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  1. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Just watched the first 30 seconds and was about to say "dude get a tripod!," as for abit there I thought you were using a camcorder or something :P.. but then read the comments the optical image stabilisation never ceases to amaze me lol.
    10-24-2013 03:15 PM
  2. russmov's Avatar
    Just found out I can post using the stylus to write my message. This is pretty great!
    10-24-2013 04:56 PM
  3. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    I still need to learn some of the neat feature of the pen.
    10-24-2013 11:27 PM
  4. urkel's Avatar
    Just got my Surface Pro 2 256
    Its verry nice and no problem with it.
    Just a small question, any1 know a good codec pack so u can play all movies in metro players?

    Sent from my GT-N7000 using Tapatalk
    10-28-2013 05:12 PM
  5. SwimSwim's Avatar
    Oh, ha ha, didn't notice this forum. But yeah, I'm rocking a Surface Pro 2 128GB w/ cyan Type Cover 2. Nearly a week in now, and words cannot begin to express how enthralled and overjoyed I am with my purchase! No major regrets (other than not being able to afford a model with 8GB of RAM, that extra breathing room would've been marvelous).

    I love being able to get stuff done. My old laptop was just too bulky to carry around with me everyone, not the case with my Surface. Now empty time in schedule when I otherwise would be sitting twiddling my thumbs (well, rather playing some game on my 1020) can easily be transformed into "get work done" time, making my downtime far more relaxing.

    Other people seem very intrigued by it as well. I'm always getting nothing but questions and looks of curiosity when people see me working on this thing. People are in love with:
    • How unbelievably fast this thing is. It puts pretty much 95% of all computers to shame.
    • The luxurious pen, with all its accuracy and handwritten notes.
    • Full Windows on a tablet (even I don't like defining it as a tablet, it's a Surface: plain and simple). The USB-port and Microsoft Office are especially popular amongst the masses.
    • The type cover (My English teacher literally walked up to me today and said, "Ok, that's a kickass keyboard").
    • The Kickstand.
    • So much more!



    Really, the only thing people don't seem to like is the price (all of the joy and excitement in their eyes instantly dies as soon as they hear it costs $1000+ for a decent model and a cover). But yeah, people love this thing, which is surprising. And what's also surprising is that most people who ask me to compare it to an iPad seem more interested in this, despite me making it explicitly clear this is for getting stuff done, and the iPad is far better for playing games. Everyone has the mentality, "I've got a phone for games, I want that for school."

    Not bad I say. It's kind of funny, I have a friend today who I totally blew away. He knows I've had this thing, and today in class as I was working on it, he said, "Ugh, I didn't finish my history homework. It's a shame that isn't a real computer, I have the file here on a USB drive but no way of plugging it in." Man, the look on his face when I took the USB card, plugged it in and had the Word Doc loaded in literally less than 5 seconds was priceless. He still says he's going to buy an iPad Mini and prove it's much better for school (it took all my self control to avoid busting out in laughter), but still, he was totally mind blown (several similar stories, people always flip out when they hear it has a USB port).

    Case-in-point: Students and teachers are drilling over these things once they see them and what they can do. Microsoft needs to really push the Surface line in education, because that's likely where Microsoft could find runaway success. I have so many stories just in the past week alone of how impressed people are when they see how good the Surface is for school (which I what I originally bought it for. Only in high school, but it damn sure still makes my school life easier). The Surface and education are a perfect match, hopefully Microsoft can find some way to get these things into schools. If they can manage that, maybe, just maybe, people will get interested in the Windows ecosystem and all it has to offer, finally looking beyond what Apple tells them to think.

    Sorry for my digression, I just love typing (which is a breeze, by the way, on this fabulous Type Cover 2 ). I'll cease now, before I consume all of WPC's bandwidth. xD
    10-28-2013 08:01 PM
  6. SwimSwim's Avatar
    I still need to learn some of the neat feature of the pen.
    I personally love it, but it mostly depends on your own individual needs. I personally love it for handwritten notes, and it's generally very precise, close to that of a mouse (useful for when on the go and a mouse isn't an option). Also useful for, again, when you don't have a mouse and are using something that doesn't support touch well, like however menus on many websites.

    Just got my Surface Pro 2 256
    Its verry nice and no problem with it.
    Just a small question, any1 know a good codec pack so u can play all movies in metro players?

    Sent from my GT-N7000 using Tapatalk
    I personally am I fan of this codec pack: Media Player Codec Pack - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com
    10-28-2013 08:14 PM
  7. Jas00555's Avatar
    Just got my Surface Pro 2 256
    Its verry nice and no problem with it.
    Just a small question, any1 know a good codec pack so u can play all movies in metro players?

