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10-15-2013 11:03 AM
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  1. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    There are four configurations for the surface pro 2. Which are you getting? For me, I'm getting the 256GB model. I need more storage and ram.
    09-24-2013 11:53 AM
  2. foaf's Avatar
    I went for the 256 also. Tbh i would have preferred the 128 as i prefer network/cloud storage, but i HAD to have 8gb of RAM.
    Sent from my Lumia 920 using Board Express
    09-24-2013 12:14 PM
  3. Great deal's Avatar
    Just ordered the same
    09-24-2013 12:14 PM
  4. WG Rowland's Avatar
    Also the 256 and a type cover 2.
    09-24-2013 12:37 PM
  5. chezm's Avatar
    it's between the 64GB and 128GB models. Yes, it would definitely be amazing to have the 8GB and additional storage however they aren't major selling points. I consider 4GB RAM more than enough, and i could always extend the Storage later on or use my external HDD. I dont plan to rip movies or 100's of GB's of music, just use it for my music recording and sound engineering tools.
    09-24-2013 02:01 PM
  6. erasure25's Avatar
    What are people's thoughts on the 4GB vs 8GB RAM? I'm considering just going Surface Pro 2 for all my mobile needs and getting rid of/sell my laptop and Surface RT, but am deciding between the 128 and 256 models (either SSD size will work for me, so it's mostly a RAM issue and "future proofing").
    09-27-2013 02:14 PM
  7. CrownSeven's Avatar
    If you can afford it - more ram the better. I went with the 256/8mb combo. Would love to go for the 512 but thats just too rich for my blood. I'm betting the 256/8 configuration will probably end up being the most popular.

    I just wish (as others do I'm sure) the power type cover was being released at the same time. I've ordered the Type Cover 2 for now but will be ordering the Power Type Cover when it comes out as well - the additional battery power will come in very handy on those long trips.

    The surface pro 2 will be replacing my 'old' Samsung Series 7 Slate which I just love - minus all the screen lift issues that plagued the tablet.
    09-27-2013 02:22 PM
  8. xandros9's Avatar
    unfortunately the zero-cost, zero-existence model
    WanderingTraveler likes this.
    09-27-2013 08:39 PM
  9. bpmurr's Avatar
    8GB/256GB model for my company as these units would have a 3 year life span.
    09-27-2013 08:42 PM
  10. SwimSwim's Avatar
    Well, I only have access to the funds I made from my lifeguarding gig, and my Lumia 1020 purchase was hardly cheap. So, it will be the 128GB model for me. Combined with the tablet, the keyboard cover, insurance, getting a monitor, etc.

    I think I'll be happy with it. 128GB should be enough storage, I can always buy a hard drive later on. As for the RAM, my current laptop has 4GB, and the Pro has better processors and more optimized OS than my current laptop, so I should be fine, especially since I find myself using legacy apps less and less often. In fact, I'd really like to save some money, but I'm using this as a replacement of my current laptop, not in addition to it. So as such, in order to use the rather few legacy apps I still find essential.

