Who is getting one? Why or Why not?

Discussion in 'Surface Go' started by Afy, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. Compusmurf

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    I could have just used my 15" sb2, but that gets heavy after awhile. Next week I will be at MS Ignite and that is a ton of walking and moving to different rooms and buildings. The go will be far lighter to lug around. I have an android tablet, never use it anymore. I have a note 9 phone. But I still need ms server support tools, RDP, and internal VPN software to connect to work if needed in an emergency. Besides, I had a ton of points from an event that I had to use or lose. I cashed them in on a gift card for best buy.

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    Just upgraded to a Surface Go. My Surface 2 is on its way out the door. The Go suits my needs and l love it. It is light and small enough for me to take on the train and get work done. I always have to do last minute touches to my presentations.
     
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    Can you update me on your thoughts on the Surface Go? My SP3 is starting to show issues, screen freezing, need to refresh web pages every so often, etc. I am thinking the Surface Go may be a good option.

    Thanking you in advance,

    Stephen
     
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    I would opt for a Surface Pro, I think
     
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    Not for me. My Surface Book 2 15” is still going strong.
     
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    There is one thing to think about; would you be comfortable looking at a screen of that size for a long amount of time? The Surface 2 screen size worked for me.

    I like the small form factor and it is easy to carry around with me. I would suggest going for the 8GB version, with more storage space.

    Good luck with your choice.

    Cheers,

    Shawn
     
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    I am visiting the Microsoft Store this morning and have it evaluated. I will check out the Surface Go and Surface Pro 6 while there. I appreciate the comments and suggestions. My decision will reside on the outcome of having my Surface Pro 3 evaluated by one of their technicians.

    Thank you,

    Stephen
     
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    I just was in a store and I think the Surface Go is too small. I have had a Surface 3 (non pro), but the Surface Go feels way smaller than that. No, very happy with the Surface Pro 5... apart from the light bleed. And I am currently owning the 3rd one with light bleed.
    In the store I saw one (pretty old) Surface Pro 5 m3 with quite some light bleed as well
     
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    Hi Stephen,

    Please let us know what you end up doing. Glad we were able to help.

    Best,

    Shawn
     
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    Was wondering about that too!
     
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    i bought the 4gig version as it was comparitable to the ipad at the end of financial year sales. I like using it with the stylus, but hate the lack of apps available for what i want. I use it for work to mark up PDF's in an engineering office and send emails, which it does well. As i was being tight at the time, i should have splashed out for the 8 gig version and gone windows 10 home over "s" to install the open\free source programs i like to use, like paint.net...which you have to pay for with Windows S
     
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    Hi Shawn,

    I had a good experience and the engineer was professional and she evaluated and removed a few things that were producing issues. I am though back to having issues (2 weeks later), so not sure on what direction to go. I am thinking of upgrading to a new Surface Pro 6/ Surface Go possibly but also thinking of removing windows completely and moving over to a Linux operating system like Mint. I like the Surface Pro 3 and served me well for some years but these issues are driving me crazy...

    Any thoughts...

    Stephen
     

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