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Old 06-04-2014, 06:31 PM   #2431
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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.
It's great that we can access Blackboard smoothly with this device. It's kinda disruptive in Android, some buttons don't work at all.
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:49 PM   #2432
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sigh, i have a desktop at home already which is mid-tier. when i'm out, i think i wont need the power of an SP2 to do my work... the price diff is pretty great between SP and SP2.

besides the 3rd gen i5 and intel gfx 4000, is there any large amount of difference between the 2 that i should fork out more $$$ for an SP2?

are the pen writing capabilities the same between sp and sp2?

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Old 06-04-2014, 06:59 PM   #2433
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Surface Pro 2 Vs. Surface Pro - YouTube

i think i'll go for a surface pro due to budget haha. this guy has alot of darth vaders in his background...nice
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:22 PM   #2434
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Surface Pro 2 Vs. Surface Pro - YouTube

i think i'll go for a surface pro due to budget haha. this guy has alot of darth vaders in his background...nice
I went everywhere in sg. I thought surface pro out of stock?
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:32 PM   #2435
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I went everywhere in sg. I thought surface pro out of stock?
Challenger should have some demo sets. Or if yr game enough, maybe City Sq in Johor may have. I bought my set in KL recently. $700+ after conversion
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Surface Pro 2 Vs. Surface Pro - YouTube

i think i'll go for a surface pro due to budget haha. this guy has alot of darth vaders in his background...nice
Chris Pirillo. I subscribed to his channel on YouTube, and on Google+. Funny guy but I like his frankness.

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Challenger should have some demo sets. Or if yr game enough, maybe City Sq in Johor may have. I bought my set in KL recently. $700+ after conversion
That's including the type or touch cover?
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Old 06-04-2014, 08:14 PM   #2438
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sigh, i have a desktop at home already which is mid-tier. when i'm out, i think i wont need the power of an SP2 to do my work... the price diff is pretty great between SP and SP2.

besides the 3rd gen i5 and intel gfx 4000, is there any large amount of difference between the 2 that i should fork out more $$$ for an SP2?

are the pen writing capabilities the same between sp and sp2?
Pen capability is exactly the same!!
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Old 06-04-2014, 08:33 PM   #2439
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sigh, i have a desktop at home already which is mid-tier. when i'm out, i think i wont need the power of an SP2 to do my work... the price diff is pretty great between SP and SP2.

besides the 3rd gen i5 and intel gfx 4000, is there any large amount of difference between the 2 that i should fork out more $$$ for an SP2?

are the pen writing capabilities the same between sp and sp2?
I read that the speakers are better. Probably runs a lot cooler too, haswell cpus are not really a bump in processing power, reduced power used is the main upgrade. GPU from HD4000 to HD4400 is about 20-30 pct faster. Considering you will not really be using it to play games...save money better la. Unless you have the need to have everything new
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That's including the type or touch cover?
type cover add another 130 sgd. either way, still cheaper than even challenger demo sets at $818 minus type cover
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:27 PM   #2441
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Mine work flawlessly on surface2. Have u tried contacting the helpdesk?
hmm not yet but i was reading up its like a known problem for IE 11 not to work with blackboard

Anybody with RT able to access blackboard? Mine like not seems to be able to load

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Old 06-04-2014, 09:30 PM   #2442
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I read that the speakers are better. Probably runs a lot cooler too, haswell cpus are not really a bump in processing power, reduced power used is the main upgrade. GPU from HD4000 to HD4400 is about 20-30 pct faster. Considering you will not really be using it to play games...save money better la. Unless you have the need to have everything new
haha yep. but i think you know the feeling of always wanting the "newer" and "latest version" of the product.

might order from amazon, S$1,100/- for a surface pro 128gb + type 2 cover + snugg cover.
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I spent this afternoon to sew a felt sleeve for my s2, on a budget ride la.
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U are really awesome man.... maybe u should start some Kickstarter project...lol
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Old 06-04-2014, 11:26 PM   #2445
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I spent this afternoon to sew a felt sleeve for my s2, on a budget ride la.
Wow nice, how long does it take u to complete the entire process ? From buying the materials till the end product ?
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