Just bought the SP3 i5 256GB. I am new to the surface. Hey!

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    bespinluike New Member

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    So I ordered the Surface Pro 3 i5. What should me expectation level be. I will be using it to browse and play emulators oh yeah and use it as my primary pc for the next few college years.
     
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    Welcome.

    It sounds like the sP3 should fair just fine for your usae. You won't find yourself running any ps2 emulators, but mine ha proved itself a great little machine for things like n64 etc, and as a student, the pen and onenote have proved a gift from heaven.
     
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    That's about what I figured. I knew that this was not a gaming machine from the start. I keep hearing about the onenote and how it is a life saver... does it really make a difference over a traditional pen and paper
     
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    Welcome!

    If you spend any time at all on this forum reading through some of the posts, you will see that OneNote totally rules in a college environment. Perhaps some users of OneNote will chime in here after me and share their experiences and tips.

    Also, set yourself up now with OneDrive, and point OneNote to is for all your note syncing.

    In the mean time here are some things to get you started...

    http://www.lovemysurface.net/onenote-for-surface-pro-3-users/
    https://www.onenote.com/students
    https://blogs.office.com/2013/09/10/back-to-school-with-onenote/
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=onenote+surface+pro+3
     
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    Thanks, I will look research the resources you've posted. This is going to be a very interesting experience for me. I am coming from Dell Inspiron 1525 from 2007 w/ Intel Celeron, 2gb ram and integrated graphics... this is definitely an upgrade... lol
     
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    From a logistics point of view. Each lecture i attend is roughly 40 pages of slides. that means £2 a lecture to print the slides in the library. Then i have to buy ring binders, pens, organise things, make sure i don't lose bit of paper, work out what folders i need to take with me each day, the resulting bulk of said folders. With onenote and the pen, i take my surface and pen to uni, noting else. everything i have done to date at uni is right there, perfectly organised, is searchable, i can amend any annotations at any time, paste in urls, paste pictures, screengrabs, audio notes. I can then log into a computer in the library and all of my work is right there ready to go.

    I cannot express enough how much use it has beeen for me at uni. It has proven good enough that many class mates with brand new macbook airs have stated genuine interest in buying one the next year, and even a technofile class mate just picked up the s3 from the student store having spoken to me about it. When you can get a female apple user who owns nothing but apple to consider selling her shiny toys for a surface, you know the product must be good


    The version of onenote that comes with the surface is good for quick notes, but otherwise fairly worthless, more a pain than anything else. So if you have office 2013 or 365, get onenote desktop going, more features in that than you could ever know what to use them for, and if you don't own office, onenote 2013 is free to download from MS
     

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