need help with choice what is best for buy (SP3,SP4)

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  1. P3Pe

    P3Pe New Member

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    I can spent for Surface around 1100 euro, what is best choice

    1) new Surface Pro 4 i5-6300u 4gb 128gb - from microsoft store 1099euro
    1b) new Surface Pro 4 m3 4gb 128gb - from microsoft store 999euro
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    2) use Surface Pro 3 i5-4300u 4gb 128gb - ebay from 799euro (only with acadapter) up to 850euro (with keyboard pen acadapter)
    3) use Surface Pro 3 i5-4300u 8gb 256gb - ebay from 900euro/999euro (only with acadapter)
    4) use Surface Pro 3 i7-4550u 8gb 256gb - ebay for 1090euro (only with acadapter)
    5) use Surface Pro 3 i7-4650u 8gb 256gb - ebay for 1099euro (pen and acadapter)

    I will be use device for photoshop, dreamweaver, office
    and very light gaming (diablo3,starcraft2,heroesofthestorm,overwatch,gta5,battlefield4) but main is work.

    When I look on all parametres wihtout gpu so best choice is maybe use sp3 i7 from ebay, but I read that i7 have in sp3 very big problems with throthling.

    And when I look on it only eyes gpu power, so best choice is new sp4 because have it HD520 (I mean versus HD4400, maybe if i7 in sp3 havent problems with throtling so is it better because have it 40cores versus 24 in hd520. But what I read on internet so i7 have realy big problems with throtling)
    Only one thing what is strange, HD5000 aka Iris have 40cores and HD520 only 24cores but on notebookcheck in benchmark gaming list is hd520 on 290.place and hd5000 on 321.place - hm maybe skylake 24cores have more power than haswell 40cores

    Or save money and buy use sp3 with i5 4gb?

    ..ah hard choice..
     
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    I suggest the SP3 i7 with a Type Cover 4 and Surface Pen 4.

    I stayed with my SP3 rather than upgrade to SP4. I also have a Surface Book, but love using that powerful SP3.
     
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    now i not own any surface, this will be my first.

    ofc best is sp4 with i7 16gb 512gb but i havent money only for surface, so now i can spent only max 1100euro.

    so now i have 5 choice what i can buy.

    if i have money on sp4 i5 8gb 256gb so choice is easy :)

    but my money for new sp4 are now only on sp4 i5 4gb 128gb, or use sp3 (i5/7, 4/8gb, 128/256gb)

    hdd/ssd size isnt problem, 128gb (or more) plus microsd and iam okay. i only fear ram (4gb hm i not know if is good in year 2016) bad is that all testing videos on youtube with surface pro 4 and i5 have 8gb and zero items with 4gb :/

    and about sp3 with i7, yep here have use piece better price and better specification versus new sp4 and little lower specs. but i fear what i read on internet that sp3 and i7 is realy bad-throtling.
    and mainly new hd520 have same performance as hd5000 so here isnt so big speed performance.

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    so you mean that best choice for me is buy used SP3 with i7 and buy new typecover4?
    realy havent sp3 so big problems with throtling what wrote people on many forums etc?
     
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    The cooling in pro 3 is bad, so bad it makes the i7 run like an i5 when it heats after 5-10min load, the i5 is the best option in sp3,,,, but but get sp4 with the better coolingsystem, better cpu, which means an overall improvemt and like 10-15 fps more in games which makes em playble. Last advise, dont use 1100 on a machine with only 4 gb of ram, the system takes like 1.5-2gb just runningwindows, so advise is get sp4 8gb i5 by either save the ekstra bit or wait for sale. New surfaces every 8 month. Gl.
     

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