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That's why I'm advising for him to do research. There's no doubt that having a full-fledge office program is nice. But, isn't it only a year free then you have to pay? If he decides that he doesn't want to pay, how are the free productivity apps for RT? Also, a comparable version of Office is on the iPad now. I can also say that Google's productivity apps are nice, not as good as Office, but decent for something that's free. There are also plenty of high quality note taking apps on the Play Store.

Personally, I haven't been on the Windows App Store in a while. I have a Windows 8 laptop and the last time I went on was over a year ago and it was pretty bad. I'm assuming things have gotten better since then, but I'm sure it's not as good as Android or Apple. krz94 said it was bad from his experience at a couple of months ago. tycoonbob mentioned he wanted to use it for light gaming and you did say the games are slowly getting popular. That's something to take into consideration.

On a positive note, Windows 10 RT was announced as well as a RT version of the Surface 3, so they aren't dropping support for it, and the whole "unified os" thing they are doing is going to make writing apps all that much easier since devs will only have to write it once for all Windows devices. But, the launch of it won't be until sometime next year, then however long it takes for the apps to start rolling in.

I'm not making an argument to steer clear of the Surface tablet (or any particular tablet), I'm just saying that he should consider what apps the Windows store before making his decision on getting a Windows RT tablet.

It is true that I did said games are slowly getting popular, but I am seeing a lot of decent amount of games he can enjoy.
Some of them he can use a Xbox controller which it can make things much easier.

Oh well, he can buy Surface Pro 1 with Power Cover and enjoy full PC experience on a tablet. Pretty cheap on Amazon. tongue.gif
     
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Thanks to all replies.

After lots of thinking, researching, and reading comments here, I've pretty well decided that I want something that has a nice keyboard. Having a keyboard limits me (basically) to the Surface, and Nexus 9. No, I don't want to use (and lug around) a separate Bluetooth keyboard, but want something that is designed for the product and doubles as a screen protector.

Had I had the choice between a Surface Pro 3 and that Macbook Pro, I would have taken the Surface. However, I didn't have that choice, and I don't need a full Windows environment (i.e. Surface Pro), along with the Mac. I'm looking for a supplemental device for light work use (taking notes, emailing on the go, etc), along with multimedia (low-end gaming such as app-based and flash/java/browser games, watching videos/youtube, music, etc). The Surface 2 RT and the Nexus 9 will both do what I need, and there is no doubt about it. I feel that the Surface 2 has the better keyboard (mainly interested in the Type Cover ,and no the Battery Cover -- don't like the extra bulk, and I want back-lit keys), but it's clear that the Surface lacks the app-base that Android has (not to mention using an Android phone for many years and owning many Android apps). However, much of what I want to do, I'm sure that the apps are there on the RT as well.

My biggest fear about the RT is that it's dead. It's not 100% clear whether it will be continuing with Windows 10, but if I knew I could buy the Surface 2, and later update it to Windows 10 RT, I would feel much more comfortable. There is also rumors of a Surface 3 RT, which is also appealing...although I don't know that I want a 12" tablet, with a 15" laptop.

At this time I just don't know all the apps that I want to use. Heck, maybe I should just buy the Surface Pro 3...
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How about the dell venue 11 pro?
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How about the dell venue 11 pro?

Dell Venue 11 Pro is nice, but it doesn't have a keyboard like Type Cover on Surface's tablet.
Instead you get either this slim keyboard that is like Touch Cover or bulky bluetooth keyboard dock like ASUS T100.
     
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Thanks to all replies.

After lots of thinking, researching, and reading comments here, I've pretty well decided that I want something that has a nice keyboard. Having a keyboard limits me (basically) to the Surface, and Nexus 9. No, I don't want to use (and lug around) a separate Bluetooth keyboard, but want something that is designed for the product and doubles as a screen protector.

