Last I heard the first batch of the Haswell's will ship with the known USB 3 issue. YAY!!!
Google BlueStacks. It allows you to run Android apps in Windows. It can be laggy/wonky at times but I would think it would be ok for the Synology apps. Why not just use the web interface?
Word of caution on the type vs the touch cover. The type cover is very NOISY. If you are in quiet environments where the constant drone of "clickety-clack" might annoy others (restaurants, meetings, lectures, trains, libraries) get the touch cover. If your turn off the keyboard sounds, the touch cover is as close to silent to use as you will find.I love my SP. It is a TOOL not a toy. I had an iPad3 and I gave it away in disgust. Whenever I wanted to use the iPad as a tool, I had to get out the bailing wire and the pliers to make it do anything close to being productive. They are great for your kitchen counter and watching movies, they are excellent as consumption devices, they just aren't a Laptop replacement and will not be anytime soon. The Surface lets me roam and bring the power of a fully functional enterprise device with me. The Type-Cover seals the deal. I HIGHLY recommend you spend the extra cash for the TYPE keyboard.
Part of our tablet pilot includes iPad 4's and when my boss offered me one so that I could support them in the field, I refused. I just have no use for that device in the workplace.
I am curious were you breast fed when you were a baby. :sorry: You seem to be so fixated on the kickstand- is the kickstand fixation your fixation for lack of booby milk now.:wink: I am sure there were more reasons they decided on the current kickstand design. I would think the biggest was they really wanted to make you nuts.Perfect example - their chief reason for designing the kickstand with a single angle was to preserve the "thunk" it made when closing because it sounded like closing the door of a Mercedes. True story, that was actually their reason. That's called style over function - typically a bad idea when it comes to workhorse electronics.
Simple. It is a major feature of the device implemented poorly as a result of bad thinking. Anytime I am forced to seek an aftermarket solution to make a product work as it should have from the box to me that is design fail. Considering you are the first one to mention breast-feeding in any way in this thread I have to wonder who exactly has breast feeding issues? Think about it. Without help from anyone else, your mind made a connection between breast feeding and Surface Pro kickstands. You have to admit that is kind of weird.I am curious were you breast fed when you were a baby. :sorry: You seem to be so fixated on the kickstand- is the kickstand fixation your fixation for lack of booby milk now.:wink: I am sure there were more reasons they decided on the current kickstand design. I would think the biggest was they really wanted to make you nuts.