Let me begin by apologizing. It has been way too long since I’ve given you a quality post and I feel really bad about being so MIA.
Since we last met, my laptop ran out of memory. A little window kept popping up on my screen saying my memory was running low. I tried opening a jpeg for work and Windows Media Viewer told me there wasn’t enough space to open the picture.
The IT guys convinced me to get a Surface, from where I am writing to you now.
Oh my goodness, there is such a learning curve! Between learning the Surface, which is more tablet than laptop, and learning Windows 8, I still haven’t fully gotten the hang of this thing. The IT guys were able to install an app so that instead of having the Surface/tablet screen, I have a traditional Start menu. This helps tremendously because of that whole comfort zone thing.
The Surface also comes with an external keyboard and trackpad mouse, which makes typing posts a lot easier than using the touchscreen keyboard on the screen. The trackpad mouse also prevents fingerprints on the screen. The trackpad has its own learning curve because I prefer the “nipple” mouse and have had one since my first laptop back in college.
My biggest/only complaint with the Surface is the reflectiveness of the screen. At work, I sit with a window behind me. Even with the blinds closed, plenty of light still streams in. I can see each and every flyaway strand of hair in my reflection. The IT guys ordered an anti-glare/anti-reflection screen cover that I hope helps. Having to see through or see around my reflection has made me very dizzy and light-headed work, a poor combination for productivity.
All in all, I like the tablet. Writing posts is so much easier on the go, now. Have you tried typing on an iPad screen? Ugh.
Tell me, dear Fitters, do you have a Surface? What do you think?
Authors Note: Microsoft and Apple have absolutely nothing to do with this post. These are my own ungarnished views. I have received nothing in return for this post.