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    Why did you say that Office 365 is better that Office 2019? Do you now think that Office 365 is better than all standalone Office products? I mostly use 365 on my Samsung tablet. It has gotten much better recently.
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    Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 S

    It's been a while since I was here last. I bought two of these Acer Switch 12s for the office last year as close out items. They're not as slick as the SP, and a bit heavier, but a much better value. They are also quite serviceable. After having four different Surfaces, I really thank...
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    microSDXC pros/cons?

    I've been very happy with my SanDisk 120 GB for the last 2 1/2 years. I think Amazon still has the on sale.
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    Typecovers compatible with SP2 Pro?

    Actually, the S3 type cover is the same width as the various 1st and 2nd generation Surfaces. However, it is a little longer or deeper. I've used an older type cover on my S3 and it works fine. It just doesn't cover the full screen. Try e-bay for an older type cover.
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    Surface Pro, Surface Go, or another tablet for note taking?

    Good idea. I have both an SP3 and S3. The S3 is much easier to use as a tablet and I don't usually miss the larger screen. The Go should be more convenient, though a little smaller. For your stated uses, the 4GB should be adequate.
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    Who is getting one? Why or Why not?

    It looks nice, but my current devices - S3, Acer Switch 12, Samsung Tab-E 9.6 and new Fire HD 8 - serve me well right now. I might be ready when they come out with the Surface Go 3.
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    My surface is so confining.

    Randiew, As Greyfox mentioned, you can't run regular Windows programs on an RT, but you should be able to download a variety of files including a wide range of image, video. music and ebook files plus PDF, DOC, XLS, PPT and TXT. What kind of files are you having trouble with?
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    battery drain 10 % per day in full shutdown

    You have my condolences.
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    Differences between Surface Book 1 and 2

    Thanks. I looked at the SB2 at Best Buy. It is beautiful, but I decided to pass on it. Due to my disability, I had a difficult time separating the screen from the keyboard. :(
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    battery drain 10 % per day in full shutdown

    Wow! How does anyone "unknowingly" purchase anything???
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    Differences between Surface Book 1 and 2

    I'm curious about the tangible differences that an average user might notice between the Surface Book 1 and 2. I know the 2 has newer generation CPUs and better high end graphics options, but what differences might I notice between lower end models. The original has some good discounts right...
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    Why is everyone crying about Thunderbolt 3?

    I said that TB3 is useless, but I think that people will adapt USB-C, if only because it's reversable. First, as you point out, USB-C is not TB3, though they use the same connectors. Secondly, the incremental cost for TB3 is not trivial, at least not now. I just looked up TB3 peripherals on...
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    Problem with Font Size on SP2017

    I've had the same problem with my SP3 with both Win 8.1 and 10. It's totally frustrating. And when I get the fonts big enough to read in all applications, some of the menus get too large to use - their buttons are off the screen! The is no solution as far as I know. Perhaps when...
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    Why is everyone crying about Thunderbolt 3?

    I disagree TOTALLY! TB3 is almost totally useless today because almost no one has any TB3 peripherals and probably won't buy them in the future. Conversely, almost everyone, except iCrapple owners, already have one or more SD cards. Those who don't can buy a 128GB card for under $50, I...