This might not be the right place to post this, but I guess people in this thread have experience with both. I've been comparing the Surface 3 (4 gb RAM) and Surface Pro 3 (i5) for the past few days, and I really don't know which one to get. I need it for school, so I'm going to use it for taking notes, PDF viewing, Excel, Word and some web browsing.
Surface 3 pros:
- Fanless (I really hate fan noise)
- 1 year free Office
- Significantly slower than the SP3
- Charging problems (?)
- Windows 10 preview seems to run badly (I'm not a huge fan of W8)
I'm also wondering if the Surface 3 can handle moderately big Excel files decently. Right now I'm using a fairly sluggish, 5 year old Dell laptop with a dual core cpu and an HDD at school, so anything should be an improvement. What do you guys think I should get?
Not sure if there are charging "problems" other than being picky about which non-OEM chargers and cables charge at reasonably fast speeds. Once you use the correct cables and chargers, it charges fine.
You can always stick with the OEM cable and power brick for the least hassle. With a SP3, you have no other options besides the OEM.