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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Looking for more from your tablet, here it is

    Posted
    Sandemanport
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The reason I bought a surface pro 2 I have been looking for a way to eliminate the need for my iPad and my bulky work laptop and still be able to perform any and all work related or personal tasks at the drop of a hat. I tried to add apps to the iPad like quick office and others to help in editing and doing simple xls functions, but I found it was not enough. I looked at ultra books and 2 in 1’s and convertibles. None of those options gave me the true flexibility and performance that I was looking for. What I wanted was, the ability to do complex excel tasks (pivot tables and more), manage my email in a familiar and productive way, keep up on my news and social networks without having to go to each web site individually, edit photos, presentations and even create marketing materials, and most of all I wanted to use this as a tablet and still retain all the functionality of a “PC” The great Speed and Power: The Surface Pro 2 is FAST, I have tested it running most programs and games that I reserve for my gaming/PS PC and it handled them with ease. NOTE: if you are a gamer, you will be able to run most newer games on this, BUT at med to low graphics at best, it’s a good way to quench your jitters while on the road or away from your gaming rig but in no way a replacement for a gaming PC. Photoshop and other intensive programs it is more than capable off (add in the stylus and PS becomes so much better!) Full Office: Selling point for me, I can install most any program that runs on my regular PC and it adds in stylus/touch controls. See my notes about Office 2013/365 in the “not so good” section below as I am running office 2007. Type Pad 2: This is a great accessory, I could add it into the bad section because you have to pay for it, but it is well worth the extra cash, backlit and very easy typing compared to full-size. Stylus: I bought about 10 different stylus for the iPad for drawing and editing photos, the active stylus on the surface blows them all away. If you like to take notes with pen and paper, you will not notice a difference when using this stylus/tablet combo. Size: Compact, easy to open and start working, and a good form. At 2 pounds, some people might pass on this, but keep in mind you have a full windows 8 operating system on board and an i5 processor. The weight compared to what’s under the hood is completely acceptable for me. Battery Life: rated at 7 hours doing regular activities is much less than the “competition” but again, for what you get in comparison to an ultra book or 2 in 1 this thing rocks! I can get thru a full work day without having to charge and it does charge to full in a couple of hours. Windows 8.1: I put this in the middle of the road; this OS is defiantly coming along, but will take some getting used to be patient with it, it is a lot easier to navigate and manage with a touch screen. The not so great The windows app store: Is not there yet, some of the apps are great, but you will find they are higher priced than you are used to paying in the google play or App store. As more people get into windows 8 we will see more, quality apps coming thru the store. You will sacrifice some of the cool/fun apps you get on your iPad, but you will quickly find ways to replace them. Glare: You will get a good amount of glair in some situations, you can turn the brightness up to counter this, but then you are sacrificing some battery life. Wifi: The built in Wifi card is terrible, sitting next to my AP I could get 3MBPS Down and 10 UP (I have 50/25 service) I connected a USB wifi dongle that I have and got 50down/25up immediately. I am not sure if this can be fixed with firmware updates or not, but it is defiantly a major issue for me. Doing the basics it isn’t overly noticeable, but when I want to download a large file I connect the external USB adapter to shave days off of a download. Office 2013/365: If you use google sync or other mail services with outlook, do not download the free trial of office on this, it is highly unstable and in compatible, save yourself the time and install office 2007 or 2010. Initial set up: It took me about 6 hours to get this set up the way I wanted it, between installing all my programs and playing with the live tiles and setting up syncing with all of my other cloud services. It took longer than I wanted it to, I hesitate to say this is a negative, its more of a warning to be prepared, you are not going to turn this on and DL some apps and get to work, it’s a full blown PC and you will need to take some time to get it how you like it. Some of the things I have listed as positive things can be taken as negatives depending on what you are looking for out of the surface pro 2. This product is not for everyone if you are just looking to be entertained, go get an iPad or Android tablet. If you are looking to be multifunctional and completely capable of anything at the drop of a hat, then this is the device for you. I recommend this for road warriors and workaholics alike, it can replace all other devices. Casual/social media hounds will find this heavy and clunky and are better off with an iPad. I am only giving 4 stars because the Wifi issue really bothers me, it’s like buying a high end sports car and putting 87 octane gas in it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Tablet Ever!!! (In-Depth Review)

