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    Granted the performance of the Core i5 is well beyond what low powered ARM and Atom based CPU's can muster but I personally only use a laptop/tablet as a portable device for carrying around. It would never replace my desktop as my primary computer so I'd happily trade performance for improved battery life and less weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Greif, shouldn't those dirty hipsters be filing their TPS reports or something.

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    iFixit have posted their Surface Pro tear-down and given it a repairability score of 1 out of 10.



    Since the SSD is just a standard mSATA SSD, you could buy the cheaper 64GB Surface Pro and swap the drive for a 240GB-480GB Crucial M500.

    Last edited by Arthur; 13th February 2013 at 07:01 PM.

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    The Surface Pro will like the bigger Crucial drive then given its the same thing just bigger and with a Crucial sticker rather than Micron on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    The Surface Pro will like the bigger Crucial drive
    It looks like it is quite easy to damage the Surface Pro when taking it apart to upgrade the SSD.

    Microsoft Surface Pro mSATA SSD Upgrade: Dangerous but Successful

    A few adventurous Surface Pro owners have decided to try to swap out their 64GB mSATA SSDs with larger models. One of our readers (Tim K.) managed to successfully transplant a 240GB Intel SSD 525 in his Surface Pro. The trick is to make sure you clone the original GPT formatted mSATA SSD properly. For this, Tim used Reflect to clone the drive and MiniTool Partition Wizard to expand the data partition to the full capacity of the new SSD.

    While he had no issues getting the drive working, his Surface Pro did sustain damage during the upgrade process. As we learned from iFixit's teardown of the tablet, there's a ton of adhesive everywhere and melting/breaking it is the only way to get inside Surface Pro. Unfortunately the cable that drives the touchscreen was pulled up when Tim separated the display from the VaporMg chassis. The tablet works as does the pen, but the display no longer functions as a capacitive touchscreen.
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    Surface with Mountain Lion Pro.


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    The Surface Pro will be released before the end of May in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

    Microsoft targets end of May for expanded Surface Pro availability ZDNet

    After a couple of months of silence, Microsoft officials are sharing more about expansion plans for the company's Surface devices.

    Surface Pro will launch before the end of May in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. It will launch in Korea, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, and Thailand before the end of June, according to an April 23 post on the Surface Blog.

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    I still find it ludicrous how they manage to crowbar two fans in those things. Ludicrous and amazing at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    The Surface Pro will be released before the end of May in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

    Microsoft targets end of May for expanded Surface Pro availability ZDNet
    Yay, wait, its been that long we don't really care anymore, their can't be more than a few months till the next one is available in countries they care about.

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    Yeah. I think at this point you might as well wait for the next revision of the Surface Pro with a more power efficient Haswell CPU, a faster GPU and Connected Standby support.

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    Nice!

    Surface Pro stylus receives updated Wacom driver, now you can finally use Photoshop

    Surface Pro owners who have snagged this driver, dated May 9th, have posted their feedback on Microsoft's official support forum rejoicing about how they are now able to use Adobe Photoshop as well as Corel Painter! The driver enables the ability to adjust the pen tip pressure sensitivity and to program the side switch of the stylus for a wide range of alternative settings and functions.

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    Microsoft Surface Pro gets May UK release date and price

    Read more: Microsoft Surface Pro gets May UK release date and price - PC Advisor

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    719 and it looks very thick in size.

    Better luck next time Microsoft!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    719 and it looks very thick in size.

    Better luck next time Microsoft!!
    719 for an i5 with 4GB RAM and a 64GB or 128GB SSD in a tiny form factor? Seems like a good deal to me!

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