When will I learn?
I eventually bought the surface pro when it came out but I didn't keep it. Battery was dreadful. really really bad. I eventually got the Samsung series 5 touch laptop which I have today. The screen on my second choice is washed out and the build quality is pretty crappy. but it's was half the price of the surface so I could deal with crappy battery life from it. I would tell my wife "the day I settle on a laptop and pay for one I'll regret it because Intel will come out with the better battery processors a week later." Needless to say that's exactly what happened.
They've just revealed the Haswell equipped surface 2 and it seems to resolve all the issues I had with it. the battery (they say) is 75% better and that's before you connect the new power cover that's supposed to give you even more battery life. They've also made some of the cover keyboards with backlight. better screen more powerful specs and better Camera.
So by now you can tell I'm back in love with the Surface. I'm not a fanboy by any stretch. I have an Android tablet, iPad Mini, and I recently traded my iPhone 5 for an HTC One. I also built a gaming PC that doubles as a Hackintosh running the latest version of OSX flawlessly.
My question is this: Am I right to drink the surface coolade again? or am I blinded by my technolust for the newest latest best?
Plus, I'd just love a device that I could easily play Civ V or Kerbal Space Program on the go. ;)
Besides, now that Microsoft bought Nokia, you'll just regret buying a Surface 2 in a year or so when the first Nokia-made Surface 3 comes out. ;)
My only advice is to not preorder- I think there will be a ton of options come the October launch and I don't think there will be any problems with availability.
The idea of an bay trail 8 inch Win8 tablet with stylus- yeah baby!
I like the surface, but if i can find another tablet device that offer the same or more for less i am open to getting that device instead. I do like the bundled items (Skype and MS Cloud drive) but un the end i am worried that they priced the device too high for what it is and does.
So, to answer your question i think its a technolust thing but with the Surface in mind i seem the share the same lust for this tablet. And the hope that it will actually deliver everything they promise it will.
In spite of very mediocre battery life, the MS ecosystem is critical to my business and this device works flawlessly. I also run the full Adobe Creative Suite on it, and it runs faster than my big, honking desktop. I'm still not sure why.
I can pack my entire business into a super-portable, super hi-res, super-fast tablet with a terrific bluetooth keyboard and mouse. I have become a fan (boy?).
When the Surface 2 comes out, I'll be picking one up. If the Surface 3 comes out after that, I'll get that one too.
It works for me.