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Old 06-04-2014, 09:34 AM   #2416
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Yeah, even the Surface RT is now a very affordable and respected MSOffice device!

Problem is S Pro or Pro2 is that the MSOffice suite doesn't come free....that's a bummer.
Challengers is clearing their RT Set now at around $300. I saw that yesterday, nobody wants RT. What they promised isn't there.
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:43 AM   #2417
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You don't have to apologize in fact. Its true that surface 2 can't run legacy programs like photoshop or any games. Microsoft just plainly don't understand their consumers if compared with Apple. I was held back by this actually. LOL
Microsoft is clearly delusioned with their glory of the past. #microsoftfail

Yeah, even the Surface RT is now a very affordable and respected MSOffice device!

Problem is S Pro or Pro2 is that the MSOffice suite doesn't come free....that's a bummer.
#microsoftfail

Their dumb logic. Pro should have came with Office for free. It's a PROOOOOOOOOOOOOO tablet for crying out loud. Another thing their keyboard which is the CENTER of Surface is priced beyond ridiculous proportions. HOW STUPID CAN THEY BE.

#microsoftfailsAGAIN
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:45 AM   #2418
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Anyone looking for the cable to charge your Surface,
Go ebay and search, " power charger cable for surface".

Just bought one. Supposedly able to work with powerbanks that support 12v out.
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:50 AM   #2419
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Is battery life that lousy? :O
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:05 AM   #2420
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How does warranty work?? I went to Microsoft's warranty site and set up a warranty, they said they were gonna contact me the next business day to arrange a pick up schedule. A week since then, no email.
Am I supposed to just bring it down to the service center or something?

Tia.
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:09 AM   #2421
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Anyone looking for the cable to charge your Surface,
Go ebay and search, " power charger cable for surface".

Just bought one. Supposedly able to work with powerbanks that support 12v out.
please review after you receive the power cable is it able to work or not

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Old 06-04-2014, 10:16 AM   #2422
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Anyone looking for the cable to charge your Surface,
Go ebay and search, " power charger cable for surface".

Just bought one. Supposedly able to work with powerbanks that support 12v out.
Do you mind providing the link? I google but can't find
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Old 06-04-2014, 11:30 AM   #2423
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Is battery life that lousy? :O
yes, very very lousy. My refurbished set (battery wear at 0.5% could be new batt) lasts 3-4 hours on maximum battery saving mode on custom settings. Usually more towards 3 than 4..Depending on your usage this could be a deal breaker. Thankfully for me i am never away from a power plug for longer than that.
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:16 PM   #2424
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Yeah, power is the main issue here. But if I can get it to charge using a powerbank, it will solve this issue.

I can't seem to copy the link from eBay.... whenever I copy, only Electronics, Cars, Fashion, Collectibles, Coupons and More | eBay is copied.

Another way is to get the UPS but that's too heavy...
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:31 PM   #2425
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What about the long battery life they claim? By surfing Internet and email only?
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:46 PM   #2426
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That's for Surface Pro 2 I think as it is using the Haswell chipset.
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:00 PM   #2427
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Only for playback "Surface 2 weighs less than 1.5 pounds and is just 8.9mm thin, yet offers up to 10 hours5 of video playback (to get you through that transatlantic flight). Youíll notice improved start-up time, faster content downloads and transfers, enhanced graphics performance, and fuller, richer audio."
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:49 PM   #2428
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Only for playback "Surface 2 weighs less than 1.5 pounds and is just 8.9mm thin, yet offers up to 10 hours5 of video playback (to get you through that transatlantic flight). Youíll notice improved start-up time, faster content downloads and transfers, enhanced graphics performance, and fuller, richer audio."
Note that we are discussing in this thread 4 different models of surface. Surface 2 and Surface RT which run on the arm processors. Surface pro and surface pro 2 which are using the i5 processors. I was speaking of my experience with the surface pro.
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:54 PM   #2429
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Microsoft verifies your student eligibility by sending an email to your school email and all you have to do is to access your sch email and verify it. The second way to verify is to submit your identification document which will take 3-5 working days.
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:25 PM   #2430
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Only for playback "Surface 2 weighs less than 1.5 pounds and is just 8.9mm thin, yet offers up to 10 hours5 of video playback (to get you through that transatlantic flight). Youíll notice improved start-up time, faster content downloads and transfers, enhanced graphics performance, and fuller, richer audio."
The deal breaker for me was the battery life before I bought my surface2.I had asked opinions from my friend who owned surface pro 2. His max batt life was 4hrs but he used it for work in NTU lab so he never far away from power socket.

I also asked YouTube member ianlikesathing, he claimed the different between surface pro and surface pro 2 is the slighltly improved battery life and huge $$ difference. Neglible gaming experice despite the improved chipset.

The last iT show, the deal for surface pro was awesome. Too bad I didn managed to catch it. The battery life is not dat great for tablets if you could imagine less than 4hrs off batt life.

For surface2, the battery life could easily last 2 days. Im using it for my weekly lab report presentations. Multi tasked with different reference reports online, blackboard, occasional youtube, word, pdf and heavy usage for excel. On my best day, it lasted 4 days.
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