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  1. Ankit Nawlakha's Avatar
    Sound off!
    05-20-2014 11:56 AM
  2. Kalyan Ch's Avatar
    What do you guys think about the price of the high end version which i am sure will be everybody's envy.
    Isn't $1,949 a bit too high?
    05-20-2014 12:03 PM
  3. MrGoodSmith's Avatar
    Personally I would go for the 2nd best variant, i7-8GB-256SSD
    No need to waste another 256GB of disk space on a medium that doesn't have the same longevity as a HDD
    05-20-2014 12:06 PM
  4. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    Microsoft hit a home run with the SP3. Love the new aspect ratio, pen support... but it does seem like too big a step from the SP2. I suspect that anyone (personal machine, not a work machine) who shelled out $1000 less than a year ago is going to be a little disappointed at the significant improvement between 2nd and 3rd gen.
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    05-20-2014 12:09 PM
  5. SillyFlamingo's Avatar
    Very cute device. Anybody knows how the pen is connected to it? I hope it's not the annoying magnet thing i hate on my Pro 2. What about 4G? Many questions left open.
    05-20-2014 12:12 PM
  6. dhaoracle's Avatar
    @WillysJeepMan I don't believe that it's too big of a step. I wanted them to go 13" actually. This is the way that it should have been from the get go. They should have differentiated Pro and RT and this showing has done it.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using WPCentral Forums mobile app
    05-20-2014 12:13 PM
  7. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    I just can't help but think for the same price why not just get a laptop
    herbertsnow likes this.
    05-20-2014 12:15 PM
  8. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    @WillysJeepMan I don't believe that it's too big of a step. I wanted them to go 13" actually. This is the way that it should have been from the get go. They should have differentiated Pro and RT and this showing has done it.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using WPCentral Forums mobile app
    That's how you feel, but did you purchase a Surface Pro 2?
    05-20-2014 12:18 PM
  9. thundr51's Avatar
    Speaking as a 1st gen owner, I didn't see anything to make me run out and purchase this. With the exception of the kickstand, my SP1 almost everything the SP3 can do. Ok, I can't use my stylus to turn on my machine...but honestly I don't use it very much so I'll get over it. I think this was an important step and was needed, but I didn't see anything warrant a purchase.
    05-20-2014 12:19 PM
  10. pyrosol08's Avatar
    Meet Surface Pro 3, the tablet that can replace your laptop. Wrapped in magnesium and loaded with a 12-inch ClearType Full HD display, 4th-generation Intel® Core™ processor and up to 8 GB of RAM in a sleek frame — just 0.36 inches thin and 1.76 pounds — with up to nine hours of Web-browsing battery life, Surface Pro 3 has all the power, performance and mobility of a laptop in an incredibly lightweight, versatile form.
    05-20-2014 12:19 PM
  11. MrGoodSmith's Avatar
    Meet Surface Pro 3, the tablet that can replace your laptop. Wrapped in magnesium and loaded with a 12-inch ClearType Full HD display, 4th-generation Intel® Core™ processor and up to 8 GB of RAM in a sleek frame — just 0.36 inches thin and 1.76 pounds — with up to nine hours of Web-browsing battery life, Surface Pro 3 has all the power, performance and mobility of a laptop in an incredibly lightweight, versatile form.
    Where did you get the 9 hours browsing battery info?
    05-20-2014 12:21 PM
  12. thundr51's Avatar
    nine hours of Web-browsing battery life, Surface Pro 3 has all the power, performance and mobility of a laptop in an incredibly lightweight, versatile form.
    Ok, but who's going to pay 800+ to just browse the web?
    05-20-2014 12:23 PM
  13. Zapella Tiago's Avatar
    Some please, off the topic, have a link of today's press event (NYC Surface Pro # announcement) to download?
    05-20-2014 12:24 PM
  14. json jett's Avatar
    It is probably best I did not visit tech sites last evening, and was able to get excited about the Surface Pro 3 during the media presentation before seeing the price. Sure hope the leaked prices include the keyboard/cover.
    $2000 for a tablet? I probably should not have spent that much for a ThinkPad X230T early this year; but until now that was the only way to get stylus input on a powerful notebook with the ability to convert to a tablet. The Surface Pro 3 specs surpass the ThinkPad, and is much easier too handle plus has a 3:2 ratio that is better to read and write on.
    Well at least I have the precision of the trackpoint on the ThinkPad; but I want the Surface Pro 3 for ease of carry/use and the OneNote/OneDrive integration. The Surface Pro 3 is exactly what I have been wanting since the lead-up to the original Surface (which failed to meet expectations). I will likely pre-order tomorrow (the 3 is not in the MicrosoftStore yet), with a cyan TypeCover that I hope will not push the price over 2k before tax...
    05-20-2014 12:25 PM
  15. Burnout1212's Avatar
    I cant see why they can make me leave my 3k dollar alienware labtop it outclasses any of these tablets in a heart beat. I mean the i7 tablet is still 2k and you can buy a asus labtop for 1600 and it would destroy these tablets. I like microsoft but they are turning into a company were you pay for the name more then the product.
    05-20-2014 12:26 PM
  16. Paulo Dekkers's Avatar
    To bad Microsoft dropped the Wacom Pen technology an choose N-triq tech instead.
    Less pressure sensitivity and less software support. But WOW what an Awesome device.

