The Surface Pro is finally here!

The long wait is over.  Yesterday, UPS delivered my Surface Pro – a gift from my wife.  We ordered it after it became available on the Microsoft online store on February 15.  The website and the invoice mentioned that it wouldn’t ship until 3/1 so I thought I had to wait an additional 3-4 days before I would actually see it on my door step.

The Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter and Type Keyboard arrived about a week after I ordered it.  Microsoft sent me an email on 2/28 that the Surface Pro shipped and I received it the next day on 3/1 – exactly the date that Microsoft promised.

Here are a few photos..

All three items in their original packaging…

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The TypeCover in its package…

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The Type Keyboard User Manual peeking through a slide out slot…

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The Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

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The Surface Pro in its original packaging…

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Another view of the Surface Pro before I get my hands on it..

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The Surface Pro User Manual and Pen…

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Booting up…

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My first impressions are:

  • This thing is solidly built.
  • The weight is just right for me.
  • The pen is awesome.
    Part of the fun for me is learning about how I can use this device and use it well – especially the touch and pen interface.  A lot of my work involves solving problems using a traditional calculator, paper, and pen.  I also scribble a lot of notes and draw simple diagrams.  The problem is, my paper notebooks are pilling up and is creating a big mess.  Most of the time, I save those notebooks but its really difficult to find information from it again.  Hopefully, the Surface Pro and its pen will be a better way of doing things.

Anyway, its going to be a short blog today.  I’m going to go play Winking smile.

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2 Responses to The Surface Pro is finally here!

  1. Thanks for following my blog. This is the kind of computing device Windows 8 was made for. The experience is probably pretty fine. I still don’t see why MS couldn’t have designed Win8 with modes for Desktop/Mouse, and Tablet/Touch. They certainly have the know-how.

    • paritycheck says:

      I agree they should’ve but nothing/nobody is perfect. I won’t let that stop me from using Windows 8 though. For me, the benefits outweigh the cons. I use Start8 and ModernMix so things are fine for my use.

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