I had an RT and loved the form factor, loved the keyboard, loved the idea. But I sold it and passed on the Pro. Screen size is just too limiting. Bought an Inspiron 15z (got tired of waiting for Lenovo to get to market with something that hit the sweet spot — 512GB SDD, i7, 8GB RAM, non integrated graphics) and just unboxed a Cintiq 13HD. Granted the all in price is about $2200, but I’d argue it’s double the value of the Pro (500GB HD — non SSD, I know, but I have the i7 and 8GB and a graphics chip, plus 15" touchscreen and plenty of ports in a 4lb package — the one downside is the resolution – was expecting 1920 but didn’t look at the spec close enough). The Cintiq is stunning to work with (I don’t have a ton of Wacom experience — bought an 11" Intous a couple years ago but never got comfortable with the disconnect between tablet and screen) and it will move between laptop and desktops.
Ditto. Had an S up until about Feb (N4 upgrade), fully updated, a decent number of apps, all big name stuff (Evernote, RTM, FB, Tumblr/Twitter/FB/LI,4SQ, etc.) Never noticed any performance issues at all. Having a swappable battery was nice (now I just have Orbs everywhere). One notable difference for me from a lot of people is I never really load games on phones. They eat space, battery and performance. But my S probably had 40-50 apps and I never worried about multitasking. But I wonder if swapping batteries once a day meant that power cycling kept the system running clean.
Chrome is a bit of a hassle, but honestly, I see just as much oddness on the N4. I’m starting to suspect there is something odd with Chrome or how T-Mobile handles mobile traffic.
Reboot only when updates demand (Win 8 DT, laptop and Win 7 DT). Seems like 8 requires more reboots than 7. Don’t know why people shut down. Sleep has gotten so much better than XP. My desktop is ice cold when I come in every morning and wakes in about 2 secs.
The boot to desktop is just unnecessary teeth gnashing. Put your Desktop tile upper left. You don’t even have to click (‘enter’ launches the upper left most tile).
I think a far more pertinent question is what are experienced Win uses missing from because of the Metro experience? I forget it’s there aside from login. It’s not clear that there are any workflow improvements but would love to hear of any.