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12-10-2012, 02:35 PM
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I definitely think I'd like it and agree with what you're saying. I'm just stuck in the middle because of the price. On one hand, I have a $1300 laptop that is like a 1st gen ultrabook, I spec'd it out to be everything an ultrabook is supposed to be minus the battery life (about 5.5 hours at best) and it being a bit larger.
I need my tablet if I buy it to be more portable but to maintain the same capability so I'm not stuck trying to decide between bringing my laptop to classes one day or my tablet. Since I commute.
And because I like sling bags, I can never find bags that hold a whole lot (15.6" sling bags are more difficult to find than Sasquatch). So carrying both will be difficult.
If the Surface were $500 fully decked out, I'd be game. But adding the price to get to 64gb (even considering 32 + 64 sdxc card) and if I wanted a different color keyboard (why on earth they chose black only as default is beyond me, supply issues maybe?) makes it a tougher sell even to someone like me that has been waiting on it for a couple years.
In the end I'll probably favor it over the Pro, which will have poor battery life, run hot (maybe even loud since Intel is still catching up in the mobile processors) but I'm not as happy as I could be.
I hope there's more deals on MicroSD cards, because for Black Friday, Best Buy had a new Class 10 microSD 32gb card for 17.99, so I jumped all over that and doubled my memory (I bought the 32gb Surface...I am not sure what I'd do with all the space of the 64gb one).
But the Cyan touch cover is REALLY nice, I was debating that one or the red one, but ultimately went with cyan. I did also put Ghost Armor on it (just the screen side right now, waiting for my local kiosk to bring in the backside) and am happy I did that as well.
One thing I will note that some may view as a negative is that there is what appears to be an etching of the new Windows logo on the backside, and on mine, and others as I have read, that logo is starting to come off. So that would be my reasoning for wanting to get a Ghost Armor protector on the backside...just don't want anything else to harm it (it's ridiculous...I know)
If you get one, let me know how you like it and what accessories you get with it!
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