    Posted
    Eric
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I'm certainly not a Microsoft fanboy or anything, but this tablet is absolutely amazing. What you essentially get is a FULL-FLEDGED PC experience all bundled up into a nice tablet package. Let me reiterate, this is not some iPad, this is a fully functional computer! As a fairly productive person who needs decent computing power, this tablet satisfies most if not all of my needs. Let me just spell everything out for you. Features: 1. Full PC!- This particular model uses an 4th gen Intel Core i5, which is a fantastic processor seen in many laptops. This isn't some little ARM processor seen in most apple and android tablets. You even have 4 GB of RAM, which is equivalent to most laptops out there. 2. Windows 8.1 Pro - Love it or hate it, Windows 8.1 Pro runs very smoothly on this device. It's very snappy and responds very well (thanks to the processor and solid state drive). I believe that Windows 8 was made for a tablet. And...well.. here's a tablet! The app store is still a little bare compared to Google Play and Apple's app store but let's face it, PC Programs > Apps 3. Storage- The 128 GB SSD provides a decent amount of storage space. Since it's an SSD, you can expect a quick and snappy experience when opening programs and files. For a regular user 128 GB is a decent amount of storage but those with loads of content might need to use an SD card or an external hard drive. 4. Ports- There is a USB 3.0 port on the side which is perfect for hard drives, flash drives, and ANY other USB device out there. With the 3.0 port you can expect much faster data transfer rates than the much more common USB 2.0. There's also a mini DisplayPort if you want to connect it to a monitor or TV. On the right side is a micro SD card slot if you want to add even more storage space. There's also a headphone jack as well. 5. Pen Stylus- This was one of the really big selling points for me. I am involved with digital art and this tablet satisfies me perfectly. The pen is a Wacom pen (for those who don't know, they are well known for their drawing tablets), that magnetically attaches to the charging port when not in use. The entire tablets almost exactly like a Wacom drawing tablet (think Wacom Cintiq). There is pressure sensitivity and an active digitizer. For those who don't speak tech, it means that thickness of the lines depends on how hard you press (a necessity for any computer based artist). With the active digitizer, you can rest your hand on the screen without your hand affecting anything, which gives you the feel of actually drawing on a piece of paper. The pen also has an eraser type sensor on the top end and a right button on the side. With full PC capabilities who can use popular art programs like Photoshop, Art Rage, or my personal favorite Clip Studio Paint (a.k.a. Manga Studio). The only thing it does lack is the texturized feel of an actual Wacom tablet. But this is certainly a great feature for novices, intermediates, and even some professional artists. With great portability you can draw almost anywhere! 6. Gaming- I wouldn't expect too much. Without a dedicated GPU your stuck with the Intel 4000 Graphics built into the i5 processor. It's perfect for some casual gaming though. Just don't expect to play Crisis, Metro 2033, Battlefield 3 on the highest settings or anything. But it does play Minecraft! 7. Cameras- They're alright. Both the front and back camera are 1.2 Mega Pixels, which makes them FAR from the best camera out there. But they are capable of shooting at a 720p resolution making them decent for some webcam chats. 8. Battery- I was a little bit worried about the battery life at first but I found that it lasts a decently long time, despite having a PC processor in it. Microsoft claims you can get about 7 hours of use out of it. And that's actually about right! With light to moderate usage I can get about 5 to 6 hours out of it. Which is already more than most laptops. 9. Misc. Features- A lot of the marketing was focused around the built in kick-stand. While it may seem kinda gimmicky, I do find it to be pretty useful. On the Pro 2 it has two positions. The first position is good for sitting on a table right in front of you, while the second position is good for viewing screen from a higher viewpoint like on your lap. The Type (or Touch) cover is another good accessory to have. Despite being a bit pricey it is good to idea to have this. It functions as a protective cover and a keyboard (touch screen key boards are just bleh!). It magnetically hooks into the bottom of the tablet and is directly connected. If it's too expensive you can always just use some other USB or Bluetooth keyboard. Conclusion: This tablet kicks butt! It is a very productive device with the gift of good portability. It outclasses any iPad and Android tablet out there. You won't be dissatisfied at all. Just make sure you don't get the RT version though. Recommended For- novice and intermediate artists, students, business people, casual gamers, and anyone who travels a lot Pros: 1. Full desktop PC capabilities 2. Built-in Wacom drawing tablet 3. Full-sized USB 3.0 port and memory expansion options Cons: 1. Microsoft App store lacks the wide range of apps offered by Google Play and Apple 2. Cameras could be better 3. Accessories can be a bit expensive

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Pro Tablet On The Market

    Posted
    slingxshot

    I started with Note 10.1 2014, returned it, lag. Then went and got Surface Pro 2 (64GB), really liked it, wanted faster and more storage finally got this 128GB version. This tablet is very fast, feels a lot like my desktop computer. My only complaint is the weight. Here is the break down: Performance: Fastest performance you going to get on a tablet. CPU speed is about a medium performance desktop computer. SSD speeds are medium-high rating. Graphic performance, I seen people play Crysis 2/3 on this thing. Usability: It is the thickest/heaviest tablet on the market, however the kick stand helps out a lot with its 2 positions. There is no reason to hold it, you can put it on a table and work or put it on your lap. Features: USB 3.0, microSD card?, mini DIsplay Port. I think the big one is a full featured USB 3.0 port. Software: Windows, windows, windows, that's all I need to say. The app store is limited or expensive, however, this is a big one, this is not android or IOS OS, which is basically stripped down to the bones. This is a full desktop OS. There is no need to download a File Manager, or network browser, or a special sharing app, or a remote desktop app, media player, this is all built it into the OS. Also IE11 is very very well done. This browser is GPU accelerated, it is very smooth. Not So Good: - A lot of software feature are hidden, not well exposed and organized, you have to spend a lot of time to look for them. There are a lot of options that are all over the place and they all sound the same but do different things. MS needs to clean this up. - Microsoft needs a intro video when you power the surface the first time, showing you how to use the tiles. There are a lot of features which you can show in less than 2 minutes which saves you a lot of pain. - Weight: This tablet needs to be about 1lbs and 2x thinner, then it would be perfect. For USB, may be they can get some kind of adapter. Benchmarks: The CPU/GPU benchmarks are everywhere on the web. However very little STORAGE benchmarks. I am not sure if I can post screen shots, I am just going to lay this down. The 128GB vs 64GB SSD is a big difference. So for 100$ more dollars you get double storage plus a lot more speed. Also WiFi speeds are 3x-4X improvement over standard android devices. AS SSD Benchmark 1.7 64GB Version: Seq: 490MB Read, 167MB Write 4K 19.51 Read, 57.83MB Write Score: 713 128GB Version: Seq: 503MB Read, 312MB Write 4K 22.50 Read, 68.06MB Write Score: 942

