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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: The Beautiful UK
I've got a Surface Pro 3 through work.
i5 CPU, 2.50ghz, 4GB RAM and 128GB drive. Runs Windows 8.1 Enterprise.
It's a lot more portable than the laptop it has replaced. The full keyboard built into the cover works very well (despite being a hideous bright blue) and the touch screen is about as accurate as my iPad (and therefore a lot more accurate than my Kindle!)
The desktop docking station takes up quite a bit of space, and I don't like the power connecter on the docking station - it looks like it will snap off and it's fiddly to slot the Surface into the station and locate the power stub at the same time.
I'm struggling a bit with W8.1 look and feel. Nothing seems very logical at the moment (I'm 2 weeks into it now) and I spend 90% of the time flipping it straight into desktop mode and using it like Windows 7.
I can't get the Windows 8 "email" app panel to connect to my Outlook (it keeps trying to kick off a Windows mail session instead) and the "home" button on the screen edge (unlike Apple home key) has no tactile response - it's just a logo - so it doesn't register every time you hit it.
I'm also getting wireless drop outs every time it hibernates, and it's not an easy reconnect - but that may just be my works flakey wireless network and security settings to be honest.
The telling point at the moment is that when I take it home in the evenings, I tend to swap to my iPad still to browse the internet rather than switch on the Surface. Time may overcome this.
Although I didn't have to buy this myself - I still think they are way overpriced. Out here in the UAE they are around 8,000 AED which sits just below the price of a top of the range MacBook Air.
Last edited by FredDibnah; 06-01-15 at 08:16.