To be fair, it's multiple questions/inquiries for SP3 owners pertaining to both SP3 1) Will the SP3 or SP2 for that matter run the following specd program? Intel Core 2 Duo e6400 (2.2GHZ+ Dual Core) 2GB+ Memory Nvidia 8600+ or AMD HD3600+ (Preferrably 256MB+) Basically wondering if it'll run some of the games I play and HD video editing on the go. (LOTRO, Warframe, TF2, Premiere, etc.) 2) Has the battery life been improved over SP2? For gaming I would be plugged in so that isn't a problem. However, my day usually consists of using stat programs, using office programs (word, ppt, excel, etc.), streaming HD video (sending and receiving) and web browsing. In all the above cases, I am connected to a cloud service for constant backup. 3) How loud is the SP3 now? From what I've read, the fan seems to be running even more so than the SP2. I remember from the MS store that SP2's fan was quite audible when running something resource intensive (games, HD video edit, etc.) 4) Anyone try running programs off the microSD on SP3 or SP2 for that matter? I have a 64GB UHS-I microSD, which will go in the SP3 or SP2. I'm wondering if it is not advisable to use a microSD to run games or video editing programs. It seems to be the only way to overcome the storage problems I will face for gaming and HD video editing. Seeing as my budget is only around $1500 max, I'm wondering if it would be more prudent to just buy the SP2 at discounted prices, IF it the SP3 is no better off at running the games and programs I want in comparison to the SP2. Thank you for your time in reading and responding to my newbie inquiries.