How good is Surface 3 Atom for daily use

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  1. ctitanic

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    3DMark 25590 is about what I expected. Interesting that he initially got lower scores... must have been Indexing or some such after setup, huh. PC World reported 25429 on 3DMark.

    1432 on PCMark 8 Home Conventional is not great but It makes me wonder if this too was low because of other activity. The Atom Z3740 Bay Trail scored 1600-1660 with 35 out of 45 systems, the Z8700 should do better than that.

    I guess we still need to wait for experienced benchmark testers to get reliable results.
     
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    Nice. Especially for an Atom. Very fair.
     
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    They might need to implement a laugh track that plays when anyone tries to launch a Game. ha ha ha You tried to run what??? This is likely to be the biggest complaint.

    I know certain reviewers who thought the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 was a wonderful machine with an Atom Z2760 Clover Trail, the iteration before Bay Trail but the only game the might have played was Words with Friends or Crossword Solitaire.
     
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    I'm worry about one thing: Battery life. Nobody is talking about it yet. Usually that means 'far from what has been promised".
     
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    If they made it lighter at the cost of battery life parity the made a bad decision. From the disassembled pictures it looked like there was room for more battery.
     

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