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  1. carlos12001's Avatar
    I just got an sp3 as a warranty replacement for an sp2, I kinda want a MacBook air, would it be a wise decision to trade my sp3 for one?
    07-28-2014 04:22 PM
  2. Zulfigar's Avatar
    All depends on why you want to go Mac really.
    07-28-2014 04:24 PM
  3. ohgood's Avatar
    I just got an sp3 as a warranty replacement for an sp2, I kinda want a MacBook air, would it be a wise decision to trade my sp3 for one?
    I would. full keyboard, run any program ever made MSC/Linux/XP/7/9/whatever,

    and there are accessories for them at every gas station
    07-28-2014 04:31 PM
  4. JamesPTao's Avatar
    I just got an sp3 as a warranty replacement for an sp2, I kinda want a MacBook air, would it be a wise decision to trade my sp3 for one?
    Personally I would say no. Too proprietary a system. Proprietary connectors. Mac only really plays well with mac. PC is the way to go and the sp3 is supposed to be one hell of a tablet PC, but it depends on your preference. Obviously you will lose touch and pen ability (which may or may not be a big factor). Ms media players play well with SD cards and external drives for their music libraries wheates iTunes has to have them all in one place (again may or not be a factor depending on your usage and how much hard drive space you will use). In the end its up to you and what you prefer.
    07-28-2014 04:41 PM
  5. carlos12001's Avatar
    I would. full keyboard, run any program ever made MSC/Linux/XP/7/9/whatever,

    and there are accessories for them at every gas station
    Accessories at gas stations for macs?


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    07-28-2014 04:42 PM
  6. carlos12001's Avatar
    Can you download torrents on osx?


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    07-28-2014 04:43 PM
  7. carlos12001's Avatar
    All depends on why you want to go Mac really.
    We'll I know it's really easy to use , and less issues than windows I heard.


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    07-28-2014 04:44 PM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Accessories at gas stations for macs?


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    I've never seen accessories for Macs at gas stations. I have seen accessories for iPhones.
    Last edited by Laura Knotek; 07-28-2014 at 05:24 PM.
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    07-28-2014 04:44 PM
  9. carlos12001's Avatar
    I've never seen accessories for Macs at has stations. I have seen accessories for iPhones.
    I know, that's why I was asking. See post # 2
    07-28-2014 05:18 PM
  10. mmcpher's Avatar
    I just got an sp3 as a warranty replacement for an sp2, I kinda want a MacBook air, would it be a wise decision to trade my sp3 for one?
    Yes, by all means trade it in for a Mac. Twice. And then change your avatar. Do you not like your SP3? That seems like a generous warranty replacement, being an upgrade and all.
    07-28-2014 05:24 PM
  11. 3earnhardt3's Avatar
    Absolutely not. The MacBook air is an overrated pseudo-laptop. If you are making the switch, get a MacBook pro.

    *puts on Microsoft Fanboy shades* WTF, heck no you shouldn't trade the SP3 for an overpriced laptop that you will end up putting Windows on anyway. :P
    07-28-2014 05:30 PM
  12. kencaz's Avatar
    No way would I get the Mac... SP3 is faster, more memory, touch, pen, all the ports, is a tablet and laptop. Way more versatile, plus you can run all windows SW and Metro Apps. Plus it works great with Office and windows phone...
    07-28-2014 05:32 PM
  13. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    I just got an sp3 as a warranty replacement for an sp2, I kinda want a MacBook air, would it be a wise decision to trade my sp3 for one?
    Nice replacement/upgrade. Financially, it depends upon whether or not it you'll end up with something more valuable than you started with.

    Technically, it depends upon what you're going to use your device for. It's no small thing to switch from one operating system to another...especially if you are using some particular pieces of software that aren't available on the other system.

    Since you previously had an SP2, and now an SP3, why would you NOW be interested in an MBA? I traded my Surface 2 for an 11.6" MBA but I had specific and deliberate reasons.
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    07-28-2014 05:36 PM
  14. carlos12001's Avatar
    No way would I get the Mac... SP3 is faster, more memory, touch, pen, all the ports, is a tablet and laptop. Way more versatile, plus you can run all windows SW and Metro Apps. Plus it works great with Office and windows phone...
    It has the same specs, actually the MBA has a little better gpu.


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    07-28-2014 05:48 PM
  15. chezm's Avatar
    Sure, but I would highly recommend running Windows via VM as OSX in my opinion is lackluster compared to windows as an OS. The Macbook builds are incredible with excellent battery life, I've got a MB Pro for work but run windows on it 90% of the time.
    07-28-2014 05:49 PM
  16. carlos12001's Avatar
    Yes, by all means trade it in for a Mac. Twice. And then change your avatar. Do you not like your SP3? That seems like a generous warranty replacement, being an upgrade and all.
    Twice?


