Over the last several years, I have spent a lot of time incorporating tablets into my every day computing routine with the goal of being able to replace my laptop with a tablet. After many unsuccessful tries, I have found that the Microsoft Surface Pro has finally led me to my goal.
One of the issues I was struggling with dealt with the processor. Several of the tablets ran on Atom processors to keep the cost low and to increase the battery life. Every time I tried to run multiple applications, I experienced lagging. Another issue I found was the form factor. Since you had to use a Bluetooth keyboard that was separate from the tablet, it was difficult to try and balance them both on your lap. If you were in the office or at a desk, it wasn’t so bad.
Now, with Microsoft Surface Pro, these issues have been resolved and it has completely replaced my laptop. I use the Microsoft Type Cover that is connected to the tablet so I’m not having to balance them. It’s not as convenient as a laptop, but it works for what I need away from my desk. I also use the docking station at my desk so I can have three large monitors with an external keyboard and mouse. When I need to leave my office, I can undock and continue working right from where I left off. The only real issue I can find is the battery life and I’m willing to sacrifice that for the faster processor. The best advantage is having everything in one place so I’m not always going back and forth between devices.
Overall, it has been a great experience over the last month. Whether I’m traveling, in the office or at home, I have everything I need in one place, with one device.