    Source: Surface Pro 3 announced and it's awesome, but... — Surface Pro Artist
    rdubmu likes this.
    05-20-2014 12:27 PM
  17. chezm's Avatar
    Microsoft hit a home run with the SP3. Love the new aspect ratio, pen support... but it does seem like too big a step from the SP2. I suspect that anyone (personal machine, not a work machine) who shelled out $1000 less than a year ago is going to be a little disappointed at the significant improvement between 2nd and 3rd gen.
    I've got a SP2 and feel slightly cheated since SP3 is coming out so quickly after 2. Who ever was waiting now wins with this release, its a big improvement.
    05-20-2014 12:29 PM
  18. Alex Rodriguez's Avatar
    The device looks sleek , the problem MS usually has is promoting their stuff. They don't know how to do that.
    05-20-2014 12:31 PM
  19. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    I've got a SP2 and feel slightly cheated since SP3 is coming out so quickly after 2. Who ever was waiting now wins with this release, its a big improvement.
    That's what I suspected. I don't think that is a incorrect feeling to have. But that's the Microsoft way. I felt the same way about the Zune with each generation. The alternative is the glacially slow progress made with each generation which Apple has seemed to patent.
    chezm and BobLobIaw like this.
    05-20-2014 12:34 PM
  20. thundr51's Avatar
    I've got a SP2 and feel slightly cheated since SP3 is coming out so quickly after 2. Who ever was waiting now wins with this release, its a big improvement.
    Why do you feel cheated? What can the SP3 do that your SP2 cannot? Heck, I have a SP1 and I don't see any reason to upgrade. Ok it's thinner and lighter and has a new pen. Granted, the new stylus can turn on the device and load onenote. Otherwise, can't see why any existing owners would rush to get this.
    rdubmu and azcruz like this.
    05-20-2014 12:37 PM
  21. SillyFlamingo's Avatar
    I've got a SP2 and feel slightly cheated since SP3 is coming out so quickly after 2. Who ever was waiting now wins with this release, its a big improvement.
    I feel the same.
    05-20-2014 12:40 PM
  22. paritosh sahu's Avatar
    the design and the engineering done inside the chassis is superb and never seen before...just want to know at what frequency the processor has been clocked at??because that will directly affect the battery life.
    05-20-2014 12:41 PM
  23. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    Why do you feel cheated? What can the SP3 do that your SP2 cannot? Heck, I have a SP1 and I don't see any reason to upgrade. Ok it's thinner and lighter and has a new pen. Granted, the new stylus can turn on the device and load onenote. Otherwise, can't see why any existing owners would rush to get this.
    Other than the long list of improvements I can't see why any existing owner... LOL

    - Thinner
    - Faster
    - Better battery life
    - Better screen technology
    - Synergy between pen and tablet
    - advanced cooling fan
    - "better" aspect ratio
    - Better type cover

    I've never been a fan of the Surface Pro. Huge fan of RT/2. But the SP3 has me seriously thinking about getting one.
    05-20-2014 12:43 PM
  24. chezm's Avatar
    Why do you feel cheated? What can the SP3 do that your SP2 cannot? Heck, I have a SP1 and I don't see any reason to upgrade. Ok it's thinner and lighter and has a new pen. Granted, the new stylus can turn on the device and load onenote. Otherwise, can't see why any existing owners would rush to get this.
    The thinner design, lighter weight and considering the processor is much faster at $900-$1000 than what i got for SP2 in Oct last year, seems like design a lot is a huge step up. I love my SP2 but i cant say im not jealous, these are the design changes most expected for SP2 but didnt come...and now 7 months later they are here.
    05-20-2014 12:49 PM
  25. Alligator42's Avatar
    Why are people thinking this is an overpriced tablet? It's a full computer in an incredibly small form factor! It's not a tablet. It just so happens that you can use it like a tablet to replace your existing device.

    I'm finally upgrading from my Surface Pro 2. I can't wait!
    05-20-2014 12:55 PM
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