Surface 2 envy

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  1. mtalinm

    mtalinm Active Member

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    So my kid bought the Surface 2 to replace his laptop. Holy cow am I envious! It makes my Surface Pro 2 look morbidly obese. I set up an account on his device so I can use it when he's not looking.

    If I didn't need to use Stata (a statistical analysis package), I would switch in a heartbeat!
     
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    Why would you set up an acct. when you could have just logged in?
     
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    Because the device belongs to his son?

    That's the nice thing about Windows RT/full devices: Multiple user accounts, don't mess with each other's settings, apps, and data.
     
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    I agree, the form factor is AWESOME! The OS is very limited though, you can't even do something as basic as share a folder on your home network. But when you consider what's inside of the Pro, it still amazes me how thin and small they are.
     
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    That's why there's SkyDrive, I guess...
     
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    The basic SkyDrive account is very useful but doesn't even begin to compare to folder sharing on a network.
     
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    File Sharing is a risk and RT is all about risk mitigation, it should be viewed more as a compute appliance that has more flexibility than its competitors, iOS and Android. It is purely a client designed to just work. Also any who buy the Surface 2 gets 200GB of SkyDrive storage for 2 years which offers a much more flexible solution than Home Network file sharing.
     
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    Um, I took the 200G certificate from my kid/s computer and plan to apply it to my own SkyDrive account. Can't wait to have 400G of storage :)
     
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    I will gladly accept the extra 0.5 pounds of the Pro for ultrabook specs. I view metro apps as a novelty; something that augment standard desktop usage with reduced features and/or functionality.

     
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