What’s the most important meal of the day for an Entrepreneur?
I have been an Apple fan boy for a long time. I know most of us are and its no surprise to many. I am a sheep but most of the time I love supporting the underdog. I have made so many purchases in tech from Blackberry to HTC to Nokia and all of them turned out to be short lived. The mentioned brands/products were all great but they start to wear out as Day 2 began, starting from lack of apps or lack of usability or even the need for a sudden change of habit. I admit, I always and still continue to make bad choices but something still tells me I need to give others a chance.
As an entrepreneur and being on the go, I always find being mobile and agile is key. Like in my previous post on what’s in my backpack, you read I have a laptop and an iPad but as time passed by the 4 hour battery life from my laptop and Microsoft Office compatibility with my iPad started to take a toll on work as I needed to carry both. Sadly, businesses still love Microsoft. Don’t get me wrong, I know iPad can read and edit Powerpoint and Word but the images and animation and arrangements gets all jumbled up leaving me to have no choice but to redo the whole thing again. So I needed something which had the 100% compatibility with MS Office, great battery life, small power adapter and portability.
So recently I started looking at Microsoft’s New Surface 2 and checked out a couple of videos, reviews and even some customers to see if I’m just being biased or are those inklings real. To my surprise, it did fit perfectly well with my requirements except for storage space. Surface 2 comes with 32 GB and 64 GB space but usable space was way less. Thankfully you can carry a hard drive around but you can only install Windows RT apps in the local memory. I tried looking for hacks and did find one but it became redundant after the Windows 8.1 update.
Finally, I opted for the 64 GB version and got the Type Cover 2 and it became invincible. In the mean time I will have to wait for the hack to take place. The Microsoft guy recommended me to use Team Viewer to access other PC’s you own and it just became awesome! Its been a couple of days and I must say its perfect for work.
What do you think? Is there a device that works for you as well? Let me know…