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    07-28-2014 05:50 PM
  17. switch side method's Avatar
    I would say no...keep the pro. Its just that if you have a Lumia phone then how can you sync your pics to icloud? (if that's the name) plus for 13 on play.com you can buy a brand new dvd/cd player that plugs in via usb and no need for a power supply. Now you have a fully working laptop. Its up to you. I got nothing against the mac.... But nice to have a lumia(if you have one that is) and a pro to match
    07-28-2014 05:53 PM
  18. Liam Wong's Avatar
    I just got an sp3 as a warranty replacement for an sp2, I kinda want a MacBook air, would it be a wise decision to trade my sp3 for one?
    If you want a MBA you should probably wait until they add retina display to it. The current resolutions seem dated for something that expensive.

    Edit: What was wrong with your surface pro 2 btw?
    07-28-2014 05:54 PM
  19. carlos12001's Avatar
    Absolutely not. The MacBook air is an overrated pseudo-laptop. If you are making the switch, get a MacBook pro.

    *puts on Microsoft Fanboy shades* WTF, heck no you shouldn't trade the SP3 for an overpriced laptop that you will end up putting Windows on anyway. :P
    Outside of being larger, what's the major difference between the two? Both have a very similar specs.


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    07-28-2014 05:55 PM
  20. WDavis4692's Avatar
    There are a few very good sources about the SP3 vs Mac. Here's a good video:

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/mic...ml#post2669760

    The guy isn't full of ****. He's not biased. He makes a brilliant review of the SP3. I think the things that stand out are the touch screen + pen (where you click the end of the pen to take notes), the GORGEOUS display, and the overall premium feel of the device. Plus being full Windows 8.1 you can run the whole enchilada of programs you could run on your home windows PC. It also functions as tablet or laptop depending on what you want so you can use it like a laptop (notebook as Americans call it) at home, or a tablet on the go.

    It has its downsides; first the keyboard does cost extra most reviews agree if the keyboard is a big deal then the Macbook's keyboard is easier to use. However the SP3 keyboard can fold up like a cover, and if you use it in tablet (touchscreen) mode then you get the same style software keyboard you'll find on windows phone.
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    07-28-2014 05:57 PM
  21. carlos12001's Avatar
    I would say no...keep the pro. Its just that if you have a Lumia phone then how can you sync your pics to icloud? (if that's the name) plus for 13 on play.com you can buy a brand new dvd/cd player that plugs in via usb and no need for a power supply. Now you have a fully working laptop. Its up to you. I got nothing against the mac.... But nice to have a lumia(if you have one that is) and a pro to match
    I ditched my icon for a 5s, even if I didn't, one drive is on the App Store.


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    07-28-2014 05:57 PM
  22. WDavis4692's Avatar
    If you're really in doubt you could go into an apple store and try a macbook out. (Also check the vid I linked in my prev. post)

    Though I once read a funny story here on WPC forums about a guy who went into an apple store to get his device booked in for repair and while he was waiting to be called up, he got his Surface out and half the shoppers took immediate interest and came over to ask him about it. A few even asked him where he got it and he told them about the MS store on the other side of the mall. All of a sudden he went from quite far back in the waiting list to to be seen, to the front of the waiting list. They really wanted him gone from the store :P
    07-28-2014 06:02 PM
  23. carlos12001's Avatar
    There are a few very good sources about the SP3 vs Mac. Here's a good video:

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/mic...ml#post2669760

    The guy isn't full of ****. He's not biased. He makes a brilliant review of the SP3. I think the things that stand out are the touch screen + pen (where you click the end of the pen to take notes), the GORGEOUS display, and the overall premium feel of the device. Plus being full Windows 8.1 you can run the whole enchilada of programs you could run on your home windows PC. It also functions as tablet or laptop depending on what you want so you can use it like a laptop (notebook as Americans call it) at home, or a tablet on the go.

    It has its downsides; first the keyboard does cost extra most reviews agree if the keyboard is a big deal then the Macbook's keyboard is easier to use. However the SP3 keyboard can fold up like a cover, and if you use it in tablet (touchscreen) mode then you get the same style software keyboard you'll find on windows phone.
    Thanks for the info, I already have the sp3, lol. I was wondering if I should trade it or not.


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    07-28-2014 06:10 PM
  24. kencaz's Avatar
    Trading your Icon for a 5s was your first bad choice... you may as well get the MBA while your still on a roll...
    07-28-2014 06:23 PM
  25. LinT's Avatar
    What are your uses for either system? Student? Business? Web surfing? Is note taking with the pen beneficial to you?
    07-28-2014 06:37 PM
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