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  1. wyn6
    Oct 19 - 12:37 am

    Good write up. There are a ton of ways the Surface can be used for school without various work-arounds and probably easier than most competitors. I caught one mistake. I think you may need to check the Surface screen size again… 10.6 not 11.6.

    • Ram
      Oct 19 - 12:42 am

      Good catch. Fixed it. Thank you.

  2. Jim Szymanski
    Oct 19 - 1:17 am

    Another great write-up on the practical usefulness of Surface Ram. I am an admitted Microsoft fanboy, but can anyone deny that the Surface is the most productive, reasonably priced tablet to date. Sure, you can get something like a Netbook, then add Office Home & Student, and maybe an extended battery (if available). But it still does not compete with this turn it on and work (or play) device. Probably they only other thing that would have made it perfect for students would be eInk.

    As thin and durable (and nearly as light) as a composition book, you can take it anywhere. I can see the Surface (or Surface2) being handed out in classrooms around the world at the start of school next year. Not dismissing the competitors, but if you are looking for a fun to use device that is something more than an app launcher you can’t go wrong with a Surface.

  3. Chad
    Oct 19 - 7:03 am

    Wow that was odd. I just wrote an extremely long comment but after I clicked submit
    my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.
    Regardless, just wanted to say excellent blog!

    • Jim Szymanski
      Oct 20 - 9:48 pm

      Sorry about that Chad. Occasionally the site has a hiccup and might go down or reset quickly, while you are typing. They are working on it. As a result, I have learned to copy my comment to the clipboard if I have written more than a few sentences. Has saved my butt more than once. Oh, and thanks for posting.

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  5. TheBlogger
    Dec 12 - 7:18 pm

    This is an awesome article. I wish more people recognized the ways in which Surface can be used like you did. For students its a no-brainer. Wish the Surface Pro which makes taking notes easier had a longer battery life though.

  6. Mark Stokes
    Jan 11 - 12:55 pm

    Being in Australia we get everything a lot later than everyone else and I was trying to decide whether or not to wait for the Surface Pro but being a University Student and after reading this I now know that the RT will do me fine. It is an excellent blog and thank you very much for all the useful information.

    P.S. I am trying to avoid the regular tablets as the keyboards are to weird to type quick enough to write down what the lecturer is saying.

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