02-27-2018 03:36 AM
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  1. Santiago Del Bono Lonardi's Avatar
    Hi guys, I am thinking to buy a SP m3 as my secondary computer for office tasks.
    My only concern is that I usually use it on my lap when I am in the bed watching TV. I usually reply some emails.
    How is the the lapability on the bed using the keyboard?
    Thanks!!!
    Aden Rossinni likes this.
    02-18-2018 12:30 AM
  2. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Hi guys, I am thinking to buy a SP m3 as my secondary computer for office tasks.
    My only concern is that I usually use it on my lap when I am in the bed watching TV. I usually reply some emails.
    How is the the lapability on the bed using the keyboard?
    Thanks!!!
    I use a surface 3 and it's okay if you stretch out your legs straight - but sitting cross legged won't work
    Joe920 and rdubmu like this.
    02-18-2018 10:26 AM
  3. Santiago Del Bono Lonardi's Avatar
    Thanks for your quick reply.
    Cheers
    02-18-2018 10:30 AM
  4. camaroz1985's Avatar
    If you use it a lot on your lap with the keyboard for extended periods it isn't the best. Wife upgraded to a Surface laptop mainly for that reason (and slightly larger screen). If you are using it as a tablet its obviously not as big of an issue.
    ZuneEtunes likes this.
    02-19-2018 12:37 PM
  5. ClintRo's Avatar
    It is ok, but not ideal. For long period I would just get some type of lap desk to put it on.
    ZuneEtunes likes this.
    02-20-2018 07:01 AM
  6. Santiago Del Bono Lonardi's Avatar
    Thank you all!!
    02-20-2018 08:53 AM
  7. Adventurer64's Avatar
    I use mine on lap all the time, especially on airplanes, with no issues.
    ZuneEtunes likes this.
    02-20-2018 05:08 PM
  8. bardo77n's Avatar
    I don't really use it on my lap because I usually use it as a tablet. The only time I use it like a laptop is if I'm seated at a table.
    02-24-2018 07:54 AM
  9. EliteMikes's Avatar
    it's horrible for using on a lap. it's a tablet or set on the desk unit. I'm not even happy on a plane because it requires too much surface area to be stable
    02-24-2018 07:58 AM
  10. slepr's Avatar
    I have used my SP3 for almost 4 years and almost exclusively on my lap, like right now. Have never had any difficulty in using it this way. I also love the ability to just pull the keyboard off and use it as a tablet when I am not going to be doing much typing.
    ZuneEtunes likes this.
    02-24-2018 07:59 AM
  11. sporosarcina's Avatar
    I use it on my lap all the time. If your legs are crossed you don't need the kickstand, otherwise you just use the kickstand. I do prefer a mouse (Bluetooth) to the touchpad.
    ZuneEtunes likes this.
    02-24-2018 08:48 AM
  12. sholokov's Avatar
    Hi guys, I am thinking to buy a SP m3 as my secondary computer for office tasks.
    My only concern is that I usually use it on my lap when I am in the bed watching TV. I usually reply some emails.
    How is the the lapability on the bed using the keyboard?
    Thanks!!!
    Not as well as a real laptop. But it's good enough that my $2k Laptop hasn't been used in two years. Completely replaced by my SP3. The only time I last picked my laptop up was when I wanted to try a high end game that required the NVidia Video card it has.

