06-25-2014 02:00 AM
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  1. Nikumba's Avatar
    Just ordered my 128Gb Pro 2, 569 from MS UK Store thankyou very much should be here by the end of the week :)

    Kimbie
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    06-02-2014 06:45 AM
  2. NHUK's Avatar
    I've had one for about 6-7 months now (paid a bit more than your did!) and I have no regrets whatsoever, great piece of kit.

    Enjoy!
    06-02-2014 07:11 AM
  3. Nikumba's Avatar
    Oh I will do, one of the uses will be for my EvE Online Jita alt so can do selling while at work :)

    Means can get shot of my big old HP laptop.

    How good is the field of view on the webcam? Only ask as often Skype laying on my bed and would but the surface on the side

    Kimbie
    06-02-2014 07:15 AM
  4. onlysublime's Avatar
    congrats! the SP2 is an amazing machine. you'll love it like the rest of us. I still get people checking out my SP2 and asking questions whenever I'm at a Starbucks.
    06-03-2014 01:36 AM
  5. jojoe42's Avatar
    Good on ya!!! The SP2 is a fantastic note-taking device, a powerhouse (can play Portal 2 on high and easily renders projects in Premiere Pro) and it stands out from the seas of iPads, Macbooks and Galaxy Notes at my school :P
    06-03-2014 01:41 AM
  6. Nikumba's Avatar
    Not sure what else I can now buy in the Windows Eco-system have Win 8.1 PC, a 925, and a Surface on the way and an xBox 260

    So I am firmly entrenched in the Eco system now lol

    Just need to see about a case for my SP2 now

    Kimbie
    06-03-2014 04:01 AM
  7. Robindjuret's Avatar
    So did I :). The main reason why I didn't wait for the SP3 is that i love the smaller form factor, and performance wise the SP2 seems to handle games and graphics applications better than the SP3 (i5 version). This is probably due to the higher resolution, unusual aspect ratio and worse cooling capability of the SP3.
    06-03-2014 06:29 AM
  8. Poirots Progeny's Avatar
    I've had the SP2 for a couple of months, since release actually, and it's a great little machine! Congratulations!

    I've got the power cover, from the states, as I do a lot of writing on it - battery goes fast, but that's just me!

    Enjoy!
    06-03-2014 06:36 AM
  9. Nikumba's Avatar
    Keep refreshing the UPS page waiting for shipping confirmation lol
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    06-03-2014 03:10 PM
  10. NHUK's Avatar
    What I have been waiting for is the UK release of the dock,I can't understand why we can't have it. Buying one from eBay from the states is just to expensive ..
    06-03-2014 07:37 PM
  11. Poirots Progeny's Avatar
    What I have been waiting for is the UK release of the dock,I can't understand why we can't have it. Buying one from eBay from the states is just to expensive ..
    I actually picked the dock up in a Microsoft brand store in Houston, Texas . They had so many accessories and the price! The pound to dollar meant I paid under 100!

    Such a shame it's not available in the eu, through official channels. You can sometimes pick them up on amazon ( the .co.uk or the .de German store).
    06-03-2014 07:59 PM
  12. Nikumba's Avatar
    Woohoo its out for delivery today, now just have to wait for it to turn up at work, and for our warehouse guys to deliver it to my desk.

    Not looked into the dock side of things yet but will do, still undecided on the type cover as have a MS Mobile 5000 keyboard sat doing nothing along with a mouse.

    Is the type cover worth the money?

    Kimbie
    06-04-2014 12:35 AM
  13. NHUK's Avatar
    I bought a touch cover as I wanted something slim to protect the screen and thought I might as well get a built in keyboard. I got the old version 2 (not backlit) as there are some good deals to be had. It's ok for short bursts but the mouse response is poor and for any decent amount of typing I use a proper keyboard. I think the newer touch and type keyboards are quite improved however. I still can't decide whether the dock is worth investing in...
    06-04-2014 04:39 AM
  14. Nikumba's Avatar
    Yay it has arrived but boo as its got a i5-4200 not a i5-4300 and was direct from MS :(

    Oh well
    06-04-2014 06:41 AM
  15. Nikumba's Avatar
    Quick call to MS, are sending me out a new SP2 with the 4300 and letting me send the 4200 based one back.

    Happy days

    Kimbie
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    06-04-2014 07:28 AM
  16. etphoto's Avatar
    Quick call to MS, are sending me out a new SP2 with the 4300 and letting me send the 4200 based one back.

