Which Surface to get?

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  1. cricket1001

    cricket1001 New Member

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    My Surface Pro 3 died. I’ve been thinking about either a Surface Pro 7 or the X. But then on someone’s post they said the Surface Book has a SSD. I read in other posts that the Pro 7 and I think maybe the X there is a problem with the fans being loud and also the computers still get hot. Having an SSD would solve that issue. But don’t know the differences between these 3 devices.

    I do a lot of work in Excel, internet, and editing video. I need something pretty light and that is why I have gone with the Surface Pros in the past instead of a laptop. I have a bad left wrist. Something that I haven’t liked about the Pros is that they don’t seem very sturdy in putting it on your lap to type. I always have to put it on a lap-pad or something.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!


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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The Surface Book 2 is sturdy and hardy.

    The 15 inch screen is wonderful for using Excel. I do geophysical work with mine.
     
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    First decision is do you want a laptop or a tablet with attachable keyboard.
    The fans in the Surface cool the processor, they all have SSD (solid state drives as opposed to the old disk spinning hard drives). The Surface Book has a user removable SSD, which for some is a game changer.
     
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    After several reviews online of the Surface Pro X, I say get the Surface Pro 6 or 7. Either of those two will serve you well unless you want a clamshell traditional laptop. Then go with Surface Book 2 or Surface Laptop 3. After going with a Surface 3 (non-Pro) I have wanted nothing but Surface Pro as my daily machine.

    The Pro X has some really bad limitations due to the ARM processor so it will not be a pleasant experience to start and you are betting heavily that things will change GREATLY in the near future for ARM support in Windows applications.
     
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    went from following:
    Surface Pro > Pro 2 > Pro 3 i3 > Pro 4 i5 256gb > Pro 5(2017) i5 256gb > Pro 6 i5 128gb > Pro 7 i7 256gb

    I forgot how noisy surface fan noise was until Pro 7 as last fanned version i had was Pro 4.
    I was on the very verge of returning i7 for i5 due to noise issue but starting to live with the noise.
    If you need to use in quite environment, i5 version is way to go.
    if you need graphics power, i7 is answer.

    all surface devices have ssd. the one in Pro X is odd size which is user replaceable but not sold anywhere yet
     

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