Surface Go 2 Discussion Thread (May 2020)

Discussion in 'Microsoft' started by JoeS, May 6, 2020.

  1. daddyfish

    daddyfish Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    , for me Acronis did not work well the last time I used, but Macrium Reflect (free version) did wonders. Here are some more options: https://www.reddit.com/r/techsupport/comments/2qfzlx/disk_cloning_tool_best_software/

    Concerning the near-infinite lists for specific apps, if you would use a desktop/x86 program (/non UWP/modern app) it misses all these privacy options. So you should see this as an extra privacy feature of modern/UWP apps which older programs lack. You could just ignore them if your fine with how older programs worked.

    ps: if you're a heavy Start Menu user with lots of tiles, there is also a way to manual copy paste these settings to an other pc (a specific file).
     
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  2. cmergel

    cmergel IT Mgr. / DBA by trade.

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    Well took the plunge. Arrives Monday (M3/8GB/128GB). Just through the MS store.
     
  3. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Congratulations! It's a great device.
     
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  4. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Welcome to the club @cmergel - think you're going to find it's a great device, as @Bronsky said. It's one of those devices that far exceeds the sum of its parts.

    As I sit here using my SG2 with a dock 1 and two 27" monitors; OneNote, Edge, Outlook, and two Word Docs open, I ran across this video about the "ease" of multitasking on my iPad Pro 11 - I'll bet all of you are "snort laughing" as loud as I am within the first minute...

     
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  5. dstrauss

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    I'm also thinking about the Surface Pro X at this moment and two thoughts come to mind:
    1. Other than the big beautiful screen and the slim pen holding keyboard, what does the SPX give you over the SG2?
    2. What a beast the SPX would be with a fanless i3 or i5 and all that battery space, given the bump in performance we got with the m3 SG2.
     
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  6. JoeS

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    A major bump in battery life for one!
     
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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    On a bigger and heavier frame, with a slower processor, and incompatibilities out the wazoo...:rolleyes:
     
  8. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    That last post got my quarantine brain agitated - when does a "tablet" quit being a "tablet" anymore? Now with 2-in-1 and clamshell laptops dipping under 3 pounds, and former tablets now clad in keyboard armor (iPad Pro 11 and 12.9, Surface Pro) heading towards 3 pounds, why are they tablets anymore, but just another form of "laptop?" In effect, only the Surface Go 2, iPad Pro 11 (with smaller smart keyboard) and the various Samsung A Series tablets are truly "tablets" any more.

    A difference without meaning? Or are we in effect dividing between 3 pound and 2 pound devices at this point?
     
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  9. daddyfish

    daddyfish Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    , besides battery life the Pro X runs cooler I read (=also less battery bloating) and stuff like lte is better according to WC. Pro X still seems like a great device if you can live with WOA. The real disadvantage to me is the price your paying for that handicap. If it would be a mid-tier device it would make more sense to me.

    I can imagine MS decreasing the bezels for the Pro 8 like they did with the Go 2. They probably won't make it as thin as the Pro X though.
     
  10. daddyfish

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    , is my Pro 1 (>1 kg with keyboard) a tablet or a laptop? :p

    I think the difference is the detachable keyboard, but for me personally the weight when using it as a tablet in your hands is the most important factor (and of course no sharp metal edges which some 2-1's have).
     
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