Yesterday while poking around my RSS feeds for news, something caught my eye, it was a headline that Disney has shuttered Lucasarts. At first I thought it was an April fools joke, since I didn’t pay much attention to this years pranks, but I looked at the date and the announcement was April 3. From what I gather, Disney broke the news to Game Informer and indeed, it wasn’t a joke. So, I took a moment of silence and shed a small tear for a company that had given me some fond memories growing up.
With all the recent flourishes and praise I’ve been giving the Surface Pro, you might be surprised that now I bring up the things that have annoyed me about the Surface Pro. Indeed, with all that I feel the Surface Pro does right, there are things that it doesn’t. You should read this section if you’re on the fence about buying a Surface Pro, and if you can live with some of these issues and shortcomings.
I’ve been enjoying my time with my Surface Pro, and I wanted to share with you my setup for working on my Surface Pro. First off, I don’t use the Surface Pro vanilla, I’ve tricked it out with all manner of software and peripherals to make it as useful as possible. I’m taking advantage of all the ports and connectivity the device has to offer. I’ll also give you some of my recommendations for other accessories that you might want to consider if you jump onto the Microsoft bandwagon.
So, now that I’ve had my Surface Pro for a few days, I wanted to let people know what I’ve been trying to do with it and if it’s been meeting my expectations. To really put it through it’s paces I’ve got to cram it full of stuff for me to use. Follow me and let’s see what I’ve uncovered so far.
Dower’s Surface Pro Finally Arrives – My Initial Impressions!
Wednesday, 13 February, 2013 12:14Written by Dower
Microsoft’s Surface Pro made it’s world wide debut this past Saturday, and the launch was rather disappointing. The problem wasn’t so much the product, but more with the way the launch was executed, shipments were slow to arrive and Microsoft didn’t allow for pre-orders on their website; in contrast with their Surface RT launch back in November. Needless to say, my hopes of getting in over the weekend were dashed, with retailers like Best Buy and Staples not having much stock. My wife was lucky enough to get a pre-order in on Friday at Best Buy, but that didn’t materialize until yesterday afternoon.
I was on my way home from work when my wife sent me a text message saying I could drive down to Best Buy to pick up my Surface Pro, and immediately changed course to do so. The pick up was uneventful, and once home I was able to film my unboxing video, and did a quick physical comparison to my Surface RT.
I’ve taken a bit of a break from Blogging, but now that Chinese New Year is upon us, I think it’s time to reboot my blog. Pardon the mess while I try to retool my blog a bit… I’ve decided to move to a more advanced theme framework, and I decided to give Gantry a try. But it’s proving a bit more tricky to setup, so much of the site is styled wrong. I hope to have this sorted out in a few days.
Happy New Year everyone, I’ll be with you all shortly.
My Friend Joe’s Impressions of the Microsoft Surface RT
Tuesday, 30 October, 2012 19:23Written by Dower
My friend Joe also preordered the Microsoft Surface RT and got it on Friday. I asked him to give me his opinions on the device in my site’s first guest blog. So without further adieu. Joe.
FedEx delivered my Microsoft Surface RT right on time this past Friday at 10:30am, and as soon I was able to make it home from work at lunch I unwrapped it and began playing with it. It’s been a long time since I’ve been so excited to about a new device… I’m can’t exactly explain why I was so excited about the Surface RT, but I think much of the excitement was the prospect of a really new device. Windows RT is different enough from the glut of Android offerings and the iPad to really get me excited. I pre-ordered the 64GB edition that came with the Touch Cover, but I knew that I would be trying to do more typing on it, so I order the Type Cover… If anything, it’ll give me more to talk about. So, now that I’ve spent some time with it, what are my thoughts?