Microsoft has begun a new monthly series on its Surface Blog, highlighting a user's experience with the software giant's Surface Pro tablet device. In the first installment, Microsoft introduces us to Philip De Rop, a Quality Assurance Manager at a supply chain software company.
In the blog post, De Rop talks about his travels with his Apple iPad and how it gets in the way almost all the time. However, with Microsoft's Surface Pro, De Rop no longer needs his iPad and considers the Surface Pro a replacement to his laptop.
"I no longer need my iPad, which saves up a tray at the customs at airports. My laptop bag became a lot lighter. Now people stare at me when I unpack the Surface. I see them think, how can he work using only that small tablet?" De Rop states. He emphasizes how the Surface Pro takes up little space, compared to the iPad which took up a lot of space, especially when traveling.
De Rop also mentions how he can plug his Windows Phone into his Surface Pro charger, and charge both his smartphone and the device at the same time. Again, taking up little space.
"I have hooked up two 24 inch screens through a Targus USB 3.0 Dual Video Docking Station. With my laptop, I had to close my lid and could not use the laptop screen. Now I even have access to the Surface Touch screen. A full size keyboard and mouse are linked to the docking station. Why would I ever need an iPad again?" De Rop adds.
Do you own a Surface Pro and have experienced a similar story when traveling with your unit? Maybe perhaps you have had a different experience. Let us know in the comments below.