993's Avatar
    My drivers have never crashed and never had any issue. Try to restore your device
    11-08-2013 01:15 PM
  10. ShaneRay's Avatar
    Let us know when you get your first NVidia driver crash that Microsoft has taken FAR to long to fix already.
    Heh...why should the surface be any different than my PC? I get that once every day (or so) on my desktop...
    11-08-2013 01:16 PM
  11. missionsparta's Avatar
    Heh...why should the surface be any different than my PC? I get that once every day (or so) on my desktop...
    because its their own damn hardware. There should have been a patch within 3 days at the most. Instead they tell us they are unaware even though there is 8 pages of people reporting it on their own forum. Just today the finally acknowledged it to me, but cant tell me if I'm suppose to swap it for the fifth time or just sit and let my $500 brick sit there.
    11-08-2013 01:22 PM
  12. SeeVuPlay's Avatar
    because its their own damn hardware. There should have been a patch within 3 days at the most. Instead they tell us they are unaware even though there is 8 pages of people reporting it on their own forum. Just today the finally acknowledged it to me, but cant tell me if I'm suppose to swap it for the fifth time or just sit and let my $500 brick sit there.
    This is the first I've heard of this crash...glad it's not happening to me!
    malberti1993 likes this.
    11-08-2013 03:32 PM
  13. etphoto's Avatar
    I'm usually not one to post these types of threads, but I find myself excited. ;)

    After some research and consideration, I decided to treat myself to an early Birthday/Christmas gift and just reserved a 32GB model at my local store. I'll be heading out soon to grab it.

    Last year's RT didn't really excite me, but with my steady move over to all things Microsoft (including phone) and the changes to this model, I couldn't help but try it.

    Anyway, I'm sure you'll see me active here over the next bit. Thanks for the informative posts. :)
    I am on a launch day surface 2 and elected to go without the keyboard. So far, no issues.
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    11-08-2013 05:15 PM
  14. ShaneRay's Avatar
    because its their own damn hardware. There should have been a patch within 3 days at the most. Instead they tell us they are unaware even though there is 8 pages of people reporting it on their own forum. Just today the finally acknowledged it to me, but cant tell me if I'm suppose to swap it for the fifth time or just sit and let my $500 brick sit there.
    Well, that certainly sucks. I hope you get it sorted.

    A couple quick thoughts as I've had a little more time with the device.

    The onscreen keyboard actually works quite well! After some time, I can type (with the device on my lap) almost as quickly as I can on my desktop. Sweet!
    The Screen: Sadly, I'm a little disappointed with it. Firstly, it gets dirty and smudged damn quick. Real quick. Depending on the background, like browsing the net with a lot of white, it gets annoying fast. Second, the contrast seems off... not much 'pop' to anything. More time will tell the story there.
    11-08-2013 07:11 PM
  15. cbreze's Avatar
    I am on a launch day surface 2 and elected to go without the keyboard. So far, no issues.
    Same here, got it on launch day. Today I decided to get a keyboard for it and so far extremely happy with the keyboard and the way it performs. Seems more like a small very light weight laptop now. Awesome device tho. Kinda cool not having to touch the screen. I'm using a mouse also , but having the choice to go either way is pretty slick. Works nice as a screen cover to. Really nice being able to keep the screen clean easier.
    11-08-2013 09:46 PM
  16. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    Yes, if you are going to do a lot of typing, definitely get the Type Cover...I have the purply one (because tough guys like purple).
    I can wholeheartedly recommend the purple Type Cover 2... that is if you can find it. The salesperson at the local Microsoft Store told me that I was lucky to get mine at Best Buy because they themselves didn't get any purple ones and it is the most sought after color. It's terrific.
    11-08-2013 09:57 PM
  17. cbreze's Avatar
    Haha, my local best buy had tons of purple,pink,blue and one black. I snatched the last black. Purple? Seriously?
    11-08-2013 10:04 PM
  18. kristalsoldier's Avatar
    Haha, my local best buy had tons of purple,pink,blue and one black. I snatched the last black. Purple? Seriously?
    Yup! Purple! Seriously! It's one of the catchiest keyboards that I have used thus far. The backlighting helps too!
    11-08-2013 10:48 PM
  19. cbreze's Avatar
    Yup! Purple! Seriously! It's one of the catchiest keyboards that I have used thus far. The backlighting helps too!
    I'll take your word for it then, although in my town the black seemed to be the sold out and the various colors were in abundance. To each their own, but having choices is always good.
    11-08-2013 11:05 PM
  20. kristalsoldier's Avatar
    I'll take your word for it then, although in my town the black seemed to be the sold out and the various colors were in abundance. To each their own, but having choices is always good.
    Well, that was just my opinion though. On my RT (i.e., the 1st Gen device), which I used earlier, I had the black keyboard - though I was not a fan of the felt-backing. Thankfully, the Type Cover 2 seems to have done away with that kind of felt-backing. I should also note, however, that regardless of the colour, the Type 2 KB is excellent though I am not really a big fan of the touchpad. I preferred its implementation in the first edition. Then again, I do like the fact that some gestures (like swiping in from the right edge brings up the Charms menu) are now available.

    But you are absolutely correct in saying that choice is good and to each his/ her own.
    Last edited by kristalsoldier; 11-09-2013 at 07:24 AM.
    11-09-2013 12:44 AM
  21. rav16's Avatar
    Guys gesture are supported only on touch cover or both ?
    11-09-2013 02:02 AM
  22. kristalsoldier's Avatar
    Guys gesture are supported only on touch cover or both ?
    In the latest version, both, I think, See here: Surface 2 Touch Cover supports gesture control, comes in more colors

    See also https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=RKyiC9mo
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    11-09-2013 07:26 AM
  23. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    Haha, my local best buy had tons of purple,pink,blue and one black. I snatched the last black. Purple? Seriously?
    LOL, yes seriously.

    I have so many gadgets that black/silver get boring. At least if we were in the 1970's I'd have the option to get faux woodgrain covering as an option (like the stereo components that I had back in the day). I don't like garish colors like the blue and pink. But the purple is deep and muted.
    11-09-2013 08:20 AM
  24. chezm's Avatar
    You know, I got the last black type cover 2...there were two purple one there...and I kinda wish I got purple. Its a very nice deep color and would look awesome with my black pro 2.
    11-09-2013 08:38 AM
  25. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    You know, I got the last black type cover 2...there were two purple one there...and I kinda wish I got purple. Its a very nice deep color and would look awesome with my black pro 2.
    I love my purple type cover. :D

    I just wish the track pad was better. Doesn't matter, I just bought an arc mouse surface edition!
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    11-09-2013 09:29 AM
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