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  1. deathcries's Avatar
    I got my pro 2 in Feb and really love it, its the best tablet I have ever used. I have several steam games installed it is really cool being able to play Skyrim on it. I have the 128/4gb version wish could have afforded the 8gb but very happy with one I have. I have had several ipads and android tablets before and none come close to the pro 2.
    03-21-2014 02:59 PM
  2. NeoGrandizer's Avatar
    I got mine a week ago and still playing with it. I owned a Galaxy Note 10.1 (original) which is what this is replacing. I plan on using this as an art tablet on the go. The Note 10.1 was good, but eventually you start to see limitations with the system if you wanted to expand on what you are learning and doing.

    The stock Pen sucks. It's not calibrated properly and is constantly off. Good thing the S Pen with eraser works on it. Calibration is good and don't have to fiddle with settings. Also comes with interchangeable nibs. I prefer working with the flex nib over the plastic. Much more better feel for me since it's more grippy on the surface.

    So far, I think I have an issue with the power cover not charging properly when the tablet is at 100%. Power will cut as it thinks the unit is fully charged. I might drain the tablet below 80% and see if the cover will start charging as a final test. I like the cover with the added battery boost, but it's just becoming a pain figuring out if it's a dud or something wrong with the unit/firmware. The only accessories I have left that I'm still waiting for is the tempered glass screen protector and freedom case.

    Quite happy with the SP2 so far, not so with the power cover. Also despise the stock pen.... :p
    03-22-2014 10:00 AM
  3. hopmedic's Avatar
    Ah, I was really hoping to use this without a screen protector. I can barely install them on phones I cannot begin to imagine on how to do it on such a big surface. Plus I feel it detracts from the feeling of the screen.
    I put an incipio screen protector on mine, and it is also a matte finish, to cut down on the glare. I am one who absolutely abhors today's high-gloss screens. Whose idea was that, anyway???

    If you don't want to put your screen protector on, and you have a nearby Microsoft Store (yeah, I know, not everyone does), they'll put it on for you if you buy it from them. Who knows - maybe Best Buy will do this? I did mine myself, and got it on without blemish on the first try - first time I've ever had THAT success - because I forgot to bring my Surface to the Microsoft Store when I went to buy the screen protector and a couple other things. I definitely am happy with the matte-finish screen protector from Incipio. Cuts down some on fingerprints, too.
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    03-26-2014 03:01 PM
  4. Droidophobe's Avatar
    I put on a TechArmor screen protector, and while the application was a piece of cake, the protector itself was terrible. It was very tacky so my fingers wouldn't glide over the screen, and it was a horrible fingerprint magnet and difficult to wipe off. I replaced it with a Skinomi which was a pain to put on (wet application) but it is a much better product. I can't even tell it's on there and it wipes off easily when necessary.
    03-28-2014 09:58 AM
  5. jojoe42's Avatar
    I put an incipio screen protector on mine, and it is also a matte finish, to cut down on the glare. I am one who absolutely abhors today's high-gloss screens. Whose idea was that, anyway???

    If you don't want to put your screen protector on, and you have a nearby Microsoft Store (yeah, I know, not everyone does), they'll put it on for you if you buy it from them. Who knows - maybe Best Buy will do this? I did mine myself, and got it on without blemish on the first try - first time I've ever had THAT success - because I forgot to bring my Surface to the Microsoft Store when I went to buy the screen protector and a couple other things. I definitely am happy with the matte-finish screen protector from Incipio. Cuts down some on fingerprints, too.
    Yeah my screen-protector application abilities are pretty hit and miss..... the one for my mother's Pro 2 went on flawlessly, whereas the one on mine has bits of dust and bubbles around the edges :/
    03-31-2014 11:44 PM
  6. cschmach's Avatar
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    I've had my 128 GB Surface Pro 2 for about a month now and it is amazing. I added some items to make it even better for home use though, IMHO.
    Surface Pro Docking Station, Surface Power Cover (for going to work), AOC 27" monitor, iHome Bluetooth Speaker, Apple TV3, Gemalto USB SmartCard Reader, Apple SuperDrive (yes, it does work with the Surface Pro 2 with downloaded drivers), 1TB WD My Passport USB external HD, Logitech Bluetooth keyboard, Microsoft Bluetooth Sculpt mouse, and a new desk. I have a Logitech gaming controller for occasional Steam play as well.

