Who's getting a Surface 3 on Tuesday?

Discussion in 'Surface 3 (Atom)' started by mtalinm, May 2, 2015.

  1. mtalinm

    mtalinm Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2013
    Messages:
    602
    Likes Received:
    85
    Trophy Points:
    28
    I am, but easy for me because my work pays for technology. even so, I am intrigued by a smaller/lighter machine which will be better suited to note-taking with a pen. I actually preferred Surface Pro 2 with pen b/c SP3 is a bit large/unwieldy. also, I'll be much likelier to take S3 with me everywhere thanks to ergonomics + micro USB charger. Of course I don't think it'll be fast enough to do the sort of number-crunching I need to, but we'll see.

    Anyone else taking the plunge?
     
  2. leeshor

    leeshor Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2012
    Messages:
    5,071
    Likes Received:
    877
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Norcross, GA
    My Device:
    SPro4
    Moved from SP3 to S3
     
  3. mtalinm

    mtalinm Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2013
    Messages:
    602
    Likes Received:
    85
    Trophy Points:
    28
    this was intended for SP3 owners who are *also* getting an S3. kindly return, or delete the thread entirely.
     
  4. brocharlieb

    brocharlieb Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2012
    Messages:
    195
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Near Huntsville, Alabama
    I'm not getting one on Tuesday. I'm going to wait a few weeks and hear some real world reviews from the people here. How you like yours, mtalinm, will be interesting, as you already don't think it will be up to the number crunching you often do.

    I want one, I think it will be my next device. But I don't like to be the first to jump in. I will keep my Surface RT keyboard at first though. While I think the Surface itself is fairly reasonably priced (of course they could do better) I'm convinced that the type covers cost at least three times what they should.
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2015
  5. Johnny365

    Johnny365 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2015
    Messages:
    295
    Likes Received:
    24
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Well, luckily the SP3 type covers are like $60 used on Amazon. Only fools pay MSRP for overpriced accessories.
     
  6. AZ Cowboy

    AZ Cowboy New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2015
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Depends. Will Costco carry it? And throw in a keyboard for free?
     
  7. irogos

    irogos Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2013
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Costco will have it and is throwing in a keyboard + pen for $100. Killer deal
     
  8. AZ Cowboy

    AZ Cowboy New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2015
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Then I'm in!
     
  9. tgienger

    tgienger New Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2015
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    If you can get the student discount from MS the 599 surface w/ any color pen and any color type cover is $701. Your basically getting the same deal, but with color choices. Just in case someone wants to know.
     
  10. irogos

    irogos Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2013
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    8
    The benefit to costco is you get a 90 day return period. You are right though that you get to choose your colors for type pad and pen. So theres a trade off.

    Additionally, for those not wanting to buy the protection plan from Microsoft that increases warranty to 2 years, Costco increases the warranty on computers to 2 years for free, but it doesn't cover accident protection.
     
  11. jev425

    jev425 New Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2015
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Any update on anyone's shipping status?
     
  12. irogos

    irogos Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2013
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Yes, my Surface 3 should be arriving at Best Buy on Tuesday at which point I will be purchasing it.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

surface 3