|I wanted a Surface Pro, if just to see how Win8 works on its intended environment. It's just that the more I read about it, the less I like it. Turns out it's a $1100 laptop where you can't adjust its 10.8" screen, bad battery life, one USB port, and requires various hacks to make the screen viewable on the traditional desktop. For those not keeping score, the traditional desktop is the main selling point over the regular Surface.|
None of these are deal breakers, but they do add up. Microsoft also hints at peripherals for the Pro, and I'm curious about how that's going to affect its portability. The pen (the one everyone admits you will lose) is nice, I guess, but I have no use for it outside of crude drawings of phalli. (Mentally, I stopped maturing around 12.) I think I'm going to wait and see what Microsoft and the third parties develop before I decide on a Win8 laptop. I might end up with a Lenovo laptop and a Samsung tablet.
jpishgar: when it comes to sitting down and really focusing in on gaming, working, writing - nothing beats the desktop PC.
Well, Civ V added touch support. That's something, right?
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