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Requiem for an Original Surface Pro
Heater please don't pull my Linux card after reading.......
My Surface Pro (original model) has at last come to its final resting place. On the floor. Would have probably survived had it not hit a very square table foot side on, spidering out the entire front glass panel. Went hunting for a replacement part, but what vendors I found showed out of stock with no date of new stock listed. :$:; $ I hate microsoft! Mostly I use it for work, because it helps me keep on top of service reports and all the other things I do in the medical imaging. M $ did so much right and the device became so central to how I work, not having it at hand was not good. I actually did like 8.1, and tolerated the switch to Win10 for mostly the print to PDF and some other things.will still look for a part, but a refurbished is so cheap, doubt I will find anyone carries a replacement screen. Not sure if I could trust the non-M $ refurbished and that price is too close to new the only solution was to go to Costco for a new one. Still lower price than the original , 2x ram and 2x SSD. The w a y I bought it gives me about 4 years warranty and got the break spill coverage. It's pricey to be sure, rather mess with a throw away for some things, but for work and all the rest I do with it entirely worth it.
So now I hate M $ for putting such an excellent device out there after all these years. It really kicks the post-processed organic product out of the competiton.
One further annoyance come from the power cover, or lack thereof. I bought two of them last year and with some Google help figured out how to get the cover to take a charge. Could then run 6 hours worth of PMS or service without ever having to plug in. The new pros don't have a power cover to offer. So we will see how long it holds up on the next longer maintenance event. And of course now I have three of the Wacom based stylus pens that don't work on the new ones. Maybe eBay them as no one carries them any more.
M $........ can't love em, can't hate em.............
Ordnung ist das halbe Leben
I gave up on that half long ago.........