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid device for all my needs

    Posted
    Nitnelavus

    I've been keeping my eye out on Windows 8 and the surface from really early on. I saw the potential of where Windows 8 was going, and when the Surface was announced, I knew they were on the right track. I wasn't financially able to get the first generation of Surface, nor did I think it would be a good investment. So I waited, and I finally bought my 128GB Surface Pro 2. This device is fast. It's compact. It's productive. I use it at work almost all the time (remote desktop#, and the notetaking with the Wacom pen is great. I'm starting to develop for Windows 8.1, so having access to Visual Studio, Unity, 3D Studio Max, etc is really neat, especially on a tablet form factor. I can't undermine just how great it is to have a full PC as a tablet. Simply being able to run legacy windows games on Steam is great in and of itself. It makes older games seem so much more interesting with touch #SimCity4, Age of Empires 2 HD, Portal, etc#. The WIndows Store is sufficient for my needs and it's actually really convenient. I bought the Surface to replace my laptop, and it has gone above and beyond doing that. I now find myself just wanting to go places with the new portability, stopping by coffee shops just to show it off :P The use cases for me have changed. It has been a while since I've worked with 3D Modeling and Photoshop, so it's nice to get back into it with a bang, given the awesome Wacom tablet. Needless to say, not everything about the Surface is perfect. The sound quality is a bit muffled and strange. The fan, when running something really graphic intensive, sounds like a waterfall #calming, but it'll startle you at first#. The pen has issues with calibration upon waking up and such, but there are solutions I've found online. The lack of adequate calibration out of the box is kinda sad. But we're Windows users, we deal with it, and that makes us smarter users and problem solvers. This is my first Windows 8 device. Thus, I feel like I have merged pretty well from Windows 7, but there are some issues in regards to navigating through apps that have been problematic for me. A well designed OS doesn't leave you guessing in regards to what an action does, and Windows 8 does fall short at times #though they are improving). While the screen is great for the Windows 8 apps, the Desktop is tiny. Really tiny. I'm supposed to use this to be productive but the productive side of the Surface leaves me wanting a bit more. I'll probably invest in a monitor when Black Friday comes around to alleviate this issue, but for now it's bearable. The dock seems awesome, but I just don't think that's something I really need at this point. If you had doubts about the first generation of Surface Pro, don't hesitate about getting this. It's good for business, fun, and everyday use. There are limitations to it, but mostly you can deal with them. While the price is hefty, especially with accessories and the keyboard included, you have to realize that you are paying for both a laptop and a tablet and a drawing board. More than anything though, you will see that this device will merge with your lifestyle and at times, improve upon it. I would not recommend this product if you're a major gamer or need super intensive power. I was tempted to go up to 8GB ram but you really do feel guilty investing so much in such a small device. Lose it and everything is gone. This device is great. If you can afford it and have been on the fence about it, go buy it. If you don't like it, return it, but I doubt that you will. Peace

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing little tablet...

    Posted
    DRichter22
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Well let me paint a picture for you. As I type this out on my Surface Pro 2 with my type cover that is backlit I am also listening to music in the background...no headphones...it sounds surprisingly good. Also I am uploaded professional pictures to my SkyDrive to share them with a client...that I edited on the Surface in Adobe Lighroom 5 and Photoshop CS6. Should I keep going? This is a tablet...but it is also a full computer. It is more powerful than anything you would have found several years ago for the price but it offers so much more. I really believe this is the future...which is why Microsoft made it. They are trying to get people on board with the future. Mobile devices are taking over the industry compared to computers...a tablet is the perfect bridge. It has everything you want from a portable tablet (albeit thicker and heavier than usual) with all the power of your computer. With the digitizer pen I have found editing pictures and designing in Photoshop is far more natural. I can now write out emails to my grandma as well. She likes seeing my handwriting...but now I don't have to pay for postage. I don't think you will regret buying this. I only have three gripes...and I knew they where going to be a problem before I bought the Surface Pro 2. #1-The Surface Pro 2 is thick. I am sure it is because it has a solid magnesium body and lots of large parts inside...but maybe making the screen a little bigger could have thinned it out...which leads to my next point. #2- The screen is small. I came from a small thin touchscreen laptop...but this feels even smaller. (there is a nifty docking station to make the tablet into a workstation) #3-Lack of accessories is frustrating. I would have liked to buy just a cover...without Type or Touch...granted I don't regret buying the type cover. It helps a lot...but It would have been nice to be able to get away without one at first. I WOULD SUGGEST GETTING THE NEXT SURFACE UP: The next surface up in size has more RAM. Twice as much as the 128gb. I do wish I would have known that before I bought this model. Windows 8.1 is fluid and easy to use. Once you get over the differences and embrace it you will find Windows 7 clunky and inefficient in many ways. I think it is smart for businesses to utilize this if they can. It is a good way to embrace the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Tablet/laptop

    Posted
    Wishkid
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    MS Surface Pro2 is an excellent table/laptop/pc. I replace my PC and laptop with this tablet and one of the main reason was it runs windows programs. Everything that you was able to do on your laptop or PC you can do on this tablet if you don’t mind the 10” screen. PC gaming is not my priorities so I cannot comment on that. Battery life is not that bad at all, it gave me about 7 to 8 hours of constant use and standby approximately about 5 to 7 days with minimal used on one a single charge. The tablet will take like 1 to 2 hours to fully charge using the magnetic charger that easily snap on and off. The screen is nice and vivid regardless the low PPI count but it is still 1080p. The touch screen is very responsive and for some reason the glass feels very smooth oily like which I like it a lot because my finger doesn’t stick to the glass it just glide on it, even after wiping the screen it still feel the same. This tablet weight about 2lbs which in reality is not really that heavy for average person either way this thing was made to be use with two hands due to the portrait layout, you can also rotate it upward and feel much better one handed. Surface is very well made doesn’t feel cheap at all, but I really wish they added a silver color option like the RT version, the black magnesium is a finger print magnet LOL. If you’re a windows person you must have a keyboard you will notice you will use the keyboard more often than the actual touch screen. I only use it as a tablet when I’m doing quick internet browsing or checking email, using the XBone Smartglass, and watching videos, when doing actual work keyboard snap right back on. I have the touch cover 2 because is light and can be clean with damped clothe and is water spill resistant. Touch keyboard feels weird at the beginning and you can make a lot of missed spelling but you get used to it. Also the touch cover can be fold all the way back so you don’t have to detach it to use the touch screen, it also light up best part. I did try the type cover 2 didn’t like it, it make the tablet little bulkier. So far on this tablet I have run all my windows base programs and they run without a problems. Storage, I have the 128GB version which is not a lot depending on your usage, luckily you have and SD card slot and a USB3 socket and cloud storage which can easily expand storage to a little over 200GB on top your 128. You can easily filled 128GB and from the start you only have available around 98GB due to the OS system files and recovery. You can easily manage that by adding 64GB SD card or 128 USB stick and save or your files there and only use the internal storage for applications. MS give you 20GB free Skydrive storage which automatically sync with your surface and google give you 25GB free with goggle drive that’s another 55GB. If you have a router at home that support cloud drive that’s also an advantage use your hard drive, I have 1TB drive that I can access from the cloud or at home, so storage now days is not an issue. Connectivity, Bluetooth, Wifi and MDP no NFC or AC connection they dropped the ball there, I guess they saving it for the SPro3. With the BT you can share almost anything with a BT compatible device, I usually share files between my GalaxyS4 phone and Surface using BT is fast and simple. Wifi connection I very reliable I have not encountered any issues with that, you can also Mirror your Surface screen using Wifi connection and a smart TV that support WIDI, I do that with my LG TV. I have not try the MDP port no need to use it. The built in speaker are not bad, their more like an average it sound flat. Also Surface Pro comes with a Stylus Pen only used it once or twice to try it out and is pretty accurate and you can actually erase by using the pen eraser the same way you use a pencil. The device has 2 cameras, which can record in HD 720p but the pictures are not that great they could done a lot better with that. Windows 8 is not for everyone just need to have patience and actually start using it so you can get accustomed to it. A lot of us are used to windows 7 but with this thing just click desktop and there it is. If you miss your start menu that’s easy Startdock8 that will bring the old windows 7 Start button. Windows 8 is a learning curve but is a sleek system specially the live tiles is a nice touch, is not perfect but I like it. Windows store is not consistence and does not have a lot of Apps, in a way doesn’t affect me much since I use windows programs not many mobile apps. So if you looking for a tablet that can do real work perform as a PC or a tablet with good battery life I recommended the Surface Pro2. I have owned this device since November and I love my Surface. I forgot to mention the built in kick stand is a plus with 2 different positioning option.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great For Artists!!

