I just wanted to ask if someone here has any experience with using a MS Surface Pro 2 or 3 as sort of laptop replacement for DJing. Im really tempted to buy one but still thats lots of money for me.
I think that this tablet-pc would be so cool to DJ with, eventhough a bit overpriced. Core i5 (i7 in the pro 3 I think), 8GB Ram, fast SSD as storage medium … Sounds great to me – and this in such a compact package! Maybe it woud not make much sense when using a SX like I do because the controller is already so big that it does not matter that much how big the computer is and maybe the screen is too small to actually run Serato properly (dont know the resolution of the screens … ), but thats really what Im asking for.
So has anyone here used one of these and could loose a few words on its performance and such in a DJ environment? – Would be really helpful ðŸ˜€
Yes you can use the Surface Pro 3 with Serato DJ and the Pioneer DDJ SX. 3utools install cracked app on idevice unjailbroken. YouTube has a few videos demonstrating this.
I would LOVE to DJ with Traktor running on a Surface Pro. Laptops just don’t like DJ booths. My only concern would be running the audio interface into a USB hub instead of the computer itself, but if the latency is agreeable it makes perfect sense to do it.
Take a look at this video by DJ TLM
Very informative, and thorough review of using a surface pro and serato to DJ.
IMO the fact that the screen is so small really detracts from using it as your laptop replacement, as you’ll be using the touch screen to select tracks (unless you get the SP1 but I don’t know what prices are like, probably expensive because Pioneer)
/add-a-web-link-safe-allow-in-little-snitch.html. ask him questions and he’ll reply too.
Dec 03, 2014 I would like to hear about your routine with using Traktor and your windows machine - I nearly always have an issue with Traktor crashing mid performance, am using Traktor Pro 2.6.8, and Windows 8.1 on an I5 processor with 8gb ram, so dont think the laptop ability is the issue here! Many thanks for any help you can provide here. The bottom line, though, is that Serato isn’t (to my knowledge) designed to use a touch interface. It can, but reliability and ease of use will probably not be it’s strong suits. And the Surface, again IMHO, is overpriced and underwhelming.
Sometimes bigger is better. That is especially true when it comes to the display you’re using to present work to a roomful of clients!
With the Surface family of devices, it’s easy to connect to an external display, such as a TV, monitor, or projector. All you need is the right adapter or cable and the Mini DisplayPort on your Surface.
Connecting to a single display
If you are connecting to a monitor with a DisplayPort, simply connect it to your Surface using a DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort cable.
For a display such as a HDTV or projector, you may need a Mini DisplayPort adapter. For example, a TV with an HDMI port will require a HDMI cable and an HDMI to Mini DisplayPort cable.
Once you’re plugged in, that’s it—you’re done! Your Surface screen should appear on the external display.
To change monitor options, such as extending your screen across both your external display and Surface display, open the Action Center on your Surface by swiping left from the right side of the Surface screen and tapping the Project tab.
Connecting to dual displays
The easiest way to connect a Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, or Surface Book to two monitors is with a Microsoft Surface Dock.
In addition to allowing you to transform your Surface into a desktop PC by plugging in the Dock’s SurfaceConnect cable, the Dock has two Mini DisplayPort ports, a gigabit Ethernet port, four USB 3.0 ports, and an audio output.
To connect two monitors, simply plug each of them into the Mini DisplayPort on the Dock with a DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort cable.
Once connected, choose what to display on each screen by opening the Action Center and tapping the Project tab to bring up monitor options.
Why do you use an external display with your Surface? Let us know on Twitter via @Surface.