Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jun 2014 18:38 UTC
Microsoft

The only review of the Surface Pro 3 that matters - as always, from AnandTech. They conclude:

Surface Pro 3 is easily the best design Microsoft has put forward. If you were intrigued by the previous designs, this is the first one that should really tempt you over. I was a fan of the original Surface Pro, and with Surface Pro 3 I think Microsoft has taken the hardware much closer to perfection. At this point the design needs more help on the software side than hardware, which is saying a lot for the Surface Pro hardware team. Personally I'd still rather carry a good notebook and a lightweight tablet, but if you are looking for a single device this is literally the only thing on the market that's worth considering. I don't know how big the professional productivity tablet market is, but it's a space that Microsoft seems to have almost exclusive reign over with its Surface line. With its latest iteration, Microsoft is serving that market better than ever.

Coincidentally, Microsoft is going for the tackle: you can trade in your MacBook Air and get up to $650 from Microsoft. Any takers? Anyone...?

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Lennie
Member since:
2007-09-22

My problem starts with: I just don't like the keyboard.

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henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

The keyboard is fine though. I've used both the touch and type... the touch takes a lot of getting used to, the type is jut like a regular laptop keyboard. But if you don't like the keyboard, use a bluetooth one. I have a bluetooth keyboard at my desk and use my Surface 2 pro in tablet mode most of the test of the time. I only tend to use the keyboard when I'm away from home and need to code.

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

If you are going to use an other keyboard, then what is the use of using the Surface ? Then you could just buy a tablet with a keyboard.

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Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

Hard to argue with that ;)

For me, the keyboard types really nicely (type, i dont have the touch one) the touchpad leaves a lot to be desired though, i normally plug in a mouse. Apparently the new one is better though

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