Poll Do you use SP3 more as a tablet or a laptop?

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How often do you use SP3 as tablet/laptop?

  1. 90-100% as tablet/0-10% as laptop

    8 vote(s)
    10.3%
  2. 60-90% as tablet/10-40% as laptop

    17 vote(s)
    21.8%
  3. 40-60% as tablet/40-60% as laptop

    19 vote(s)
    24.4%
  4. 10-40% as tablet/60-90% as laptop

    19 vote(s)
    24.4%
  5. 0-10% as tablet/90-100% as laptop

    13 vote(s)
    16.7%
  6. None of the above because I use it as a tray, coaster, etc.

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  1. nipponham

    nipponham Active Member

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    Considering how Microsoft marketed SP3 as "the tablet that can replace your laptop”, I’m wondering how everyone is using theirs. For me, it would be 65% tablet, 35% laptop. Laptop mode would be higher if it weren’t for the fact that I have a desktop at work that I mainly use when I’m in the office.

    I used to leave my old laptop at home or at the office a lot because I was loath to lugging it around. Of course for major business trips I needed to take it with me, but for same-day or overnight business, I would just make do with my iPad Air. Now with my SP3, I’m definitely a lot more productive because I’m actually taking my laptop with me wherever I go and getting things done on the plane, train or a coffee shop.

    Another change since getting SP3 is I hardly ever use a pencil and notepad anymore. I use OneNote to jot down notes and the voice recorder to record important details. This adds to SP3 being used as a tablet.

    At home, SP3 is mainly used as a tablet. Everything I did with the iPad Air I now do on SP3, so I gave it to my wife. I still have an iPad mini but it hardly ever gets used, (even before I got my SP3). I also let my son draw and paint with it using the Fresh Paint app.

    So, how are you guys using your SP3?
     
  2. jnjroach

    jnjroach Administrator Staff Member

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    Tablet mostly.... tablet to wireless monitor at work using Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse, Tablet in the evening...

    Laptop about 30% at work.... and around 50% working remotely....
     
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    I've decreased my use of paper by about 75% since getting the SP3. Funny thing too, when I take notes in OneNote with the pen I remember details better and I can read my terrible handwriting better.
     
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    Using as my second computer, much more than a tablet!!

    Normally use as tablet during meetings!! Take notes with pen is awesome!!!
     
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    Mainly tablet but a little more laptop when in Starbucks.
     
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    My i7 256 SP3 is my whole system--desktop, laptop, and tablet. Since I bought some 3rd party software that allows me to configure the start menu, Windows key, and allows me to run Metro apps in Windows on my desktop, I almost never use the Metro Ui. Except for note taking with the pen, I pretty much always use mine with the keyboard attached or docked as a desktop.
     
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    Mainly as a desktop in the dock or as a tablet. Rarely use the stand. My stand is so tight it is hard to pull out. So do not use it although I guess it will loosen up with time.
     
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    i use it as my laptop all day at school and at home. Sometimes in the evenings ill use it as a tablet, but rarely. Soon i'll be buying a docking station so i can connect a screen and full size keyboard, which will replace my desktop. Loving my surface so far.
     
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    it's too big to be a tablet. so i use it as a portable laptop
     
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    This is true in my case too! I have now started using OneNote more extensively than what I used to previously. I use the Pen and I love it!
     
  11. Jeff Au

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    SP3 replaced my old Dell Latitude laptop and iPad - yup buying fully into the proposition of one-device from Microsoft. So it's now used more as a laptop for me.

    With the occassional tablet use whenever I'm taking notes, floating around the house not doing "serious" work or outside in-between appointments catching up on my readings (Feedly), Zinio etc.

    I'll be traveling soon and I used to bring along the iPad for GPS navigation. This time around I should be using the SP3 (in tablet form) with HERE maps (offline).
     
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    Mostly as a laptop at work, but then as a tablet at home as it then becomes more a media device.

    Like others I use the pen a lot more on this one that I did on the SP2!
     

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