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Once I turned off S Mode I could install Scrivener and a few other tools and even got some games running, although the tablet gets a little hot. That’s the real benefit of the Surface Go – you don’t compromise on apps, performance, or size and all of it is specially tuned to the software it runs.If you’re thinking of exploring the Surface Go you’ll find it’s not the cheapest ultraportable on the market. At $399 for the entry level model – I regret not splurging on the $150 upgrade – and $99 for the keyboard cover – it’s still more expensive than similarly appointed devices from Asus and Lenovo . That said none of those manufacturers could hit on all of the sweet spots that Microsoft hit. In terms of design and ease-of-use the Surface Go wins and in terms of price you’re basically paying a little more for more compatibility and performance.

So if you’re looking for a portable, usable, and fun device that beats many other current laptops hands down, it might be time to turn your gaze on Microsoft. As someone who got sciatica from lugging around too many heavy laptops, your buttocks will thank you.At the outset, I want to make perfectly clear that I have utterly no connection to Samsung other than I own their products. They don't have me on any promotional lists, and haven't sent me anything that I didn't pay full carry for. As far as I can tell, Samsung doesn't even know that I exist other than as a single name in their vast database of customers worldwide.For my regular readers who might be wondering, I do sometimes get bored writing only articles on technical legal topics, and so just to change things up (for myself mostly) have decided to write a tech review. Indeed, I am a techie at heart, having once learned to program in several long-forgotten programs such as COBAL and PASCAL, one of my summer jobs involved something known as punch cards, and through this day I am a regular reader of several magazines on home computing, such as it is.

I say that because it is not due to any bias when I say that Samsung is totally killing it with two of their most recent products, being their oversized cellphone, the Galaxy Note9, and their premier laptop, the Notebook 9 Pro. Having bought and used these two products, they are in my opinion about as close to perfect in their own genres as one can find under existing technologies, and more importantly they work well together. For a power user like me who has one or the other in his hand something like twelve hours each working day, which seems to be every day, that is not just a small life's pleasure.From the early days of cellular phones, the first versions of which looked like a cheat knockoff of a Marine walkie-talkie that should normally be restricted to calling in air strikes, they had almost nothing in common with laptops, that latter which were then so big and heavy that one feared that at any second they would drop through the Earth's crust and damage the core. The phones made calls of widely-varying voice quality and nothing else, while laptops were largely restricted to word processing during the 45 minutes or so before their battery conked out — I remember all too well the days of carrying around multiple laptop batteries in my briefcase just to get a couple of hours of work in.

Eventually, cellular phones began to access the internet and provide additional functionality, while laptops slimmed down, beefed up their CPUs, and obtained battery life that made them marginally useful. Still, the two had utterly nothing in common except that they could both access the internet. This state of affairs persisted for a couple of decades, until Apple finally started to change the paradigm (the term the Silicon Valleyers would use) with the introduction of the iPad which combined the functionality of cellphones and laptops.Samsung has now fully changed that paradigm. The Note9 works like a tablet sans keyboard; the Notebook 9 Pro works like an oversized tablet with a keyboard sans the limitations of tablets. Although their operating systems are still different, the Note9 uses Android while the Notebook 9 Pro uses Windows, these two Samsung products operate quite similarly, allowing users to jump from one to the other with little practical change.

The differences in the operating systems, which is not Samsung's fault, define the differences between the two products. Android offers a robust marketplace of useful apps that cover the waterfront, including Microsoft Office products, while the Windows store even after all these years still offers only a relative handful useful apps such that just visiting the Windows store is a depressing experience. But there are power programs that one can load onto Windows, such as full office and Adobe programs just to mention a few, that will not be anything like the same on Android. Again, that the problems of Google and Microsoft respectively, and not Samsung's fault.Both the Note9 and the Notebook 9 Pro are aesthetic in appearance and extremely well manufactured. There simply are no rattles or loose parts to be found. I've inadvertently dropped both a couple of times, and they were not worse for the wear, although I've protected the Note9 with a clear plastic case which adds little to the size but which I've found in the past protects cellphones from corner dings.

Both 9s can be used as tablets. The Note9 could in fact be viewed as a smallish tablet with a phone added, while the screen on the Notebook 9 Pro swings around so that it can used in tablet mode. The latter is particularly useful for business users, as the Notebook 9 Pro's 15 inch screen creates a large writing area for note taking, which is particularly useful to me when I'm in court and having to write down a judge's rapid-firing of case deadlines. But the Notebook 9 Pro's instant conversion to a tablet has also paid dividends when I'm stuck on an airplane and there simply isn't enough room to use it in laptop mode, which is common in these days where legroom has been reduced from 44 inches to something that feels like two, and seat pitch has been changed to that which would be in violation of the Geneva Convention. Suffice it to say that the Notebook 9 Pro's big screen makes it perfect for watching movies while traveling, and the audio quality is very good.

Both the Note9 and Notebook 9 Pro come with a removable stylus, which at first created some flashbacks to 1996, but which I have found to be extraordinarily useful. At 6'5", I'm a big guy and have big hands (no offense to our alleged President), and the small display keyboards on cellphones was often troublesome. The stylus helps to eliminate that problem, and is generally a more efficient way of using the Note9. Docking the stylus recharges it.Speaking of which, both the Note9 and Notebook 9 Pro have amazing battery life. My rule-of-thumb when looking at battery life claims is to divide those for cellphones by three, and those for laptops by five. That rule doesn't apply here.

Prior to the Note9, I had a Samsung S7 which had decent battery life, but which seemed limited to about ten hours of moderate use, and before that the S5 which gave me about eight hours. The upshot is that if all I took with me was my phone on a day of business travel, I usually had to take with me a carry-along battery pack to recharge the phone before I made it home or to the hotel where I was staying. The Note9 boasts a 4000mAh battery that so far hasn't seen South of the 50% mark on a full day of use.Suprisingly, the Note9's battery is larger than that found on the Notebook 9 Pro, which is only rated at 3530 mAh. But that still gives the Notebook 9 Pro enough power for about three hours of heavy usage on battery only, which is a substantial improvement over every other laptop that I've ever had which struggle to make it past the two-hour mark with heavy usage. But it is exactly here that the Notebook 9 Pro sets itself apart from other laptops, since it can be recharged through its USB-C port. This means that the Notebook 9 Pro can be recharged from any USB power outlet so long as you bring a USB-C cable along, or from any wall outlet with the typical $2 USB outlet adapter. Granted, charging via the USB-C cable is slower than charging through the normal Samsung power adapter, but the charge is still fast enough to completely re-juice the Notebook 9 Pro within a few hours.

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