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    Everyone needs to get the SP4 touch cover

    I'm running Windows 10 on my Pro 3 and the fingerprint sensor works perfectly. Unfortunately, as I recall, Windows 10 is a requirement to use the fingerprint
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    Solved Type cover stopped working

    I had the same issue come up last weekend. I have had some random stops in the past year and a disconnect, reconnect has always done the trick to get the keyboard working again but this time no luck. I uninstalled, reinstalled< updated drivers, rebooted all with no luck. I finally broke down...
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    Everyone needs to get the SP4 touch cover

    Thanks for the tip. I went out today and picked up the SP4 fingerprint type cover and SP4 pen. Love them both! Very much improved feel. A great update to a great tablet.
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    Surface Pro 3 through airport security

    I've been using and travelling with the SP3 for about 7 months now. My experience has been that it is treated as a tablet at every security checkpoint that I've been through. It does not need to be removed from your bag or sleeve. I have a backpack that has the laptop compartment that can be...
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    "Free" Windows 10??

    Ugh! I missed that from MS. I'll be sad to see it go. Time to start hording Fresh OS disc's LOL before they become collectors items. I'm really not sure how that is going to fly with the general market. Selling me a PC that can't operate without an operating system and then telling me that...
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    1 for 2 on a new Surface 3

    It does happen. I'm fine with it and I suspect that we'll move on with our plan barring any other issues. Just really poor timing for me. On the S3 vs. the SP3, great question and I didn't at all interpret it as throwing rocks. At work, we have two distinct classifications of users, power...
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    1 for 2 on a new Surface 3

    I suspect you are correct. For me for a product at launch, it was one too many, LOL. Every product can have problems no matter how much care has been taken. If 30 years in manufacturing has taught me anything it's taught me that.
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    1 for 2 on a new Surface 3

    Picked up a Surface 3 for a co-worker from Best Buy two weeks ago. Bought the whole junior woodchuck survival kit (Surface, keyboard, Arcsoft touch mouse, mini DP to HDMI adapter and pen). It started and charged fine out of the box. Shortly after charging it started locking up randomly...
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    "Free" Windows 10??

    As you've now realized the free for one year simply means that you can get the update for free for the first year after the Windows 10 OS is released. After that, you would have to pay to upgrade your device. Windows 10 is still like previous OS versions in that it is pay once and use it for...
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    Convince me that the Dock is worth the money

    There seem to be some good reviews of this one. I had found this while doing my research in to a docking solution. You will still need to plug in the dock and plug in your SP3 AC adapter as this doesn't charge but it offers video and audio out connections along with additional USB ports. You...
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    Convince me that the Dock is worth the money

    I travel to a remote office one week per month for work. I use my SP3 as my tablet/fun computer while home and as my primary work computer while travelling. I purchased the MS dock and leave it at my remote office. I have all of my work files on a portable USB 3.0 1TB hard drive and at the...
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    Solved headset mic is not being correctly recognized

    Chris, Just to give you another data point (thanks to jnjroach's input) I pulled out one of my iPhone headsets to try and yes, it detects and switches automatically to the headset input. Now, the difference being in this case the 3 ring 3.5mm plug vs. your headset with two separate inputs (one...
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    Solved headset mic is not being correctly recognized

    Thank you for that correction. I hadn't found anything to support that functionality prior to your post. Very much appreciated.
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    Solved headset mic is not being correctly recognized

    Not sure which version of the Surface you have but on the SP3 the 3.5mm audio jack (headphone jack) is audio out only. Unlike many tablets or phones today with a 3.5mm auxiliary jack, the SP3 (and presumably the SP2) is not equipped to accept a microphone. So, nothing wrong with your headset...
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    Do you see having more than one charger a waste of money?

    Not at all. I generally keep two power supply's for my widely used mobile devices. I travel for work and like to keep one at home and one in the travel bag. In the case of the Surface (with the seemingly frequent charger issues) I wanted to have a backup in case of a failure again. In this...

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