I’m 3 weeks into using the MS Surface Pro 2 for work. It looks like I’m through the honeymoon stage, I’m done re-installing and configuring so now I have started using it like a regular user. I will be posting my progress, issues, and thoughts here.
The only big gotcha I ran into so far is that Junos Pulse has a specifc issue with the Surface Pro 2 that is not an issue for regular Windows 8.1. The work-around worked for me.
So far I really like and have a clearer understanding of why the Metro interface. I can’t really say it makes me like it any better, I really don’t like it, but it does make more sense when using it as a tablet. I also have a better understanding of why there are 2 versions of IE. A tablet interface and desktop interface makes sense for a device that is also both.
I also started using an Acer C270p Chromebook so I’m really getting used to touch screens. I’ve found myself reaching out on my Mac… I don’t use the touchscreen for everything, but scrolling is useful and pressing a button on screen is faster than navigating a mouse/touchpad. I’m sold on touch screens. It’s like radio controls on car steering wheels. They’re a ridiculous idea until you don’t have them anymore.
Ok done for now. For the first time in s long time, I struggle whether I want to carry my MacBook Air or Surface Pro 2 around…