My laptop, though it was pretty nice when I bought it in 2008, is showing its age. I'm on the road all the time now due to school and lugging my laptop around is a pain. I game on it semi-regularly - primarily Civ V, SC2, TF2 and Diablo III, which all run moderately well.
I'd build my own rig, but a desktop isn't what I need at the moment.
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't lusting after a SP2. I'm no hardware expert but it seems pretty powerful for a tablet/laptop hybrid. Gets nearly unanimous positive reviews, too. Expandable storage (microSD though, meh), USB 3.0 (only one though, meh), and no bundled Type Cover 2 or Office. I do froth at the mouth at the idea of playing Civ V with a touch screen, though...
I'm not terribly familiar with the tablet market, however, so I ask: any other tablet/laptop hybrids you guys would recommend? Any good/bad things to say about the SP2?
tl;dr - SP2 worth it for a student? --- And now presenting your St. Louis Cardinals! 11 in '11 GT: APanasonicYouth /// Playing: Dark Souls (X360)
I went with a nexus 7. The surface pro 2 is relatively expensive & it's overkill for my type of usage.
I do not tend to games outside of desktop usage. --- Sabertooth X79|Core i7 3930K @4.3GHz|Zalman CNPS12X|Kingston HyperX 8X4GB CL9|VisionTek HD7970 3GB|11TB storage|x-fi titanium hd|Silent Pro M1000W|Corsair 800D
I actually had this question about a month ago. I ended up buying a yoga 2 pro. You can use it as a tablet, but it still has a dedicated keyboard for gaming. The only downside is that it does not have wacom pen compatibility. But I've tried tf2 and diablo III on it and they run fine. --- i7-4770k @4.4Ghz | AsRock z87 OC Formula | Corsair 16GB@1600 | H100i | AX1200i | 500GB 840evo ssd | 5TB 7200rpm | EVGA GTX 780 Classified SLI | ASUS 2560x1440 |
I choose the yoga 2 pro over the surface. It runs BF4, Bioshock Infinite, and Tomb Raider (only games i've tried so far). --- Currently Playing: Tearaway, Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon, P4G COYS http://tinyurl.com/96nt3sb
Go to a Microsoft store or bestbuy and try out the keyboard for it, I'm confident that you won't like it --- WC i5 2500k @ 4.4 ghz, 2x GTX 670 DirectCU II, Samsung 830 128GB SSD, 16GB G.Skill 1600 DDR3, Zalman 1000W PSU, Cosmos 1000 Case, HP LP3065 @ 2560 x 1600 IPS
I like my SP2, with reasonable settings it even runs Skyrim well. Especially since they now come with an updated i5-4300U, which is a good bit faster with zero battery hit. --- Sent from my iPhone via PowerFAQs 1.12 3DS FC: 1607-1928-5887