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    Questions about Surface Pro 2

    This thread has lost track of the question I originally posted so I have switched to a new thread. The original question was how to handle a 600GB file store you need to access regularly and on the move if you use a Surface Pro 2. The question was answered amply here so I feel grateful and...
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    Do 8GB RAM SP 2 models run cooler and is the USB 3 port well positioned?

    Thanks for the very helpful replies. The explanation about the heat being controlled so the Surface Pro 2 won't cook itself and its data answers my question about that. I find the Surface Pro 2 as advertised the coolest computer I've seen in my life, for my personal needs. But what are the real...
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    Do 8GB RAM SP 2 models run cooler and is the USB 3 port well positioned?

    1. In a previous thread a forum member wrote that his 4GB RAM / 128GB storage version of the Surface Pro heats up worryingly even when running programs such as MS Office. He suggested that one should go for the 8GB RAM models of the SP2 if you don't want a disturbing heat build-up on running...
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    Questions about Surface Pro 2

    I have added the NAS drive suggestion to my list of options, thanks very much. Starstreak has startled me (see his posting above). Is it true that one should buy the 256GB version of the SP2 with 8GB of RAM if you don't want the computer to overheat on handling heavy tasks? I don't play games...
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    Questions about Surface Pro 2

    The idea I picked up here that the Surface Pro 2 is meant to be used for "short term" projects requiring a minimum of storage is nonsense. It is a miniaturised PC. The Surface Pro is more than a PC, in a sense, but nothing less than a PC. Some users require a huge amount of files to be available...
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    Questions about Surface Pro 2

    It does not seem as if your information is correct. Could you please give the Microsoft website link where the latest annual fee for 600GB storage on Skydrive can be seen and calculated? It is important for Surface owners to know how much 600GB will really cost, because storage is a problem with...
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    Questions about Surface Pro 2

    A serious problem is how to search through a huge archive of files going back to the early nineteen-nineties and even earlier, when you need to do that and use the Surface Pro 2 while travelling. If you use your computer for documents and pictures you might want to recover decades from now --...
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    Questions about Surface Pro 2

    Thanks for all the tips and advice. At home, I use a Lenovo Y580 (is it 15" or 17" wide?) with a USB hub connected to two external 1 terabyte hard drives containing two identical sets of backups. Each (identical) set comprises of about 600GB of files, including personally made movies etc. I...
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    Questions about Surface Pro 2

    I would like to buy a Surface Pro 2 because some improvements have removed my resistance to Surface Pro 1, the most important being the extension of battery life. Two matters still bother me. If you opt for the version of Surface Pro 2 with say 128 GB flash memory installed, you don't...

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