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Old 02-13-2015, 03:36 PM
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I am thinking about replacing my laptop with the Microsoft surface tablet. Can anyone give me feedback or recommendations about this item? Thanks!
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Old 02-13-2015, 03:45 PM
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My DIL loves hers. The one disadvantage I have heard about it is that it won't "sit up" very well, like a laptop. So if you really do want to use it on your lap, it's more difficult. It has a little extension on the back that is supposed to stabilize the screen and make it sit up, but some say that only works well when you have the Surface sitting on a solid surface, like a desk.

I sit on the couch with my laptop watching TV and reading email and stuff, and I'm not sure this would work well under that condition. But I am really drawn to the Surface and hope you will report back if you get one.
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Old 02-13-2015, 04:25 PM
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This might help you out: CNET usually have pretty good reviews.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review - CNET
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Old 02-13-2015, 05:08 PM
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I like the reviews of The Wire Cutter.
click here to see what they have to say--it's towards the bottom
I use 17 inch envy laptop. I don't like touching the screen. I have a nexus 7 I rarely touch anymore.
My sons gf has the surface pro but she works for microsoft and she likes it.

I'm a big chromebook fan although I don't own one.
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I have a surface tablet, not thrilled with it. Issues to numerous, next time I will go back to the I Pad.
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Old 02-14-2015, 03:14 AM
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I have a surface tablet, not thrilled with it. Issues to numerous, next time I will go back to the I Pad.
Could you please at least briefly list some of the worst issues, Sligo, for some of to consider? I really don't like my iPad and only keep it because it has unlocked cellular feature that can be used abroad. My main complaint about it is having to toggle among three keyboards. The Surface looked like everything was on one keyboard.
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Ipad is a toy compared to Surface Pro.
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Could you please at least briefly list some of the worst issues, Sligo, for some of to consider? I really don't like my iPad and only keep it because it has unlocked cellular feature that can be used abroad. My main complaint about it is having to toggle among three keyboards. The Surface looked like everything was on one keyboard.
I have been considering the Surface Pro because it has a USB port and the Microsoft Office Suite integration. Would like to hear the issues. Thanks.
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Had a Surface Pro 1 from work. Had a few serious problems I could deal with and from what I have read Microsoft has fixed. Just got a Surface Pro 3 and the old problems have not surfaced and I did not expect them to. Be sure to get the keyboard. It can be a little hard to type on but better than the screen.
With the pen you can also write on the screen keyboard and your handwriting is changed into type and put into the correct place on the screen. Eliminates pecking each letter on the screen.
I would also get the. pen. I think without it I would have problems just using my figures.

Remember it will run Microsoft Office but it does not come with it. I put an old copy of office that I owned on it and it works fine. I can also run Quicken and Turbo Tax on it. You have to transfer the software from another computer with a disk or make an ISO file since there is no CD drive built in. The price can be high but I wanted to be able to run software programs that ran on my laptop.
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Ipad is a toy compared to Surface Pro.
I agree. The pro three is great. A pad without a usb is a joke. We have the old surface but my son has the new 3 and I have used it and its great. Fast and powerful does anything my laptop will and then some. I have to use a stilus or a Bluetooth mouse because I am not very coordinated and a touch screen is a problem for me. There are many cases available that in addition to protecting it have a sturdy stand that makes it easier to use on your lap.
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I truly appreciate everyone's feedback and will take everything said into consideration before making a purchase. Thank you all, I'll let you know my final decision.
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