    Sent from my GT-N7000 using Tapatalk
    I'm like 80% sure I understand your question, but VLC player is coming soon, so you could use that.
    10-28-2013 08:18 PM
  8. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    I'm like 80% sure I understand your question, but VLC player is coming soon, so you could use that.
    They have a desktop app though, right?
    10-28-2013 10:18 PM
  9. Jas00555's Avatar
    They have a desktop app though, right?
    Right, but on a smaller screen, a metro app would be better.
    10-28-2013 10:54 PM
  10. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Right, but on a smaller screen, a metro app would be better.
    Yup. ;)
    10-28-2013 11:23 PM
  11. Mr_Urkel's Avatar
    I'm like 80% sure I understand your question, but VLC player is coming soon, so you could use that.
    Ill wait for metro vlc then :)

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    10-29-2013 12:10 AM
  12. raiderfan247365's Avatar
    Ill wait for metro vlc then :)

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    ugh, can we get rid of metro already desktop app for me all day!
    10-29-2013 01:42 AM
  13. s0briquet's Avatar
    Has anyone here ordered a Surface pro 2 after MS updated the date of delivery to december 15? If yes, how is the accuracy of that date holding up? Any info?
    10-29-2013 10:59 PM
  14. Oneofthesedays's Avatar
    Am writing this with a pen isn't that cool?
    10-29-2013 11:12 PM
  15. Oneofthesedays's Avatar
    The SP2 is really a revolutionary product the lines of which we haven't seen before
    10-29-2013 11:13 PM
  16. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    The SP2 is really a revolutionary product the lines of which we haven't seen before
    I love mine. :D
    10-30-2013 06:35 PM
  17. HOTDAWG's Avatar
    Not seen the likes before? LOL, no. Surface is not new or original, but better and tighter. I've had a Samsung Series 7 Slate for the last two+ years. Nearly identical, except for the covers, which I don't need anyway. LOVED that thing.

    Sadly, it's end came this week.

    Now have a SP2@256GB! Woohoo!
    11-01-2013 09:51 AM
  18. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Just got mine today. I'm impressed so far. But things are a little out of wack. I'll report more after more use.

    Where's the WPC app? And geez these apps/games are expensive.
    11-01-2013 07:55 PM
  19. SwimSwim's Avatar
    Just got mine today. I'm impressed so far. But things are a little out of wack. I'll report more after more use.

    Where's the WPC app? And geez these apps/games are expensive.
    No WPC App available yet, and yes, they are, unfortunately. :/
    11-02-2013 02:33 PM
  20. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    I don't really mind the price, just wish the tablet apps would also work in my phone, like android
    No WPC App available yet, and yes, they are, unfortunately. :/
    11-03-2013 11:40 AM
  21. lgdlman's Avatar
    Did anyone end up also getting Office loaded up? Need to be able to use for work as well. My home tower is old timey Vista.
    11-03-2013 02:09 PM
  22. Jas00555's Avatar
    Did anyone end up also getting Office loaded up? Need to be able to use for work as well. My home tower is old timey Vista.
    I did. I have Office 365 university and I had an extra install. Works great except they're desktop apps since I would prefer metro on a small screen.
    11-03-2013 02:13 PM
  23. SwimSwim's Avatar
    I don't really mind the price, just wish the tablet apps would also work in my phone, like android
    Yeah, it's annoying how my phone has more (and better apps) than my tablet which seemingly beholds so much power that the gods themselves inhabit its insides. Thankfully, Store unification is supposedly only a few months off, so not too long now! And if Taptitude is any kind of base, using Windows Phone apps on Windows 8 won't look none too shabby.
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    11-03-2013 06:42 PM
  24. Doctor Pork's Avatar
    Picked up thus the 128GB model today and got it running before a 2 hour bus trip. Been using it for a while now and it is really an amazing hybrid with the type cover. Like the Lumina 920, the weight issue is ridiculously overblown as well. Sure, it is heavier than the usual plastic 10 inch tablet, but the balance is very good, and the kickstand allows me to offload the weight a lot of the time when I would otherwise have top support it with my hands. It also works surprisingly well to just fold back the keyboard, which is a major advantage compared to transformer style of the Asus tablets. They got their own advantages, but to avoid the hassle of docking it all the time if you switch between laptop and tablet mode is certainly an advantage.
    11-08-2013 02:16 PM
  25. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Now, here's my review of the Surface Pro 2. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe! :D

    chezm likes this.
    11-08-2013 06:57 PM
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