1. dana618's Avatar
    I made a tough decision to return my surface pro and I replaced it with a macbook air 13 inch 128 gb. My reasoning......I have wanted a macbook for the past year and a half; however I was really drawn to windows 8. I started weighing the money I spent on the surface and summized that for the same amount of money, I would buy a quality product with the same specs that would hold its value over the next year or so. I tend to trade up in technology pretty frequently.
    I like the macbook air, it is light, the screen is larger, and it is fast. BUT I miss the surface pro, the screen so much better than the macbook. Everyone wants to compare the surface with the ipad when essentially it is a laptop and a tablet. I miss playing games, utilizing the apps, and the productivity it offered. I am truly considering doing a switch-a-roo again!!! I am so undecided.....
    I just needed to vent!
    03-28-2013 10:18 PM
  2. Jazmac's Avatar
    Get them both. You are under no obligation to NOT be a true geek. If I could afford a Mac Pro, you think my devotion to Microsoft would prevent me from getting one? My first love will always be Microsoft. But I'm a geek first. Its who I am.
    03-28-2013 10:34 PM
  3. GhostITMG's Avatar
    Come back to the light side Luke...
    dana618 likes this.
    03-28-2013 10:35 PM
  4. dana618's Avatar
    Get them both. You are under no obligation to NOT be a true geek. If I could afford a Mac Pro, you think my devotion to Microsoft would prevent me from getting one? My first love will always be Microsoft. But I'm a geek first. Its who I am.
    I wish I could afford both! Thanks!
    03-28-2013 10:47 PM
  5. StarLog's Avatar
    sell something.. parents dog bird....
    rdubmu and agm353 like this.
    03-30-2013 08:52 PM
  6. pdch's Avatar
    My Surface Pro has become so integral to my daily life, being without it would be like cutting off an arm. At the very least, how could you give up the pen and One Note?
    03-31-2013 08:05 AM
  7. dstrauss's Avatar
    Other than the 13" screen and Thunderbolt, what does a MacBook Air give you that the Surface Pro does not? From my admittedly biased viewpoint, the Surface Pro matches the MacBook Air nearly spec for spec, AND you get touch screen, active digitizer, and OneNote...top that, then we'll talk...
    04-01-2013 08:45 AM
  8. dana618's Avatar
    I made a very easy choice today!!!! I have my surface back and I am very excited. The best buy sales guy thought I was nuts for returning the MacBook Air, and I asked him had he actually used the surface? Well of course he had not other than the display!! My response to him was TRY IT you will love it!!! I am happy :-)
    ninjaap likes this.
    04-01-2013 08:57 PM
  9. ShipWreck's Avatar
    Samsung Ativ Smart PC & Pro are really nice as well you might check those out..

    Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T (500T1C) | Samsung Tablet PCs

    Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T (700T1C) | Samsung Tablet PCs
    04-01-2013 10:19 PM
  10. Ticomfreak's Avatar
    Install OS X on your surface pro. BOOM! best of both worlds. At least that's what I did...
    04-01-2013 10:54 PM
  11. AlexRodriguezNY's Avatar
    Samsung Ativ Smart PC & Pro are really nice as well you might check those out..

    Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T (500T1C) | Samsung Tablet PCs

    Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T (700T1C) | Samsung Tablet PCs
    You can get the ATIV Smart PC 500T in white color for $100 less at the Microsoft store
    http://m.microsoftstore.com/msstore/...e?c=-662626133
    04-01-2013 11:01 PM
  12. ninjaap's Avatar
    I made a very easy choice today!!!! I have my surface back and I am very excited. The best buy sales guy thought I was nuts for returning the MacBook Air, and I asked him had he actually used the surface? Well of course he had not other than the display!! My response to him was TRY IT you will love it!!! I am happy :-)
    Your first instincts are usually right ;)
    04-01-2013 11:10 PM
  13. cashcar1979's Avatar
    Dell XPS 12 is the best option out there...Surface Pro can't be used as a clamshell, which for me is an issue.
    04-01-2013 11:23 PM
  14. dstrauss's Avatar
    Install OS X on your surface pro. BOOM! best of both worlds. At least that's what I did...
    BLASPHEMY!

    Does OSX support the active digitizer? Are you running OneNote in VM, and if so, does it support digital ink?
    04-02-2013 09:43 AM
  15. KingCrimson's Avatar
    It would be great if the Surface Pro came in a 13" model.
    04-03-2013 11:35 AM

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