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Old 16-03-2014, 12:47 PM   #2056
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Guys


Did some research:


1. Type cover 2
Type Cover 2 - Microsoft Store


2. Power cover
Buy Surface Power Cover - Microsoft Store


Apparently, power cover quite heavy at 535g lei. Type cover only weighs 255g. Surface pro already 900g...I don't know whether want to bundle with another 535g item out... lol
still lighter than most laptop
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Old 16-03-2014, 04:45 PM   #2057
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Run Full Windows Applications on Your Windows RT Tablet


this one easy to do?
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Old 16-03-2014, 04:47 PM   #2058
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Old 16-03-2014, 04:57 PM   #2059
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Depends on your technical skills. Most programmers in this forum can do it. For layperson it may not be so easy but it also depends on how many steps is required to pull this off.

I haven't gone to XDA to check since I don't have a Win RT but I think an x86 emulator running on a ARM CPU is not going to be very fast.
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Old 17-03-2014, 09:33 AM   #2060
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Folks,

I have been following the forums. Was wondering if anyone did a SDD upgrade on a surface pro? Seems quite challenging. But, the original SDD from the Surface pro is really small.... given that there are 256 GB SDD floating a plenty available online.
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Old 17-03-2014, 09:43 AM   #2061
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I have been following the forums. Was wondering if anyone did a SDD upgrade on a surface pro? Seems quite challenging. But, the original SDD from the Surface pro is really small.... given that there are 256 GB SDD floating a plenty available online.
i thought already done by some people online.
basically, read that it was really difficult and worrying experience to take the surface pro apart. but it becomes better after the second time...lol

basically they followed those tear-down guides like these ones:
Microsoft Surface Pro Teardown - iFixit

but becareful to read the guide and others to familiarise before trying. best to check if there's youtube guide.

coz i saw the "warning" that Microsoft used copious quantities of tar-like adhesive to hold the tablet together, a mess which required the iFixit team to use a heat gun and a handful of guitar picks to gain access to the guts of the device.

so, it wouldn't be that straight forward like popping out the case, loosen the screen, unscrew the motherboard and ssd...

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Old 17-03-2014, 11:15 AM   #2062
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Folks,

I have been following the forums. Was wondering if anyone did a SDD upgrade on a surface pro? Seems quite challenging. But, the original SDD from the Surface pro is really small.... given that there are 256 GB SDD floating a plenty available online.
Based on iFixIt Pro's comment, they couldn't open it without damaging something so I'd say it's impossible to upgrade a Surface. I guess the best thing to do is buy a fast micro-SDXC card for expansion.
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Old 17-03-2014, 12:19 PM   #2063
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Based on iFixIt Pro's comment, they couldn't open it without damaging something so I'd say it's impossible to upgrade a Surface. I guess the best thing to do is buy a fast micro-SDXC card for expansion.
but, the surface's slot can support up to what capacity?
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Old 17-03-2014, 12:28 PM   #2064
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Already 900 grams huh?
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Old 17-03-2014, 01:54 PM   #2065
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but, the surface's slot can support up to what capacity?
In theory SDXC can support 2TB but biggest microSD now is 128GB.
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Old 17-03-2014, 01:56 PM   #2066
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Oatku,

Read from surface forums that the usual upgrade is a 256 gb ssd. Its massive upgrade from the base capacity of 64gb and still quite a big upgrade for the 128gb spec surface pro.

Wish MS can do something like a power keyboard with battery upgrade and additional ssd within it. That would be wonderful. Guess not quite possible since it would end up competing with the newer pro 2 and surface 2. argh.
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Old 17-03-2014, 03:27 PM   #2067
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its best to just buy a device without modding it, imho,

just save up for surface pro 2 XD
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its best to just buy a device without modding it, imho,

just save up for surface pro 2 XD
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Old 17-03-2014, 04:44 PM   #2069
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Oatku,

Read from surface forums that the usual upgrade is a 256 gb ssd. Its massive upgrade from the base capacity of 64gb and still quite a big upgrade for the 128gb spec surface pro.

Wish MS can do something like a power keyboard with battery upgrade and additional ssd within it. That would be wonderful. Guess not quite possible since it would end up competing with the newer pro 2 and surface 2. argh.
of course. the jump is huge.

but i don't think the reason they don't have a ssd/power keyboard/cover is due to possible competition with own line of product.

i think it is more of the issue of portability. the new power cover is already almost as heavy as the main unit itself. imagine a add-on which has ssd built-in, the thickness and weight might be a turn-off.
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its best to just buy a device without modding it, imho,

just save up for surface pro 2 XD
lol...i'm looking to get the surface pro 2 256gb version.
given up on the pro 128 since it's practically oos in the whole of singapore.
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