Some nice improvements compared the previous two models.
Source: Microsoft (via Ars Technica, The Verge)
Originally Posted by Ars Technica
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Last edited by Arthur; 20th May 2014 at 11:42 PM.
Well well well, an i3 version at long last - maybe Microsoft do listen after all! Is that the end of the line for RT as well?
Increasing the screen to 12" does seem a touch on the large size, hard to tell without seeing one but I suspect it might just be a bit too big to be easy to carry around. The original Surface felt not much bigger than a paper notebook which was ideal, this looks more like a laptop than tablet, at first glance anyway.
Don't know why but the logo \ Windows button being the portrait position just looks... wrong
Last edited by gshaw; 20th May 2014 at 06:55 PM.
Gotta say, that device interests me greatly! Wonder if they offer finance...
Last edited by Arthur; 20th May 2014 at 08:27 PM.
The side by side is interesting, now let's hope MS don't rip off the UK with the dollar to pounds price conversion and one may be on my shopping list (up against the Lenovo ThinkPad 10 that's just been announced as well)
Apart from my concerns about that it sounds like a fantastic tablet though and if they can bring it out priced at £600-700 I think they might finally have a device to tempt people away from their ipads. Will be heading off to see one of these when my local retailers have it in stock.
Having said that I'm starting to feel dejavu as every time MS release a Surface Pro tablet I get hyped and tempted to go out and buy one! So far there' always been something that's put me off though ! The first one was the poor battery life. When they fixed that I was frustrated by how unusable 16:9 was on a small 10" 1080p screen especially on the desktop.
This time.....we'll see
Last edited by flyinghaggis; 20th May 2014 at 09:01 PM.
That said, Windows developers really need to get their act together regarding hi-ppi support in their desktop apps.
^ This sort of thing is unacceptable.
The i3 model has to be around £400-500 to make any dent in market share imo. Paying £600-700 for the basic spec isn't worth it, for the i5 model maybe but again I guess it comes down to whether MS want market share or just high-end ultrabook customers.
Wish the manufacturers would stop ripping us off without keyboards though, they must cost peanuts to make yet being sold as a £100 accessory?!
Maybe I'm the odd one out but I like the 16:9 on the RT I use at work. snapping two apps side by side still leaves enough space to do something useful on either but still small enough to be easy to carry around.
Last edited by flyinghaggis; 20th May 2014 at 11:03 PM.
Novalee (21st May 2014)
So, the Surface was supposed to be the "iPad killer" when it came out. Now, the Surface 3 is the "laptop killer"?
I'll wait to see how well this goes over with all of the hardware companies out there building Windows laptops. Unless MS intends to become the dominant Windows PC hardware manufacturer, I think they are painting themselves into a corner.
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