    Posted
    LandisF

    First off Im a professional artist so i got relatively high expectations when it comes to my art tech. Ive owned a tablet pc in the past that i altered to fit my needs for art. I basically cut a usb key strip (called xkeys) the exact link I needed. It was pretty rad looking and was super useful but then again I like customizing my tools for art...I treat this stuff as digital art gear rather than pretty computer tech. Anyways, one of the things I liked when testing the cintique companion was that it had dedicate buttons on the bezel (more on that below). That said I opted for the surface pro 2 in the end and honestly she works like a champ. I couldnt be happier. The haswell i5 is actually a good thing...a banging i7 might seem tempting but honestly I cant tell you how nice it is to have loads of battery life when on the go. My last tablet was great, had a discrete (dedicated) graphics card but that and the 13 inch screen made it a bit of a beast for a sketch/sculpt book that I was after. It also always had to be plugged in and honestly that sucks. I love taking this little fella to work without the charger, sculpting outside at lunch, sketching in meetings, and coming home at the end of the day with 70-80% battery life. Im rarely this happy with my purchase so I just thought I would hare my experience. Oh before I forget, its kinda sacrilegious for me not to pimp out my tech in teems of specs but I think its important/impressive to mention that Im *only* rolling with the 4 gig model. It can handle quite a bit polys which I didnt expect. I usually just block in my forms and finish em off on my beast of a desktop but now im finding myself taking my designs further on the tablet alone. I love working on the couch, i hate setting at my desk the older I get. Anyways I wanted to try out the cheapest one they had (you can try out any model and return it without a restocking fee if it doesnt push the software and you decide you need more) but they were sold out of the cheapest model so they bumped me up to the 128 gig SSD for free (still with just 4 gig of ram). I was surprised to hear these have been flying off the shelves to be honest but now that I own one I get it. Its insane how small it is considering its a full up machine with a 64 bit os and for what I wanted (a truly portable sketch book) the screen is perrrrfect. Ive had bigger screens in the past and as nice as they seem it adds allot of bulk that Im trying to move away from. I work on a 30 inch all day so Im a real estate nut but this thing is exactly what I wanted. Anything bigger andit would sit and collect dust. I dont need another laptop and everyone here knows that the ipad is fun and games so for me it was between the Surface Pro 2 and the Cintique companion. I use this as a digital sketch book and sculpting on the go and this is exactly what i was looking for. Oh one last thing, I use the modbook wacom tablet pc pen since its got better ergo and 2 buttons.,The pen that comes with it looks pretty but Im used to intuos type pens. Also, I use the art dock which is an onscreen virtual hotkey tool specifically for professional artists (Maya, zbrush, photpshop, etc.). It works great...but...its lethal with the steel series touch control sticky screen buttons. Those are my new little best friends with the art dock. Im gonna try and paste this post/experience in other forums too since I had a hard time finding any serious art reviews on the surface (aside from penny arcade). Its a really sharp piece of hardware that is powerful and has banging battery life at a fraction of what it should/could cost. Hope this helps!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Midrange laptop in tablet form

    Posted
    InfiniteRefrain
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I purchased the Surface Pro 2 partially for business (I manage shipping franchise) and partially for play. So far, I have not been disappointed: I have a Lenovo laptop for work, and it has been almost replaced, as the SP2 is faster and easier to use (Lenovo 505). The USB port is a blessing for my external hard drive, or mouse. The SP2 is a $600+ laptop (depending on MSRPs, etc) that is in a tablet form factor that supports a pen interface (Wacom Digitizer). I recommend NOT having a screen protector as the Digitizer can stick and pull at it. Being a FULL Windows 8.1 machine, it runs my Point-of-Sale program, Microsoft Office 2013, and I have been using Adobe InDesign CC as well -- The pen works excellent here; just be sure to have a steady hand. The on-screen keyboard is very responsive, but I recommend either the touch or type keyboard. I am using the touch currently, and I am still not used to it -- it also leaves smudges on the screen, so keep a screen cloth handy. Also, the graphics are very good, considering it is an 4400HD Intel chip. The Hearthstone: Hero's of Warcraft (Card game) looks fantastic. Be warned, that it is an integrated GPU and the system will get warm after a bit. There are no complaints about the battery so far. I haven't ran it all the way down, but with InDesign and Office running, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth on, I have worked for 3hrs and still had a charge left. Remember when looking at this item: This is not just a tablet: Its a FULL version of Windows 8.1. Anything that you have installed on your personal laptop or desktop can be installed here. It will run it, and do so with no lag while multitasking. It probably goes without saying, but at least a year of Geek Squad accidental damage is a must! My only issues so far: 1. No keyboard is included: this is disappointing because the SP2 is geared for businesses that need desktop power and applications on the go. It gets uncomfortable typing out long emails on the screen. 2. Memory is stuck at 4gb: 6 would be preferred especially with some of the programs I run. This is in no way a deal breaker 3. You need an additional adapter for HDMI out; This is a small let down as there is a full USB port. This may not matter to most people, but if you need to connect to a monitor or projector you will need the mini-display port adapter. 4. Charger is not travel friendly! The Incipio case has a small pouch on the front, but with the SP2 and Touch cover on there is only about 1/4-1/2" of depth between the SP2 and the pouch front wall. So the charger will have to be carried separately.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A little expensive BUT AWESOME!!!!!