Had I had the choice between a Surface Pro 3 and that Macbook Pro, I would have taken the Surface. However, I didn't have that choice, and I don't need a full Windows environment (i.e. Surface Pro), along with the Mac. I'm looking for a supplemental device for light work use (taking notes, emailing on the go, etc), along with multimedia (low-end gaming such as app-based and flash/java/browser games, watching videos/youtube, music, etc). The Surface 2 RT and the Nexus 9 will both do what I need, and there is no doubt about it. I feel that the Surface 2 has the better keyboard (mainly interested in the Type Cover ,and no the Battery Cover -- don't like the extra bulk, and I want back-lit keys), but it's clear that the Surface lacks the app-base that Android has (not to mention using an Android phone for many years and owning many Android apps). However, much of what I want to do, I'm sure that the apps are there on the RT as well.

My biggest fear about the RT is that it's dead. It's not 100% clear whether it will be continuing with Windows 10, but if I knew I could buy the Surface 2, and later update it to Windows 10 RT, I would feel much more comfortable. There is also rumors of a Surface 3 RT, which is also appealing...although I don't know that I want a 12" tablet, with a 15" laptop.

At this time I just don't know all the apps that I want to use. Heck, maybe I should just buy the Surface Pro 3...

Then again, you probably won't need all of those horsepower if all you are doing is media consumption or daily tasks.

Hmm, Surface 3 RT. I thought it will be Surface Mini with pen digitizer support.

Say, OP, are you in any rush to buy a tablet?
I mean with Black Friday is right around the corner. You can probably wait to hear about any news regarding to new Surface RT tablet(s) or buy Surface's tablet that are on sales.
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After lots of thinking, researching, and reading comments here, I've pretty well decided that I want something that has a nice keyboard. Having a keyboard limits me (basically) to the Surface, and Nexus 9. No, I don't want to use (and lug around) a separate Bluetooth keyboard, but want something that is designed for the product and doubles as a screen protector.

That is pretty much Surface tablet that you are talking about.
     
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Nexus 7v2 + Microsoft Wedge complement each other, imo.
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post #17 of 18
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Thanks to all replies.

After lots of thinking, researching, and reading comments here, I've pretty well decided that I want something that has a nice keyboard. Having a keyboard limits me (basically) to the Surface, and Nexus 9. No, I don't want to use (and lug around) a separate Bluetooth keyboard, but want something that is designed for the product and doubles as a screen protector.

Had I had the choice between a Surface Pro 3 and that Macbook Pro, I would have taken the Surface. However, I didn't have that choice, and I don't need a full Windows environment (i.e. Surface Pro), along with the Mac. I'm looking for a supplemental device for light work use (taking notes, emailing on the go, etc), along with multimedia (low-end gaming such as app-based and flash/java/browser games, watching videos/youtube, music, etc). The Surface 2 RT and the Nexus 9 will both do what I need, and there is no doubt about it. I feel that the Surface 2 has the better keyboard (mainly interested in the Type Cover ,and no the Battery Cover -- don't like the extra bulk, and I want back-lit keys), but it's clear that the Surface lacks the app-base that Android has (not to mention using an Android phone for many years and owning many Android apps). However, much of what I want to do, I'm sure that the apps are there on the RT as well.

My biggest fear about the RT is that it's dead. It's not 100% clear whether it will be continuing with Windows 10, but if I knew I could buy the Surface 2, and later update it to Windows 10 RT, I would feel much more comfortable. There is also rumors of a Surface 3 RT, which is also appealing...although I don't know that I want a 12" tablet, with a 15" laptop.

At this time I just don't know all the apps that I want to use. Heck, maybe I should just buy the Surface Pro 3...

Also if you buy a full Windows OS tablet, you can download a program emulator that allows you to installed Android Apps, however, it is a bit laggy and require monthly fees I believe.
     
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post #18 of 18
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Excellent idea about Black Friday being around the corner (and Cyber Monday). I am in no hurry to buy one, so it may be a good idea to wait until then.

At this point I'm considering buying a Surface Pro 2, or maybe waiting to see if a Surface Mini comes to fruition. They keyboard is what is selling me on the Surface so well, otherwise I think the N9 would be my go to. I'm waiting for reviews of the N9 keyboard/cover thing before making a final decision about the N9, though.
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