    I never thought I would move away from Apple, but this Surface Pro 2 is everything I was wanting. It has replaced both my 2013 13" MacBook Air and iPad mini, and I have no regrets!
    Last edited by cschmach; 08-09-2014 at 12:16 PM.
    04-06-2014 07:11 PM
  7. liam-ward's Avatar
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    I've had my 128 GB Surface Pro 2 for about a month now and it is amazing. I added some items to make it even better for home use though, IMHO.
    Surface Pro Docking Station, Surface Power Cover (for going to work), AOC 27" monitor, iHome Bluetooth Speaker, Apple TV3, Gemalto USB SmartCard Reader, Apple SuperDrive (yes, it does work with the Surface Pro 2 with downloaded drivers), 1GB WD My Passport USB external HD, Logitech Bluetooth keyboard, Microsoft Bluetooth Sculpt mouse, and a new desk. I have a Logitech gaming controller for occasional Steam play as well.

    I never thought I would move away from Apple, but this Surface Pro 2 is everything I was wanting. It has replaced both my 2013 13" MacBook Air and iPad mini, and I have no regrets!
    Thank you for this. It has helped with my question here, http://forums.windowscentral.com/mic...-thoughts.html
    04-07-2014 05:04 PM
  8. touchpad4760's Avatar
    Woohoo! Mine arrived yesterday - 256/8 variant. Confirmed the newer 1.9GHz/4300 processor.

    Now, I just need to figure out how to migrate stuff from my old XP desktop to this puppy, as it will become the new "home" computer.

    Pointers to any related resources much appreciated!

    -Chris
    04-11-2014 01:11 PM
  9. SwimSwim's Avatar
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    I've had my 128 GB Surface Pro 2 for about a month now and it is amazing. I added some items to make it even better for home use though, IMHO.
    Surface Pro Docking Station, Surface Power Cover (for going to work), AOC 27" monitor, iHome Bluetooth Speaker, Apple TV3, Gemalto USB SmartCard Reader, Apple SuperDrive (yes, it does work with the Surface Pro 2 with downloaded drivers), 1GB WD My Passport USB external HD, Logitech Bluetooth keyboard, Microsoft Bluetooth Sculpt mouse, and a new desk. I have a Logitech gaming controller for occasional Steam play as well.

    I never thought I would move away from Apple, but this Surface Pro 2 is everything I was wanting. It has replaced both my 2013 13" MacBook Air and iPad mini, and I have no regrets!
    Damn, that's a really bad-*** rig. Super jealous! Looks awesome, and it's amazing how simply remove the SP2 from the dock, and BAM! You're mobile ready. xD
    04-12-2014 10:34 AM
  10. vlad0's Avatar
    We need an LTE enabled 13 incher with that smart frame tech Intel showed a while back (northcape) ... that would be a great addition to the Surface family. The beauty of smartframe is that a 13 inch screen fits into a 11 inch frame .. zero bazel :)

    here it is



    04-12-2014 04:18 PM
  11. MBytes's Avatar
    I don't know.. but i see a big bezel around the screen on the video you are showing. Usually the frame on a laptop contains the wireless and Bluetooth antennas wires and antenna itself, and the webcam, and microphone.

    The Surface Pro also has the touch screen which is goes 50% outside the screen. This is important to allow Windows 8 to operate as it detects swipes that goes outside to inside the screen, to show charms, menus, and such. In addition, it is needed for the Wacom digitizer which also is 50% of the frame. If you put your pen you'll see it still being tracks as you are on the bezel. This is because Wacom pen is being entirely tracked with the pen. This is why it's not great on corners, and why on the pro models, you have a bit fat plastic frame around zone to use, as the digitizer continuing outside. If Microsoft makes the digitizer the same of the screen, then expect to be even more awful on corners, and only be fine at about the center of the screen.
    04-12-2014 04:35 PM
  12. Bram Vanroy's Avatar
    Got a Surface Pro 2 for mother's day. She is a LITTLE bit into tech, so she likes new stuff. When I had the chance to testdrive a Surface Pro 2, she was really jealous and wanted to try it a lot. So I am guessing she'll be happy with it!
    Last edited by Bram Vanroy; 05-18-2014 at 04:30 PM.
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    05-09-2014 09:57 AM
  13. SwimSwim's Avatar
    Got a Surface Pro 2 for mother's day. She is a LITTLE bit into tech, so she likes new stuff. When I had the change to testdrive a Surface Pro 2, she was really jealous and wanted to try it a lot. So I am guessing she'll be happy with it!
    What a generous gift! That's one way to make sure you stay in the will. Hahaha! ;)
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    05-11-2014 12:24 AM
  14. Berryal202869's Avatar
    I got mine the other day! It's amazing! I love it. Its gaming capabilities mean it'll probably replace my vita as well.. and my tablet.. and my laptop.. what a beast of a device, huh.