    Posted
    Drraj
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I had earlier bought the Sony Vaio Tap 11 - the pentium verison sold by Best Buy for $800 with keyboard, digital stylus, and 128B. For the price value equation the Surface Pro2 cannot beat the Sony, which in addition to the price is one slick and sexy tablet and the pentium processor was powerful enough. However I ran into serious problems with the keyboard malfunctioning on two different pieces I bought from Best Buy so had to return them. I finally caved in and bought the Surface Pro 2, 128 GB with the purple type cover and after a couple of weeks of use I have to admit this is the BEST MACHINE on the planet right now. The two things that kept me away from the Surface Pro 2 were weight and cost. The weight I have to confess is not an issue at all. While the sony was much lighter and also had a kick stand, I love the two level kick stand of the surface and seldom do I find the need to hold it in one hand. As far as cost is concerned, yes I too wish the keyboard came free with the tablet, but now that I have spent the money, it has all been worth it. I do find the right and left click buttons on the trackpad of the type keyboard to be horrible, the Sony keyboard was built much better (if only it worked). For me the digital stylus is the biggest selling point. I am a researcher and the ability to take notes in One Note and annotate pdf research articles has changed my life. I have gone paperless and it feels good. The eraser on the top of the pen is another feature missing on the Sony stylus. I have not tried photoshop on the surface yet but from what I gather that should not be a problem. I am looking forward to using Skype. My only complaint so far has been with the desktop and this is a windows 8 issue not a surface issue. When I try to remote access my work desktop and files, the font is totally tiny rendering the ability to remote log in useless. I still have to use my work laptop to access files on my office network from home. Once I figure out how to increase the font size on the remote access site, the Surface Pro 2 will become the one and only machine I would need in my life. I am extremely extremely thrilled with this device right from the simple yet exquisite packaging by Microsoft to its high power processor and much improved battery life. Good job Microsoft. I bought a 14 inch carrying case made by Amazon Basics from Amazon for 12 bucks and am all set for my next travel. I also have to say that with all the back and forth I had to do with Best Buy in terms of buying and exchanging the Sony tablets, the customer service at Best Buy has been simply phenomenal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent device

    Posted
    Derek0106

    I was first introduced to the Surface 2 Pro by a friend of mine that I was visiting in England. We were at a store purchasing an iPad Mini for his wife and he showed the product to me and said that if it were up to him, he would purchase that over the iPad due to its additional functionality. Recognizing that my desktop computer was about eight years old, I realized that its replacement was long over-due and wanted something highly portable. I narrowed my search down to either an iPad or a Surface Pro 2. The Surface won me over with its USB port, micro card reader, and display port, not to mention the fact that it will do flash. The decision to buy a Microsoft product was a challenging one for me as I have an iPhone, an Apple TV, and have owned a previous generation of the iPad. As I made my purchase, I was a bit nervous about deviating from what had become the familiar to me (Apple) and venturing back into a Microsoft product. The Surface, for me, does not have the visual appeal of the iPad. However, its functionality is far, far greater than that of the iPad. I was able to get a cord to allow me to connect my existing 27 inch desktop monitor to my surface. I can also connect my keyboard and mouse so that I can use it as a desktop whenever I'd like. The Surface is so quick that I can do everything on it that my desktop would do, and more, because of the additional functionality that I gained with the upgraded version of Windows (my old desktop ran Windows XP). With the full version of Windows, the fast processor, and the excellent screen resolution, I can accomplish anything that I need to. The USB port allows me to connect to my external hard drives or to input other devices with ease. I traveled on an airplane recently and I was very happy to have my Surface because it is smaller than a laptop and I often find myself having troubles being able to open my laptop screen to a sufficient angle for viewing while the seat in front of me is reclined. No issues with my surface. Right now, I'm writing this review from my Surface using the type keyboard while listening to internet radio. As well, the speaker on the Surface is surprisingly good. In short, I'd highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a high degree of flexibility from their tablet or someone that has an older model desktop computer that is looking for a replacement. The only drawback to me is that the app library is much more limited than that of the Apple store. There are a few apps that I'd really like to have on my surface but they just aren't yet available.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ipads are Childrens Toys Compared to Surface Pro 2

    Posted
    JaxJaxJaxJax
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    I have owned iPad Air, Ipad4Retina, Ipad mini, nexus 7, samsung galaxy 8, nook HD +. Found the android system and the iOS tablets to be wayyy to limiting to the point I would go back and forth between them and my PC. I own a business and must be able to get the full versions of pay pal, micro soft office, adobe creative suite, go daddy, google talk, and to do HTML coding. This PC does everything the above mentioned tablets due plus fully functions on the windows operating system. The wacom pressure sensitive touch pad and pen work wayyy better than the plug in wacom bamboo I have for my PC. Besides that if I need to sign a document or have a customer sign something the MS surface pro 2 does it just fine. I also enjoy the windows versions of hidden object games, match 3 games, etc. and found the android/ios versions to be very diluted, and limited. I love being able to play the windows version on this device. The HD graphics were breath taking. If I need to make a WiFi call I can do it with google talk without having to have a phone number or cell phone service. My son loves Starfall and ABC mouse. All of the android and apple tablets and phones do not support Flash and you cannot access these websites. Microsoft surface 2 place websites such as Starfall and ABC mouse with no problems. I also have a bad back and find it convenient to be able to use this device while I am laying in bed or sitting reclined in my anti gravity chair relaxing my back. Seriously Android and Apple tablets are for young children who need simple learning apps. and for people like my mother who just want to check email, go on FB play Candy Crush, read books, surf the net and watch you tube who want something simple and uncomplicated. I can send and receive faxes and print things from this device. Android and apple tablets are simple children s toys compared to this touch screen PC that operates on a windows system. My 4 year son also enjoys using the highly sensitive pen to practice witting his numbers and letters and drawing pictures. Needless to say I GLADLY sold my other devices. I wonder why the sales people NEVER explained the difference between the android, iOS and windows operating systems on the tablets. If they did I would have NEVER wasted my money on android and apple tablets. Android and especially Apple tablets are wayyy over priced considering the fact that they amount to nothing more than dawrfed, knock off, boutique versions of Microsoft surface Pro 2. If you want a toy to play with then waste your money on android and apple tablets but if you want the real thing then buy Microsoft surface Pro 2.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best hybrid out there

