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Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Why To Buy
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User Rank: Apprentice
6/23/2014 | 4:06:46 PM
Surface Pro is another device for it's purpose
Personally, I don't see the point of an ipad/tablet.  Basically, large smart phones that can't make calls. Why have a macair, ipad, and a iphone....putting apple aside.

My wife an I originally bought new lighter laptops, but found they did not quite fit the need.  Tablet/ipad really didn't fit the need (wife has an ipad from work, that mostly collects dust).  the Surface pro 2 looked like the ticket, which we bought.

Keep in mind, this is a different device, treat it as such.  It fills a nitch I think the author discussed well, if not in too much detail.

True, it does lack the clamshell design, but then if Applie never made the iphone, how would we know we liked that new device?

She uses the suface pro 2 in many places, but loves it most of all at school (masters), or in the car (rider).  Sits great in the lap, and in class, the surface sits on the desk, while she uses the remote keyboard on her lap.  This does not take up much room on the desk, and allows her to be more productive.  We are looking forward to the SP3.

The question really is price.  it's a bit high, but so are apple products - Apple has a known 30+% markup on all their products.  If people can afford it, and like it, go for it.  i highly recommend the SP line, but it comes with some understanding that it is not a laptop nor a tablet.  Significantly better in most cases, lacking in others if you want it to be one of the others.  I think the MS marketing had the right idea, but executed it incorrectly.


Tom Mariner
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Tom Mariner,
User Rank: Strategist
6/23/2014 | 3:59:37 PM
Re: Reveal Any Compensation From Micro$oft...
Why would anyone attempt to "debate" with someone with such an irrational hatred?
User Rank: Apprentice
6/23/2014 | 3:49:08 PM
Re: shopper report
This comment from 'IraMcCown' is obviously a hired-gun comment.  Disregard.  Irrelevant.
User Rank: Apprentice
6/23/2014 | 3:47:00 PM
Reveal Any Compensation From Micro$oft...
These fluff articles that pop-up weeks after Micro$oft releases another failed product demands that 'reporters' reveal any and all affiliations with and compensation from Micro$oft.

Microsoft is a company in steep decline.  Put anyone you want at the helm – it's over, even if it takes two or three years.  It's over even if M$ can purchase articles to attempt to promote their failed products.

M$ brought this upon themselves.  InfoW should run a comprehensive survey of tech professionals and the average user who made the mistake of purchasing M$ products over the years.  The level of frustration, disappointment, regret and anger that is seething out there will reveal the core and essential reason M$ is in decline.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO debate with me.  I am not interested in your 'opinion'.  Your opinion is irrelevant and trivial compared to the inside world of M$ I have been living in.  Arrogant, self-serving and, yes, intentionally demonic, M$ took it a step too far and off the edge of the cliff.  RIP.  M$ will not be missed.
User Rank: Apprentice
6/23/2014 | 3:38:27 PM
Re: shopper report
Surface Pro 3 is a great machine. Way lighter than any of the Apple notebooks, even the MacAir, and has lots more capabilities and neat features than any IPAD yet designed. Thumbs up to Microsoft and wondering why Apple can't keep up with neat new computers that can compete.
User Rank: Author
6/23/2014 | 3:12:38 PM
shopper report
Did you go play with the Surface pro 3 in a store this past weekend? Let's hear from you.
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