Can a Surface Pro be your only PC? More importantly, can a Surface Pro tablet replace your PC and your tablet–filling both roles in a single device?
That is Microsoft’s pitch, more or less, and the convergence of traditional PCs and mobile devices is an obvious driving force behind the Windows 8 operating system.
In the past I have done 30 Days series switching from Microsoft Office to Google Docs, iPhone to Windows Phone, Facebook to Google+, and Windows with Ubuntu Linux. I even spent 30 days giving up my Windows laptop and just using an iPad as a PC replacement.
That was a year and a half ago. A lot has changed. One of the biggest changes, though, is that Microsoft launched Windows 8–an operating system designed with a touch-based user interface, and developed the Surface Pro–a complete Intel Core i5 PC in a lightweight, portable tablet.
Windows 8 is a game changer because it changes the debate from PC vs tablet, and allows you to have both at one time. I will spend the next 30 days trading in both my MacBook Air and my iPad, and using just a Surface Pro to learn whether it can live up to the hype.
Come back and follow along as I spend 30 Days with Surface Pro.