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  1. Chris Totman's Avatar
    Mostly I use my SP3 i7 256 as a desktop (90%) and other 10% as lappy. Wife says she uses 30% lappy, she loves the portability and Arc Mouse.
    08-26-2017 09:30 PM
  2. Robert Paulsen's Avatar
    I put it above my keyboard as a 3rd "reference" monitor. This is awesome for documents I need for reference to checking against (like a contract). At work I bought a keyboard with an off-center wire specifically to allow this.

    Daily I flip the keyboard back for our stand-up meetings. Often I will pop off the keyboard to hand it over during a meeting.

    I've literally never sat with it (or any other computer) on my lap as a lap-top.

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    08-26-2017 10:38 PM
  3. DubDublin's Avatar
    Do you put on your keyboard and use it as a Lapp or leave it off and use it as a Tablet?

    I use mine 90% as a Tablet 10% as a Lapp.y.
    Probably 55% desktop, 40% tablet, and 5% laptop.

    I have two SP3 docks that I use with an SP4 (my wife has the original SP3). Because I have the docks, I used to use mine mostly as a desktop, but tablet use has steadily grown over the past three years, to the point that I recently had to do work on a new Macbook pro provided by a client, and it really felt like being thrown back into the 90's.

    As a tablet, it's my primary reading device - it's at the breakfast table in place of the newspaper, esp. now that I've ditched the lamestream media for blogs with much higher-quality content and analysis.

    OneNote is amazingly useful on a pen/tablet PC. I never want to be w/o touch and pen again - what I really want is a Surface Studio-like monitor to use when docked!

    Well, that and first-class sketching programs - Why aren't apps like the iPad Pro's uMake and Concepts available for the Surface family, especially since there are both more of them and it's a better platform for that type of app?

    Sad to say, but my type cover is used more as a screen protector than as a keyboard...
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    08-26-2017 10:47 PM
  4. madchadmi's Avatar
    At work, as a desktop with the surface hub and two monitors. At home 50 pct laptop 50pct tablet
    08-26-2017 10:54 PM
  5. Hans Swolfs's Avatar
    For me it's about 45% desktop for webdevelopment and photography, 25% laptop when i'm about at clients and 30% tablet when I hit the couch.

    My sp3 i5 8gb replaced my desktop, laptop and tablet almost immediately and I don't regret it for a second. Next device will be Surface again for sure.
    08-27-2017 04:33 AM
  6. Richard Toft's Avatar
    Do you put on your keyboard and use it as a Lapp or leave it off and use it as a Tablet?

    I use mine 90% as a Tablet 10% as a Lapp.y.
    08-27-2017 07:34 AM
  7. Richard Toft's Avatar
    Breakdown of usage for my surface pro 4, 10% Desktop 30% tablet and 60% laptop.

    Desktop for work / media, laptop while I'm working and trying to be sociable with the family and tablet for browsing, gaming and media.

    The perfect device for me.
    08-27-2017 07:41 AM
  8. tofab123's Avatar
    I use it as a desktop doing the day when working, and as a table as night when relaxing. In the weekends, mostly as a tablet.

    I rarely use it a laptop. When using it a desktop, it is attached to a dock and 2 monitors. it function as an additional screen when i use i as desktop.
    Last edited by tofab123; 08-27-2017 at 08:00 AM. Reason: updated for clarity
    08-27-2017 07:57 AM
  9. manicottiK's Avatar
    Mostly as a laptop, but not on my lap. While the SP may have a somewhat compromised lapability, it has fantastic touch stability. This is thanks to its screen being supported at two points: at the bottom, where the keyboard connects, and half-way up the screen, where the hinge connects.

    Although I prefer the size of the SB screen, it's stability is compromised because it's touch screen is supported only from the bottom, making it wobble when touched, particularly nearer the top.

    My hope for a SB successor is for a modernized "clipboard" portion that includes a kickstand, a microSD slot behind it, 1 or 2 USB-C ports, and the option to connect to a lightweight Type Cover for when I prefer weight savings above all or a SB Performance Base for when I need computing power without compromised battery life.
    08-27-2017 08:09 AM
  10. Ron Simpson's Avatar
    While I use its portable qualities, my Pro 4 is usually on my desk, connected to a dock, running a 24" monitor, hard wired to my network, connected to 2 external drives. I use keyboard, mouse, and touch interfaces and would not give up any of them.
    Pro 4 Usage: Desktop, 80%, Laptop 15%, Tablet 5%.
    I have a Surface 3 I use as a desktop in the family room and two tablets that are used only as tablets, even though I have keyboards for each.
    08-27-2017 12:33 PM
  11. pallentx's Avatar
    At work, about 75% laptop, 25% tablet taking notes.

