"An Engineer's take on the Microsoft Surface Pro 3"

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by RickTaylor, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. RickTaylor macrumors 6502a

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  2. Altis macrumors 68020

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    Seems a bit outdated at this point, no?

    The Surface Pro 4 is out and more importantly, Windows 10 changes the user experience quite a bit.
     
  3. Robstevo macrumors 6502

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    Most of the upper manager in my company are using surface pro 3's now, including all the administration team and a few of the drafting managers.

    I'm probably gonna buy the surface pro 4 after I receive my Christmas bonus :)

    I won't be doing much revit modelling, mainly trying to lean more about dynamo.

    Really Good machine though!
     
  4. alex2792 macrumors 6502a

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    i picked up a i5 128gb SP3 brand new for $599 loving it so far, heck of a deal.
     
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    Going by all of your previous comments, you're not really interested in anything Apple at all in first place, right?
     
  6. bmac4 macrumors 68040

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    Where did you get it for that price?
     
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    Why let it get you down?
     
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    Where did I say that it let me get down? Do you always read funny stuff into posts?
     
  9. alex2792 macrumors 6502a

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    Staples had the display model for $599 in their weekly ad so i price matched it at the MS store for a brand new one.
     
  10. Robstevo macrumors 6502

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    Huh why the shot at me? Such a random post by you.

    This is the alternative to ios Section. So what's your point?

    Besides like a lot of people on these forum, I'm not a apple fanboy, I love technology.

    In the last year I have had the iphone 6 plus and iPad air 2. I'm moving on to the next thing. Whats wrong with that?
     
  11. Robstevo macrumors 6502

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    Then why did you decide to go through my post history and write such a post, without contributing zero to this topic?
     
  12. dec., Oct 17, 2015
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    I was simply wondering. It can be helpful to read a persons history to get an idea of what he likes / dislikes. And why would someone perceive a comment like "you don't like Apple products" as a "shot"? Wow.
     
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    "Shot"?? You're very sensitive. What's your point? Again, after reading your previous comments, I just came to the conclusion that you and Apple really aren't a great match. Do you think it's a bad thing for someone to look at your post history to get an idea of what you like or not? you're semi-amusing.
     
  14. Robstevo macrumors 6502

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    You didn't just look at my previous posts, you commented on a random thread which I liked a piece of technology. Then decided to make a random comment saying I don't seem to like Apple technology, implying that I shouldn't be on here.

    All seems a bit bizzare and unnecessary is my point.

    I'm not sensitive, I dont give two stuffs about your opinion about what you think I like or don't like. Just found it a very bizzare And random post is all.
     
  15. Robstevo macrumors 6502

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    Anyway back on topic: going to pre-order this device when I get home instead of waiting.


    Not to sure what to get though, surface pro 4 or surfacebook. The only thing I don't like is the battery life of the book when in tablet mode.
     
  16. bmac4 macrumors 68040

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    That is awesome. I thinking about getting one, but I don't want to spend a lot. Might get the i3 one. I know it's not super powerful, but it might do the trick.
     
  17. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    I saw that on slickdeals, awesome deal congrats! The SP3 is going to be on firesale and a VERY good alternative to the SP4.
     
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    Being not all that interested in a companies product doesn't invalidate that person's opinion. I don't own anything Apple probably never will but I do have opinions on tech and that includes Apple tech.
     
  19. RickTaylor thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Most of the time I expect I'll use the surface book or as a laptop or with the keyboard attached to the back, as a platform for sketching, so I'm not worried about the tablet battery life. For uses where a true portable tablet works better, I expect I'll keep using my iPad mini.
     
  20. alex2792 macrumors 6502a

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    I was thinking about getting an SP4 but just don't see enough of an upgrade to justify the price difference especially considering the fact that the new type covers are compatible.
     

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