Chocolate chip cookies to yoga, Microsoft shows off the Surface 2 with a new ad

Chocolate chip cookies to yoga, Microsoft shows off the Surface 2 with a new ad
Who wants a cookie? Loren Brill, founder of Sweet Loren’s Ready-to-Bake Deserts based in New York City, wants to set you up with some home-cooked cookies with her 100% natural recipe.

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.

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16 Comments

1. dorian827

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

As a dedicated Windows user. The Surface series has been the worst rip off they have ever created.

8. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 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: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 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: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Ok delete the above comments because I could not correct the errores

4. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 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: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 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: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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 unregistered

Tablets cost less than phones with the same specs. That just blew up your entire argument.

16. Teja171 unregistered

Hi Gaybriel

5. garyII

Posts: 160; Member since: Feb 26, 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: 209; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Considering getting a Surface Pro 2 - that Wacom stylus is quite attractive

9. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 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." http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/home-and-student/office-2013-rt-faqs-FX103210361.aspx

11. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Great find. I didn't know Microsoft had crippled the Office licenses they include with their tablets. Microsoft defines evil.

13. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Google is evil bot MS.

14. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Meant Google is evil not MS.

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