Chocolate chip cookies to yoga, Microsoft shows off the Surface 2 with a new ad
Loren is a success story in more ways than one. In 2007 she won a battle against cancer and was even more poised to fine tune a healthy balance in her life. It’s not like she was on a McDonald’s diet, but she liked the delicious side of life. The lifelong yoga practitioner wanted to bring better ingredients to life’s more delicious fare.
So Loren got to work experimenting with cookie dough recipes. Using her sister as her guinea pig “Official Taste Tester,” Loren wanted to create yummy treats that used whole food ingredients instead of processed products. She got rid of white flour, refined sugars, and other “staples” of cookiedom and replaced them with other ingredients.
After winning a baking contest, Loren’s vision became clear, and thus Sweet Loren’s was born, sharing her recipes with cookies from chocolate ship, to chewy oatmeal cranberry, peanut butter, and espresso chocolate chunk. Cookie lovers can cook the whole batch, or one at a time if they choose.
How does Loren manage her new business and maintain balance with her health? She has found her solution with a Microsoft Surface 2 tablet. The Surface 2 has great battery life, has a nice HD display, is a fast performer, and it comes with Office 2013 RT. That last point is useful in that it spares the expense of having to buy a separate software license, something that all new, small businesses can benefit from.
The Surface 2 starts at $449 for a 32GB Wi-Fi model and $549 for a 64GB edition. An LTE model with 64GB is also available and uses AT&T’s network, it costs $679.
1. dorian827 (Posts: 126; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)
As a dedicated Windows user. The Surface series has been the worst rip off they have ever created.
8. elitewolverine (Posts: 1740; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
How so? I didn't buy the RT but I almost took a buy for a surface pro that was on sale for 350, I ended up with a Lenovo 11.6in Lynx for 250 instead however.
2. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1101; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
I do not think the Surface was a rip off Microsoft still makes Windows on ARMS CPU Windows RT Surface 2 Tablets because folks ARMS CPU"S are the most used type of CPU in the Mobile devices world of smart phones and Tablets. If Microsoft did not make a surface 2 Tablet or Nokia 2520 Tablet Microsoft would effectively be out of the tablet device world Period! unfortunately for Microsoft over 95 percent of it's software is designed to run on standard Desktop, Laptop, Server, Intel/AMD X86 devices. Microsoft has almost start from scratch to make APPS for Surface RT, and Surface 2 and Nokia 2420 Tablets. they need the Apps developers to help them get more apps for the Surface RT, Surface 2 and Ni
3. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1101; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
Ok delete the above comments because I could not correct the errores
4. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3346; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Dear Loren -- Get a dog and take your dog for a walk or two every day. It will help your health far more than some half-baked device from Microsoft.
7. elitewolverine (Posts: 1740; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
You mean like a half baked device from ios or droid oem? After all what is the point of a 'tablet' if it cannot run like a pc. All you have is an expensive phone that doesn't have a dialer...
10. sprockkets (Posts: 1248; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
"After all what is the point of a 'tablet' if it cannot run like a pc?"
Everything that 95% of people always wanted: a simple easy to use device without all the bullsht.
12. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3346; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
As sprockkets pointed out, because Loren picked a Microsoft device and is using it illegally for business purposes, she put her entire business at risk. Microsoft can sue her at any time and destroy years of her hard work. Don't think this is "something that will never happen". Microsoft has sued thousands of businesses for licensing issues. So, yes, if Loren had picked some other company, she would have been better off than a deceptively marketed Microsoft Surface 2.
And at the end of the day, getting a dog would be far better for Loren than any tablet. Unlike Microsoft, a dog is really a friend.
15. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2383; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Tablets cost less than phones with the same specs. That just blew up your entire argument.
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5. garyII (Posts: 160; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)
those videos are too idealistic...it should be like, dont you dare to touch my tablet with your oily cookies-baking hands...and...can we have a proper place to seat when doing power point, cause leaning forward with such a low table is hurting my backs, and the angle of the screen wasn't really suitable for finger touching here and there?....
6. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 207; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
Considering getting a Surface Pro 2 - that Wacom stylus is quite attractive
9. sprockkets (Posts: 1248; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
"The Surface 2 has great battery life, has a nice HD display, is a fast performer, and it comes with Office 2013 RT. That last point is useful in that it spares the expense of having to buy a separate software license, something that all new, small businesses can benefit from."
Uh, no. That copy is FORBIDDEN for BUSINESS USE.
"As sold, Office 2013 RT is not designed for commercial, nonprofit, or revenue-generating activities. However, organizations who purchase commercial use rights or have a commercial license to Office 2013 suites that include Outlook can use Office 2013 RT for commercial, nonprofit, or revenue-generating activities."
11. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3346; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Great find. I didn't know Microsoft had crippled the Office licenses they include with their tablets. Microsoft defines evil.