1. thatcoolyo's Avatar
    Just curious - has anyone tried putting Windows S (S mode) on a Surface 3?
    If so, has it help with performance and speed on the device?

    I have a Surface 3 but on Windows 10 Home and in order to put it in S mode, I need Pro edition to switch (which is $130 for upgrade).

    If someone has tried and it does help, maybe I can consider the upgrade.

    Thanks!
    07-10-2018 02:51 PM
  2. Timbre70's Avatar
    Sell it and get the new Surface Go.
    07-10-2018 07:50 PM
  3. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I had a Surface 3 LTE and let me tell you, do as @Timbre70 suggests and get a new device. I went for the Acer Spin 1 from the Microsoft Store. It's $250 and runs beautifully in S-Mode. Very good battery life (10X better than the Surface 3), upgrading to 10 Pro is free and it comes with a stylus.
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    07-11-2018 07:57 PM
  4. xandros9's Avatar
    Windows S won’t be tangibly faster. Just a bit more foolproof, as in, there will be less access allowed, so less to go wrong.
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    07-11-2018 08:01 PM
  5. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Windows S won’t be tangibly faster. Just a bit more foolproof, as in, there will be less access allowed, so less to go wrong.
    It's noticeably faster and battery life is a lot better than x86 or x64. I ad 10 Pro when I first got the Spin and it was ok. The first update that it gave me the choice to go with S-Mode so I gave it a shot. I have no intention to go back to Pro anytime soon. Yes, if you must install .exe progs then I don't recommend it. Like, at all. Edge has come a ways and you won't miss Firefox one bit.
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    07-11-2018 08:38 PM
  6. xandros9's Avatar
    It's noticeably faster and battery life is a lot better than x86 or x64. I ad 10 Pro when I first got the Spin and it was ok. The first update that it gave me the choice to go with S-Mode so I gave it a shot. I have no intention to go back to Pro anytime soon. Yes, if you must install .exe progs then I don't recommend it. Like, at all. Edge has come a ways and you won't miss Firefox one bit.
    That blows me away, looks like I have some homework to do!
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    07-11-2018 10:05 PM
  7. fatclue_98's Avatar
    That blows me away, looks like I have some homework to do!
    My biggest irritant with Intel-based Windows laptops, tablets, whatever, is the hibernate after sleep if it's been a while. For $250 it's more than worth it to try S-Mode before committing to a Snapdragon-equipped and its "instant on" goodness.
    Timbre70 likes this.
    07-11-2018 10:16 PM
  8. ven07's Avatar
    Acer Spin 1
    Thanks xd
    fatclue_98 likes this.
    07-12-2018 11:56 AM

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