surfaceproOk, I finally got my hands on a Surface Pro, and spent 7 days of geek fun with it.

Instead of simply slapping out a review of it (where there’s already 101 of them on the net), I decided to take a different approach, and the result was a series of photos showing what a geek such as myself would do with a Surface Pro, apart from the usual work + net surfing of course 🙂

 

MONDAY: Music with Rumble & Frenzy

MONDAY: Music with Rumble & Frenzy
Listening to MP3s with a pair of Rumble & Frenzy headphones. 80s music at its best, Stan Bush’s “The Touch”!

TUESDAY: Going Old School with Indiana Jones

TUESDAY: Going Old School with Indiana Jones
Running the cult classic point-and-click graphic adventure game, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, via the ScummVM (www.scummvm.org), while having a sip from the Holy Grail.

WEDNESDAY: USB Hub Fun with R2-D2

WEDNESDAY: USB Hub Fun with R2-D2
Only 1 USB port? Not a problem, thanks to my trusty R2 unit, giving me instant access to 4 more ports, just in time for the Millennium Falcon landing.

THURSDAY: Platform Gaming with the Xbox Controller

THURSDAY: Platform Gaming with the Xbox Controller
Prefer to play certain PC games with an analog controller? No problem, the Xbox Wireless Controller hooks up seamlessly for some precision platform gaming with Super Meat Boy!

FRIDAY: TIE Fighter Pilots Start Young

FRIDAY: TIE Fighter Pilots Start Young
Just a fighter pilot and his TIE.

SATURDAY: Dagobah Landing

SATURDAY: Dagobah Landing
Random fun re-creating a scene of Luke’s X-Wing on Dagobah. Luke and R2-D2 was made out of Nanoblocks to try and match the scale of the X-Wing.

SUNDAY: G1 Optimus Prime, rightful owner of the Matrix of Leadership!

SUNDAY: G1 Optimus Prime, rightful owner of the Matrix of Leadership!
“At the end of this day, one shall stand, one shall fall!” Clearly, the G1 Optimus Prime prevails.

So there we have it. That concludes a week of fun with the Surface Pro. So should you head out to get this? From as far as I can tell, its a definite yes if you’re looking at a light-weight, full-fledged Windows OS tablet/notebook hybrid to carry around for working with office docs and net surfing on the go. It even has the graphic processing power to handle a decent selection of games (not those hardcore FPS ones!) when you get bored of work. I personally had a ball of a time going through old school favourites such as The Secret of Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, and even modern classics like Machinarium, Trine, and The Binding of Isaac, to name a few.

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[UPDATE] Guess what, Microsoft just announced a price drop of US$100 for the Surface Pro, via CNET Asia.


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Yonk is a geek who is fortunate enough to have an equally geeky Star Wars fan for a wife, who owns a LEGO Millennium Falcon encased in a glass coffee table as their home's centre-piece.