    Posted
    NewDiabolic

    I spent a long time watching reviews, doing research, and trying to figure out what was going to be right for me. I went back and forth trying to decide if the Surface 2 or Pro 2 was going to be the tablet that would work best for me. I pulled the trigger and got the Surface Pro 2, and I'm very happy with my decision. This thing is a beast, from turning it on till the battery died (about 40% charge) this thing lasted me 5 hours. Granted, I wasn't power watching movies or stressing the CPU, but I did do some downloading and a lot of web surfing and watching videos on the net. Some of the cool things I noticed right away.. - Multitasking works great. In fact, it does it on its own. While I was trying to get signed in for Skype, a notification popped up for my email and began to multitask. This was really nice, and it works like a charm. - I have the screen brightness at about 50% and it's plenty bright enough to not even bother me. It'll help with battery life extremely. - The App store has plenty of cool things in it. Even though there wasn't a ton of high names like Apple/Google has, I was still able to jump on Internet Explorer and do the exact same thing. - I loaded up some movies from my computer that were ripped for my iPad, and they played seamlessly on the Surface Pro 2. - The stylus works really well. The clicker on the pen works as a right click so you don't have to hold the pen against the screen to get it to right click. - The new Type Cover 2 works great, backlit keyboard looks awesome and the key functionality is really improved. - Never using Windows 8 before, it was a breeze learning it and getting to different places. That's just my first impression from a few hours of use. Now, for the price. It's steep, and it should include the keyboard for the price you're paying. But, it's worth it. This will completely change the way I do business/play. If you're in the market for a new tablet or laptop, you should really give this thing a chance. Spend a half hour with it and you'll really like it's capabilities/portability. If you're not sure about having the entire computer experience, check out the Surface 2, it's really nice and still can do way more than your run of the mill iPad or Google tablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Top of the heap

    Posted
    Teragord
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    Over the last three years I have owned and used iPads, 2 Android tablets, a Kindle Fire HD, and one other Windows 8 tablet. This last item was the only mistake of the bunch. I chose the Atom processor, favoring 10 hours of batter life over the 5 that I expected I would get if I had bought the first generation Surface Pro. As tempting as it might be to review all of those products, I will limit myself to saying that the only two I would consider useful are the Kindle Fire HD and this one I am typing this review on right now, the Surface Pro 2. Why I feel compelled to give the Kindle Fire a little bump is that its small, light 8" form factor is perfect for reading in bed. Otherwise, it is as much a toy as any other Android or iPad table, and in some ways even more limited than either of those choices unless a user roots it and strips off the Amazon interface. Surface Pro 2 is the best of them all without a doubt. Even folks with the newest iPad Air in their hands have admitted this one is a more impressive machine. Given the rabid nature of most Apple fanboys, I would like to think that alone says all that needs to be said about the SP2, but I'll add my own two cents. 1) This is one fast machine, performing at least as well as most desktop computers and able to run any software I have thrown at it. 2) Accessories are plentiful, despite my comment above that there are limited cover options. I wish that the MS store were not so chronically understocked, but among Best Buy and Staples, etc., I have been able to locate the things I need offline. 3) It's beautiful and durable screen are perfect for both productivity and entertainment, and if I do find myself looking for a larger display, I only have to plug in another monitor or slide the device into a docking station, at which point it will give most any desktop computer a run for its money. 4) USB 3.0 means that whether I run this SP2 docked or free on a desk or my lap, I have infinite expandability and blazing file transfer speeds. Negative reviewers will probably comment about lack of apps in the MS store, but I have yet to suffer for a lack of Metro apps, and I really do not mind working in the desktop mode, so this has never been a concern of mine. Lastly, I must mention that Microsoft throws in several things to sweeten the pot: massive online storage, a year of Skype phone calls, and an exceptional extended warranty value. One tablet to rule them all in my opinion. When I go on a trip now, I have only one piece of tech to drag along other than my phone. This tablet does everything I need it to do--with elegant style.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Expensive, but replaces my laptop and ipad

    Posted
    Snufster
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    The Surface is a superb machine as you get the benefits of a laptop with the awesome touch-screen functionality of a light i-Pad. Windows Surface Pro-2 gives you longer battery life than any laptop, and is way lighter. Getting used to Windows 7 takes a while, but once you get it, the integrated touch pen and Mousepad on the keyboard make it a breeze. Meet with a BestBuy expert on site and take 10-15 mins to have them show you around Win7 on a tablet. The multiple sites to toggle between desktop and Ap-mode is really cool. I love the pen and the easy access to email and apps, while able to use like a full computer at will. The expansion slot for a mini SD allows you to further expand the RAM and I put all downloads there so the RAM is always open. Works on big programs like Photoshot without problems, opens it and powers up/down faster than any laptop I have owned. The screen is small, but high def. WHatever button is kind of small for your finger can be reached with the pen. It really is SO much easier to travel with than any laptop I have owned. The biggest beef with the system is that it is expensive at entry and you have to buy an expensive cover/keyboard later - PAINFUL! However, the design is cool. Backlit and standard size- makes typing a breeze...it also lights up when you hover your hand over it w/o touching it. Nice. Second issue is that the windows platform is lagging way behind Apple and Google on Apps, but gaining steam. I use Itunes on the desktop mode to get movies and works pretty well. I know there are many other apps out there that I am still discovering. Realistically, iPad for me when I travel was to entertain my son and for me to watch movies/music - always having to pack around my heavy laptop as well. Having ITunes on this works for the last two - so my son gets the IPad - I can do my work, split the screen to type while I read something simultaneously. You can mark up a PDF with the pen and save the annotations. You can draw on powerpoint/Word with the pen and save the drawings as objects to move around the documents. Seamlessly. Zooming in and out of windows applications and Internet browsers is very responsive and seamless with pinch-motions on the screen. Buy it at BestBuy and invest on the extended warranty for a year- ANY issues (even damage) and you take it back for a new one. Too expensive to every replace on your own! LOVE IT - wish the price was more accessible (even the pen replacement is $30!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The very best tool for hand written notes

