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Just picked up a Surface Pro; what does everyone here think of the Surface line?

09 March 2016 - 09:52 AM

Hey, OCC, long time no post! Anyways, the last few days I've been using a first-generation Surface Pro, and as someone who generally prefers full-sized laptops, I've been blown away by how much I've enjoyed using the thing, despite being an older device. The pros and cons for me break down something like this:



  • Runs a full 64-bit x86 OS
  • 3rd-gen i5 is perfectly sufficient for most any task that I would do on such a device
  • SSD, while small by today's standards, operates very well
  • Whole GUI seems to render at 60 FPS, making for an extremely smooth experience
  • Fantastic screen 
  • Reassuringly solid build quality


  • Battery is average
  • Type cover touchpad is awkward
  • Wifi occasionally has trouble reconnecting after resuming from standby
  • Small SSD
  • 1920x1080 is not an ideal resolution for a productivity tablet

How does OCC feel about the Surface line? Is there anyone here that has a newer Surface, or even the Book? What do you use it for?

Cheap Tablet Challenge

06 October 2014 - 07:48 AM

Just this weekend, I was walking around my local Best Buy and was astonished by the quantity of sub-$125 tablets. I even saw a modest $67 unit, and while basic, I was impressed at the relative functionality for such little money. So this got me thinking, what's the best sub-$125 tablet? I'm in the mood for a new toy, and if I can find the right one it may just replace my laptop for basic note-taking duties while at school. Does anyone have any recommendations? I have a few requirements:


-Capacitive (not resistive) display


-Non-proprietary Android skin (looking at you, Kindle HD)


And really, that's about it. How much can you really get these days?

780 SLI vs 980

22 September 2014 - 07:42 AM

I'm itching for a new upgrade for my rig, and like the title says, I'm debating between another 780 or selling my current one and buying a 980. I've read the review on the 980 here at OCC, and so far none of the newer features really speak to me. Prices on second-hand 780's are already falling online, making the acquisition of a second card for SLI very cost-effective. What would you do?

Is your Watch Dogs patched?

19 June 2014 - 04:28 PM

As far as I can tell Watch Dogs has been patched on Steam. This is very unfortunate for me, because instead of crashing routinely every 19-21 minutes, it simply BSoD's my system five minutes in! Wonderful. Simply wonderful. /s


Anybody else still having trouble?

Back in the AMD camp, and I have a frustrating issue with window posit

14 June 2014 - 06:05 AM

This never happened with my nVidia cards, but right now when my monitors go into power saving after being idle (computer still on), I hear the windows device removed sound. After waking the computer back up, all my windows have been re-positioned to the primary screen. This is frustrating, because every time I have to come back to my computer, I have to move my windows around again. Does anyone know why this happens?