Earlier this week my new Surface arrived! It is very, very cool and I haven’t stopped using it since it arrived.
Being the Pro one, I installed Visual Studio 2012 already :). At work I did use it a bit, but I have not done any dev yet as I don’t have bluetooth keyboard yet.
The shipping costs where quite high due to me having to import it. I used Amazon, but had to use a Third Party vendor, WorldWide Distributors, as Amazon does not stock the tablet. (the total costs worked out to 2/3 tablet and 1/3 shipping and admin fees) I really feel that the cost was worth it. I can use it as my “normal” desktop as will as a tablet. I an not really a gamer, so the lack of a dedicated graphics card does not really affect me. I also think that the USB port on the side was a good move by Microsoft as I can now plug in my flash drive and/or external hard drive.
I am currently looking into a portable hard drive and a cable for my monitor (as the device has a mini DisplayPort and I have an old DVI monitor). I will probably buy a cheap bluetooth keyboard and mouse until I get one of the Touch/Type Covers (I am actually writing this with that pen).
I have an album on Facebook with some photos of my surface. Yay!
Well anyway, this is just an update, I still want to do some more blogging this months.