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    Reverted back to 8.1 - didnt like Win 10

    Screen is awesome, better than MacBook Pro w/Retina as I've compared it to mine. Speed is wonderful and what bad could be said about 10+ hours battery life and less than 1.5 hours to fully recharge? It does have its limits unless you load a full Linux distro on it though. 8 second boots and...
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    Transfer Contacts from phone to SP3

    If you are using outlook mail it should all be in the cloud and when you login with your SP3 a sync should be automatic. It is nearly bullet-proof.
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    Reverted back to 8.1 - didnt like Win 10

    I'm just getting a bit crotchety in my old age I guess! :) Back in the day I didn't mind beta testing but these days I have little patience for it. I've got a Chromebook Pixel that I use most of the time these days and added a linux installation to it for the few apps that ChromeOS doesn't...
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    Reverted back to 8.1 - didnt like Win 10

    I'm with you on Edge. Used it just long enough to figure out it isn't ready to actually be used in any sane way. And I had bought a new SP3 over the weekend. All was fine with W8.1 but with W10 being the future, I put it on. Bad move!! :( Wifi got so twitchy and would forget it worked and...
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    Reverted back to 8.1 - didnt like Win 10

    I have a few machines and like W10 on 2 of them. The Yoga 2 Pro and HP AIO desktop are just fine with W10. But the SP2 just isn't. From extremely short battery life to the lack of a real tablet mode, it just doesn't get the job done imo. I'll be taking the SP2 back to W8.1 and depending on...
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    happy with windows 10

    Overall I like W10, but I sure don't like the battery sucking it does! Even in suspend it eats up the battery way too fast and that is on my SP2 and Yoga 2 Pro. As of right now if they don't get this fixed before the 30 day window to go back to W8.1, I'll be going back. IMO, not enough...
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    Xbox 1 vs PS4

    Take a look at Rayman games. Great games for the casual gamer and totally mindless so you don't have to do a lot of thinking. I find myself playing one or the other of them almost every time I decide to have a gaming session.
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    Xbox 1 vs PS4

    I've got a PS3, PS4 and Xbox One and end up playing the Xbox One most of the time. I'm a casual gamer and love the simpler games. Part of that is that as I've aged (I'm 71), my hand-eye coordination just isn't what it used to be. So I subscribe to Xbox Live Gold and get some free games, some...
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    Windows Insiders will get 20 percent off on Windows 10 launch day

    It would have to be bigger than this for it to have value to me. Nearest MS store is about 100 miles away! :(
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    Please recommend *Urgent* Which SP3 ? Or Yoga 3 ? At.. Best Buy right now!

    That is not the same thing as the Yoga 3 Pro. Lenovo loves that Yoga monicker and uses it on a few models. The Yoga 2 Pro has the UHD screen and comes in i5 and i7 flavors The Yoga 3 Pro has the UHD screen and only comes in Core M configurations I understand the confusion. The easies way to...
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    Please recommend *Urgent* Which SP3 ? Or Yoga 3 ? At.. Best Buy right now!

    I'd bet even money that the Yoga that you saw was the Yoga 2 Pro. They came in i5 and i7 configurations. The Yoga 3 Pros are all Core M. Frankly the Yoga 2 Pro is a better machine overall imo.
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    Please recommend *Urgent* Which SP3 ? Or Yoga 3 ? At.. Best Buy right now!

    If you haven't yet decided, the SP3 makes more sense. i5 or i7 will both be faster than the Yoga 3 Pro. The one nicety of the Yoga 3 Pro is the UHD screen, it is just awesome! BUT, the core M processor and the way Lenovo configured it makes for a relatively laggy box for videos and feels...
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    Favorite Web Browsers for SP2?

    I've got both a SP2 and SP3 and use IE 'modern' version all the time and don't see crashing enough to even remember the last time it did. If yours is crashing all the time, something is not right on your Surfaces. It could be some other app you're using or some other reason. Chrome, OTOH, is...
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    SP2 pen - can you configure to open OneNote?

    Not the answer I'd hoped for, but thanks for the clarification.
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    SP2 pen - can you configure to open OneNote?

    Right, I know that is a feature of the SP3 as I own one of them too. I was just wondering if there was enough control somewhere to have that do the same function on the SP2 with its pen.

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