Chapter 1

Which Microsoft Surface Do You Need?

In This Chapter

arrow Choosing between a Microsoft Surface and other tablets

arrow Selecting the right Microsoft Surface

arrow Understanding the difference between the regular and pro Surface models

arrow Identifying the different Surface models

arrow Understanding your Surface’s storage space

Many people stay tied to a desktop PC at work. They sit in front of a deskbound workhorse that lets them create documents, spreadsheets, and whatever other humdrum files their boss requires that day.

When it’s time to relax, however, many of those same people reach for a tablet. Lightweight and portable, tablets make it easy to watch videos, listen to music, browse the web, and check e-mail.

But what if you had a tablet that did it all? You could create files when work called but consume files during your leisure.

That’s the promise of a Microsoft Surface tablet. Its finger-friendly Start screen lets you switch between videos, music, e-books, e-mail, and the web. And, come ...

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