Not very rugged
Given the way that white van man chucks stuff around I would have thought a more ruggedised device would be needed. This looks rather flimsy for that sort of environment.
Microsoft has confirmed that a 4G version of its budget fondleslab, the Surface Go, will ship this month. The LTE version of the mini convertible 2-in-1 is targeted at "Frontline Workers". Microsoft names insurance loss adjusters and construction project managers as typical use cases. It touted Microsoft's device management …
I love MS. I've used their software throughout my career, and I own shares in the company. But seriously, MS, you're not Apple. You can't charge way over the odds for some faux hispter cool tax when Chromebooks cost half as much.
I'd love to buy one of these, but I'm not about to hand over twice what equivalent systems cost. Lets face it, the main thing I run that Chromebooks don't is Visual Studio, and that ain't gonna run well on the Surface 4GB version - not enough disk space for most of it.
These are the most unfixable devices on the planet. Want to replace a bad battery after a couple years? You have to remove 52 screws to get there, but none of the screws are on the outside. They used roofing tar or some such nightmare adhesive to put the two halves together. Oh, once you get to the battery, it's still glued to the freaking back of the case.
I was going to say think bic lighter, but the lighter would be far easier to fix so never mind. How about those ink tags they put on clothes as a theft deterrent.. it's like fixing one of those.
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