    Happy days

    Kimbie


    Wow, great customer service.
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    06-04-2014 09:19 AM
  17. NHUK's Avatar
    Outstanding customer service would be if they replaced mine that's 7 months old 😋
    06-04-2014 10:24 AM
  18. onlysublime's Avatar
    Not looked into the dock side of things yet but will do, still undecided on the type cover as have a MS Mobile 5000 keyboard sat doing nothing along with a mouse.

    Is the type cover worth the money?

    Kimbie
    I assume you mean the Type Cover 2 and not the original Type Cover. But it is so worth it once you start realizing how portable it is. It's also backlit which is handy. It makes every Bluetooth keyboard or wireless keyboard feel clunky (like the one I have for my iPad 2 is semi-sleek for an iPad keyboard but next to the SP2, it's bulky especially with the case design).

    I have a wireless dongle for my USB mouse.
    06-04-2014 11:08 AM
  19. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    I assume you mean the Type Cover 2 and not the original Type Cover. But it is so worth it once you start realizing how portable it is. It's also backlit which is handy. It makes every Bluetooth keyboard or wireless keyboard feel clunky (like the one I have for my iPad 2 is semi-sleek for an iPad keyboard but next to the SP2, it's bulky especially with the case design).

    I have a wireless dongle for my USB mouse.
    I cannot recommend the TypeCover2 to anyone at full retain of $130. $75 tops. The trackpad is horrendously bad. Having to tote around a bluetooth mouse defeats the purpose of they sleek TypeCover2. But I have no choice, the trackpad is that bad.
    06-04-2014 04:22 PM
  20. onlysublime's Avatar
    why use the touchpad when touch is so great? you compare the price of the Type Cover 2 to other keyboards and the price is not so bad.
    06-05-2014 03:00 AM
  21. NHUK's Avatar
    why use the touchpad when touch is so great? you compare the price of the Type Cover 2 to other keyboards and the price is not so bad.

    To be honest that's my approach. I use the touch cover for typing and the touch screen for the mouse operations. I picked up the cover for around 60 notes when the price dropped after the release of the version 2 covers.
    06-05-2014 04:01 AM
  22. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    why use the touchpad when touch is so great? you compare the price of the Type Cover 2 to other keyboards and the price is not so bad.
    For touch typists, touch (I assume you meant touchscreen) is not so great. I can't believe that I'm having to explain why I would use the touchpad that is part of the keyboard.

    What mobile/tablet keyboards are you comparing the TC2 with? Nothing I've seen has been over $100.
    06-05-2014 03:04 PM
  23. onlysublime's Avatar
    For touch typists, touch (I assume you meant touchscreen) is not so great. I can't believe that I'm having to explain why I would use the touchpad that is part of the keyboard.

    What mobile/tablet keyboards are you comparing the TC2 with? Nothing I've seen has been over $100.
    https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...d=0CMUEEKYrMAM

    Dell 5J36C Mobile Keyboard for Venue 11 Pro 5130/7130 Tablets $130-170

    de5j36c.jpg

    Other examples out there as well... The TC2 totally stands up against the Dell keyboard and other keyboards. I'm a touch typist. I average around 80 wpm when typing casually after errors are factored in. My peak speeds are around 110 wpm after errors factored in. And when I need to move the cursor, I use the touchscreen. if you're typing a lot, you're not really using a mouse, touchpad, etc.

    Maybe on other things, you have good experience. But not with keyboards as you felt the Asus Transformer T100 was a decent keyboard (it really is an awful keyboard).
    06-05-2014 11:55 PM
  24. Nikumba's Avatar
    Bah bloody MS!!!!!!!!!!

    New one arrived today, an OLDER Lot number than one I already had so both 4200U, off to live chat, apoligised, letting me return my second one, given my a 30 voucher, so think I will go and buy it from a physical retailer, and see if they will price match the online offer, can but ask now.

    Kimbie
    06-06-2014 07:25 AM
  25. jojoe42's Avatar
    Bah bloody MS!!!!!!!!!!

    New one arrived today, an OLDER Lot number than one I already had so both 4200U, off to live chat, apoligised, letting me return my second one, given my a 30 voucher, so think I will go and buy it from a physical retailer, and see if they will price match the online offer, can but ask now.

    Kimbie
    Does it really matter? As far as I've read there isn't much of a significant difference between the 4200U and the 4300U
    06-07-2014 04:48 PM
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