Microsoft Surface Pro 3: What's Missing
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telle quelle
telle quelle,
User Rank: Strategist
5/20/2014 | 5:11:15 PM
Mo' better
The author complains about the price, compared to the iPad, saying a 128gb Surface is $990 but a comparable 128gb iPad is, wait for it.....$930!

They're both around $1000, how is the iPad better than the Surface 3 at that price???

Concerning the lack of 3G/4G, who cares?! Ever heard of Wifi tethering? Everyone's doing it, it's all the rage. At least in Europe, where the market is huge.

And then his conclusion that "according Apple's latest commericals, the iPad is great," clinches it, lol.
User Rank: Apprentice
5/20/2014 | 5:03:09 PM
Only a few hours for the first lame review....go figure.
Did this reviewer too quickly go off the rail or what here. Unless he has some hidden agenda or is perhaps impaired, he would not write such petty commentary. It almost reads as though he was a paranoid iPad user clutching his cup of Starbucks coffee nervously looking about the room.

Adding cellular capability, as was done on an earlier model, is likely forthcoming and quite frankly, no deal breaker for most who would benefit from this clear and first ever, laptop replacement product.

And whining about price of expansion options as a "features" issue? Give us all a break. Just ask any "Apple drone" out there that enthusiacally waits in long lines at the Apple Store convinced that there is so much value in getting their hands on the latest gadget there that price or their individual time actually matters; nonsense.

If one where to actually add up the value of this drone's 2 year contract cost of their iPhone, cost of the iPad, cost of their useless apps they "impulse purchased" and most of all, the cost of all the abandoned Apple products lying about their dwelling for which they also stood in line, your grand total would be stunningly pathetic.

Sure, Microsoft is slower and not as flashy about getting innovative products into our hands, but knowing that you are using more than an over-sized entertainment oriented "Gameboy" and can actually make money with these gadgets is all anyone should be concerned with. 

Enough of the blather of the lame critics.

User Rank: Apprentice
5/20/2014 | 4:56:28 PM
Re: It's more portable than a Macbook Air.
The article is almost myopic in its misunderstandings.  This is a hybrid device.  It does function, with a high definition pen, as a laptop that can have tablet characteristics.


The author is so obtuse as to be laughable.  A complete red-herring of muck raking jounalism.
User Rank: Apprentice
5/20/2014 | 4:42:14 PM
Just a nonsensical hit piece
Heh...  Talk about grasping at straws.  Show me another device, anywhere, that offers the portability, quality build and productivity of this one.  Did you expect it to be cheap??
User Rank: Apprentice
5/20/2014 | 4:33:17 PM
It's more portable than a Macbook Air.
Surface Pro, as repeated again and again, is much more appropriately compared with the Macbook Air. Similar screen size and both running full desktop OS. 

The Surface Pro 3 is MUCH lighter than the Macbook Air, even with the keyboard cover included. It also has better display both in terms of resolution and the availability of touch. These two alone would cost 200+ extra on any laptop. There's no question about it being more portable than a Macbook Air, which as Panos Panay pointed out is always carried with an iPad. 
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