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Blog, Gadgets - Written by Renai LeMay on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 15:28 - 23 Comments
Use a Surface Pro as your desktop? It’s possible
blog Those of us who spend all day at a desk working and growing paunches are notoriously picky about how we set up our overpowered desktop PCs to satisfy our every need. Every little delay from inferior hardware, every time we can’t do precisely what we want when we want, gets annoying in the long term. So that’s why we’re so impressed that local Microsoft Office 365 MVP Loryan Strant has been successfully conducting an experiment in using his new Microsoft Surface Pro tablet as his full-time desktop, complete with multiple monitors. His article on the subject (including photos and a list of software used) is here. A sample paragraph:
From time to time I do hear the relatively quiet whirring of the tiny fan inside of the Surface Pro, but that is when I have a lot of applications open and running at the same time, but a recent disadvantage has been a heat wave in Melbourne which has resulted in less-than-ideal air temperatures inside my house … Three weeks in with the Surface Pro acting as my sole device (other than my phone) – no regrets.
I can’t personally say that I would be satisfied with this solution, or at least not until the Surface is powerful enough to run StarCraft II, but it is very impressive that Strant can get so far using this kind of minimalistic hardware. As was also demonstrated in our Apple iMac review this morning (another high-powered machine with a tiny physical footprint), computing power has come a long way over the past several decades. Nice one. Now if only Microsoft could manage to start selling the Surface Pro in Australia.
Image credit: Microsoft
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