    Posted
    phundi
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    This is the perfect tablet for anyone that wants to replace pen and paper with a digital solution. The wacom digitizer is very responsive and accurate. I spend a lot of time in meetings taking notes and interviewing to gather information. I can go through a lot of paper. This tablet has removed the need for paper and helped make my notes more organized and searchable. My initial intention was to just use this tablet as a replacement for pen and paper but I have found it has pretty much replaced my mac book pro for most things as well. To get the full benefit of this tablet, Office 2013 is pretty much a must. The combination of wacom digitizer and OneNote 2013 make this the best tool for handwritten notes. Besides taking notes it is very useful for reviewing/marking up documents, and images. You can easily load up a pdf and directly mark it up with many different pen choices. In my opinion the keyboard covers that are available for this tablet are not that good. I already had a Logitech K810 bluetooth keyboard and I think that keyboard feels and types much better that the two MS keyboards specifically built for this. I use this tablet as a pure slate 95% of the time anyway so I rarely try to use it as a laptop. My only real complaint with the tablet is the power supply. MS is trying to emulate the magnetic connectors found on mac books. The problem is they poorly designed it. On a mac book pro you pretty much just have to get the magnetic part of the cord near the laptop and the powerful magnet snaps it into place. Its easy to do without even looking. On the surface pro the magnetic part is narrow and long and has to be lined up just perfectly for the magnet to snap it in. Its pretty much impossible to connect it without looking. If you are using any type of case there needs to be about an inch of clearance around the connector or the case will make the connection loosey goosey. This tablet is actually a good companion to a MBP as it has the same mini display port connection for external displays. If you have a collection of mini display port adapters for your MBP they will work on this. The majority of my co-workers use Windows laptops but run around with iPads. There is some irony that I use a MBP but have augmented it with a windows tablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great hybrid, riddled with issues

    Posted
    Invinceable
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    This is by no means a bad tablet. Quite possibly, I received a defective unit, but in the short time I had the Surface Pro 2, it was certainly an aggravating and frustrating experience. Firstly, and the most frustrating issue of all, charging. The charging cable is magnetic and sometimes has issues landing neatly in what seemed a very precise charging port. Care had to be taken in order not to scratch the metal around the port, but alas, scratches were still made. Also, charging and plugged in, apparently, does not mean it's actually charging. Whilst my Pro 2 lay plugged in after some use on a given day, with the power notification indicating, "plugged in, charging," the device would, what seem to be, not charge. What I mean, is that if I plugged it in with say, 25% charge left, it would STAY AT 25% INDEFINITELY... Why this is so aggravating is that in the morning, when I unplug it and take it to work, as I so often did, I would never really know how much battery I would have left. What it seemed like to me, since the percentage would never move, was that I got very poor battery life, as typically I would get far less than the claimed nearly 8 hours, averaging probably 4 hours.. Though this didn't happen all the time, it happened far more than it should have, likely every other day or so. Shutting down and letting the Surface sit for 15 minutes or so before turning it back on seemed to fix the issue temporarily, but it would eventually do it again! Another nearly equal frustrating problem was the Surface waking itself randomly. While it is simply laying on my nightstand or sitting on a counter, the Surface would wake from sleep (and even possibly from hibernate, if it ever even hibernated in the first place!) and the screen would simply stay on. I believe that had a crippling affect on the battery life, as typically, when this happens, and it happened A LOT, like nearly every day, the unit would be very hot to the touch, sometimes fan roaring away, and my battery dipped from what was 100% (since I hadn't used it often times yet in the day) all the way to 50-70% WITH NO USE. From all the research I had done while I had this device, Microsoft states that only 3 out of 1000 users are affected by these problems and they were likely caused by a December 2013 update (which failed many times on my Surface until finally running a disk cleanup to erase update history). My problem with that is why release an update that has bugs, then make your consumer wait an unbearable amount of time before you release a fix for that update, if that was the case? To me, that is unacceptable and the fact stands that I paid over a thousand dollars for a machine that, despite all of the awesome specs, proved to be more hassle than it's worth.. FAR MORE hassle than anyone should ever put up with. Needless to say, I returned the unit. I will likely try the slightly higher priced Sony Flip 13, which also has a digitzer screen, 8gb of RAM instead of 4gb, 13" screen which is far easier on the eyes, but is also a ultrabook first (since it has a backlit keyboard, which costs Pro 2 users another $149.99 for the Type Cover 2).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Computer

