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Old 16-02-2013, 03:29 PM   #646
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Type type type type type type type....

Well I own the touch cover and I find it ... difficult to use for rapid typing. You can get used to it, but the lack of a tactile response makes it feel odd, especially when there is a certain pressure threshold before a keypress registers, unlike when typing on a capacitive screen.
Thanks for sharing. I do find the touch quite cool though, it looks very sleek.

What is good about splurging on a Type cover? Any difference using this as compared to a wireless bluetooth keyboard.

I wish I could walk into a store this moment. Its like imagining in my head.
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Old 17-02-2013, 02:02 PM   #647
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sian.. cant buy surface with local credit card
tried

DBS and UOB credit card
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Old 17-02-2013, 09:52 PM   #648
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Thanks for sharing. I do find the touch quite cool though, it looks very sleek.

What is good about splurging on a Type cover? Any difference using this as compared to a wireless bluetooth keyboard.

I wish I could walk into a store this moment. Its like imagining in my head.
Frankly I'm mostly going via reviews / my personal experience on the touch cover. As you mentioned, it does boil down to personal preference at the end.
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Old 18-02-2013, 10:33 AM   #649
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sian.. cant buy surface with local credit card
tried

DBS and UOB credit card
Strange...I bought my RT with the DBS Live Fresh back then...
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Old 19-02-2013, 02:27 PM   #650
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For the record, I ordered a Surface Pro 128GB coupled with a Type Keyboard using my Amex card and without going into the details, the entire cost added up to SG$1530 - not a small price. Just a heads up for anyone else considering it.
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Old 19-02-2013, 05:24 PM   #651
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remember to GPGT when it arrived.

when coming?
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Old 19-02-2013, 09:32 PM   #652
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Strange...I bought my RT with the DBS Live Fresh back then...
it kept on saying error on my cards..
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Old 20-02-2013, 11:48 AM   #653
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it kept on saying error on my cards..
sorry new to this thread.

which site u go to? most of the site i tried to order at USD499

all require a US credit card
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Old 20-02-2013, 12:07 PM   #654
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I used the following card, and it worked without issues: The Platinum Credit Card | American Express Singapore
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Old 21-02-2013, 11:28 AM   #655
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remember to GPGT when it arrived.

when coming?
It actually came on Tuesday, but I've been pretty busy so I didn't get to play much with it. The screen is much better than the Surface RT's.

Some pics (unfortunately my photography is pretty bad):

You'll notice the pen that magnetically attaches on the right:



Chrome on the Surface Pro. Most pages default to 100% scaling however, but 150% is generally more useable (top is 150%, bottom is 100%):



The type cover came in a separate package from the Pro itself:

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Old 21-02-2013, 03:59 PM   #656
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wao, looks good!
Then the warranty how ah masotime?
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Old 21-02-2013, 04:19 PM   #657
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Was reading this MobileTechReview Forum, News and Reviews: Microsoft Surface Pro vs. Sony Vaio Duo 11 Comparison Smackdown and I'd go for surface pro than sony considering it's more portable and tablet-like.

However the only factor that deters me is that tablet with no 3G/4G connectivity kinda don't make much sense to me personally.
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Old 21-02-2013, 04:41 PM   #658
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wao, looks good!
Then the warranty how ah masotime?
No warranty... pretty much hope that it doesn't get spoiled . The build quality is quite good though....
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Old 21-02-2013, 06:44 PM   #659
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Haha I see! Enjoy it then! =)
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Old 21-02-2013, 07:46 PM   #660
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Conflicted now... Lenovo Thinkpad 2 or Surface Pro.

So far haven't read any reviewer switch to Power Saving mode which limits Core i5-3317 to 800Mhz which is make it act like the new 7w SDP Ivy Bridge. Wonder if it'll give 1 extra hour of battery. At 800Mhz, it's still crazy fast!
The Verge just did a review on the Thinkpad 2: Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 review | The Verge
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