So I took my sweet time reviewing the Surface Pro 2 because I didn’t want to hold on to it for a week and then give a rushed review. You can read my unboxing of the Surface Pro 2 here and some of my usage issues here. So I got the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 in October when it was released and had a chance to play...

One of the defining features of a Surface Pro tablet is the ability to straddle the line between traditional Windows PC, and a mobile device. For Day 21 of the 30 Days with Surface Pro series, I examined the networking options, and ways to stay connected on the go using the Surface Pro tablet. Early on I ran into...

Did Microsoft stumble with Windows 8? Was the dramatic overhaul of the Windows operating system just too much all at once? Well, consider the fact that Microsoft could have left the desktop mode off and just switched to the new mobil-esque Modern UI of Windows 8. Granted, it would have been suicide for Microsoft,...

Microsoft announced today that it will offer a free Touch or Type cover along with the Surface RT for a limited time. That seems like a conveniently appropriate time to finish posting the 30 Days with Surface Pro series, picking up on Day 20 with my thoughts on the Surface keyboard covers. The iPad and other...

Remember books? I used to actually read them. Now, the only books I own that are printed on actual paper are really just decorations for my office. They make me look smarter. As for the books I actually read, though? Those are all digital. Even before there was an iPad, there was a Kindle, and an ereader / ebook...

For Day 17 of the 30 Days with Surface Pro series, I’m taking a closer look at how Windows 8 handles split screen. It turns out that it makes a difference whether you’re connected to a 23-inch monitor, or just trying to work on the Surface Pro tablet itself. The 50/50 split I’m used to with Aero Snap is awesome on a...

Day 16 of the 30 Days with Surface Pro series examines using Skype, Lync, and other video chat tools to engage with people over the Internet from a Surface Pro. From a business perspective, there are a number of advantages to deploying Surface Pro tablets to users as opposed to traditional desktop or laptop PCs....

Which browser is best in Windows 8 on a Surface Pro? Day 15 of the 30 Days with Surface Pro series sets out to try and answer that question. To be honest, there is no “right” answer to that question. Each of the browsers has pros and cons, and the decision about which is “best” is largely subjective, and a matter of...

I’m nearly half-way through the 30 Days with Surface Pro experience, and so far I’ve managed just fine using a mouse at while using the Surface Pro at my desk. For Day 14, though, I’m making the switch to a Logitech t650 touchpad. Why not? Windows 8 is designed for touch. You’re supposed to tap, swipe, and pinch your...

I’ve gotten used to the idea that all of my hard drives should be 1TB or more. I get a little freaked out when the available free space on my hard drives drops below 500GB. So, you’ll understand why I might be skeptical about trying to run Windows 8 on a PC with a mere 128GB of internal storage (or even 64GB), and...