Long story short for the ones who don't wanna read a long explanation, how do you enjoy the performance of Lightroom on your Microsoft Surface Pro, overall?
I had an iPad Pro 12.9. Enjoyed it for around a year and a half, as the screen was big I didn't have to force my eyes to see tiny texts etc. It stopped working and the worst Apple customer service in the world(Turkey) thought it was my fault and didn't change it with warranty(long story). I still need to use an iPad as the apps dominated the market in my profession(aviation). So I decided to buy the cheapest possible, most probably an iPad mini and use it for my work.
Now, as I'll think of a portable solution for my entertainment, I seriously started to consider Microsoft Surface. In fact after the crippled iPad, Apple customer service might have done me a favor to see the opportunities the market offers nowadays. If I had the chance I would always prefer my monster PC to work on my photos and all my other things but I spend half my life away from home in the hotels because of my job. Also when I have a trip it becomes harder to work on the photos when I'm back as there are many photos stacking. So I would also love a portable solution to work on the photos when I take them.
I'm planning to buy the most advanced version(big SSD capacity, fastest processor, a lot of ram etc.) As I understand Surface has with and without cooling fan versions. There the dilemma starts, a cooling fan kills all the purpose of using a tablet. Not the most important thing but that part confuses me a little. Has anyone tried both the versions, with fan and fanless, is there any significant difference using Lightroom? I also read that the people got disappointed by 2017 version as they were expecting much more improvements but that's the marketing strategy nowadays I guess, companies try to give as few as possible as they don't have many competitors outside.
My alternate plan is buying a strong laptop but carrying a heavy machine, heating problems, the need to think about battery dying every 2 hours makes me stay away from that option.
Long story short, I would love to hear your experiences, recommendations. I'm also open to alternates if there are any.