Surface Go

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  1. Kumabjorn

    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    @lovelaptops

    I don't have a subscription so I'm not in a good position to answer. I use the tablets as complements to my PC.

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  2. desertlap

    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I'll give you an anecdotal answer since I do have the full o365 subscription after comparing for the last couple of days on a Tab 4 and my go.. Having the subscription vs. not's major benefit seems to be one drive auto sync so that you can edit on one device then pick right up on the other.

    Other major things missing are most of the macros (especially any custom ones like my company uses), in word, some of the column and formatting options (such as for odd page sizes), some of the font choices (again especially things like foreign or custom).

    Excel is missing pivot tables, and some of the more advanced search and replace functions. Powerpoint is missing about half the prebuilt templates (although if you edit a presentation that was created on say a pc you can use them). It also doesn't support as many media types, and some of the transition styles are MIA as well.

    Again that's just after playing with the two for a couple of days. As others have stated, the interface is also greatly "streamlined" I think to make it touch friendly. But the net effect is that it slows you down considerably if you have built up a workflow memory.

    Ironically, the web apps which you can access from any browser, seem to be better organized and at least as feature rich as the android apps.

    Take this all as one persons opinion , one who bought a GO liked it until he saw his daughters Tab S4 and thought the grass may be greener, but is finding lots of ruts and holes on the other side.
     
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  3. Mac jones

    Mac jones Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I don't see any benefit in staying in S-mode. It's meant for education, or possibly business. Switching takes seconds.

    The idea that it's safer is silly for the average person.

    And the new pen may be wonky, but it sure is nice. It looks like a big improvement over the previous pen, as far as ergonomics go (I haven't bought one yet)
     
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  4. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    I thought S Mode used less resources and that was one of its advantages.
     
  5. Mac jones

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    Really? That's interesting. I'd like to see a graph. So I guess if there's an app in S-mode that runs 20% better than in standard mode, then of course that would make sense.

    But then your still limited to that app and ones like it, which would make this device pretty restricted. It's not like you can switch back and forth. If you could, it would make more sense to me.

    But i'm dubious about S-mode for power users. I thought it was for groups of...whatever. ( MS's push into bulk orders)
     
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  6. djas

    djas Graffiti User

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    As you mentioned above, S Mode is getting to be a big deal in enterprise and I reckon, education. One of the many reasons is the very thing that many Windows power users complaint about: Registry and software rot.

    As a customer, you have choices. Choices' cool....:)
     
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  7. djas

    djas Graffiti User

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    Yup, the easier the better.
     
  8. soh5

    soh5 Wait and Hope (Bronsky et al.) Senior Member

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    Good to know. I read SPArtists review too.

    I think if I do spring for a device on black friday for note taking it will be a galaxy book 10.6 or 12. I just want a good s-pen/wacom emr feel again. Harken back to the days of the TPT2 @dstrauss
     
  9. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Take a look at eBay. There are open boxed new units selling for $350 or less. Used can be had for $250 if you,'re patient. It might not be worth the wait.
     
  10. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Anyone here looking at a surface pro LTE? Of course it’s bigger but it’s a full core i5 with no fan in the same 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. If I can stand the size, why wait for the surface go LTE?
     
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