Surface 3 Discussion Thread

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  1. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    I just checked. I have 46 important updates and 26 optional (~400MB total).
     
  2. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Good luck sneaking it into your house. May I suggest a paper bag from the grocery store with a baguette sticking out the top?

    Incredible.:rolleyes:
     
  3. southdunes

    southdunes Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Impressed with Costco's shipping speed, too. Shipped as fast as Microsoft.

    Just received mine, unboxing porn attached - View attachment 7897

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    You're definitely subscribed to the right forum ;)
     
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    bloodycape confused Senior Member

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    Well once you ads the warranty and student discount(if you can get it) it comes about the same as the pen bundle at ms store. Kind of has me thinking of returning it for the Costco deal as my pops has a membership. On the other hand something kicked it and I realized i paid how much for a atom device.

    Does Costco sell them in store?
     
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  6. alaskajoel

    alaskajoel Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Sorry, I didn't buy the $299 bundle. Didn't seem worth it to me since I already have a case an no desire for a warranty. I don't keep hardware longer than a year anyway :)

    Keyboard + Pen + Surface - 10% is pretty close to the Costco pricing.

    My only frustration thus far: plugged it in with 65% battery life. I've been installing updates, office, syncing dropbox / onedrive and installed a few other apps...the eMMC is super slow, but I don't plan on writing to disk all that often...my real frustration is after 3 hours of being plugged in, battery life went down and is now at 54% :mad:

    The folks at my MSFT store didn't mention another bundle other than the $299 one. Might have been something business specific that Bronsky had the option of?

    My Costco did not have one in store this morning. I was originally going that route before using EDU pricing at the Microsoft store
     
  7. Mesosphere

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    I received permission from the boss =)

    30 minutes later and still updating (48/72)... definately one of the areas in which the eMMC shows itself is during updates. This was expected though. I mostly was able to live with it on my other Atom devices.

    I definitely am liking the in-hand feel of this thing so far =)
     
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  8. southdunes

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    Not yet and no date on in-store availability from the online support folks.
     
  9. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    Echoing @alaskajoel 's comments... Mine is currently discharging while plugged in (to the MS power adapter). It is busily doing updates at max brightness though, so this is probably far from typical use. Still, I wonder if the power supply isn't supplying 13W or if the power draw is really shooting over that (seems hard to believe).

    (The battery level was at 55% now 52% with a time gap of ~20 minutes [very rough guess]).

    Also, the updates just completed. It took just over an hour.
     
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    I'm plugged in, mid-update, auto-brightness on and static at mid-level, *slowly* gaining a charge (1% every ~5 minutes).
     
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