Surface Pro 3 competitors? list it!

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  1. Enrico D.

    Enrico D. Member

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    Hello,

    which are at the moment the competitors of Sp3, I mean so windows 8.1 tablets able to run/fully compatible with windows desktop software?
     
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    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2417564,00.asp if you believe what they say.

    Another view point http://blog.laptopmag.com/top-windows-tablets-hybrids?slide=1

    Yet another take http://www.cnet.com/pictures/best-tablets-hybrids-laptops-and-all-in-ones-for-windows-8-1-pictures/

    But these aren't the only Win8.1 Tablets, there's a plethora of Atom based units but then they aren't really competitors.
    Dell Venue 11 Pro (7139) is the closest competitor IMO with i5 4300Y. Atom based units are a cut below.
    I'm not aware of another tablet that sports an i5 U series CPU though. The Dell and HP use the i5 Y series CPU ... for a little less performance.
     
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    The New ThinkPad Helix 2, The New HP 2 and 1's (Pro line), Dell Venue 11 Pro...

    None are using as high res screen like the SP3,
     
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    The upcoming helix 2 is the only one that mildly interests me, but I think it will have worse performance than the i5 and i7 SP3s
     
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    perfect thank you very much! if come something new and a threat for sp3 just update us here :)) I will check just for curiosity now which of those have the best specs.
     
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    the main competitor is ..... sp4. I returned my sp3 and waiting for sp4.
     
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    Huh?

    You returned a perfectly awesome SP3 to wait for something that's not even in the rumor mill yet?

    You might as well hold out for the SP5.. Heck make that the SP6..
     
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    When I was in the market I compared it with the yoga 2 Pro, which I bought because the best buy guy said it was a better deal, and on paper it was... After a few freezing and crashing, and unresponsive touch pad I gave up and returned it. A new more informative employee was there and guided me to the sp3 I'm glad he did... Even with half the ram it's still a better machine than the yoga.

    It has replaced my laptop (MacBook pro), and my IPad air which I gave to my wife. This thing is awsome!
     
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    But why the sp6? When the 7 is right around the corner!
     
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    Totally agree with that, by then you will be able to charge your device with a potato and run it for a week. Although most will be saying, what's a potato :D
     
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    I'm waiting for the SP8, workstation edition, with 32 GB DDR6 ram, and external GPU support - weighing in at .5 lbs, liquid cooled and fanless.
     
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    Yeah man, but that's old news, the surface pro 9 will have 2 hours better battery and a 10% increase in performance!
     
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