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  1. kristalsoldier

    kristalsoldier Well-Known Member

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    Hi all...

    Just a few lines to say "hello". Just got my Surface RT a week or so back. I did spend a lot of time researching the Surface and was faced by the choice of either going in for the Pro or the RT version. In the end I chose the RT version because it seems to serve my purposes well. I opted to get the RT with the Type Cover. Why? Because I am in a profession which requires me to write a lot and from what I read the Type Cover was best suited for that purpose. I haven't been disappointed.

    In so far as my kit is concerned, I use an Android phone and tablet (I have the Nexus 10, which I like a lot). I also have a ThinkPad which, since last week, remains on my desk tethered to an external monitor. And now I have the Surface.

    In my initial and admittedly limited assessment, the Surface buy has proved to be a good one for me, personally, that is. Having an ultra light device with a functional keyboard and a virtually complete Office suite has relieved me of carrying my heavy ThinkPad and has enabled me to be more productive - especially at coffee shops and in libraries. I do like the Modern UI of Win 8 though I do think MS could do a lot more to make life a little easier integrating it better with the Desktop mode. But truth be told, I have no problem switching between the modes.

    So, all in all, I am enjoying the use of the Surface RT - indeed, this post was written on it!

    I look forward to participating in the various discussions on th forums here and of learning more about how to use the RT to greater effect from you all!

    Cheers!
     
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    Excellent choices. Welcome to the forums.
     
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    kristalsoldier Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! The only odd item out from my kit is the phone, which is now around 1.5 years old. I did think about getting the Nexus 4, but after having got the Surface, I can't seem to justify the purchase. Instead, I got myself a Class 10 64GB MicroSD card and I am seriously looking at a BT mouse - current options are the MS Wedge and the Logitech T620 (which is a wireless USB mouse). I am tending towards the MS Wedge though.
     
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    Congrats and welcome. The wedge seems particularly suited to Windows 8 and the Surface tablets. If you need something larger than an on the go mouse though you may want to consider something more traditional.
     
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    Thanks. Please do suggest alternatives.
     
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    What is your primary use and purpose? If you are a light mouse user and want to take it with you get the wedge. If you are a heavy mouse user and even gamer then you may want something like a Razor. There are many mice for many purposes.
     
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    No gaming for me I'm afraid. Principally, it is for Office and web use. Plus, being lightweight is a plus. I like the BT element - though I am not sure of the battery impact - as it keeps the USB port open. On the other hand I got myself a Hama USB hub. I guess when I bought it I was thinking about using a USB mouse in conjunction with a 100GB external drive. That option remains open.
     
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    Happy for your purchase and welcome to the forum! I really love the surface RT but there are some desktop apps that I need to run, so I opted for the Pro. Wish my budget would allow me to have both!
     
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    I'd go with the Wedge. I played with it at the San Diego MS store and was very impressed.
     
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    I love the look of the wedge and tracking is great, but it isn't the most comfortable mouse as it won't fit in your hand. Comfort is a big thing I consider when purchasing a mouse. I currently use the Logitech v470 Bluetooth mouse and find that it finds my hand quite well
     
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    Well, normally I use a Logitech M215 USB mouse with my laptop, which I find very comfortable. In fact, I find it difficult to use a full-sized mouse nowadays. But I did see some YouTube videos about the Wedge and yes, it is indeed tiny. Plus, it is quite expensive, which is giving me reason to pause. But I think I will gts aesthetics seem to match that o the Surface with it anyways....it looks very cool though and, in many ways, I think - at least personally - its aesthetics seem to match that of the Surface. I'll get it and will put up a brief usage review.
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum!
     

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