    Disappointing, but I'll make the most of it and knock a big bang for my buck. I'm especially looking forward to that pen, the feature that turns off finger input when in close proximity is especially nice.
    09-27-2013 08:44 PM
  11. azcruz's Avatar
    8GB/256 because i run Hyper-V and my current Acer S3 is already 4GB.
    09-27-2013 08:53 PM
  12. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    What are people's thoughts on the 4GB vs 8GB RAM? I'm considering just going Surface Pro 2 for all my mobile needs and getting rid of/sell my laptop and Surface RT, but am deciding between the 128 and 256 models (either SSD size will work for me, so it's mostly a RAM issue and "future proofing").
    4GB is more than enough if you mostly plan on just juggling Win8 apps in the background. If you do heavy lifting on the desktop, or you plan on playing heavy games at max settings, 8GB is the way to go.
    xandros9 likes this.
    09-27-2013 09:06 PM
  13. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    I can't afford a Surface 2 Pro, but if I had a choice, I'd go for the 512GB storage/8GB RAM model. I do this because I rely very heavily on multitasking, and I need a lot of space for all my files.
    That and the fact that I'd like to play Civ 5 on touch.
    09-27-2013 09:08 PM
  14. Leahtt's Avatar
    I can't afford a Surface 2 Pro, but if I had a choice, I'd go for the 512GB storage/8GB RAM model. I do this because I rely very heavily on multitasking, and I need a lot of space for all my files.
    That and the fact that I'd like to play Civ 5 on touch.
    Neither could I afford the large RAM etc.
    I pre ordered a 128 4GB RAM model from a retailer (Noel Leeming) in NZ this morning.
    It will meet my needs and some!
    Last edited by Leahtt; 09-28-2013 at 11:10 PM.
    09-27-2013 09:35 PM
  15. csiguy1's Avatar
    I got the 128 gig with 4 gigs of memory. Dont do a lot of heavy lifting.
    09-28-2013 12:40 AM
  16. gr4z's Avatar
    Here in the Uk I am going to order a 256gb model with type cover and will get the docking station when available. 8gb should allow the odd VM to run very well. Any know who will be stocking them to try it out in the UK? PC world? John Lewis? Thanks
    09-28-2013 07:43 AM
  17. smoheath's Avatar
    I would love the 256GB version. 8GB of ram would be killer for cad on the go. But alas, I am cheap. I'll be picking up the 64GB version with a new touch cover.
    09-28-2013 10:56 AM
  18. SwimSwim's Avatar
    I would love the 256GB version. 8GB of ram would be killer for cad on the go. But alas, I am cheap. I'll be picking up the 64GB version with a new touch cover.
    I know what you mean, I wish the RAM and memory configurations were separate. I.E: you choose how much memory you want, and then can optionally include 8GB RAM for an additional $100. Alas, that is not the case, maybe for the Surface 3.
    jlzimmerman likes this.
    09-28-2013 01:59 PM
  19. bpmurr's Avatar
    Maybe they'll add a 8GB/128GB model at some point.
    09-28-2013 02:31 PM
  20. lafester's Avatar
    8gb/128 for $1099 would be a very nice idea.
    I'm on the fence if I get one it will probably be 4gb/128.
    09-28-2013 07:22 PM
  21. kittshelby's Avatar
    I haven't seen anyone say they're getting the 64GB model. I'm a student and all I really need to use is Office. I use Chrome which is why I'm going for the Pro rather than RT (I realize it's kind of silly to shell out almost $500 more just so I can use Chrome browser, but oh well). For the Pro 64GB, wouldn't I be able to expand storage via SD card/USB? I know for the RT, I've read people saying they can't integrate the files on SD card or install apps on the SD card, but I'm assuming for the Pro it should allow installing anything on it? Is that correct? If so, then the 64GB and a 64GB SD card and 32GB USB 3.0 should be fine for me. Any advice or suggestions?
    10-01-2013 01:55 AM
  22. tawfiqmp's Avatar
    256/8gb for sure.

    I was contemplating getting the 128, but I'd rather have double the RAM. I do kinda wish they had a 128/8gb model, space is a non issue for me. I have a 2 TB external drive, can buy a micro SD card, or even use the 200GB given from Skydrive if need be.

    I'm holding off on touch/type cover for now. I'm going to decide once I actually get the Surface if I can really wait and maybe use a bluetooth keyboard until the power cover comes out early next year or if I need something right away.
    10-01-2013 05:25 AM
  23. sjgore's Avatar
    I pre-ordered the 256GB/8GB version. I need lots of storage, and I thought that the 8GB of RAM might make it a bit more future-proof.
    10-04-2013 07:47 AM
  24. WG Rowland's Avatar
    I haven't seen anyone say they're getting the 64GB model. I'm a student and all I really need to use is Office. I use Chrome which is why I'm going for the Pro rather than RT (I realize it's kind of silly to shell out almost $500 more just so I can use Chrome browser, but oh well). For the Pro 64GB, wouldn't I be able to expand storage via SD card/USB? I know for the RT, I've read people saying they can't integrate the files on SD card or install apps on the SD card, but I'm assuming for the Pro it should allow installing anything on it? Is that correct? If so, then the 64GB and a 64GB SD card and 32GB USB 3.0 should be fine for me. Any advice or suggestions?
    I wouldn't suggest attempting to install apps on SD. They're pretty slow, but for document storage you should be fine.
    10-04-2013 12:34 PM
  25. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    Undecided right now, but if I do get one, it will be either the 256 GB or 512 GB.
    10-05-2013 12:11 AM
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