06-10-2014 07:34 AM
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  1. MCube74's Avatar
    I got the Surface Pro 2 256gb last week with the i5 4300u CPU. I am still getting used to the new tablet and now I am reading about Surface Pro 3.

    Not sure if I bought my Surface Pro 3 at a wrong time.

    If Surface Pro 3 will have a larger screen then I am not bothered as if I wanted a larger screen I could have got the Sony Vio Tap 11 Tablet or a Dell XPS 12 Ultra book.

    I like the 10.6" screen size as it is easier for me to carry around.

    The only thing I will be disappointed is that if I had waiting, I would have bought my Surface Pro 2 at a lower price.
    05-18-2014 02:18 PM
  2. Jazmac's Avatar
    Doesn't it feel like they waiting on YOU to plunk down the bucks so they can tease you with the new stuff? I'll say this, Microsoft is fairly bullish about the desktop and won't cede owning it to mobile. This news is dropping faster than I've ever seen MS move on an idea. Reminds me of the old Microsoft from back in the browser/office days.
    1jaxstate1 and Acbuono5 like this.
    05-18-2014 02:36 PM
  3. kencaz's Avatar
    It's always going to be that way...
    aximtreo and ohgood like this.
    05-18-2014 03:14 PM
  4. Berryal202869's Avatar
    im in the same boat, but i also prefer the smaller size so im not worried.
    05-20-2014 03:16 PM
  5. Blacklac's Avatar
    It's always going to be that way...
    This one seemed pretty quick though.
    05-20-2014 03:27 PM
  6. Nimdock's Avatar
    Easy. If you want the SP3 return the SP2 and get the SP3.
    05-20-2014 04:07 PM
  7. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Take it back if you're having buyers remorse. I think you have 14 days to return it.
    05-20-2014 04:08 PM
  8. Cryio's Avatar
    Standard law is 10 days if I remember correctly. It depends now on the store too
    05-20-2014 04:38 PM
  9. MCube74's Avatar
    Easy. If you want the SP3 return the SP2 and get the SP3.
    The surface pro 3 will release in my country at the end of August 2014.

    However I doubt I would like the bigger screen size.

    Now that I know that the Surface Pro 3 with i5 CPU is the same as the the one in the pro 2, there is no big deal. Both have the i5 4300u CPU and intel HD 4400 graphics card.

    The i7 option is good though but not really needed if not playing games.

    There will probably be another Surface Pro releasing later this year which will replace Surface Pro and Surface pro 2. May consider that one.
    05-20-2014 05:49 PM
  10. MCube74's Avatar
    Take it back if you're having buyers remorse. I think you have 14 days to return it.
    I bought my Surface pro 2 i5 4300u 256gb from a business channel reseller. I got discounts on my Pro 2, type cover 2 and also the extended warranty and accidental damage coverage.
    From what I saved I invested on a HD Screen Protector and applied 3m protection on the Surface pro 2. Now I use my pro 2 without any worries. I carry it around to my business meeting and place it on the table for presentations.

    I do get 30 days return since the reseller follows microsoft's return policy but the pro 3 will release in my country in late August and even it it released sooner I doubt I would change for a bigger screen. The i7 CPU is the only tempting feature.

    I think I can manage until the next Surface Pro releases later this year.
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    05-20-2014 05:56 PM
  11. Nimdock's Avatar
    Yes, at first I was really sure I wanted to go from my SP2 to SP3.

    The more I think about it the more I feel I should stay because I don't think I want a bigger device and because I like where the Windows button is located in the SP2.

    That being said I do envy a bit the thickness/weight of the SP3.
    05-20-2014 08:16 PM
  12. flotto's Avatar
    i'm in the same boat, I've had my sp2 for about 10 days now. i'm trying to decide if it's worth returning a waiting till june 20th.

    Sent from my Surface Pro 2 using Tapatalk
    05-20-2014 08:29 PM
  13. MCube74's Avatar
    I say use the Surface Pro 2 until the next best Surface Pro releases later this year.

    It will probably have a new CPU and GPU.

    It is not like you are using the first generation Surface Pro.
    05-20-2014 09:08 PM
  14. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Worse pen functionality, going by what I see on wacom vs n-trig and the same Intel integrated graphics 4400. I'll wait until the graphics card get bumped. Probably be two more versions before I upgrade.
    05-20-2014 09:40 PM
  15. onlysublime's Avatar
    the SP3 looks like a great machine. But the only thing that would get me to upgrade my SP2 is a generational upgrade of the CPU which the SP3 is not. It's not Broadwell.

    If you need a bigger screen, then SP3 makes sense. also, the battery life looks to be better too. But all the other features are minor upgrades for an SP2 owner.

    If I had no Surface Pro machine, I'd get the SP3. But I have the SP2 and am perfectly happy with it. Just enjoy it. Better machines are always coming out. time stops for no one...
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    05-20-2014 10:20 PM
  16. kencaz's Avatar
    This one seemed pretty quick though.
    Tru, Tru... Same thing happened when I got my 928 Verizon a week later announce the Icon. I should have waited but....
    05-20-2014 10:38 PM
  17. MCube74's Avatar
    I am sure there will be one more Surface Tablet either at the end of this year or early next year with Broadwell CPU and Windows 9.

