Recent content by aer0

  1. aer0

    SP3 black type cover and smudges... same deal for other colors?

    Anyone find that the SP3 type cover is prone to smudges? The matte finish seems to attract smudges from all sort of things. :eek: I currently have the black one. Can anyone with different colored covers provide some input for this? I am somewhat overly compulsive when it come to how clean my...
  2. aer0

    July 16 WiFi Firmware Update

    Spoke too soon. Started disconnecting again :confused:
  3. aer0

    Recommendable small USB 3.0 Hubs?

    It's on my list, after I upgrade to the i7 :D However, I don't really want to lug the docking station around, so I better find a powered hub. Only issue is finding a small/mobile one, since mobile ones are rarely powered.
  4. aer0

    July 16 WiFi Firmware Update

    Suddenly faster :eek: I had the SP3 on all night updated software and such. Wake up this morning, bring the Surface on Campus for work/school, and are pleasantly surprised to find the speeds registering on the adapter is upto 270Mbps from being limited at 75Mbps a day before. :D Nicely done MS...
  5. aer0

    Recommendable small USB 3.0 Hubs?

    Any suggestible USB 3.0 Hubs out there, that'll let me connect both a USB 3.0 External drive (for programs and video editing) and a wired mouse? I only ask because I tried some random small USB 3.0 hubs today, and to my surprise, both of them did not work when I had both an USB 3.0 external...
  6. aer0

    July 16 WiFi Firmware Update

    SP3 Wifi Adapter states: Max 75Mbps (@home and @work/public) Laptop Wifi Adapter states: Max 300Mbps (@home and @work/public) Desktop Wifi adapter states: Max 450Mbps (@home) Currently didn't get any updates today. At least anything explicitly alerting me to an update. Maybe my SP3 snuck one in...
  7. aer0

    Intel has NOT begun shipping Broadwell. Damn that timing...

    :eek: WOAH If that has broadwell, Battery Life/RAM/SDD/Price comparable to the SP3, and released for the holiday season, that will be a solid machine that I will salivate over. Broadwell would be awesome, and the 4G LTE connectivity would be the icing on the cake.
  8. aer0

    Intel has NOT begun shipping Broadwell. Damn that timing...

    Intel did a conference call yesterday: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2454288/intel-shipping-broadwell-but-next-gen-skylake-chip-could-slip.html They've started shipping Broadwell chips... damn it! Broadwell was suppose to provide a significant performance boost in the integrated graphics :(...
  9. aer0

    SP3 or SP2? That is the question... (Need advice from current owners)

    Went to the Microsoft store. Took a bit to convince one of the employees to give me admin access on one of the demo units to download and run benchmarks, a game (LOTRO), video editing software, etc. Was somewhat disappointed at the performance, heat dissipation and noise on load. However after...
  10. aer0

    SP3 or SP2? That is the question... (Need advice from current owners)

    Argh, why couldn't they release the i7s WITH the i5s From what I've read until now, the best case scenario is that the SP3 i5s will be on par or worse than the SP2 (i5). And due to the limiting form factor, even the i7s are most likely to be minimal in terms of performance boost. :( On a...
  11. aer0

    SP3 or SP2? That is the question... (Need advice from current owners)

    Thanks for all the prompt replies and insight. So from what I've read, am I right to presume a SP2 would fit my needs, unless SP3 i7 models get better performance down the line via optimizations?
  12. aer0

    SP3 or SP2? That is the question... (Need advice from current owners)

    Won't be my main purpose, but would want that possibility to game an hour or so during my downtime, as it is supposedly a "laptop replacement"
  13. aer0

    SP3 or SP2? That is the question... (Need advice from current owners)

    To be fair, it's multiple questions/inquiries for SP3 owners pertaining to both SP3 ;) 1) Will the SP3 or SP2 for that matter run the following specd program? Intel Core 2 Duo e6400 (2.2GHZ+ Dual Core) 2GB+ Memory Nvidia 8600+ or AMD HD3600+ (Preferrably 256MB+) Basically wondering if it'll run...
  14. aer0

    Question about Fan noise under load

    Can't find a single place that has the 256GB in stock :/ What's with the stock levels? Did the December firmware update f' up the stock? Or does this have to do with the clandestine hardware update that they did for the processor? I wish the Surface Pro 2 had better integrated graphics than...
  15. aer0

    Question about Fan noise under load

    Thanks for the replies. To summarize, CPU intensive processes will get low to moderate fan noises. But any gaming over a duration of say 30 minutes will give you a very audible fan noise. My desktops make barely any sounds because I always opt for passive or air cooled vid cards that are known...

Members online

Top