1. gregsen88's Avatar
    does anybody know whether the Surface 3, at least the LTE variant, has a GPS sensor?

    With this, it would be the perfect tablet for me and it would replace my iPad Air.
    04-02-2015 07:31 AM
  2. DrFate's Avatar
    Listed on this Fact Sheet, news.microsoft.com/download/presskits/surface/docs/surface3fs.docx

    Location
    Surface 3 (4G LTE):

    GPS
    Assisted GPS
    GLONASS
    gregsen88 and xandros9 like this.
    04-02-2015 08:22 AM
  3. gregsen88's Avatar
    Yes, thanks for digging this out.

    So, waiting for a release of the LTE variant now :)
    04-02-2015 09:03 AM
  4. hrudu's Avatar
    That means NO GPS for Surface 3?

    So, waiting for a release of the Surface 4 or go with the ASUS CHI book???

    ~~~
    04-07-2015 10:52 AM
  5. colinkiama's Avatar
    That means NO GPS for Surface 3?

    So, waiting for a release of the Surface 4 or go with the ASUS CHI book???

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    There is GPS on the LTE version
    xandros9 likes this.
    04-07-2015 10:54 AM
  6. hrudu's Avatar
    There is GPS on the LTE version
    Great! But I am asking about THE Surface 3? Not the LTE thingie.

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    04-07-2015 11:07 AM
  7. onkel_axel's Avatar
    ofc no gps for the non lte version
    what mobile device without mobile connention does have gps?

    maybe 5
    but no ipads, or galaxy tabs or anything other common has gps without lte


    the surface pro 4 also won't have gps without lte
    04-08-2015 05:52 AM
  8. P_Devil's Avatar
    Great! But I am asking about THE Surface 3? Not the LTE thingie.

    ~~~
    It's not a separate "thingie." It's a Surface 3 (as in THE Surface 3) with LTE data capabilities built-in. It looks just like the wi-fi only Surface 3. There isn't a single (as in THE) Surface 3 model. There are two main configurations of each version; wi-fi only and wi-fi+LTE (64GB/2GB of RAM and 128GB/4GB of RAM). Want GPS in your Surface 3? Spend $100 more and get a model with LTE.
    Last edited by P_Devil; 04-08-2015 at 11:28 AM. Reason: grammar
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    04-08-2015 11:28 AM
  9. hrudu's Avatar
    Well just like Surface 2 NO GPS only LTE thingie model? What an improvement!
    Oh, btw, Surface 1 does not have GPS too only LTE thingie model, great!

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    04-09-2015 12:37 AM
  10. P_Devil's Avatar
    I really don't think you are comprehending what you are saying. The Surface 1 (AKA the Surface RT) never had an LTE option (again, it isn't a "thingie"). I'm not really sure what you expected at this point when the vast majority (maybe all) PCs, 2-in-1 units, and tablets have GPS only with their cellular compatible models. That's true for units made by Samsung, Asus, LG, Apple, Microsoft, and Sony.

    Again, if you want the GPS, you have to spend the extra money. What's the big issue here?
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    04-09-2015 06:49 AM
  11. hrudu's Avatar
    I am sure, most people have a cell phone with LTE option thingie and data plan already.
    So why buy an additional LTE thingie device, pay additional data plan and carry with you? If a tablet is GPS enabled you can down load maps and apps, like HERE maps and drive, to navigate without data plan! Easy to comprehend now?


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    04-09-2015 10:33 AM
  12. onkel_axel's Avatar
    I am sure, most people have a cell phone with LTE option thingie and data plan already.
    So why buy an additional LTE thingie device, pay additional data plan and carry with you? If a tablet is GPS enabled you can down load maps and apps, like HERE maps and drive, to navigate without data plan! Easy to comprehend now?

    stop trolling
    u can do that with ur phone that has that lte Option thingie already

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    04-11-2015 06:58 AM

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