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  1. gpstrucker

    gpstrucker New Member

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    Hello one and all.

    Ok, I'm a long haul truck driver in the U.S. and also something of a tech geek. The other drivers where I work call me "the gadget guy" LOL

    I just picked up a Surface yesterday as a Christmas present to myself. I had broken my Asus Transformer tablet a couple of months ago (alcohol was involved) and was getting a little tired of only using my iPad and Nexus 7 tablets. I did a lot of research on the various tablets available out there and to be honest the Surface wasn't even in the running when I stopped by Best Buy.

    But, being thorough, I wanted to see all of the available tablets before making a purchasing decision. When I checked out the Surface, fully expecting to pass on it, I found that I really liked it. I've been running Windows 8 on one of my laptops for a while now, and found the Surface to be far more like a "real computer" than an over-sized phone that doesn't make phone calls.

    OK, all of that said, I look forward to seeing how the Surface ecosystem evolves. I am already thinking about buying a Pro model when they are released.
     
  2. mrasmussen

    mrasmussen New Member

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    welcome aboard. The surface is a wonderful tablet. I've used all of the tablets you listed and I enjoy the Surface the most. I also broke an asus transformer, kid sat on it, not very impressed with the build quality there. The surface is a different story.
     
  3. gpstrucker

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    I really can't fault the build quality of the Asus tablet. It held up quite well for me until I dropped it on a concrete floor. I think most devices would have suffered serious damage under those circumstances. I do agree the Surface is a great device, I am really enjoying it.
     
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    Much more useful than an iPad. You can easily keep track of your cross-country trips on this and it will amaze you!
     
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    Congrats on the tab and welcome to the forum!
     
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    J515OP Super Moderator

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    Welcome to the forum. I'm sure you will continue to enjoy your Surface the more you use it and get to know it.
     
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    welcome =)
     
  8. gpstrucker

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    Thanks folks. I'm enjoying the Surface more and more each day.
     
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    Glad to hear that you are happy with your Surface.
     

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