Surface Go

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  1. greatg

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    When choosing my dual QHD monitor setup I bought a pair of Samsung 27" SH850. These include a USB hub and are USB-C native input as well. I connect one USB-C port on the GB12 to monitor 1 by USB-C, then the second monitor is connected USB-C to DisplayPort. I also use a USB minihub with Ethernet to expand the number of USB-A 3.0 ports available. Workable but not very graceful.

    I agree with all of your conclusions - and this could be part of the reason for failure with a SG LTE; but what would the fun be if we didn't try goofy every once in a while.
     
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    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    For what it's worth I've given my Surface Book 2 15 to my lead engineer and I'm using my Surface Go as my daily driver....
     
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    Really - that is one heck of a transition. How are you configured? What has the experience been like so far?
     
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    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    I was using my Go about 90% of the time in meetings either internally or at the customer's site, I was using my SB2 only at my desk, in this role I only needed the power of the SB2 a couple times a quarter so I can use my Virtual Machine I have on Azure for those times.

    I use my same 32" 4K curved monitor with the Surface keyboard, Surface Arc Mouse and Dial when needed. My mobile weight is less than 2 lbs now...
     
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    Dale, if you wind up keeping your Go, I recommend the Maroo leather case. Perfect lawyer's accessory.

    I find that I'm reading more for pleasure these days because of the size of the Go.

    Do you use Bitlocker and have you experienced the sliw SSD speeds?
     
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    This is really encouraging. I haven't done that in a while.
     
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    I do as well especially since I discovered the kindle cloud reader/edge browser option. I think it's more the drop in weight over my SP4 more so than the smaller size that makes it more comfortable for reading. The go has the weight of a regular book.

    PS: if you miss the leather of the Spectre Folio, Target of all places has a nice pouch that fits the go with keyboard attached almost perfectly. Comes in multiple colors ands is cheap too.
    https://www.target.com/p/flap-tech-...3/-/A-53933736?preselect=53730199#lnk=sametab

    A bit too snug to hold the pen though.
     
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    I read and mark up documents all the time and love the size.

    I'm required to have disk encryption so I've kept it on but it really doesn't impact how I use the device..
     
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    I have found I get slow write speeds with and without Bitlocker.
     
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