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Started out wanting the Acer W700, but quickly switched allegiance to the Lenovo Yoga.

Only problem was the Yoga was not going to be so good for my particular portability needs at work (even though its variety of modes would make it the best for me as a home touch screen device) and the W700 had no digitizer so Smart PC Pro it is.

Hopefully I can answer some questions and what not when it comes in. Should be a good indicator of Surface Pro performance.

I'll probably record some gaming vids and such.

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Well. Had it for 1.5 days now.

First impressions:

-Hefty
-Warm
-Bright
-Snappy
-Can play games (tried Burnout/civ5/Fifa13
-The split touch keyboard is surprisingly useful. I'm typing quite fast with it quite easily.
-Bloatwared
-Aspect ratio is good for reading in portrait
-1080p on 11.6 screen makes the desktop reeeeal small. Haven't messed with dpi yet.
-The s pen is helpful when traversing the desktop while using it as a tablet.
-Cameras perform poorly in low lighting but can be fixed up a little via brightness/contrast sliders.
-Keyboard on the dock is pretty good.
Trackpad isn't so good for gestures.
-Got just over three hours of battery life from a 50% charge while watching hi res vids, streaming to tv, browsing and general mucking about.
-The smell that comes from hot air vent at the top smells like orange jam/jelly.
-Charging port is placed in quite an annoying area
-64 gb version has about 12gb free after bloatware.
-IE10 is now my favourite browser. Very touch optimised.

Currently installing work software to see how it'd work without a keyboard.
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12gb free after 64gb because of bloatware? my god...
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12gb free after 64gb because of bloatware? my god...

Think he got the pro which I thought had 100gb -- mine does. I have it too and the samsung smart software is horrendous. Still, this thing is amazing! I love it and play Skyrim at 720p and bioshock 1 maxed at 1080p. Not to mention it's very portable. Anyway, I hope you like it as much as I do. thumb.gif
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Just spent a crazy amount of time trying to install our third party software.

All the bloaty crap probably including the bundled Norton was messing with sql configuration.

I used the windows 8 refresh your pc setting.

It kept the useful Samsung stuff and decluttered metro and my desktop. I now have about 10gb of extra space. Wonder how much more I can find.

Again have to say the split keyboard Ks working really well. I'm typing this in bed lol.

I've also noticed a large reduction in battery usage but I'm not sure if that's because I made a local account with the reformat which doesn't auto sync all your stuff and probably isn't doing a load of stuff in the background.

Or if bloaty Norton and co were to blame.
Edited by GrizzleBoy - 12/15/12 at 6:58pm
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What? Yours came with norton installed? That sucks man, mine was free of all that crap and only had the samsung stuff installed. That stuff doesn't seem to help much either... thinking about removing it. I Would suggest adding in a nice big 64GB SDHC card. I have a 32GB in mine since I have more space left on my drive, but it is nice to have somewhere to put photos, music and other non-essential stuff.
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Definitely looking at putting a card in there.

How would games run from an sd card I wonder O_o
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Can't you just wipe the OS clean and start over? Pretty sure it'll only take up like 17GB and leave much more than you have now free.
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hey there Grizzleboy you think you can try and do some benchmarks like 3dmark06 and pcmark to see how it ranks up to other tablet/convertibles. Hows the battery life? I am thinking of buying one, but am tossing up between the ASUS vivo tab Windows 8 full model which comes out soon. Thanks.
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hey there Grizzleboy you think you can try and do some benchmarks like 3dmark06 and pcmark to see how it ranks up to other tablet/convertibles. Hows the battery life? I am thinking of buying one, but am tossing up between the ASUS vivo tab Windows 8 full model which comes out soon. Thanks.

welcome to OCN! If he doesn't do some benchmarks, I could run a few too. I can say battery life is very good. 7 hours light use and around 3 - 4 for moderate to heavy use.
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