Poll For those keeping their Surface Pro 3 which accessories are you updating?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Surface Pro 3' started by Moonsurface, Oct 20, 2015.

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Which accessories are you updating for your Surface pro 3?

  1. Type cover

    36 vote(s)
    85.7%
  2. Pen

    17 vote(s)
    40.5%
  3. Dock

    10 vote(s)
    23.8%
  4. None

    5 vote(s)
    11.9%
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  1. Moonsurface

    Moonsurface Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Let us know what Pro 4 accessories you're ordering to go with your SP3 :)
     
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    hughlle Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Still not decide on whether I'll upgrade, but the dock looks great! Pen and keyboard dint interest me in the slightest. The current ones still work absolutely great.
     
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    Moonsurface Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep nothing wrong with the way the current ones work but I do like the idea of the new trackpad and having some distance between the keys on the new keyboard. I can type no problem on the current type cover but if my fingers are just slightly misaligned I hit more than one key sometimes and then go "off piste" if I dont' realise (I'm a touch typer and often type without looking at either keyboard or screen!). So the new keyboard layout should help with that.

    As for the pen - well I like my art - or at least doodling and the new tips sound great. Not sure if the 1024 levels will exist on the SP3, but anyhow I was thinking I needed a new pen tip anyway as mine was getting "frayed" but I'll get a new pen instead :)

    Dock certainly looks interesting but I dont' really need it.
     
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    To me Type Cover looks like good investment- I like bigger touchpad and spaces between keys, as more often than not, I'm pressing two at a time. Also, I will have that bit less to buy with new SP4.

    Pen is tricky part: according to this blog- Surface Pro Artist SP4 Pen will not have 1024 levels of sensitivity on SP3, although it is still great improvement in line smoothness and general feel. If I planned on keeping SP3 longer (perhaps even until SP5 is announced, as I don't have any problems with my unit and I'm happy with it's performance), then I'd buy SP4 Pen now. Second scenario is me buying SP4 early next year- additional Pen isn't necessary then, I'm quite ok with older Pen model :)
     
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    The Pen, the KB and the Dock...
     
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    Moonsurface Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah - I have no plans to upgrade to the SP4. Sure it does look like a great device and a good update in tech etc but as I've never found my SP3 lacking in any way it's not necessary for me. I hope the SP5 remains compatible with SP4 accessories!

    Oh and my husband can use my old pen with his Surface 3... Win win.
     
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    I don't plan on upgrading. I just got it 6-7 months ago and don't upgrade every year, like I do cell phones. These are computers, not throwaway devices
     
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    Well the SP3 and SP4 will have to play nice and share the Keyboard and Pen. :D
     
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    Well, my SP3, keyboard and dock are still under warranty until the end of 2016 so no I will not be updating anything. Will leave things as they are until the warranty runs out. As they say "if it ain't broke why fix it."
     
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    I didn't like the SP3-specific dock, but really like the SP4 (compatible with SP3) version and may get it when it drops down in price a bit.
     
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    Why are phones throw away? My phone cost me just as much as my sp3.
     
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    I think I will be going for the keyboard, probably in a different color than dark blue. I may consider the pen if it proves to be a real upgrade for the SP3.
     

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