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    How to set up the Surface 3 pro with a Dock-- what they DON'T tell you

    enthuz-- As far as I can parse your words, yes. For some reason the computer will not accept a charge from the dock unless the updates done specifically for the dock are completed. It can detect that it is plugged in to the dock and that there is a charge coming in through it, but for some...
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    Do people tend to whip out their laptops next to you while you're using your SP3?

    What usually causes the freak in public places is when I snap the type cover on and off. I take notes and jot down thoughts/concepts with the pen, and use a keyboard for emails, so I'm often switching back and forth. Nothing else has the ease and speed of the Surface when it comes to getting...
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    List of top 3 likes and dislikes about SP3

    Likes 1. I can take notes with the pen and not have to worry about where I'm putting my hand on the screen. With all the meetings I attend this feature alone is worth the premium paid for the SP3, especially when using OneNote. 2. Runs real, actual, full-blown Windows. 3. Kickstand is...
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    Solved Surface Pro 3 Pen Issues

    Try taking the AAAA battery out of the pen and re-installing it. If that doesn't work, replace that battery. I had the same issues, and either re-installing or replacing always solves them. That size of battery can sometimes hang on the shelves for years, so it's possible for a brand new one...
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    How to set up the Surface 3 pro with a Dock-- what they DON'T tell you

    If you managed to find a dock to go with your Surface Pro 3, you have no doubt discovered that the dock does not work right out of the box. In most cases the video out will not work at all, and the charging port will tell you that it is plugged in but not charging. This, unfortunately, seems...
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    Using the dock with two different Surface Pro 3's

    My wife needed a computer set-up that would allow her to work from home on occasion. She borrowed my Surface 3 Pro to check it out, and liked it. Since it looks like she will be needing a new laptop soon, I set her up with a system based on the Surface Pro 3. I got her the dock and a big...
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    Surface Pro will not work without charger attached, doesn't appear to charge

    I have a Surface Pro I bought just after they came out. Was working OK up until this. Now it will not work unless the charger is attached, and the battery does not appear to be charging. Last night when I plugged it in it showed 34%, same as this morning. I checked the charger and it is...
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    How to make the Surface Pro a killer product

    I'm sure a lot of us here think that the Surface is a great product. Cynic that I am, I'll say it doesn't suck any more than most pieces of digital hardware out there today. However, I'm sure most of us would agree that Microsoft missed a few boats on the overall design. If there are any MS...
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    Why Did You Buy Your Surface Pro and How Do You Use It?

    There are two main things I needed the Surface Pro for. One was trading financial instruments and the other one was photography and videography. I'm a professional in both those very different professions. The main trading program I use does not work with anything but real Windows. I tried...
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    PLEASE ... Why Can't MS Market the Surface?

    >>>The current ads are a confusing, themeless, melange ... more forgettbale than anything else<<< Amen. HEY, IF ANY MICROSOFT MARKETING EXECS ARE LURKING, HERE'S A GREAT IDEA: (Young hip-looking Wall St. or Madison Ave. type on the screen, working with his Surface Pro) You know, the...
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    suggestions for note, email, game apps, why does typing all of a sudden disappear?

    My wife got me the Surface Pro because of the problems I was having with the Mac/iOS platforms. I'm a currency trader, and although there is a Java-based app for the brokers I use, it is obtuse and unreliable, and does not suit my trading style at all. MetaTrader4, the platform I on my main...
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    So, gmail doesn't work with the Surface Pro email app?

    My wife just got me a Surface Pro 128 (I guess misery loves company), and I've been trying to get it to hook up to my gmail account. Even though there's a plain-as-day Google icon on the taskbar, for some reason it says that the log-in information is wrong. I can log into it with the exact...
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    And so it begins

    OK, I've got to chime in here. I'm no fanboy, I have both Mac and Windows computers for the different things I have to do. I've used Android phones and liked them, I have an iPhone 5 now. I got the iPad because I use the Windows for work and I've moved to Apple for the more personal stuff...

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