Surface 3 is the tablet I wanted vs Pro 3 but can't change

Discussion in 'Microsoft Surface Pro 3' started by spinachpie, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. spinachpie

    spinachpie Member

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    When I bought my SP3, it was because I wanted a Tablet which wasn't a toy.

    SP3 surpassed my expectations but the Surface 3 at those price points was the tablet I would have purchased if available.

    I use my surface all the time when travelling and was frustrated at my iPad's inability to play different movie files and do anything other than look at apps.

    When I am away I also want the ability to properly surf the Web, and the Pro did that for me.

    Now MS has provided all of the above at a cheaper price and with the ability to charge via USB, which is a HUGE bonus for lightweight travelling.

    I don't think I could give up my pro and get a surface 3 now, but I think this is a winner for MS.

    Would you swap?
     
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    will not swap my SP3 with S3... but more to swap my Surface RT to S3. i usually change my hardware when it is 2 gen behind.
     
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    The S 3 has the size that I wanted but with that processor I'll not give up SPRO3. The S3 is only a match for those with WinRT.
     
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    I'm not surprised that some with an SP3 feel they would not switch to a Surface 3 as they really are targeted at different user segments. The reality is, there are far more users available in the segment targeted by Surface 3 than those targeted by SP3. There is also far more competition for the users in the segment targeted by S3. It remains to be seen if S3 will catch a following or fall to the fate of so many others. I think it will be a success, barring some unforeseen showstopper, and I am raising my stake in Microsoft Stock, MSFT closed at 41.76 yesterday.
     
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    No question about it. Take 100 dollars out it or give away the keyboard for free and you have a winner in the S3. For the current price, I doubt that is going to be a hit.
     
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    I'm very happy with my SP3 and wouldn't trade for he S3, as far as users go it depends on what you do. I run Photoshop, sometimes Illustrator and Dreamweaver and it runs great... no slow downs at all. I have an i7 256 which has 8GB of RAM, the most you can get in a S3 is 4GB of ram... I don't think it would handle the programs as well as my SP3. I could very well be wrong about that but the programs can be pretty taxing on the system also I like the size of the screen on the SP3. I would definitely choose the S3 over any tablet like an iPad or similar.
     

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