Surface 3 Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Microsoft' started by yuki, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. SAM 2013

    SAM 2013 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Sounds like things have changed, just comparing to my
    Asus Vivonote 8 specs.
    I am having a hard time with the 8" screen reading the prints anymore...

    Could anyone suggest a 10" tablet that uses an active digitizer pen,
    we need a Wacom or NTrig tablet that is fairly inexpensive.
    This is a secondary tab;et use for out in the field/dust/dirt/heat, etc.
    as my Surface Pro has vent holes all around it.

    Thanks
     
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  2. sonichedgehog360

    sonichedgehog360 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    The Cube Mix Plus, a Chinese tablet, is actually highly reliable. It comes with a Kaby Lake Core m3-7Y30 CPU, 4 GB RAM and a 128 GB SSD. You can purchase it right now for only $299.99 at GearBest (confirmed as a safe seller by @MobileTechReview and @surfaceproartist ) with the promo code "Intel01":
    http://www.gearbest.com/tablet-pcs/pp_590393.html

    The Mix Plus supports the very same Wacom EMR pens as your Asus VivoTab Note 8 and the Galaxy Note series. Its Kaby Lake Core M gets all the performance (and a bit more) of the Surface Pro 4 m3 sans the vents.

    @surfaceproartist and @okieiam really like it!
     
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  3. southdunes

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    +1 to Sonic's recommendation of the Cube Mix Plus. But be forewarned customer support will be scarce.

    If your purchase restrictions preclude you from purchasing at GearBest and you consider the SP3, you could also make it more 'ruggedized' with the UAG (mil-spec'd) case:

    https://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Fe...1490921280&sr=1-4&keywords=surface+pro+3+case

    Vents are still there, but some of the dirt/dust impact is mitigated -
     
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  4. SAM 2013

    SAM 2013 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Looks cool, but HOLY BEZELS BATMAN!
    I didn't see them using a pen in the demo,
    I'll check out Youtube for more demos.

    Just think we only dreamed for a $300 Wacom tablet PC a few years ago.

    Thank you
     
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    See the pen in action at the 4:00 mark.
     
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  6. bloodycape

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    If only they made a version with the S3 display and Kaby Lake M3 cpu, that would be perfect for many of us here.
     
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  7. sonichedgehog360

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    Galaxy Book 10? That has the exact same screen resolution (1920x1280) and practically the same screen size (10.6" versus 10.8") as the Surface 3. The weight is also basically the same–just a gram less (640g versus 641g). Hopefully, it is priced accordingly as a Surface 3 replacement.

    Size and weight comparisons:

    Surface 3:
    Size: 267.0 mm x 187.0 mm x 8.6 mm / 10.52" x 7.36" x 0.34"
    Weight: 641 g / 1.41 lb.

    Galaxy Book 10:
    Size: 261.2 mm x 179.1 mm x 8.9 mm / 10.28" x 7.05" x 0.35"
    Weight: 640 g / 1.41 lb.

    Cube Mix Plus:
    Size: 273.0 mm x 172.0 mm x 9.6 mm / 10.75" x 6.77" x 0.38"
    Weight: 686 g / 1.51 lb.

    Surface Pro 4 m3:
    Size: 292.0 mm x 201.4 mm x 8.5 mm / 11.50” x 7.93” x 0.33”
    Weight: 766 g / 1.69 lb.

    iPad Air 2:
    Size: 240.0 mm x 169.5 mm x 6.1 mm / 9.45" x 6.67" x 0.24"
    Weight: 437 g / 0.96 lb.
     
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  8. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    @sonichedgehog360 Sorry bro, but that is some serious lag on that device. I realize the price is fantastic, but taking notes might drive you bonkers wondering if your text is going to lay down or not...
     
  9. sonichedgehog360

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    What lag? :) If you are speaking of the second video, it is a custom setup on a modified Mix Plus with Mac OS X installed. In this second video's first example, the person is drawing in full Photoshop in Windows and it should not be that slow. Now, if you look at the first video from Tech Tablets, there is no lag. How do I know? Ask @surfaceproartist . The Cube Mix Plus is one of the fastest Kaby Lake tablets on the market regardless of the company's country of origin. The Mix Plus outperforms the Surface Pro 4 m3 by a great deal in real world use and in benchmarks.
     
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  10. dstrauss

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    :) Ummm...sorry:oops: I watched the second one - you are right - very good Wacom even to the edge of the screen.
     
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