1. stokes1510's Avatar
    Just wondering as I have seen a couple on ebay for less than 300 with the i5 processor or should I save a little longer and get sp3 or even sp4 when(if) announced
    02-13-2015 08:57 AM
  2. worldspy99's Avatar
    SP3 is a better bet as it will soon come down in price and likely to handle Windows 10 a bit better. Good luck with your search.
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    02-13-2015 09:02 AM
  3. stokes1510's Avatar
    SP3 is a better bet as it will soon come down in price and likely to handle Windows 10 a bit better. Good luck with your search.
    Thank you not really worried about win10 atm though
    02-13-2015 09:03 AM
  4. sectime's Avatar
    Thank you not really worried about win10 atm though
    Not sure the Windows 10 comment makes sense because the I5 is the same chip in both models. I just bought a 512GB Pro 2 from NewEgg on Ebay for $799. they are going very fast.
    02-13-2015 07:32 PM
  5. Dexter505's Avatar
    SP3 is a better bet as it will soon come down in price and likely to handle Windows 10 a bit better. Good luck with your search.


    Why would it handle Windows 10 better? They both have an i5 processor. You can get the Pro 2 for cheap and I like the smaller form factor. I already have a 17" laptop. I wish they made a 10" as thin as the pro 3.
    02-13-2015 08:25 PM
  6. onlysublime's Avatar
    There's zero reason why the SP3 would handle Windows 10 better.

    They're almost the same specs and hardware. Same CPU line (both have Haswell; though SP3 offers i7 which isn't really much of a step up, especially with the throttling issues), same graphics, same complement of ports, same networking.

    The only significant differences are display panel (12" vs 10.6"), kickstand, and pen (arguably inferior to the SP2 pen which is WACOM and doesn't need batteries like the SP3 pen does).
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    02-13-2015 11:38 PM
  7. Montgomery Badleford's Avatar
    If you can get one with at least 128 GB for that price and is not terribly scratched or damaged then go for it. I've bought mine (new but without pen and charger) for a bit over 400 a couple of weeks ago after many attempts to get it cheaper on eBay auctions. I personally don't like the SP3's size, and its slightly better pen (which I have no use for) and marginally better weight are not worth the extra 200 (and that's only for the 64 GB i3 model). The battery life is pretty much the same. The SP4 is likely to be very expensive in its early days, so if you don't mind paying 700+ and waiting until October-December then perhaps that might be the better option.
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    02-14-2015 08:41 AM
  8. stokes1510's Avatar
    Thanks to everyone for the help and have decided to go for sp2 as size and weight don't bother me too much
    02-14-2015 11:00 AM

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