I have a Surface Pro 4 i7 with 512GB which was very expensive! After a couple of months I have noticed that sometimes when I put it to sleep it won't wake up and I have to reset the whole thing. I love the device and use it a lot, and I twitted Microsoft and they contacted me and say that I have to replace it... I am OK with that but I live in UK and the service is from USA, they say they do not have my device and have to send me a refurbished one, on the other hand I can see the UK store has my model.
My question is, what do you guys think of refurbished devices? Does it affect the performance? I am not too annoyed about the issue, I just do not put it to sleep anymore, but on the other hand it is annoying that a new and expensive item does not work properly. What would you guys do? I mostly use my Surface to draw with Illustrator and Photoshop...
I would appreciate any short of advice and help!
Thank you very much!
I have a Surface RT (32 GB) and it only has 1.69 GB of space left on the HD. The thing is that I have almost nothing on it (just a few apps that I check and do NOT take a lot of space, and small files), so I don't know what is taking so much space. Does anyone knows where is all that memory going? I have not being able to find it (I have checked the size of the apps, delete the trash can, delete the internet history/cookies)...
Also, I want to upgrade to Windows 8.1. These are the two ways that I have think of doing it, but I will like your opinion on which option is better (or if there is a better way):
Plan 1: take the tablet to its original status (in PC settings > General > Remove everything and reinstall Windows), move the recovery files to a thumb drive (http://www.surfacegeeks.net/forums/index.php?/topic/192-surface-rt-how-to-free-up-4-gigabytes-of-storage-space-on-your-rt/), and do all updates to take it to Windows 8.1
Plan 2: free some space by moving the recovery files to a thumb drive, make the upgrade to Windows 8.1, run a cleanup disk and defragment the drive
Making a backup of the files in the tablet is easy b/c there is not much in it, but my main concerns for the process are: I am going to loose microsoft office? is it going to ask me for any key/license number (if I ever had one, I don't know where it is)? anything else that I am missing?
I will be attending the launce in St. Louis and would like to be there for the 'line'. Thing is, I can't find information on when the store opens! I hear that the Time Square one opens at midnight. Sounds like others are planning to open when the mall does and some maybe not even on launch day. Anyone know if there are details listed somewhere?
Second - wishfull thinking, but is anyone else secretly hoping that being there on opening day will result in some surface swag? It would be nice to get some stickers or surface cover/bag. What if they let us pick any color touch cover or better get gave us one for free for showing up to the launch? How about a card with a bunch of xbox points on it?
I know getting free stuff sounds a bit crazy, but when Jim and I were at the MS store in Kansas City they gave us cards worth $25 dollars in store just for taking the 'bing-it-on' challenge. (It took a few minutes and both Jim and I were surprised to find that we were strongly biased towards... GOOGLE! - I'm sticking with Bing anyway - Hear that MS? Give me a free keyboard! - please)
I'm a long time listener to the podcast and admirer of the Surface products. I've owned a Motion Computing LE1600, iPad Gen 1, 3, and now an iPad Air. I have a Samsung Series 7 Slate (which is now broken) and an Asus Vivotab Note 8 that is currently at Asus factory for digitizer repairs (will be selling it soon). I live in Japan and on June 19th, we get the Surface 3, but only the LTE models. I thought against it, but not having my Vivotab, not having local access to a wifi Surface 3, and after playing with the Surface 3 at an electronics store in Akihabara, I was sold.
I plan to review the tablet when I get it. I like using tables for drawing using Sketchbook Pro and Manga Studio. I plan on doing some videos on using the Surface 3 as a sketchbook.
Anyway, I wanted to tell someone who'd appreciate my excitement for getting the Surface 3!
I guess there is no reason why this would not have worked, but I can confirm that the Surface RT USB port can charge a cell phone (Lumia 900) while running on battery. Nice when you need it.
I suppose it could charge/power any USB device.