Brand new SP3 and I'm having issues. Background: SP3 i5, 4gb ram. I want a tablet/laptop for grad school. I was using the Note 12.2 for the past 2 years and it's been amazing. Replaced a pen and paper completely. Since I'm done taking science classes and need something more suited to write papers, with the occasional tablet functionality I figured the surface would be suitable for my needs. So far, I'm not so sure. Here come the rants. Don't be offended 1. At the welcome screen 1/10 times I'm met with the "windows is updating software please wait." Seriously? Why doesn't it do this in the background or let me do it when I want? Delays me about 10mins while in class. That alone is almost a deal breaker. 2. Internet is very slow compared to other computers/phones/tablets in the home wifi. Sometimes unusable. 3. I am heavily integrated in the Google universe and there isn't a easy way for me to excess the majority of Googles apps. No youtube, gmail, photos, drive, etc. 4. Speaking of apps, where are they? Srsly lacking in this department. The facebook app is almost unusable. Clicking on a video and trying to wait for it to load leads me to quit the app and use my phone. 5. Sometimes while typing my cursor goes missing or stalls to find itself, for me to place it where I need it. = More delays in my typing. 6. Typing on the type cover 4 is good. But on the loud side, and kind of slow and mushy. Using the arrow keys is strange as well. Trying to move it where I need to either stalls or sprints and skips several spaces ahead. 7. Blue screen of death Happened during this post. Had to switch to writing this on my iMac. Good thing for the autosave feature. I've gotten the blue screen so far almost once a day. Now about 4 times since owning this for about 6-7 days. Considerable deal breaker again. 8. The pen. No where to put it? While the kickstand is engaged and my surface is plugged in, it literally is hanging on for dear life on the left side sticking magnetically to the volume rocker. One slight move and it falls off. 9. Small tables in class means the keyboard + kickstand barely fits as the pen crashes on my desk in class. 10. Lapability: The foot print of this thing with the kickstand angled to a comfortable position + keyboard is huge. The kickstand is a little sharp. While typing on my lap, the keyboard slightly flexes and I'm not heavy handed. 11. Battery life: is about half of my MBA and my Note 12.2. While barely using it. Seriously. Browsing the web shortly, checking some settings and doing other things away from my surface at 50% screen brighness and I'm down to 56% battery life. 12. Waking it up. Hitting a key doesn't wake it up. The keyboard is awake and is glowing but the computer itself isn't? I have to hit the power button to wake it. 13. Fans turn on every time I use it for more than 15 minutes. 14. Chrome sucks on this. (I know, I know) But it's worth mentioning as it sometimes simply does not work. Will not load. And when it does 4 tabs max. Otherwise the entire computer slows to a crawl or I get the blue screen. 15. One system care cleanup? Smh. 16. OneNote (I haven't use it enough to know all the features, but you can't type and/or handwrite notes on the same document? 17. Handwriting with wacom tech imo is slightly better than on the surface. Pen 4 eraser doesn't work on SP3? 18. Barely fits on a airplane tray. Not a good viewing/working angle. 19. Plugging in the surface auto maxes the brightness of the screen? Lame when I'm in bed using it and it auto jacks up the brightness. 20. Cortana < Siri < Google Now 21. Sometimes I find the font too small, and adjusting it means some apps won't work correctly. 22. I have no idea about anti-viruses. What to use? Do I need to use something? 23. MS Edge browser is fast but the ads are everywhere. Video autoplay is annoying and embarrassing while I'm somewhere in public. I know some of these seem super minor but they add up to an overall experience. And I'm sure I'll have more complaints/misunderstandings the more I use it, but I'm seriously considering returning it/selling it. I want it to suit my needs but so far it hasn't. Maybe I'm dumb being a Mac guy for the past 20 years and just don't know the windows world well enough, but so far it's been a rocky start.