This morning, several people lined up at the Microsoft Store at the Century City Mall in Los Angeles. I arrived around 6:30 a.m. and saw five other people. By the time the store opened its doors, there were at least 40 people. The store passed out coffee and hot cocoa to all the excited buyers.
Surface Pro buyers talked about how hypocritical some of the negative reviews have been of the device. "Of course it's a device that ultimately compromises some tablet and PC capabilities," one person said. The whole idea was to put out a workable hybrid device and Microsoft has done it's job," another said. Everybody agreed that it was the first tablet that can actually operate as a PC.
I purchased both the Surface Pro and the Type Cover. I was frustrated at first because I thought that the screen looked a little washed out. However, I downloaded the latest Intel driver that allows you to control color saturation. It is at the following site:
Download the 64-bit version, install, and you have a lot more control over your graphics. I'm surprised Microsoft didn't include this in the first place. They also didn't include a driver to turn off "Tap to Click." After downloading an app from the Microsoft Store, I was able to disable the setting.
I noticed some light bleeding on the bottom of my screen that is annoying, but not awful. The light bleeding was a lot worse on the Samsung ATIV Pro. I should start my full review this weekend and post it by Monday. Please be sure to tell us your feelings about the Microsoft Surface Pro in the Comments section.