I'm the general manager and minority shareholder of a small off-premise catering company. In the last year and change since I took on management, I've spent most of my time in the office overhauling our antiquated processes, streamlining our billing, negotiating with vendors, training staff and so on. Now that most of that is done, or at least well underway, I'm looking to spend much more time at customer sites and our retail space. Clearly, I can't take my desktop with me and the laptop I bought four years ago is a hulking behemoth with a 17" screen and a ten-key. That was great when I was in business school and working as a consultant and spent most of my day creating spreadsheets, but it's too damn heavy for me to want to keep hauling it around everywhere.
My catering director has a setup with a Surface Pro 3 that seems to work well. She plugs it into the base when she's at the office and when she's not (at least 50% o the time) she brings it with her. I am looking for a similar kind of set up. Conceptually, I like the Surface Book better than the Pro because I'm more laptop centric than tablet centric, but having a two-in-one is really appealing to me all the same. Does anyone on the OG have any experience with these and/or other recommendations? I do all my gaming on the Xbox, so I'm not concerned with getting the more expensive model with the dedicated GPU, unless it really changes the experience.
tl;dr: going to be working more outside the office. Surface Book a good solution?