Very happy SP3 owner

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  1. IT_Freggel

    IT_Freggel New Member

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    Hello everyone!

    after lurking around in the forum for more than a month I finally bought the 128gb version of the SP3 two weeks ago (I think it is LOT- 1436). Have never really used Win8 before, but I like it alot.
    Wouldn´t be so great on a desktop PC I assume.
    I can say I have read each article and post in this forum...and dispite some/alot of bad reports of product defaults I bought it anyway. I am glad I did it! The Surface is perfect for my usecase.
    I am doing a MBA programm next to my job as an IT consultant and I have to say the SP3 is ideal when you have to read and comment on a lot of articles and cases. I can recommend Drawboard PDF for these tasks. They even had a 50% sale a week ago.

    I had no issues while working with the Surface. No Wifi issues, no overheating, no BT Issue. Nothing! It just worked/works flawless. I have to admit, it is already kind of boring, because everything works perfectly :)

    Unfortunately I found a dust particle under the display/glass that was looking like a dead pixel at a certain angle, accept it was still visible after the screen was turned off and light was reflected by it. In addition it had the "loose" Kickstand a lot of others have reported too.
    Today I have ordered a replacement unit, since I reported the issue on the last day of the regular trial periode. I´ll receive a new unit in a couple of days. I hope the new unit will not have the same quality issues, but I think the kickstand will have the certain looseness since nearly everyone has reported it. Fingers crossed!

    BTW: Has someone seen a transparent decal for the SP3? I want to keep the colour and the logo on the back, and the edges, while making it scratch resistance.
     
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    leeshor Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum

    I walked into a customer's office yesterday, someone typically very critical of his technology, and he said look what I have. It was a SP3 and he said it was the best thing since sliced bread. That is the norm for most people.

    I asked if he had any issues and the answer was an emphatic NO.
     
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    Welcome!!

    I can honestly say I love my new SP3, and I've only had it a couple weeks.
     
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    I also love mine. It was overheating and such when I bought it in mid-August, but the September firmware updates fixed everything. just passed my 30-day return window and didn't even think about taking it back. loooooooooooove the machine
     
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    malberttoo Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Neither Stickerboy or Decalgirl have them. You could almost try that stuff that you line your cupboards with, but getting the curves right would be hard I would think.
     
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    Me too. I love my surface pro 3. I have no issues and Microsoft has made something all pc makers should envy
     
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    I've had mine for almost 2 months now and I can say without a doubt that's is the best PC and tablet I have ever owned, and I've had many!

    Going forward I can't see myself ever buying anything but this form factor. The SP3 has easily replaced both my previous laptop and tablet. Now I have both rolled into one thin, light and powerful device.

    I am VERY happy with my SP3.
     
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    As far as clear skins I did a search and these came up:
    http://www.amazon.com/ArmorSuit-MilitaryShield-Anti-Bubble-Responsive-Replacements/dp/B00KDR84QC
    http://www.amazon.com/Skinomi®-TechSkin-Replacement-Definition-Anti-Bubble/dp/B00KI17YXC
    http://www.clear-coat.com/microsoft-surface-pro-3-screen-protector-case-skin-cover-shield.html

    I haven't used any of these so you may want to check out the reviews. I have the StickerBoy brushed aluminum and like it a lot but you said you didn't want the logo covered up.
     
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    kristalsoldier Well-Known Member

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    I completely agree! This SP3 has completely messed up my preference for devices. I don't think I will be able to get used to any other form factor very easily even though I have a 2-monitor desktop machine at home. That will probably lumber on till I convince myself to buy the dock and then it will be used as a media or a mail server or maybe I'll use it to host my own private cloud on it. But yeah, the SP3 has killed my appetite for other form factors!
     
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    I was a happy camper with my SP2. The SP3 is running circles around the SP2. I just don't believe how I could be delighted with the SP2 , my laptop, my IPad mini....
     
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    Many of the early reviews seemed to categorize the SP3 as a niche tool. On the contrary, I think the use cases are very broad -especially when you add the docking station.

    The only thing for which it seems unsuitable is for processor-intensive applications like media creation, virtual machines, and program compiling. Then you are pushing the battery-sipping mobile processor and thin form-factor beyond their physical limits.
     
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    IT_Freggel New Member

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    The ArmourSuit Militry body cover looks really good.
    But that thing has to be applied wet! I think during application water would get into the air vents of the SP3 :eek:
     

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