Surface Pro vs Surface Go for SchoolWatch
I’m starting Sixth-Form soon and want to buy a Surface as I’ve heard they’re great for students. I’m unsure on whether to get the Surface Pro or the Surface Go. Anyone have advice for me?
It's on Amazon with the Type Cover: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-S...dp/B076KRJG3C/
the price changes all the time, I got mine in February for £750 but I've seen it as low as £630.
The Bamboo Ink pen is a good, cheaper alternative to the surface pen: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wacom-Optim...dp/B071KFY82N/
I've definitely gotten my money's worth out of it, if you can afford it I would get one, there are alternatives though, a lot are cheaper and the repairablity of Surface devices isn't exactly best in class; it's, like, Apple bad. In the m3 and i5 2017 surface models there's no moving parts so it probably won't break on its own.
I currently have a MacBook Pro and will still use it. I just want something portable that can be taken to and from school and can be used in class for things such as Word and Excel.
Can you take your MacBook Pro to school? There doesn't seem to be much point spending hundreds of pounds just to do boring Microsoft Office stuff, when you have a good laptop already.
The heaviest model of MacBook Pro from 2013 is the 2.02kg 15" model, which is still considered very light for a 15" model today and absolutely portable for a normal human being. Are you seriously saying that is too heavy?
Yes? I don’t understand why everyone has some big problem? My Macbook is slow and in my opinion quite heavy to slug around all day. Doesn’t anyone else believe that a MacBook 15” is just to large to carry around all day compare to a 10” Surface Go? I’m going to sell my MacBook so the reason I was asking the question is because this will probably be my replacement.
Even without the portability - the 15" screen is much bigger and better to work on at home, you'd be losing a nice machine and downgrading to a small tablet with a screen half the size just for your free periods. Not stopping you doing anything, though I wouldn't want to downgrade this way myself.
I have a surface and one of the good things is that it's light so has been good for uni. However beyond basic microsoft etc it isn't as good as a better laptop unless you buy one with better specs. One thing that happens which pisses me off is connection issues between the tablet and keyboard which means i have restart it again. Might not seem like a big deal but its a pain in the arse when you are working on your dissertation etc and the keyboard suddenly stops working.
I understand. I’m just looking for sone thing to get me through sixth-form. I think for uni I will invest in a MacBook, but for now I’m just looking for something basic and portable.
The 15inch is very heavy and I understand why you would want to buy a smaller device. Since you may sell your laptop in the future I would buy the pro because it can replace the laptop but until then you can use it as a tablet for school, take notes on it, write papers and such.
I had a Compaq which was well over 3kg, I think even the power brick alone would weigh more than today's small laptops.