Really struggling with my Pro 2...

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  1. Jeff T

    Jeff T New Member

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    Long story short, company bought us Pro 2's a few months ago. It wasn't til they were in our hands that they let us know our laptops would be obsoleted... That was a surprise as we had no input in that decision.

    I'm in sales and on the road about 150 nights a year. I'm also 58 and you just might say a little stuck in my ways. My two biggest issues are:

    1) Screen. Going from a 15.6" laptop the 10" Surface looks almost minute. Somehow I don't think anything will help here.

    2) The keyboard. I tend to do 80%+ of my work with the laptop on my lap, or on the arm of a chair. With what I assume is the standard flimsy keyboard I don't see using it anywhere but on a desk or table.

    I guess I'm more curious to see if anything can be done with the keyboard as I don't see how we can stretch the screen.

    I appreciate the help.
     
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    Grey, Thanks for the note. Most I work with have bought a large monitor and a standard keyboard. Almost makes you wonder why they bought such a small device in the first place.

    You're right, plenty of hotel time, usually surfing and watching TV!
     
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    If you give it some time you may adapt to the screen... although that partly depends on the work your doing also. I would have not expected it to work as well as it does and I mostly use the on screen keyboard.
     
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    You might consider looking into a power cover of the type/touch keyboards available. Little more solid feel but the type cover has a descent feel to begin with. The power cover will also net a little more weight and can be had for around $100 new if you look and sometimes less for used.
     

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