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Originally Posted by Scorpion667 View Post

Is it just me, or is the surface pro/pro 2 + keyboard actually thicker them samsung ativ book 9 plus?

I can't find the thickness of the new keyboard

Ativ book 9 plus = 0.54"
Surface Pro 2 = 0.53"
Surface Pro 2 keyboard = ??
Surface Pro 2 + Keyboard = ??

Why is a tablet as thick as an ultrabook?

I feel like the Ativ Book 9 Plus is a better choice personally, albeit more expensive... it's a more "complete" solution.

Surface Pro line is not really used as a tablet in real life, everyone I know and have seen with the surface pro EXCLUSIVELY use it with the keyboard. I mean... it's not thinner than the best ultrabooks, has a crappy keyboard, has worse battery life.... the ONLY advantages are that it is cheaper and I SUPPOSE it can be used as a tablet (although I have yet to see someone do that in real life).
I also feel it's time for Microsoft to cut the BS and remove a lot of their bloat which is negatively affecting battery life and create the need for powerful hardware (by mobile standards) to run well.

The surface Pro and Pro 2 have to put the battery somewhere behind the screen, while ultrabooks can put it somewhere at the base of the keyboard/monitor.

The Ativ 9 is also one of the best of the best ultrabooks (with a price tag) and can spread it's internals over a 13inch layout.

While the Ativ 9 can put two different components next to each other, the Surface Pro has to stack them.

Still, you're looking at 2 of some of the slimmest form factors available. Basically debating between a ferrari or lamborgini. You can't go wrong.
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