    Posted
    ZippyZion
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    I have had my Surface 2 Pro 128GB version for a week now and I have to say that it is the greatest computer I have ever owned. The screen is remarkable. It is bright and clear with great color. It is fast. The i5 processor is faster than the Phenom II x3 720 Black Edition I have and that has it's 4th core unlocked and is overclocked to 3.4 GHz. The storage is adequate. I had real reservations about the storage space. 128 GB isn't much after you have loaded some stuff on it. I loaded on Star Trek Online, Steam with Fallout New Vegas, Morrowind, and a few smaller games, Open Office, and about 30 apps. I also got a 64GB micro SD card for it that I loaded music and movies onto. Thanks to that I have no problems at all with space. I still have 2/3 of the drive free, I also had reservations about the Microsoft Store. Those have been put to rest. There is enough stuff there to survive. I found the selection adequate and it had some version of whatever app I wanted. It also had a few really fun games including Halo: Spartan Assault, classic Windows games like solitare, majhong, minesweeper, and tablet classics like Angry Birds. The Type 2 keyboard is very nice. It has good key travel and your fingers just sort of slide over it's smooth surface. It makes for a very enjoyable typing experience. The pen input is amazing. I read that the Surface 3 was coming out moments before placing my order and did not go for the 3 because it replaces the pen. I. Love. This. Pen. The digitizer and pen are WACOM technology meaning that, aside from WACOM's own tablet, you are getting the best pen out there. Writing with it has been interesting because of the lack of friction on glass but once you have mastered it the thing is like butter. Smooth, fast, and very responsive when writing or drawing. I have a lot more things I like so I'll just make a list: Kickstand, Charger has USB port for charging other devices, Has a USB port, Has good audio, Metal design is sleek and pretty, Gets great battery life (regularly get an average of 6-7 hours of use#, Can play games #Yeah, like real ones. Star Trek Online, Fallout NV, Oblivion, HL2, etc.), Finally - It's a full PC that fits in your hands. The only problem I have with it doesn't even knock a star off. It's a pretty chunky beast. It is a little heavier than I would like but it's not unbearable. I'm chunky myself so I usually rest it on my stomach. Overall I am more than pleased. This is an amazing piece of technology and worthy of it's premium price. Some say that other tablets to some things better but at the end of the day none do as many things right as the Microsoft did with the Surface.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Hybrid

    Posted
    dbadger
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    First off, how I use this machine: I'm a programmer who often works remotely, I use the Surface Pro 2 to connect to my home machine via GoToMyPC, I do a heavy amount of work with Microsoft Office (Access / Excel), and sure, once in awhile I'm looking at cat photos on Facebook. Don't judge me. Anyway, this machine is absolutely fantastic. If you have poor eyesight, yes the screen can be a bit small, and it has a fair amount of glare, however it's perilously close to replacing my desktop machine. With everything moving to cloud storage, it's not terribly necessary to have a massive hard drive to store everything local any longer (Google Drive gives you 1TB for 10/mo and your data is accessible anywhere). So a small hybrid tablet/pc like this is perfect for remote work. Fits in just about any bag, not too heavy, keyboard is great, pen is fantastic. Navigating with the pen has been a revelation, wish I could do it on my home machine. Also, the Surface Pro 2 comes with a MicroSD port, so with the 128GB model, I can throw an extra 64GB Micro card in it for a great amount of storage. The cons? I wish the charge would last a little longer. Right now it'll average out at about 4.5 hours on a full charge with a dim screen, probably a little less if you watch frequent movies, etc. Don't let the cons scare you, the machine charges easily with a nifty magnetic charger, holds the charge great in sleep mode, and the screen is vibrant and easy to work on when plugged in. In all, Microsoft did a fantastic job with this little thing. It's a powerful i5 with plenty of features for most any work you would do. Well worth the investment if you need a very mobile computing solution that's not based off apps from Play or iTunes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    No more notebooks

    Posted
    DarthBigE
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    Got this to use for school. I needed something that was light weight and powerful. It was either an ultra book or this lil guy. Seen a lot of reviews on it and finally decided on this machine because It had a digital pen ( great for note taking and drawing). Wanted the 256gig model for the extra ram but decided this should be sufficient. I use it to take notes in class, do online homework and to type out papers using the type cover (have to get type cover it is to hard to type using touch screen.). Love to take notes because I can change colors and organize my notes afterwards (using program ONE note). It is a bit painful to type for long sessions using the type pad. The track pad on the type pad is not very good almost feel forced to use they screen to scroll and click. Device sometimes doesn't register the touch cover when waking it up from sleep ( which is SUPER FAST btw so is turning it on from off) so i just have to remove it and snap it back on. Office is NOT free on this! Shame that the surface gets it for free but not this machine which is an extra 500 bucks for...so thats an extra 100 to get word, pp,excel and one note...other microsoft programs are more expensive. App store is a joke compared to apples. No pandora..(but can just use site) Sometimes freezes for no apparent reason... Screen has a lot of glare. be taking notes in class and I can see the lights above me on my screen no matter how bright the screen is. You kind of have to look past it. I feel like i'm still discovering new things every day but over all I think its a great product overall. Windows 8 takes some getting use to.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's more than tablet

    Posted
    SomeGuy110

    If you need something to browse the web or light office work, get an Android or Apple tablet, you won’t be happy with this because all though it can be used as a tablet, its real benefit comes from being a small laptop. If you want to browse the internet, do light business work, play the same video games you do on the PC, or edit pictures and videos, then this is the device you need. It also comes with more on board memory, micro SD slot, and a full size USB 3 port, all on the main device. I had a top of the line Android tablet and keyboard that I gave away when I got the Surface Pro 2. I got tired of Android apps not giving me the functionality I needed. The entire point of having a mobile device is to be able to do the same thing you can at home or the office on the move. Android and Apple both fall short on this, they just don’t have the software or the ability to truly multi-task. Also they do not have the memory and processing power to edit large pictures or high bandwidth video in an acceptable manner. I seldom use the Metro interface although its features are more intelligent than Android and Apple. The ability to drop to the desktop and run multiple programs and handle multiple directories of files is what I use most. I mostly do web browsing, office documents, Photoshop CS 6, and play several games that I have on my PC, mostly Steam. I find having the keyboard is invaluable for this. It’s not perfect, price needs to be lowered 25%, come with a keyboard, and all models need a larger SSD. Cameras are mediocre and MS 8.1 really needs the old task bar back. Metro interface is nice, but better suited for a phone. Android and Apple apps are small and designed to do a few things quickly, MS apps are big, bloated and designed to be an everything solution for everyone. OS is a monster compared to others (I can’t believe I’m saying this) but it’s more secure. MS also has a privacy policy, read what Android and Apple say about theirs. And if you want a virtual machine, you can do that also.

    I would recommend this to a friend