    Now that will be a good upgrade for Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 owners.
    05-20-2014 11:40 PM
  18. Darth_Bane's Avatar
    I am sure there will be one more Surface Tablet either at the end of this year or early next year with Broadwell CPU and Windows 9.
    I question the wisdom in that move if MS does release a Broadwell based Surface tablet. I think it will be a huge mistake and they'll be alienating a lot of customers [of the SP3]
    05-21-2014 04:38 AM
  19. Nimdock's Avatar
    I question the wisdom in that move if MS does release a Broadwell based Surface tablet. I think it will be a huge mistake and they'll be alienating a lot of customers [of the SP3]
    I disagree. By that logic all of us who already bought the SP2 should feel alienated and should be buying iPads, haha. :D

    That's the way technology goes and I actually prefer this faster moving Microsoft than their old slow ways.
    05-21-2014 07:17 AM
  20. explosive0's Avatar
    i'm in the same boat, I've had my sp2 for about 10 days now. i'm trying to decide if it's worth returning a waiting till june 20th.

    Sent from my Surface Pro 2 using Tapatalk
    Return and get the Pro 3. At same price, I don't see why not. That's what I'm doing.
    05-21-2014 07:29 AM
  21. rchillin's Avatar
    I'm telling you now, take it back and pre-order the Pro 3. I'm a Surface Pro owner bought when it first came out and while I love it, the Pro 3 fixes a lot of issues I have with my Pro. I found myself wanting to use my pro in portrait more often; commutes on the train or lying in bed, but is really awkward because its top heavy and elongated. The kickstand being able to go from 22 - 150 degrees I can't tell you how beneficial that will be in real-world use. Then there's the speakers which aren't front facing so I find myself using my hands to cup the speakers in order to hear better which they've addressed in Pro 3.
    05-21-2014 07:48 AM
  22. MCube74's Avatar
    As tempting as it may be to get the Pro 3, I think it will be better to wait for the next Surface Pro with new CPU and GPU and possibly new Windows.

    It will not be too long until it releases.
    05-21-2014 01:12 PM
  23. erasure25's Avatar
    I feel ya, but I think the SP2 has value. The SP3 has no place to store the pen other than a fairly ugly loop attached by a sticky to the type cover. It does not have a dedicated spot to magnetically connect the pen. I find the widescreen format of the SP2 to be good for giving you ample space to lay your palm while writing. I think the format of the SP3 will make this a little more difficult (your palm will often be resting off the screen when writing on the right hand side of "pages" which makes for uneven writing). The processor will be an upgraded version (maybe a 4400 Haswell vs. the 4300 Haswell in the SP2), but I don't think drastically so. The Intel Broadwell processors are slated to be out for the holidays, so there could be yet another upgraded Surface Pro late this year/early next year. While the SP3 reportedly has no lag or parallax in the pen input (compared to the slight lag and parallax in the Pro 2) I am ok with how the Pro 2 pen currently functions.

    I personally don't think its worth it to shell out for a Pro 3 if you have a Pro 2 (if you have a Pro 1, then probably worth it). I'm more than likely going to hold out for the Broadwell Surface Pro if/when that comes out (unless I get a nice raise/bonus or windfall of money :P).
    05-21-2014 02:10 PM
  24. onlysublime's Avatar
    again, multiple reports that Broadwell will not be released to OEMs in time for this year. because you can't just release the chips and have instant machines. you still have to design around the chip. no Broadwell Surfaces until next year.

    And for all the criticism of 16:9. Here's some food for thought. If you like to use the Windows 8/8.1 snap mode, 16:9 gives you more room. When I'm snapping Sound Recorder to the side and taking notes in Word on the other side, that extra length helps.

    As for portrait mode, because it's a heavy machine, you're not going to hold it in a traditional tablet manner where your hand bears the burden. My brother and I both cradle it in our arm.

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    Now, for my Surface RT, I can hold it more like a traditional tablet because it's light but I still end up cradling it most of the time when I'm in portrait. But here's another advantage of 16:9 in portrait. I have a spreadsheet for my medical offices. I can see a lot more rows without scrolling because it's 16:9. Yes, the narrowness means I can't see as many columns. But for seeing a wide view of multiple rows (the different offices), it's more important to see more rows than more columns. And if I want to see a ton of columns, well 16:9 landscape lets me see more than 4:3 landscape.

    this isn't the old days. machines are going to be updated regularly. If you don't have an SP2, then get the SP3.

    I can definitely see upgrading from SP to SP3 as SP had all the roughness of a first-gen model. But SP2 is really really nice.
    05-22-2014 03:35 AM
  25. Marlon Bu's Avatar
    As tempting as it may be to get the Pro 3, I think it will be better to wait for the next Surface Pro with new CPU and GPU and possibly new Windows.

    It will not be too long until it releases.
    There will always be a "next Surface". So you can wait forever.
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    05-22-2014 06:19 AM
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