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Microsoft Surface Pro 3: My First 2 Weeks
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anon5887855047
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anon5887855047,
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6/7/2014 | 8:44:27 AM
Re: Surface not for me
I will definitely get this when it comes out!! 


Been waiting for Microsoft to improve on Surface Pro 1 & 2.. and get this table thin.  They probably should phase out RT and also have a smaller tablet then this one..

I have an iPad that I never used, gave it to my daughter - she played games on.. I think everybody's been waiting for a tablet/laptop that people can get work done on.  This should do well in the corporate workplace.


Yeah!! I am in!

 
Johnnythegeek
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6/7/2014 | 8:10:07 AM
Surface not for me
While the first couple weeks were great. I wonder how long before you realize the limitations of any tablet?

The reduced storage, the lack of many ports, the fact that almost any problem internally will require the Surface be sent out for repair. When I buy a laptop, or any computer device, I expect that it will have to provide me with good service over the course of 3 years plus. Not become sluggish with under performaing hardware, develop a crisis with storage with no real local solution for adding more. Its why I have been skeptical of a tablet solution.

Very much like the iPad I have witnessed plenty of iPad users develop a disenchantment with it over time. Apps become slow, web pages load slower and the need for the next new model become a requirement. 

Since any tablet has no upgrade options, your only option for old hardware rot is to replace with the next model. 

My laptop has outlasted 3 iPad models my friends have replaced, and they are now just realizing that a tablet may not be the most economical device in the long term. 

I bought a Chromebook to complement my laptop in times I need only a browser or am traveling and will require only email checks, and occasional directions or obtaining useful information from the web. 

I spent $200 on a Chromebook and for a second device I can say if it develops hardware rot, I can say the price was not too steep to just recycle it. 

For me a Surface Pro 3 could not replace a laptop, and its price is too steep for a second device. I think Microsoft has another dud on its hands. It has played itself into a very limiting factor of price over function. 
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