    I'm an engineer and I use SAP, AutoCAD, Office and Inventor on it
    ZuneEtunes likes this.
    02-24-2018 09:18 AM
  13. ZuneEtunes's Avatar
    Hi guys, I am thinking to buy a SP m3 as my secondary computer for office tasks.
    My only concern is that I usually use it on my lap when I am in the bed watching TV. I usually reply some emails.
    How is the the lapability on the bed using the keyboard?
    Thanks!!!
    If you are going to use on your lap for extended periods, it may not be the best choice. However, if you are going to use the SP in the manner in which I use mine, about <10% on your lap, the SP "kills" a laptop. Based on what I have seen, the vast majority of people use their laptops for the majority of the time on a "surface" other than their laps. Maybe they should be called Surfacetops, oh yes, Microsoft did just that! To sum things up, the SP has replaced my laptop. I have found far more ways and places to use it than I ever could with a laptop, of course, I am probably not a typical laptop user, or am I! All the best in your purchase decision. There will always be trade-offs, but if you do get the SP, you won't regret it.
    02-24-2018 10:00 AM
  14. cwc2311's Avatar
    I bought a product called ProCase off of Amazon for my Surface Pro 4. It vastly improves easy of use in the lap, at least for me.
    02-24-2018 10:49 AM
  15. netmann's Avatar
    I don't use my SP1 on my lap. I am not a workaholic or a gamer!
    02-24-2018 10:59 AM
  16. tboggs13's Avatar
    I really think it depends on the length of your upper thigh and how you typically position a laptop. I find it acceptable in a standard sitting position in the chair with feet on floor, but if my upper thighs we're shorter it would be a problem. In a chair with legs stretched out in front on a table, no problem. With legs crossed, I put the kickstand over the crossed leg and it's stable. In bed, sitting up legs straight no problem. Ultimately, it's not as easy to use in any of those positions as a comparably sized laptop. However, if all you wanted was a laptop isn't that what you would purchase?
    02-24-2018 11:17 AM
  17. Hans Swolfs's Avatar
    I use my SP3 quite often in my lap when I'm sitting in the couch in the evening.

    I like it.
    Aden Rossinni likes this.
    02-24-2018 11:42 AM
  18. Mattemt294's Avatar
    Using it in bed especially in tablet mode is actually alot better than most tablets. Using it with a type cover while sitting is not as good in my opinion but sitting like that with any computer is uncomfortable.
    02-24-2018 12:01 PM
  19. Robert Buckner1's Avatar
    it's only ok if you buy a keyboard from Brydge. turns it into a laptop and you can disconnect the screen whenever. same price as the type cover
    Wan Firas likes this.
    02-24-2018 12:24 PM
  20. Wevenhuis's Avatar
    Hi guys, I am thinking to buy a SP m3 as my secondary computer for office tasks.
    My only concern is that I usually use it on my lap when I am in the bed watching TV. I usually reply some emails.
    How is the the lapability on the bed using the keyboard?
    Thanks!!!
    I can use it fine on my lap. The new type covers that latch on the bezel make for a more stable typing experience. But reading between the lines I get the impression you really want a windows laptop device. I don't think the SP is the right choice for you then. I think if a tablet formfator and use is not your primary use function I would advice you to look at another device, such as a dell xps or surface laptop or surface book.
    02-24-2018 12:27 PM
  21. Vincent McLaughlin's Avatar
    The biggest issue I have is the type of type cover. I do well with the actual type cover, verses the touch cover. The touch cover doesn't work as well, IMO.
    02-24-2018 01:43 PM
  22. DrWMJ's Avatar
    Consider the Brydge keyboard, it works well on the lap, and less than $180...
    Wan Firas likes this.
    02-24-2018 03:11 PM
  23. Aden Rossinni's Avatar
    I love my SP 4. Use it on my lap but not a lot. Mainly because when I'm at home I use the Surface Keyboard with it and it's awesome because you can have the screen higher and the keyboard wherever u like. In bed, it fine because the doona/ blankets create a cushion and the stand makes it very stable. The flexibility of it overrides any stability issues IMO, but I'd like a SL and SB II for more intense use. As a secondary device it's perfect, although mine is my main device right now.
    02-24-2018 04:10 PM
  24. Aden Rossinni's Avatar
    I use my SP3 quite often in my lap when I'm sitting in the couch in the evening.

    I like it.
    yep, me too, just use a cushion to raise it, and my Surface Keyboard and BT mouse.
    02-24-2018 04:12 PM
  25. badtzbuzz's Avatar
    Using an SP4, and it requires too many compromises to be considered lappable. I avoid it using it with the keyboard on the lap, but it's okay as a tablet on the couch.
    02-24-2018 07:57 PM
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