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  # 1751019 31-Mar-2017 09:15
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I'd buy another if the pen works but I would definitely wait until the bugs are ironed out and a bundle deal came along. I've got a Wacom Intuos Pro medium tablet I'm going to try out. (Just on loan to me) So excited!

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  # 1774793 3-May-2017 10:05
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Sleep of Death - another frightening affliction for Microsoft hardware. It can strike at any time, no warning & no chance of recovery - your Surface is gone.

This is one of the few devices I'd require an extended warranty for.

Megabyte - so geek it megahertz



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  # 1774802 3-May-2017 10:28
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Dingbatt: So I pulled the trigger on two Core M SP4s (4GB/128GB). Spent this afternoon setting them up. I must say the display is gorgeous and I almost wish I had got one for myself as well!
So the next question is to do with MS Office for them both. We are currently using Office 2010 on all our PCs but it appears that to get the most out of the Pen particularly, a new version of the programs may be required. I have seen MSO 2016 retailing for $195 per PC or MSO365 University which is $145 per PC for a 4 year licence. Does anyone have any comment on what would work best with the surface? Are there any other essential apps for study besides the ones mentioned earlier in the thread?




It might be too late, but if your sons go to Auckland uni, they should be able to get office for free:



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