Just got my bMS Surface RT and LOVE IT!

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  1. AlPeaston

    AlPeaston New Member

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    November 6, 2014

    Hello all!

    I have been a MS Windows person my whole life (including teaching computer programming on a college level). For the last 2.5 years I have had a Windows 8.1 Notebook, an Android tablet and Samsung S3 Android phone which have all worked reasonable well.... until...

    I bought a Surface RT two weeks ago and realized I had been dealing with a brain dead tablet for all that time. THE SURFACE IS A FULL COMPUTER WITH ALL THE THING A FULL COMPUTER DOES. The android device was merely a media player with internet access; not a full computer at all. Even the much ballyhooed iPad is just a brain dead facsimile of a Mac!

    From the second I took the Surface out of the box and put in my account info I was impressed! Actually I was blown away! I had wanted a tablet that would and could replace my windows 8.1 notebook and the Surface is it! It seem plenty fast, has all the software I use and need AND I was able to print to my LAN based printer on the first attempt1 It took a week of research and struggle to get anything printed directly from the Android tablet!

    I purchased my Surface RT brand new from amazon a week ago for $215 and it was the best money I ever spent. Goodness, and I gushing?

    Well, hells bells I guess I am!

    I am glad for this forum and hope to learn a great deal about this amazing product.

    (Now all I have to figure out is what to do with the Android tablet I have... Door stop? Paperweight? I guess I could put image on rotation and could be a virtual slide show...)

    Anyway, my name is Butch, (a nickname since I was a 4 year old) . I, and my spouse David live in upstate NY near the Albany capital district. I am 61 years old and retired. I am an animal lover (currently have 2 dogs, a beagle and a Yellow Labrador and 3 cats, all rescues). Beyond computers and pets my hobbies are real estate, and anything to do with video and video production (and TV in general). I was always the kid who took EVERYTHING apart (and usually got most thing back together - eventually).

    Anyway thanks for the great forum. I'm sure it will be a real asset!

    Butch
     
  2. smalltowngirl13

    smalltowngirl13 Administrator Staff Member

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    Welcome aboard Butch...
     
  3. malberttoo

    malberttoo Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome aboard Butch!

    As you spend more and more time on the forum, soon you my find yourself upgrading yet again, to the Surface Pro 3. In which case I will be prepared for another enthusiastic post like the one you've just made... :D
     
  4. ChiefSpaceGoblin

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    Welcome from me too! Only signed up a couple of days ago myself after buying an SP3 for productivity purposes, so glad to know I'm not the only newbie around here.
     
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    welcome butch, glad you like the RT, I liked the RT so much I kept it even though I bought the SP3, this is the tablet that can still ALMOST do it all, I don't know why people didn't like it, guess they just didn't understand it.. I suggest you watch a video on Youtube from sean ong watch all of them and prepared to have your mind blown!

     
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    As a former (3 + years) Android user (sorry Apple people, just found apple greedy and unjustifiably expensive to annoying to pay it much mind) I love my MS Surface RT. Have had it over a month and have yet to re-open my relatively new win 8.1 notebook! Everything I need in a desktop, notebook AND tablet computer is right in front of me in my Surface! In fact I want to go to work at MS just to sell their Surface tablets. After years of frustration and disappointments with Android I final have a real, complete computer tablet in my hand. I read about issues and complaints but I find NONE! I gave my Nexus 7 (first gen android) away for free. The person was thrilled _ bless their heart! I would like a tiny bit more basic power but even that is a very minor complaint! I feel after years of iPads, Androids, and ever combo in between; I finally got a tablet computer I can love! Thank you Microsoft!
     

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