I will probably not use the Surface Pro 2 as my primary sampling GPS because of battery life, but I am happy it works. It will be a good backup system. I would imagine this would be more useful when you only need the display intermittently. I does have an internal camera if you are scouting and need a picture. It would also be easy to record a waypoint or a line to show where the problem is. I could see using this for mapping because there would be no need to transfer information. I can see big advantages to a farmer accustomed to Windows based systems to have a Windows tablet in the field. I have $1250 in this setup which includes the tablet, a keyboard, a bluetooth mouse and a screen protector. The Surface Pro 2 comes with a stylus which I find excellent for most uses. I like the mouse for map drawing because I fell like I have better control.
This would be a much better setup if Otterbox made a bo and Microsoft could match Ipad on battery life, but it is useful as it is.
|Surface Pro 2 mounted to ATV|