Surface 3 Discussion Thread

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  1. bloodycape

    bloodycape confused Senior Member

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    I think the battery life and ssd situations are a no for many of us Surface 3 users. What I am really looking for is is the new Surface Pro internals in a S3 body w/ 9 hours of battery life. That would be neato and instant buy for me(pending it's $900 for top model with keyboard and pen). Or maybe MS can bring out a Surfacebook small; a 10.8" 3:2 variant with core m cpu. The tablet portion can be ARM based and do 5 hours, while the dock has a core m cpu and can do a total of 14h.
     
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    bloodycape confused Senior Member

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    I think my Surface pen decided it rather not come into work today. It may have decided to quit. So, I am at a bit of an impasse. Do I go SP4 pen(can get one for around $30 open box), nSP pen, or Wacom Bamboo smart pen(40 open box)?

    It's not the battery as I tired a new one and didn't work.
     
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    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...Do I go SP4 pen(can get one for around $30 open box), nSP pen, or Wacom Bamboo smart pen(40 open box)?..>>

    ...Unless you have an nSP, and therefore the option to consider tilt, I would recommend that you try the Wacom Smart Pen. Most people who've tried it seem to like it (Me Too... Oh. Wait...)...
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    If this is the model where you unscrew the cap, i recall that the thread oxidizes a bit, making the cap-to-pen connection electrically insulating. If that's the problem, screwing and unscrewing the cap a few times might do the trick. I forgot who shared this pearl of wisdom earlier, but it worked for me at the time.
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    The bamboo smart pen works great on the Surface 3. I like it better than the Pro 4 and Pro x pens.
     
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    Thank you. I will look into the wacom pen then as it seems people are liking it. How is hover vs the SP4 pen?
     
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    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...How is hover vs the SP4 pen?..>>

    ...To my eye, it is the same.
     
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    bloodycape confused Senior Member

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    Anyone know anything about these Pac Dot n-trig pens(#1 new seller according to amazon) I am seeing all over amazon, or why now the SP4 pen is going for over $70 in the used market on amazon and ebay? Like is there a reason why Surface Pen prices have gone up and that companies are taking SP3/S3 pens and replacing the top with a buttonless cap and charging like $30 under their own brand?

    Update: Went with an open box Wacom Ink as I could not find a Surface Pro 4 Pen for a fair price anymore. Kind of a shame as I have the pen tip kit. How is the tip situation on the Wacom? I've been using the 2H since I pretty much got the pen(well 3 months after I got the pen but close enough). I take tips aren't compatible, but is there a 2h like pen?
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    I'd be interested in a SD845 based Surface 4, pending it's not using and EMMC drive. Also, really likeing the Wacom pen's feel over the SP4/Book pen.
     
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