- 10-25-2012, 11:37 PM #1
So I got my Surface RT from UPS a day early. It was waiting for me when I got home. My touch cover however didn't get here yet.
So for those of you wondering what it's like using the on-screen keyboards, I wrote a review of my experience with it so far and I'll be posting a video tomorrow:
First Impressions Microsoft Surface RT without Touch Cover
Enjoy, and this thing really is a nice piece of machine :)
Last edited by kane4fire; 11-10-2012 at 05:49 AM.
- 10-25-2012, 11:43 PM #3
Thanks for the review. I would like more feedback on performance since i have seen a lot of comments on stutteryness and/or lag. This concerns me and kinda has me rethinking my purchase. Any more in depth experience with overall performance would be appreciated
Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
- 10-25-2012, 11:58 PM #6
I will do a more in-depth review after i have time with it.
10-26-2012, 12:10 AM #7
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okay now whenever you get a new product you always get an immediate feeling of "this is better than I thought omg" or "this is exactly how I pictured it would be" and "not quite what I imagined, I just gotta get used to it, let it grow on me"
Be honest, which did you feel?
- 10-26-2012, 12:41 AM #9
I know that when I get the touch cover I will think it's better than I expected because right off the bat, I can tell you now this thing will fit on my lap with the kickstand out and touch cover on. I don't know why the other review sites were saying that wasn't the case. I have room to spare.
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Last edited by kane4fire; 10-26-2012 at 02:58 AM.
- 10-26-2012, 02:58 AM #12
10-26-2012, 03:16 AM #13
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Used both a touch and type keyboard today, and I can say I'm incredibly impressed with how easy it was for me to get used to the touch cover after 5 mins. It still felt odd, like typing on a flat table, but I think the 5-day thing might actually be accurate and I could really get used to it (wasn't uncomfortable, just... different).
The type cover was pretty cool, but it just felt really weird when folded back and holding the device in hand like a tablet - enough that I'm gonna stick with the touch cover and maybe (maybe) get a type cover to keep in the bag for long typing sessions.
Also, the lag / stuttering didn't seem to be happening on any of the (many) devices on display for use at the MS store tonight, and I tried quite a few of them. I'm wondering if this was a problem with the units given to the press, maybe?
- 10-26-2012, 03:28 AM #15
* how often do the apps crash(first party & 3rd party)
* when you close the touch cover to turn off the tablet does it stay off in different positions(horizontal on a table, vertical in a bag), could be a big battery drain if it doesn't do it consistently
* how is portrait mode and general ergonomics as a tablet
- 10-28-2012, 04:34 PM #17
When you get you touch cover keyboard (I presume it will be a US English one?) - could you try and change on-screen keyboard language Agains and see if the touch cover also changes language?
Thanks in advance :)
10-30-2012, 02:55 AM #18
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Thanks for your review!
I'm also keen to know if you can change the display language as I want to buy a German surface for the qwertz keyboard used here in Switzerland as well.
So even if you go to these settings, you can't change the language ?
Languages in Windows 8 and Windows RT - Microsoft Windows
Many thanks for your feedback, I'm going nuts with the craving here :)
- 10-30-2012, 03:59 PM #19
You can change the language shown on the on-screen keyboard, and the inputs of the touch cover represents the language you choose. So if I pick german, I can type a letter on my touch cover like "a" and it will be the corresponding letter on a german keyboard.