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Posted Saturday, May 24, 2014 11:35 AM


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Am I spoiled by the fact that I'm willing to lug my digital SLR virtually everywhere?
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Posted Monday, May 26, 2014 2:34 AM


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I am in mid-laptop ownership (as in it has at least a couple of years suitable performance left etc.). This is fortunate as I too would be in a quandary. Also, I can do almost everything with my phone. Videoing and taking photographs is less of an issue as I am SOOOOO bad at both that I always end up wondering why I bothered.

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Personal pet peeve of mine... really don't like people who record with a table. It obstruct the view of people behind you. It's a tablet, not a camera.

But otherwise the surface gets the job done

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Posted Monday, May 26, 2014 3:33 PM
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Steve,

If you got a USB "wireless router on a stick" you should be able to connect the tablet to the BRIX quite easily.

Just a thought...
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Posted Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:48 AM
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Am I spoiled by the fact that I'm willing to lug my digital SLR virtually everywhere?


My wife's the same. I've got a smaller, lighter mid-range compact that I imagine is much easier to take pictures with than a tablet. If you spent less on\didn't buy the tablet and bought a half-decent camera with the savings, I think you'd be happier with the pictures. It's a few minutes' extra effort to upload the pictures to the tablet but in the long run the results are worth it. A camera is also easier to carry about and can probably be brought into use quicker. Of course, there are other arguments for buying the tablet but I don't think its use as a camera should be one of them. It may be a consideration for a phone but for me it would be very low down the list for any kind of tablet.



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People using the tablet as a camera/video recorder reminds me of the comedian Dom Jolly's sketch "I'm on the phone". It can be a variant of wearing a sombrero at the cinema.

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I need a new laptop myself, but not even considering a surface.

I have an iPad which serves the tablet role just fine. My requirements for a laptop include being able to run full SQL Server, be a presentation platform and being able to play MMOs and Steam games and, to be honest, I don't like working on a small screen.



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I need a new laptop myself, but not even considering a surface.

I have an iPad which serves the tablet role just fine. My requirements for a laptop include being able to run full SQL Server, be a presentation platform and being able to play MMOs and Steam games and, to be honest, I don't like working on a small screen.


They're definitely very different beasts. There are things at the moment that a tablet just can't do. If its main use is going to be checking emails, creating the odd document and using the internet then maybe a tablet is right. For 'proper' work it's a laptop all the way.



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Posted Tuesday, May 27, 2014 6:23 AM
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I love my Surface 2 Pro, and am even adapting to Windows 8. And the Power Cover is a great, easily detachable keyboard and second battery. I used to use a blue tooth keyboard, which was also pretty good.
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