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    Default Microsoft promotes Surface Pro with personal stories from owners: 'I no longer need my iPad'



    Microsoft has begun a new monthly series on its Surface Blog, highlighting a user's experience with the software giant's Surface Pro tablet device. In the first installment, Microsoft introduces us to Philip De Rop, a Quality Assurance Manager at a supply chain software company.

    In the blog post, De Rop talks about his travels with his Apple iPad and how it gets in the way almost all the time. However, with Microsoft's Surface Pro, De Rop no longer needs his iPad and considers the Surface Pro a replacement to his laptop.

    "I no longer need my iPad, which saves up a tray at the customs at airports. My laptop bag became a lot lighter. Now people stare at me when I unpack the Surface. I see them think, how can he work using only that small tablet?" De Rop states. He emphasizes how the Surface Pro takes up little space, compared to the iPad which took up a lot of space, especially when traveling.

    De Rop also mentions how he can plug his Windows Phone into his Surface Pro charger, and charge both his smartphone and the device at the same time. Again, taking up little space.

    "I have hooked up two 24 inch screens through a Targus USB 3.0 Dual Video Docking Station. With my laptop, I had to close my lid and could not use the laptop screen. Now I even have access to the Surface Touch screen. A full size keyboard and mouse are linked to the docking station. Why would I ever need an iPad again?" De Rop adds.

    Do you own a Surface Pro and have experienced a similar story when traveling with your unit? Maybe perhaps you have had a different experience. Let us know in the comments below.

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    Heh typical Micro$oft.
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    Weird...I could've sworn the iPad and the Surface Pro were not in the same market. Always considered the Surface as a threat to laptops and Ultrabooks. Tablets are too different in terms of usage and especially in terms of price.

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    Well the surface Pro is in a totally different price segment, and is more of a laptop replacement. It's a beautiful device though, and once they find a way to bump up the battery life to standard tablet levels (8+ hrs) I'm jumping in.

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    @faisal.amir.bd yes biggest drawback of surface pro is yet the battery. If we all considering it as a replacement of laptop we will be needed a high backup packed with the device. I will wait for it's 2nd version to come out before having it in my bag.
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    Actually people wont really need iPad once small sized cheap Win8 Pro (not RT) tablet come out (like the $377 7.5" Acer Tablet leaked earlier)

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    I believe this thing has the potential to kill both tablet,laptop IF M$ can use its' spades at right time & place. there are numerous cases where Ipad is not friendly to office use. Poor Email attachment implementation is one of them.
    Last edited by minitt; May 8th, 2013 at 15:28.

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