I was looking into the Surface 2 so that I could help a friend who had just bought one. I have found other tablets rather difficult to use so I was not all that keen to look at this one.
Easy to use
First, as you would expect, I did a YouTube search and watched Why I Love my Microsoft Surface 2 : Tips and Tricks and was quite intrigued.
To my surprise I found it to be very intuitive as I am already quite used to the Windows operating system.
Then I looked at the features. Even the entry-level unit (which I bought) included the Office suite. Now that I thought was excellent value for money. For a few hundred dollars one has a very portable, powerful unit that one can use to watch movies, read a book, and still be able to do some serious computer work!
From my research it seems the main complaint was that there were only 100,000 apps for the Surface. Oh my – as I do not play games I did not think this was a problem for me. I started looking at what apps were available and after 10 minutes of browsing I realized that there were apps for everything I do and then some.
The Surface is super easy to carry with me and to connect to any widescreen TV. So I believe it is an ideal tool for teaching. I found an interesting book, Computing for Seniors in Easy Steps, that uses the Surface as the training vehicle. That triggered a whole train of thought for me.
So in a nutshell, that is why I bought a Microsoft tablet.