This is a picture of my son, Stevie Ray, learning SQL on my Surface Pro 2. I bought the Surface Pro 2 the day it was released. I didn’t pre-order it because I wanted to read what others had to say about it first. I’m an early-adopter, but not the earliest of adopters.
I did not like it at first. “Why not, Andy?” I’m glad you asked. The form factor was the culprit. That, combined with the touch keyboard, nearly did me in.
I took the advice of some friends with Surface 1’s and bought the type keyboard. That helped immensely. In fact, I am typing this post from the Surface and experiencing the usual amount of typos and corrections. After a few weeks, I am starting to enjoy the form factor. I’m getting older and had to adjust the screen resolution some, but finding a comfortable viewing resolution wasn’t difficult.
Anyone familiar with Windows 8 will have no difficulty with the Surface Pro. It’s a Windows machine, and runs all the software that will run on my laptop. I am learning more about SkyDrive integration and I like what I’m learning. I’ve been a Dropbox user for a while and use it for things like storing primordial blog posts across machines.
I’ve used less than half of the 112GB available on the C: drive of this 128GB model. That’s a little surprising to me.
I like the backlit type keyboard 2. My Lenovo W530 spoiled me with it’s keyboard lighting; I use the backlit keys the most because I prefer working in less-lit spaces.
All in all, I like the Surface; and my fondness increases the more I use it.