I have already bragged about the Surface Pro 2, and I still love it and that has not changed. It took a lot for it to supplant my Lenovo X1 Carbon as my primary device (my original Surface Pro was always simply a companion device). The device rocks, simply put.
One thing that I don’t particularly care for (and this is an issue with Windows and not with the Surface) is that the battery life indicator is wonky. For example, a few minutes ago it told me that I have 10% of my battery left, or 25 minutes. By that simple math, the theory is that the battery is good for 250 minutes – or a little under five hours.
That means I’ve already gotten five hours out of it, and there’s a bit under 30 minutes to go. By my math that’s 5.5 hours right there. I also know that I used it last night for an hour and did not charge it since… that makes 6.5 hours, not to mention that I have also used it today to charge my smartphone as well as my Kobo book reader.
I did not list my X1 Carbon for sale on eBay because I don’t like it… I really do, it is a spectacular device. (If you would like to buy it by all means the bidding is open! http://www.ebay.com/itm/201053760576?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649) I am selling it because I do not need two nearly identical devices (as far as specs go). The Lenovo has a 14″ multi-touch screen, and the keyboard does not detach. I have the docking station for the Surface Pro, and when I am at my home office it automatically connects to two 21″ monitors. When I am on the road (I am almost ALWAYS on the road) it is still a comfortable high-definition screen that will double as a tablet when I detach the keyboard.
My Lenovo came along with me wherever I went… along with it came whatever else I would pack into my Briggs and Riley rolling laptop bag… my ultrabook that weighs less than 4lbs ended up weighing in at 25-30lbs on a regular basis, just for what went with it. My Surface, on the other hand, goes into a much smaller messenger bag, which in turn weighs less than 10lbs when completely filled… and carries everything that I need, rather than everything I think I might need. Smaller bag, less weight, better on the back.
Add to that the battery life of over six hours, and that it runs Windows 8.1 with Hyper-V and all that entails, and I don’t see the need for another device… at least not now. I am sticking with the Surface Pro, and hope to recuperate the entire price of the device when I sell off the Lenovo!