Anyone ordering a Surface 2 (or Pro)? My instinct is that it fails worse than the 1. I ordered the original RT to get their latest. I like it. I’ll keep using it. I’m not replacing it with a Surface 2 or a Pro…at least not yet. There’s no docking station out and too many new products are coming to market that I want a crack at. In fact, I’m not sure who does buy this. They finally have some brand recognition with their recent ads, but the fan base of enthusiasts likely own a Surface 1 or are waiting for something else, like the Nokia tablet or the Asus that’s $350. I do like the Pro and I’ll keep it on my short list of possible tablets but I’m not preordering anything…
I’m not one to just replace stuff because something new comes out. I’m still on my 64gb RT and will be until something causes this thing to not work or it’s not doing what I need it to do anymore. This whole problem with Gmail has been pissing me off royally and really want the 8.1 RTM as soon as they can release it to hopefully put this problem to rest.
Makes me wonder if I could get my processor upgraded on my Pro to a Haswell. I’m betting it’s not easy. To the interwebs!
I bet you money that processor doesn’t even have a traditional "socket". Even if it did I believe the Haswell line has a new socket anyway, does it not? Either way I doubt it would be possible. Let us know what you find. Don’t be discouraged by my Negative Nancy-ism.
I want 8.1 RTM because Xbox Music and Mail are awful in the Preview. There’s really no reason they shouldn’t have let the RT Preview users upgrade early. I’m running RTM on two boxes already and it’s far better than Preview in its current state. As for a Surface 2, I’d love to get one for the improved performance coupled with a backlit Touch Cover. But I’d rather wait for an LTE-capable model since the Surface RT I have now works just fine.
+1 Stephen. I’m feeling the role of the red-headed step child.
I’m not going to preorder. The recent leaked lineup of Win8.1 devices have some great devices in the lineup. They are also cheaper. Like Matt, I’m not one to just run out and buy something while my current device is meeting my needs. Always been an independent not affected by peer pressure.
Totally agree with you guys, especially because of the power cover out next year. I really am happy with my Pro but more ssd space would be sweet, 128GB isn’t bad but more is better. Matt, you’re not being negative Nancy but realistic Ron, I’m checking out iFixit article on it right now. http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Microsoft+Surface+Pro+Teardown/12842/1
Surface Pro socket type: BGA1023
Surface Pro 2 possible socket types: FCBGA1364, FCLGA1150, FCLGA1150, FCBGA1364
So it’s definitely a no go.
Here are my 2 cents. I am not going to upgrade my Surface Pro for Surface Pro 2 unless Microsoft gives a good incentive to early adopters. This is true for my wife’s RT and my RT also. Having said that I will buy a TouchCover 2 (if that comes in a color other than Black or White), and TypeCover with Power. I am happy with my Surface Pro and Surface RT combination, for researching, mind mapping and email checking (including Office) I use RT, for coding, code reviews, presentation, Visio stuff I use Pro.
I am going to buy this definitely though http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/productID.286866900
I’m just watching. Mostly because lack of funding. Le sigh.
I have the original Arc Touch Mouse – great piece of technology for on the go. The new one is bluetooth.
About time. I never understood why they still make mice with wireless receivers instead of just using Bluetooth. Even Wait, why is this mini Displayport? Wouldn’t you prefer HDMI (or mini HDMI)?
Wait, why is the dock mini Displayport? Wouldn’t you prefer HDMI (or mini HDMI)?
The Pro has Mini Display Port and they have Mini Display to VGA adapter. I have found it extremely useful when I hook my surface to my bedroom TV (32” one) and play around.
Surface isn’t a display port. It’s mini-HDMI. Display port is a proprietary apple connector. Dumb cable.
Surface RT is mini-HDMI, Surface Pro is mini-DisplayPort. They opted for DP on the Pro to reach >1080p resolutions. Still useless since nothing except Apple displays support DP input.
>1080p is pretty much useless anyway. especially on smaller monitors or screens.
Actually the dell xps Ultrabook used it too. I had bought the rocket fish and it didn’t work and ended up getting a Belkin that works perfectly.