I finally broke down and bought a 128GB Microsoft Surface Pro 2 recently. Admittedly, I was not considering getting a Surface. I was actually looking at laptops. Ultrabooks to be specific. Something lightweight, durable, and easy to carry around. I even had my choices narrowed down to the Acer Aspire S7-392, Dell XPS 12 and Sony VAIO Pro 13. However, the more I thought about it, I began to realize that I did not want (or need) another laptop. What I REALLY wanted was a powerful yet lightweight device that was capable of taking full advantage of what Windows 8.1 has to offer. Enter the Surface Pro 2.
The Surface Pro 2 is more viable as a laptop replacement and can be considered a natural evolution of the PC experience. While trying not to sound like a Microsoft fanboy, the Surface Pro 2 (as well as the Surface 2) is actually a pretty decent step forward for technology. The Surface Pro 2 delivers power and portability capable of smoothly handling the creation of content as well as consuming content. The perfect device for anyone wanting to transition from a traditional PC to portable device.
The Surface Pro 2 has a 4th generation Intel Core i5 Haswell-based processor which offers improved performance and battery life over the original Surface Pro. I paired it with the backlit Surface Type 2 Cover and a Arc Touch Mouse Surface Edition. Oh yeah, the dual-angle kickstand is also a nice touch.
Yes, there are cheaper and lighter tablets as well as more powerful ultrabooks, but the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is an interesting tablet and laptop in one device. It is also a more-than-adequate PC replacement for most people. Now if only Microsoft could keep the docking station in stock…