Just a quick update on the surface pro.
1. Storage on the 64GB Surface Pro
I installed office and my usual software on my microsd card, since the Surface Pro comes preloaded with 9GB of the 64GB SSD dedicated to the OS reinstall partition, I am delighted to say that even with my Outlook setup and my Skydrive sync running to the C drive I still have plenty of space and I don’t think I will be needing that 32GB microsd after all!
2. Battery life
With the power meter showing round about 5 hours on a full charge I must say I am impressed with the battery life and settings. Whilst away from my desk the screen goes black and responds to a simple touch of the screen and in doing so lasted me an entire day at work on Friday without a single charge.
( Worth mentioning I showed off the 1080p display with some movie trailers, where I would leave the device on the desk of the person that I am showing the trailer to only to return once the trailer was completed ).
In fact, I only had it on charge once the entire weekend and I still have about 2.5hrs of solid working time left on the battery.
Since I also own the Samsung series 7 slate which I have had since Windows 8 developer preview I am not new to using Windows 8 using a touch screen, however, I constantly find myself reaching out for my keyboard and mouse on the Samsung.
With the Surface pro I find myself using touch a lot more, out of the box the screen wants to be touched and responds with unrivalled smoothness and accuracy, even the hold to right click becomes effortless and I never find myself feeling helpless when trying to do something in a hurry.
The touch screen feels smooth and welcoming and typing on a screen becomes a very pleasant experience.
4. The way forward
My type cover and external display cables have not arrived yet, however I am no longer using my Samsung Slate. The surface is much more responsive, willing and eager to do whatever, whenever. I would never sit in bed updating this article using my previous tablet, however with the Microsoft Surface Pro I can hardly resist.
** UPDATE **
I received my type keyboard last week, looks very good, gives the device a ‘felt’ cover whilst folder up and a fully functioning keyboard whilst unfolded.
I use this as my only keyboard with the Surface Pro now.
I also received my displayport to HDMI conversion cable and the surface pro is now my primary device for work.
So far I am very happy and I take it with me wherever I go and never need to look for a charger since the battery is more than sufficient for my needs!