People ask me why don’t I review the RT tablets?!?
Good Question. Based on the way RT is used one HAS TO USE RT BASED PRODUCTS. Yes office comes with it but an limited RT version only. One cannot use standard software products on a RT tablet… So unless you only want an office tablet that never turns off (say limited standby) and nothing else but a few MS RT apps then why bother?!?
I’m also asked why do I review the Surface Pro Tablets?!?
Also a Good Question. Perhaps I feel the need to pass on my experience to others interesting or deciding to purchase the new tablets. If I had the chance to review all of the items relating to the new tablets (ver 1) before I purchased the Surface Pro then the decision might of been different… Say wait to ver 2 ?!?
Anyway I do own a Surface Pro ver 1 and still use it to this day, along with 2 other tablets and laptops. Unfortunately the Surface Pro ver 1 was not able to replace all my tablets and notebooks like Microsoft claimed it would. In my case a built-in LTE feature without using the USB plug would be a great help as well as a larger battery usage.
Getting back to the new Surface Pro 2 series, it comes in many flavors with much more accessories than ever. Of the accessories we find a docking station, car charger and for the first time a detachable wireless keyboard. Why you ask?!? I asked also… Under the explanation of the new attachment it says when you need to connect the Surface Pro to an external video device and it needs to be over by the video source (like a big screen tv) with the new wireless keyboard you can be comfortable at a distance away.
Here are the Pros and Cons I can see for the new Surface Pro tablets:
- More Storage Memory options: 64, 128, 256, 512 GB.
- System Ram configurations: 4, 8 GB.
- i5 CPU only.
- Screen res – 1920 x 1080.
- Still only 1x USB 3.0 port.
- Still has detachable keyboard as a cover for the screen.
- More accessories – docking station, car charger, wireless keyboard.
- Microsoft announced that LTE will be available.
- Battery usage is still lacking, they still need to improve it.
- Still too expensive for what you are getting, but for the same money I paid for the Surface Pro 64 GB you get a lot more for your buck.
I hope this helps some of you, I wish I had this review when buying the Surface Pro 1.