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    How many NEED or WANT a Surface Pro

    Right now, having an Acer Aspire S3 running Windows 8 Enterprise allows me to do my job (though my previous stolen one with 8GB or memory and 750GB of storage, is much better than the S3), mostly Hyper-V.

    My Surface RT is currently my love, I rarely use my Acer unless I'll do Hyper-V. Having said that, I think I *want* a Surface Pro. Not a need, but want.

    So, do you NEED or WANT a Surface Pro?


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    You know, it really appeals to me, but I really need something with more power. If it could be upgraded to 8gb of ram, and even a i7 processor, Im completely willing to pay the premium.

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    That's a tough question. I, too love my Surface RT and have completely replaced both my laptop and iPad with the Surface as a travel pc. I continue to rely on my networked office/home desktop pc (Win8Pro, Intel Quad4, 3.4 gHz , 16GB RAM, NAS, dual monitor, etc) for most of my day to day work, but increasingly use the Surface for an expanding number of things. I guess my thoughts are that the Surface Pro with full program compatibility will be even a better fit for me. My concerns are, battery life as well as size and weight, because one of the things I like most about the Surface RT is it's form factor and battery life. There are a bunch of unknowns regarding the Surface Pro that will be resolved as soon as I can actually see one, for example boot time. I love the instant on feature of most tablets and don't know how the Surface Pro will be in that regard. All in all, I think it will boil down to a hands on experience before I can actually decide. If the Pro is basically an RT clone with the additional capability to run everything my desktop does , then I'll probably have to have one. Anyway my wife wants my RT so it's a good fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArnoldC View Post
    do you NEED or WANT a Surface Pro?
    Arnold --

    Yes, to both. As I have explained elsewhere, the Pro will become my Ladyfriend's travel computer, replacing her laptop. I get to set it up for her, . . . . and, maybe, even play with it just a little bit before I give it to her.

    So, my cursor is hovering over the pre-order button. If I could just find the pre-order button.

    Take care,
    Russ

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    No to both for me, the RT fits my needs and wants perfectly. When the Surfaces were first announced I knew the RT was going to be my choice because it's lighter, thinner, passively cooled, comes bundled with the only Office apps I need for work, and less expensive. The longer [assumed] battery life for the RT is just icing on the cake.

    Now, if I got a Pro for my birthday would I return it? No way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by compnovo View Post
    No to both for me, the RT fits my needs and wants perfectly. When the Surfaces were first announced I knew the RT was going to be my choice because it's lighter, thinner, passively cooled, comes bundled with the only Office apps I need for work, and less expensive. The longer [assumed] battery life for the RT is just icing on the cake.

    Now, if I got a Pro for my birthday would I return it? No way.
    +1, word processing is what I use my computer for, so I'm good with the RT. I do need to get a cable so I can plug it into a video projector occasionally. I'm really pleased with the RT.
    Think I'll be even more pleased when I get a type cover.
    If I needed a computer to do my job I'd probably buy an inexpensive laptop that used windows 8, but so far this is meeting my needs and most of my wants.

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    Neither for me. My two desktops fulfill my Win8 Pro needs.
    32GB + 32GB Surface RT w/Type Cover MSI MS7778-W8P-3.4GHz-12GB DDR3-2TB HDD MSI K9N Diamond-W8P-3GHz-4GB DDR2-500GB/250GB/120GB/80GB HDD Nokia Lumia 820 WinPhone

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    Pro is too heavy for a tablet. I wish there was a Surface "Semi-Pro" with an Atom. No fan or weight and full Windows 8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brocharlieb View Post
    I do need to get a cable so I can plug it into a video projector occasionally.
    If you want to save some money I recommend newegg.com or amazon.com for cables, they're far less spendy.
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    It's a want for me, but don't need it. so wont get it.

 

 
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