When you are having to login with a complex password, it is so much easier with the type keyboard. I heard from other reviews that the touch covers were not practical if you wanted to use the surface pro for productivity purposes so I opted for the Surface type keyboard.
The type keyboard has a nice feel and of course is dead simple to attach to the base of the Surface Pro tablet. There is a little touchpad for times when you need a bit more control with the cursor arrow around the screen. I would highly recommend the type keyboard if you intent to do any serious typing with it.
One bug I found from detaching the type keyboard was that the virtual keyboard stopped popping up. I had to use the accessibility virtual keyboard to log back into the start screen. At this point, I thought I better check for updates, It found around 20 updates including a firmware update. Once those updates downloaded and installed, my keyboard came back.
The pen is actually is very useful. I found I could finally use OneNote to it’s true potential, handwriting notes with ease. Since OneNote launched many years ago I have waited for the perfect scenario of a Windows based tablet and pen stylus. This ticks all the boxes.
The other great use for the pen is of course within Word 2013. I found in the past I had to use an iPad signature app to get my signature onto a Word document. Not any more, I can handwrite straight onto Word and save it. Voila! No messing around, downloading from dropbox to the signature app, save it and upload back to dropbox.
That’s all for day 2 of my Surface Pro tablet review. Back again tomorrow for day 3.
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