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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    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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  2. sonichedgehog360

    sonichedgehog360 AKA Hifihedgehog Senior Member

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    See the pen in action at the 4:00 mark.
     
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  3. bloodycape

    bloodycape confused Senior Member

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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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  4. sonichedgehog360

    sonichedgehog360 AKA Hifihedgehog Senior Member

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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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  5. 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...
     
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    sonichedgehog360 AKA Hifihedgehog Senior Member

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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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  7. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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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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    sonichedgehog360 AKA Hifihedgehog Senior Member

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    It is okay. I just posted up videos in a hurry last night when it was late since I was looking for sample footage of people using the pen. There are only a couple videos in the entire world in existence of stylus footage on this tablet, so I had just put up what little I could find without prewatching it thoroughly. I now actually just watched it closely at the beginning and noticed the lag issues that clearly are not normal for this tablet. The person probably loaded so much customized software that it got bogged down. In other video, that is, if you watch at the 4:00 mark in the Tech Tablets video, you can get a much better indication of the actual stylus performance. It is worlds apart.
     
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  9. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    OK - now you've got my attention - and followed your video to where the reviewer modded his tablet with a better thermal connection between the Core M processor and the back plate to reduce the processor temp from 92 C to 70C - but best of all is that you CAN open this puppy up, and even install a 512gb SSD. AND YES SPORTS FANS yo can use an SSD with the Core M - you don't have to rely on that lame eMMC stuff (are you listening Samsung?)
     
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  10. alaskajoel

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    Fwiw, I have this academic variant of the surface 3 and love it. I use a 128gb micro SD card for my OneDrive and it's just as fast as the built in eMMC. The 4gb of memory is the important spec compared to the standard 64gb configuration. This also includes the keyboard and pen in that price too.

    If you must have Wacom, the S3 obviously isn't for you, but I only take notes, draw graphics and do math. I also prefer Wacom but I'm okay with ntrig and I REALLY didn't want another 16:9 device.
     
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