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I owned a nexus 10 for a year, I feel I can at the very least comment on the merits of other tablets, they have their positives but the SP2 is a do it all machine smile.gif

I very much like the Surface Pro, great device. I think my only chief complaints would be the heat and battery life. I went with the Nokia Lumia 2520 for a personal use because what I planned on doing did not require/justify the use of a Pro tablet model. I like it but at the same time am fully realizing the limitations of RT. The lack of Browser support bothers me the most though.
Edited by newbrevolution - 2/13/14 at 5:59am
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post #32 of 38
i wish there was just a clover trail surface with a 1080p screen and wacom. It would be perfect. I'd trade the heaviness and power for lower weight and battery life. plus it would be cheaper.
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i wish there was just a clover trail surface with a 1080p screen and wacom. It would be perfect. I'd trade the heaviness and power for lower weight and battery life. plus it would be cheaper.

Would be nice for Lenovo to update their line-ups already. They could literally just do a Microsoft on their models and switch out the hardware and they would be set.
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Is the pen really better with the SP2 compared to the first SP? I don't really mind the battery life (I wanted portability, not mobile staying power) but I thought I wasn't giving up on pen input quality.
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Is the pen really better with the SP2 compared to the first SP? I don't really mind the battery life (I wanted portability, not mobile staying power) but I thought I wasn't giving up on pen input quality.
Should be the same quality. I never noticed a difference of the SP1 in store. In fact, I never really noticed a significant difference in all the wacom tablet stylus' outside my old HP did have a minor delay (sometimes) between touch and pen inputs. They all have the little near edge display quirks but the best accuracy (pressure) and software support. Switching between touch and pen input is seamless. The thinner the tablet, the better however (the ben is more accurate given the perspective differences).

Now don't quote me on this, but the other competitors were trying to improve the dynamics between switching between touch and pen inputs to make it more seamless. I don't notice any issues on the SP2.
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post #36 of 38
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I owned a nexus 10 for a year, I feel I can at the very least comment on the merits of other tablets, they have their positives but the SP2 is a do it all machine smile.gif

I very much like the Surface Pro, great device. I think my only chief complaints would be the heat and battery life. I went with the Nokia Lumia 2520 for a personal use because what I planned on doing did not require/justify the use of a Pro tablet model. I like it but at the same time am fully realizing the limitations of RT. The lack of Browser support bothers me the most though.
Yeah, I'm not a fan of RT. The 2520 doesn't feel very "Nokia-like" to me neither. It seems a little rushed and could have been a lot better. Honestly, for a side tablet for more casual use, I'd go with the Dell or other Windows 8 tablets that don't offer stylus support. If you want stylus support for note taking, definitely go with the Dell. I, personally, would like a Venue 8 Pro for the bed or for the TV. I find tablet + bed or tablet + living room is such an awesome combination. The pro does everything I need to on the go. Powersaving mode (SP2) was giving me over 10 hours today while playing scrabble with my girl friend. It can easily last a day with light usage.

Frankly, the browser of choice for mobile devices is IE11. Even on android you're much better off, battery wise, using the stock browser that comes with it.
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i have the Samsung ativ tab. its goes well and is a good size. has a nice stylus and handles MS office plus a few light games fairly well.
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