    I can't afford to buy a type cover 2 yet though, next month! Can't wait haha, i get too excited over technology sometimes
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    05-17-2014 05:12 PM
  15. carlos12001's Avatar
    I'm a little late guys, but I got mine the other day. I really didn't know what to expect before I got it, but boy am I glad I did, I got it on a trade. This is truly an amazing machine, its everything I want in a Computer/tablet. This thing kills any other machine I ever had..
    05-28-2014 11:26 AM
  16. hopmedic's Avatar
    I'm a little late guys, but I got mine the other day. I really didn't know what to expect before I got it, but boy am I glad I did, I got it on a trade. This is truly an amazing machine, its everything I want in a Computer/tablet. This thing kills any other machine I ever had..
    What did you trade for it?
    05-28-2014 03:44 PM
  17. carlos12001's Avatar
    What did you trade for it?
    One of my guns i really didn't want anymore ...
    05-29-2014 07:56 AM
  18. 1iam5mith's Avatar
    How much battery life do you guys get?

    Sent from my D6503 using Mobile Nations mobile app
    06-04-2014 09:02 PM
  19. carlos12001's Avatar
    How much battery life do you guys get?

    Sent from my D6503 using Mobile Nations mobile app
    Not much lol. Seriously, I set mu power plan so that in advanced setting, set the max clock speed for the processors at 50%. For me, this works well for most tasks.
    06-05-2014 11:59 AM
  20. hopmedic's Avatar
    I do pretty well with the battery unless I get started on Asphalt 8. Then it's only going to last a couple hours, though it's rare for me to play it for that long.
    06-09-2014 09:47 PM
  21. kewlgirl73's Avatar
    The MS Store here in Houston swapped out my Pro for a Pro 2 yesterday due to the screen separating on my Pro.

    Yes, I know the Pro 3 is out but I am loving my Pro 2 and will have it for awhile :)
    Still waiting on the Freedom Case to show up though..lol.
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    07-02-2014 12:06 AM
  22. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Hmm, I tend to get 6 - 7 hours of usage out of mine. I don't play games most of the time. But using the Kindle App, Facebook, Twitter, Xbox Music/Sportify/iTunes, One note, Evernote, and web browsing. This is going on pretty steady during the day. If I use it in conjunction desktop, I can get 9 hours.
    How much battery life do you guys get?

    Sent from my D6503 using Mobile Nations mobile app
    07-02-2014 10:14 AM
  23. Jalbuke's Avatar
    Got my Surface Pro 2 last Friday!
    Sold my 6 month old Macbook Air 11 inch. Been with Apple for 7 years.

    Must say the Surface is a awesome computer.
    09-06-2014 06:09 PM
  24. MBytes's Avatar
    Got my Surface Pro 2 last Friday!
    Sold my 6 month old Macbook Air 11 inch. Been with Apple for 7 years.

    Must say the Surface is a awesome computer.
    It is! I must say. Personally, I find that the only thing that ruins this fine system, is the ****ty Intel integrated graphics drivers, that is quite buggy, and annoying at times. But it affects all other systems, at least PCs, powered by it, so there isn't much to be done at this front, sadly.

    Beside that, I like very much my system. Up to this day, I am still amazed by Microsoft ability to fit so much power, in such small form factor, and not have the fan go at full speed, not have a hot device that you can't hold (warm is the worst you'll get). And lets not forget, pretty decently good battery life. And it's nice to have a system that feels like Apple, or a custom build system, where you don't have the crap software added by manufactures which acts like advertisement, no backups as they are too cheap to do, all to to try an lower the price (or maximize profiles). The system is clean, the backup image in the system is clean. Weight distribution is fairly even. Definitely, an engineering marvel.

    I personally can't wait to see what's hidden in Microsoft sleeves in the future iteration of the device.
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    09-06-2014 06:37 PM
  25. RajeevT's Avatar
    Definitely, an engineering marvel.
    Agree!

    I personally can't wait to see what's hidden in Microsoft sleeves in the future iteration of the device.
    Psst, the SP3 is out already!
    09-06-2014 09:42 PM
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