@markb06 I went to BestBuy to compare with their four SP3 on display. My kickstand is a little loose. Under 20-25 degrees, if my SP3 is held horizontally, the kickstand closes by itself. There is just a very little friction, but apparently not enough.
None of the four SP3 at BestBuy did it. Apparently...
Its nothing, but the guy suggested to exchange it. So, why not.
Yes I think you're right, that's where a lot of reviews are being unfair. They review it as a iPad or as a MacBook Air and it's neither. It's elements of both (Both the elements most people love.) In one device.
I love that I never have to be worried I'm taking the right device with me. With the SP3, you know you are!
I love the Surface Pro 3 for the same reason I'll likely be buying a Samsung Gear S smart watch. I enjoy the idea of "one-ring-to-rule-them-all" technology, and for me SP3 is just that.
Going 12 inches and 3:2 aspect ratio was really the master stroke. Also going thinner as in the Surface Line. I used to always admire the Surface and think, why can't MS just make the Pro Line bigger so it can be thin like this?...and they did just that.
I can type on it all day for work just like a regular laptop, browse the web in portrait on my sofa while drinking my morning coffee like a tablet and scratch out some quick notes when I'm trying to figure out why my DirectTV web connection wasn't working properly (just grabbed a screenshot from their configuration page, dragged it into OneNote and wrote on top of that - brilliant!).
The SP3 isn't just a computer, it's my buddy and I'm very happy with it.