Surface 3 Discussion Thread

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  1. gaidin43

    gaidin43 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I stopped by one yesterday to give the 2 GB display model a quick spin. I was asking about packages available for the surface 3 and the only thing she could tell me was that they think it was going to be similar $299 package for keyboard, pen, insurance policy, and sleeve. I asked if I could buy one and was told may 5th.
     
  2. soh5

    soh5 Wait and Hope (Bronsky et al.) Senior Member

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    The price point isnt what people are used to I think. It's always been a race to the bottom. Most of the windows tablets are just cookie cutter devices. They act pretty much the same, only with a different OEM logo. For most people, even cheaper Android devices fit their bill (social media, movies, casual email). Their lively hood does not depend on a powerful and "expensive" tablet.

    I am happy to see MS pushing quality behind these mobile devices. I for one am excited to carry around an even lighter device than what I am using currently.
     
  3. WuBoy

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    I think even if Microsoft could have done something as small as include the pen at the current price point like others have suggested, it would have helped a lot.
     
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    official
    day is Tuesday.... my bestbuy order shipped for Tuesday delivery
     
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    Is there any chart or anything compare the Cherry Trail Atom to SU9x00 and/or SL9x00 series cpus? How does the cpu and gpu compare? I am really starting to think maybe this will be the device for me the more I read the discussions here. I was thinking SP3, but I do like the size of this a bit better and really, anything is going to be a setup up from RT performance wise(though no a match for my HTPC with a 5th gen i3 cpu + economically priced SSD). I am also looking into sheet style power banks I think I may have found a model or two that may work, though I wish the tablet itself had a slightly larger battery.
     
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  6. Mac jones

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    I just watched a YT video of this; an unboxing, really good video BTW, very clear.
    And this thing looks excellent. Now, I own the SP3, Asus Note 8, had owned the SP2 (of course). I already have the pen, which is a huge plus with this, as they ain't cheap. It just looks typical Surface; that is, very good. Makes the iPad look weakish, although the iPad is ok; Apple better get on the stick, as they can't compete with this type of thing (for that niche at least)

    As far as the gimped kickstand, the angles look good I think, so it's not a deal breaker. But down the road there might be a few times when the SP3 is better suited. Or then again, the SP3 might just not like it's new little brother.

    The whole thing makes me happy, frankly, as I can actually afford this without breaking a sweat. (I ordered one BTW). If there's an issue i'll sell it (reluctantly). Selling a Surface is actually not a unpleasant thing, knowing it's such a quality item. Selling Apple stuff, this is a given. I'm not pushing Apple, just the way it is. But people may not know that about the Surface; that is it being equal or better than Apple quality.

    Note: This thread is pretty static. Makes you wonder. I would think people would be all over this, as it looks like a great notetaker. Then again, who knows.
     
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  7. jvloyola

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    I think this thread will liven up once the S3 starts shipping

    Vinny
     
  8. tp2386

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    Order shipped!
     
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  9. Mac jones

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    From MS? When?

    What was your ETA before it shipped?

    I just ordered hours ago, and am wondering if it's going to go out now. It said something like three to 5 business days, but MS is MS.
     
  10. tp2386

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    From Microsoft. Got the email at 7:57 EST. When I pre-ordered a couple weeks back it said that it would ship by May 5th. I'm still not sure if I'll get by Tuesday though. It just says the label has been created.
     
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