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#2510128 - Yesterday at 11:20 AM Thumbs up for Microsoft Surface Pro
Giin Offline
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Registered: 02/27/12
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In case anybody is pondering it I think the Surface Pro might actually be the best device out there for running VSTs. I recently pulled the plug on a Surface Pro 3 (i5/128gb) that was discounted to 650euros. Definitely goes in my top 10 of tech purchases.

At least with my small Yamaha digital the amount of space available on the top is nowhere near enough for a regular laptop. But the Surface without the keyboard has a footprint close to an iPad and you still get full PC hardware. Controlling the VST with the pen is easy enough and since mine is dedicated to the piano I rarely need the keyboard. Definitely recommend to check this out if you are on the market for a dedicated VST device.

And no, I don't work for Microsoft smile I am actually running Apple device across my entire househould, other than the piano, where I felt that dropping something like 1500 euros was a bit much and I really didn't have space for a MacBook on top of the piano.

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#2510154 - Yesterday at 12:50 PM Re: Thumbs up for Microsoft Surface Pro [Re: Giin]
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I had a surface pro 1 and yeah it was quite good for this task. But care a lot of care with it, reapairs are very expensive.

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#2510208 - Yesterday at 04:21 PM Re: Thumbs up for Microsoft Surface Pro [Re: Giin]
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Originally Posted By Giin
I recently pulled the plug on a Surface Pro 3 ...


Just as an aside ... When one says they "pulled the plug" they usually are inferring that they stopped doing something that was not working out very well.

What you did was "pull the trigger". That means you did something which you had been considering for a while.

It didn't really matter here because I think everyone understood what you mean't because of the rest of your post.


But, now you know ... anyway
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#2510246 - Yesterday at 06:21 PM Re: Thumbs up for Microsoft Surface Pro [Re: Giin]
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But why do we read here (and elsewhere) so many cliched statements?
How is "I pulled the trigger" better than (or different from) "I bought"?

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#2510249 - Yesterday at 06:29 PM Re: Thumbs up for Microsoft Surface Pro [Re: MacMacMac]
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Originally Posted By MacMacMac
But why do we read here (and elsewhere) so many cliched statements?
How is "I pulled the trigger" better than (or different from) "I bought"?


Yes, we shouldn't expect the rest of the world to keep our American idioms sorted. It's not until someone mentions it that it becomes clear how non-intuitive the plug and the trigger are. ;-)
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#2510274 - Yesterday at 07:54 PM Re: Thumbs up for Microsoft Surface Pro [Re: Giin]
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Funny thing ... just moments after I made that comment my daughter posted this on Facebook.

But aside from the difficulties experienced by newcomers to the language, I find it odd that native speakers find cause to overuse cliches even when speaking to native speakers.

Sadly, even journalists (and especially newscasters) overuse them, and even misuse them. And these are people who are (or should be) trained to know better. Sad.

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#2510315 - Yesterday at 11:48 PM Re: Thumbs up for Microsoft Surface Pro [Re: MacMacMac]
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Originally Posted By MacMacMac
But why do we read here (and elsewhere) so many cliched statements?
How is "I pulled the trigger" better than (or different from) "I bought"?


"pulled the trigger" implies that you were considering the action and then decided to go ahead and do it.

"bought" simply relays the final result that you did it without the additional information that you were contemplating it for some time before making the decision.



Edited by dmd (Yesterday at 11:49 PM)
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#2510319 - Today at 12:09 AM Re: Thumbs up for Microsoft Surface Pro [Re: Giin]
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At least he didn't pull a fast one.
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#2510331 - Today at 01:30 AM Re: Thumbs up for Microsoft Surface Pro [Re: Giin]
Giin Offline
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Hah yeah, I was actually aware of the difference between pulling the trigger and pulling the plug smile Simply a case of hands typing faster than the brain is processing.

In my defence, english is not my native language.

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