Surface 3 Discussion Thread

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  1. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    On a whim, I tried to cherry pick a slightly used Galaxy Book 10.6" today but lost the auction.:vbrolleyes: Still hoping for some news about the Snapdragon 845/WOA at MWC but I guess my patience is wearing thin.
     
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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    With all of Microsoft's recent revelations about WoA limitations, I think we are getting treacherously close it being no more than Windows RT/S Plus territory, and not really a Windows alternative. I doubt evne teh 845 will outperform the i3 in the GB 10.6, much less my GB12...:(

    PS - keep pushing that Buy Now Button and you'll soon have your GB10.6 (might look for refurbs at the BB and BHPhot sites as well).
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    @Bronsky - It is really not much of an "upsizing" to move from Surface 3 to Surface Pro, with an outstanding increase in functionality. The i5 will be a powerhouse compared to your Surface 3, and you are adding 5 oz and 25mm x 13mm (LxW) - actually a tiny bit thinner. Its a tough call because the vendors all seem stuck in slow motion thanks to new(er) chips and slow roll out of WOA...
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Yea. These prices are making it hard to say no. I almost snagged a Galaxy Book 10.6 for $450 the other day. But, an M3 would currently cost less than my original Surface 3 and will come with a full warranty that can be upgraded to complete care. Microsoft is making it difficult. Smart timing too, just before MWC.

    And, of course there is always this leaning in favor of the Surface Pro:

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    If you're willing to purchase from eBay, I can vouch for this item and seller - SP4 i5/8/256 for $725 shipped:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Surface-Pr...429271?hash=item1ed994d797:g:YDwAAOSwBp9aXS3C

    Purchased one about a month ago and was exactly as described. New in open box, no cycles on the battery.

    Yep. Having owned both a Surface 3 and Surface Pro's 3/4/2017, it wasn't difficult moving from the 10" tablet to the 12". Benefit of performance gain quickly outweighed any adjustments needed. I personally still want the above specs in a 10" tablet, but that's just me.
     
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    This is truly frustrating to not see a true successor to the S3. I’m just lucky to have one with Verizon cellular model.
    What the the heck are the MS engineers up to?
    Surely they can’t be in this long a slumber?
     
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    Didn't know you were an Auburn fan...:p
     
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    Well, looks like WOA is going to be AWOL at MWC (how's that for far to many acronyms)...
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    True. If that Hawaei Media pad ran WOA, it would be interesting. So what I'm left with is the new Lenovo Tablet (Pentium) or the GB10.6". I just realized in my reading last night that the 10.6" keyboard is not backlit. No kickstand and no backlighting. Dam. As much as I want more power than my S3 can deliver, the cost seems quite high.
     
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