Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 02:19

Having been wanting a tablet since the early days of the Lenovo x60 series, I finally pulled the plug and picked up a Surface Pro 2 - 512gb about a month ago. For a mobile all-purpose hybrid...

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 22:34

tablet/hybrid devices from a power user's perspective

pros: portability; versatility; Wacom digitizer; can design at off-site meetings; desktop replacement capability; Windows 8 Desktop...

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 00:18

I'm not aware that HP was relevant any longer since they've been on a quality death spiral the past few years. Android devices seem likely a better fit for HP today. I can't see how the two...

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 12:37

"... and looks very high quality".

Although HP does deliver expensive, high quality workstation PCs, the majority of HP products "look" high quality but, in reality, are trash. I wish HP...

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 10:52

I suppose if a majority of consumers believe the RT is overpriced, then the same would apply for the iPad... and probably more so. A little real world comparison for the non-ms types. What's good...

Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 14:09

Paul, I agree that the Surface Pro, and to a lesser degree the Surface RT, are fantastic Windows 8 devices. Shortly I'll be making a decision between the Surface Pro and the Lenovo Helix.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 21:57

IMO, it was college students who kept tablet pcs and OneNote’s heads above water for many years. Certainly digital and engineering professionals assisted with tablet pcs, but not so much OneNote...

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 21:31

Years ago I was one of the first to sign up for a premium MSN account. As such, the cost of $19.95/mo. was guaranteed for as long as I owned the account. Today, e-mail accounts can be obtained...

Monday, February 18, 2013 - 20:17

In the FWIW department:

There's been some discussion on the Verge with regard to Surface Pro “crackling” speaker issues.

On occasion, with my cable TV setup using a Denon Surround...

Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 08:38

Using an 8Gb flash drive, I'm sitting here on Sunday morning "trying" to create a USB recovery drive on a Surface Pro. 45 minutes into this process and it is hung up for what seems to be eternity...

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 22:44

On Monday, my son ordered a Surface Pro from the MS store in Cincinnati and we picked it up on Friday. What I don’t know is if that was a 4 day turn-around on his order, or the store just...

Friday, February 15, 2013 - 19:13

Well thanks for the info about swapping out the power supply. My son dropped his new Pro off for me to install a few utilities and set up an external 2tb portable hdd. He neglected to bring the...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 18:29

"Isn't it true that Outlook.com has a 1500 limit?"

Although, techically, outlook.com accounts include hotmail.com, live.com and msn.com accounts, I don't see how outlook.com can limit the...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 22:17

By going thru this (tedious) exercise, Paul provides members with valuable information that will assist with 1) purchasing decisions, 2) what is both good and bad with regard to device performance...

Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 15:15

I'm hopeful the Lenovo Helix can be an acceptable alternative to the Thinkpad X200t series of tablets. I don't know that any tablet will ever have dedicated graphics or larger hard drive option...

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 22:17

Surface comes with a built-in tool to create a USB recovery drive and then delete the recovery partition.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 10:29

Paul, first these are great, so a hugh thanks.

Second, you stated in a recent post that Outlook no longer uses the .pst file. My primary e-mail account is hotmail (MSN), so it appears that...

Monday, February 4, 2013 - 22:05

Thanks Paul… looking forward to your in-depth review of the Surface Pro. After using my wife’s Surface RT while my workstation was in the shop, I was more than surprised at how well it performed,...

Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 14:22

Agreed. I have every e-mail sent and received since the 90's and my .pst file is over 5Gb, so Skydrive won't accept it.

Question for Paul: What happens if/when you drop your annual...

Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 13:53

Isn't it better to "pin" all your favorite websites to the start screen, as opposed to relying on half-bake apps? Don't know the answer, just asking. I did this on my wife's Surface RT and it...

Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 12:20

Fortunately for Microsoft, Windows has no serious competition. Unfortunately for Microsoft, considering the general MSM's propensity to be anti-Microsoft, I don't believe it would have made any...

Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 11:32

A few years ago (pre-iPad and Android slate tablets), when I was considering the Lenovo x200t, LG made a very nice, and expensive, Windows tablet . Unfortunately, Canada was the closet it ever got...

Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 11:22

Paul, upon review of your photo comparing the Nexus 4 with the HTC 8X (?), here's something I will be interested in following: of all the techies and pundits who ripped the Nokia 920 for its bulk...

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 14:29

I don't know, but what are the iPad's pros/cons as compared to the Surface RT? Are the pros sufficient that MS couldn't run adds similar to what they did with the Lumia and HTC W8 phones? Those...

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 12:40

Your opening comparison with a "building contractor" is telling in-and-of itself.

Windows Surface RT owner, Windows 8 (power) user and... building contractor since 1983

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 10:54

I know this is bad, bad, bad. But when I purchased a Surface RT for my wife at our local MS Store, they gave her a small booklet that provided codes for getting an additional 3gb SkyDrive storage...

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 09:40

Agreed. I purchased the Surface RT for my wife between Christmas and New Year. The first thing I noticed when taking it out the effective, simplistic box was the quality – make that supurb quality...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 09:53

I will likely download to USB flash drive. Question: What size flash drive?

Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 23:52

Get used to it. Autodesk and Adobe have been forcing users to their subscription services for some time by virtue of increasing the cost of a single product, or a suite of products, to the point...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 14:17

I suspect Lenovo will keep it below $2,000 and inline with the "x" series of convertibles. This is likely the high water mark for anything less than a workstation. Certainly is for me. But if you...

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