I have hit 100 days with the Surface RT and I can say that they only thing about it that has been an uphill struggle has been this blog (only at times!). I certainly would have liked it to be more educational that it has been but attempting to blog daily has limited that. Id on’t intend to stop blogging, but I do not intend beyond today to blog on a daily (or attempt) basis but I do feel that this entry should look back at what I have tried to do and where i still/want to go with the Surface RT.
Connecting wirelessly to another display
- Tethering to my phone for when I cannot get Wifi (made some headway – Bluetooth only real solution from a cost perspective, and so far not needed to!)
- Finding at least one good app (and free) for all categories (a bit ambitious now the categories have expanded i.e. sport & government not my thing!)
Trying to write this blog from the Surface itself (setup has been on a PC, entries have been on an iPhone 5) Not writing this blog retrospectively (which it has up till now!) Purchase & use a stylus
I still have a few projects/research pieces involving the Surface RT that will be a part of this blog.
- Tethering to my phone for when I cannot get Wifi (from my original list above)
- Micro HDMI to mini HDMI adapter (on order)
- VGA adapter (on order)
- Working with whole groups of students and staff to utilise tablets in the classroom
I do have to say that I have not powered up my works laptop since July 2013, the Surface RT has been a great replacement and the abilities it has serves it well:
- Small form factor
- Amazing battery Life
- Productive (especially love office and OneNote app)
- App store is starting to mature
I am going to have to dust off the laptop, if only because I’m teaching game engines and the software is on my laptop ready to utilise. I am still holding out hope that miracast will come to the Surface RT (although knowing it not coming), but overall I don’t see myself being drawn back to the iPad.
In fact I would probably be persuaded to move onto a Surface Pro or similar tablet/laptop device.