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Stephane Parent
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Stephane Parent,
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12/4/2014 | 2:26:42 PM
Re: happy
When I take my Surface Pro into the living room, I leave my Power Cover behind. I may not spend all my time in Metro UI but it still fits the information-consuming device model of a tablet.
Shane M. O'Neill
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Shane M. O'Neill,
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12/4/2014 | 10:30:24 AM
Re: happy
Not my first tablet. But this is my first SSD laptop that runs like a tablet. I don't consider the Surface Pro a "tablet" given how the iPad, Kindle Fire, and Google Nexus have come to define what a tablet is. I look at the Surface Pro as a lightweight laptop with a touch-screen, an app store, and tablet-like features.
VFanRJ
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VFanRJ,
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12/3/2014 | 11:01:59 PM
Re: SSD>fast processor
"A solid-state drive is the single most important component for a positive user experience with a device." This is so true that I have even replaced all of our family's laptops as well as all my work laptops with SSDs. It supercharges most modern PCs to an amazing experience. So can anyone tell me why the manufacturers don't get this? Most laptops sold today should have a SSD upgrade option, it would be money very well spent. Yet, SSDs are usually relegated to the high-end models
tylermm
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tylermm,
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12/3/2014 | 6:13:13 PM
happy
I can see this is your first tablet. After a few weeks you'll break it in and it will run even slower.
The lack of apps that you can install is a problem for me. Glad you got the keyboard or you would have went from typing with ten fingers to just one. I like my tablet, but it went from being on the work desk and just sat there, to being fulltime in the bathroom as my toilet device, so I'm happy.


Shane M. O'Neill
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Shane M. O'Neill,
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12/3/2014 | 4:49:00 PM
Re: SSD>fast processor
This is my first prolonged exposure to a "laptop" with SSD, so I feel like I'm driving a Porsche.
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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12/3/2014 | 3:43:23 PM
SSD>fast processor
>The lightning-fast boot-up and boot-down times are not what I'm used to with a laptop. 

A solid-state drive is the single most important component for a positive user experience with a device.


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