    At home, almost 100% slate tablet with the keyboard completely removed. If I need anything more, I go to my desktop.
    08-27-2017 12:41 PM
  12. psreloaded's Avatar
    Do you put on your keyboard and use it as a Lapp or leave it off and use it as a Tablet?

    I use mine 90% as a Tablet 10% as a Lapp.y.
    70% laptop, 30% tablet.
    08-27-2017 01:44 PM
  13. etphoto's Avatar
    70% laptop, 30% tablet.
    Same with me.

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    08-27-2017 02:07 PM
  14. vgian's Avatar
    Do you put on your keyboard and use it as a Lapp or leave it off and use it as a Tablet?

    I use mine 0% as a Tablet 100% as a Lapp.y.
    08-27-2017 02:41 PM
  15. Surendran Nambiath's Avatar
    Do you put on your keyboard and use it as a Lapp or leave it off and use it as a Tablet?

    I use mine 90% as a Tablet 10% as a Lapp.y.
    I use my Surface Pro as a Laptop 98% (or thereabouts) of the time. The damned screen is sooo beautiful, I don't want to smudge it!
    08-27-2017 03:14 PM
  16. Vincent McLaughlin's Avatar
    I'm still using the original Surface Pro i5 and I used it mostly as laptop or 75-80 percent of the time, when I was in school. Since then, it's been the opposite. So, I guess it just depends on the need that take precedence at the time. I use it mostly for gaming, browsing and watching videos. I will occasionally read some PDFs, but I just recently acquired an 8.9" Android tablet that works a bit better, when it comes to portability.
    08-27-2017 03:44 PM
  17. charles49's Avatar
    Do you put on your keyboard and use it as a Lapp or leave it off and use it as a Tablet?

    I use mine 90% as a Tablet 10% as a Lapp.y.
    08-27-2017 05:03 PM
  18. charles49's Avatar
    I use my SP as a laptop 95%, tab 5%. Wish W would come out with a more substantial keyboard.
    08-27-2017 05:09 PM
  19. ogr8's Avatar
    90% as a desktop, connected to the dock. The dock is connected to monitor & mouse, but I use a bluetooth keyboard.
    The dock is great, because just one connector and it is a tablet, with all my data and programs. No need to have two computers with every app installed and configured to have desktop and laptop/tablet.
    08-27-2017 05:27 PM
  20. Davey123's Avatar
    100% as a laptop. I do not use my actual laptop much anymore because I can do everything that I need on the SP4. Since I rarely use the tablet mode, I do not understand what the advantages would be using that mode over the laptop mode.
    08-27-2017 11:44 PM
  21. Manus Imperceptus's Avatar
    About 60/40 laptop and tablet for me...
    08-28-2017 12:15 AM
  22. Asbmor's Avatar
    At work its a desktop, at home its a tablet with kickstand. Laptop is only when working on the go, and thats almost never. So lets say 70% desktop, 28% tablet and 2% laptop.
    08-28-2017 06:21 AM
  23. Asbmor's Avatar
    Yes. I love the way you thing. If Microsoft want the SB to be a ultimate device they need to include the kick-stand. The idea of the SB being a Surface Pro with performance base is the way it should be. I think they could easly combined the Pro and the Book with this thinking.
    08-28-2017 06:27 AM
  24. Will Gilliland's Avatar
    Mine = 90% Work desktop, 5% Laptop on planes, 5% Tablet doing floorplan markups. As desktop I put it in a docking station and remote into it with RDP from home desktop with large monitor.

    Wife = 100% Work desktop in docking station to large monitor.
    Niece = 75% Art tablet. She's a high school student and artistically talented.
    Son's Girlfriend = 95% gaming tablet. I bought it for her. I wasted my money.
    08-28-2017 07:16 AM
  25. erfansvsh's Avatar
    Do you put on your keyboard and use it as a Lapp or leave it off and use it as a Tablet?

    I use mine 90% as a Tablet 10% as a Lapp.y.
    08-28-2017 07:58 AM
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