1. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Well Saturday didn't quite turn out as expected...

    Ignorance, there is a cure.
    09-06-2015 05:34 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Today looks like a nice day for London. :)

    Ignorance, there is a cure.
    09-06-2015 05:34 AM
  3. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    This is my short review of the surface 3 after 2 weeks of using it. To start off I use my surface for school mainly programming in Java/C++.with that out of the way I can say my thoughts/ positives/ negatives and would I recommend it. My surface is the 4GB model 128 GB

    Thoughts:
    When I first got my surface i compared it with my surface RT. the thing that I noticed was that it was a lot bigger in screen size. Its more wider than my surface 3. Then again the surface 3 is 4:3 ( or something else) and the RT is 16:9. The material used on the surface feels like the material used on the iPhones but more denser and durable. Sure you get the little black bars while watching movies but I don't use it for movies. I also noticed that my surface 3 although bigger its a lot lighter than my surface RT. when I held the surface 3 without the keyboard it felt hollow because of how lighter it is compared to my Rt and I thought that was light. When I turned on my surface 3 For the first time it already came with windows 10 so no setting it up to work on windows 10. The screen on the surface RT I thought was the best because the whites were whites and I generally liked how it was calibrated. Comparing it to my Surface 3 yeah I still like my RT better but that's personal preference since my surface 3 tends to be a little bit more warmer. Talking about screen the screen resolution is awesome ! I didn't know how good the screen resolution was on the surface 3 till I saw it, I like it a lot since its crisp and clear. The only thing that maybe MSFT can do is to work on the DPI . By default MSFT set it to 150% but I thought that make everything bigger so I lowered it to 125% because 100% is way to small on 1920x1280. Moving on to the school aspect. I need it to be able to handle running NetBeans and other tabs running I case I need to see examples. I use up a total of 1.6 GB on heavy days, so I guess I didn't need the 4gb model. For the amount of flack the "reviewers give" about the CPU used in the surface 3 I call bull. It can handle my workload and give me 7 hours of battery life. I say that's very impressive for this Intel Atom CPU. The atom CPU has come a long way from how horrible it used to be now I can say yeah its a good CPU. Moving on to the surface pen. I don't use it a lot since well I prefer typing my notes out but I did try it for a day while taking notes. I can say its pretty neat and how accurate it is to write on my surface. I know others might find it really useful but I don't use it enough to talk much about it. The keyboard that I bought is a backlit keyboard that I enjoy using a lot. There is enough key travel to know where each keys are . you get that satisfying keyboard sound. Sure its not going to replace the mechanical keyboard switches like the Cherry mx blue switches but are good enough for a great typing experience. I typing this review with my surface right now. The track pad its there its helpful but nothing to write home about.

    The pros:
    Its lightweight
    The kickstand is more refined and sturdy
    The pen writing experience is great for those who need it.
    Lasts me an entire school day( 8am -4pm)
    Build quality is top notch

    Cons:
    The magnetic charger on the surface RT is faster at charging than my surface 3.
    A little expensive since its close to the surface pro 3 price.
    offer more choices like a 2 GB 128 gb or a 4gb 64gb one( maybe its just me )

    Finals thoughts: this is a surface that is a worthy successor to the RT line because its lighter and faster than the pervious models to the RT line. I would recommend this to a programmer because of how portable it is and how it can run IDEs without any hiccups or anyone in college who needs to have a light load. I wouldn't recommend a student who does auto CAD or Photoshop to look at the surface 3 that's why the surface pro 3 is, I can't wait for what MSFT has for the surface 4. Sure its a little pricey but it works for me and that's what I care about.
    Agreed with Rue here. Got to use paragraphs to make this easier to read. It is a nice mini-review. If I had the cash I would have upgraded my T100 to a Surface but the old bird runs pretty well still.

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    Last edited by MSFTisMIA; 09-06-2015 at 11:01 AM.
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    09-06-2015 06:48 AM
  4. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Mornin' chaps... Headed off to work this morning for my Sunday double shift. Hope y'all have a great day!
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    09-06-2015 08:18 AM
  5. azcruz's Avatar
    I'm almost drunk with cousins...
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    09-06-2015 10:09 AM
  6. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Sahib... I got one word for you. Paragraphs. They exist for a reason. That is all.

    Ignorance, there is a cure.
    I know :/ I thought of a way to paragraph it but where I put enter it didn't come out how I wanted it :/


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    09-06-2015 11:29 AM
  7. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Mornin' chaps... Headed off to work this morning for my Sunday double shift. Hope y'all have a great day!
    I hope you get off tomorrow . You work to much


    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk but I prefer my 810 and 830
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    09-06-2015 11:30 AM
  8. azcruz's Avatar
    We really haven't got to that. So far it's Java I know for a fact like in October sooner or later we will dip our feet more into that . Or so says my course outline for the semester. I do that the surface 3 has hyper - V support Attachment 111734


    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk but I prefer my 810 and 830
    I mean, can you enable Hyper V in the features?

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    09-06-2015 06:07 PM
  9. sahib lopez's Avatar
    I mean, can you enable Hyper V in the features?

    Sent from my H60-L04 using Tapatalk
    Oh I'll follow up with that :) I'm not sure to be honest but I'll make sure to give you an answer


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    09-06-2015 07:01 PM
  10. Ed Boland's Avatar
    I hope you get off tomorrow . You work to much

    I am... Off tomorrow! :D
    09-06-2015 11:35 PM
  11. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Looks like I'll be playing with these new Skype messaging and video calling preview apps.
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    09-06-2015 11:36 PM
  12. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Closing in on 3000 posts here.

    A drop in a bucket compared to the 30k I have over at my Automotive forums.
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    09-06-2015 11:53 PM
  13. trivishal's Avatar
    What the hell Start Screen, W10M😞
    09-07-2015 06:22 AM
  14. tale 85's Avatar
    Closing in on 3000 posts here.

    A drop in a bucket compared to the 30k I have over at my Automotive forums.
    Hey Ed, what automotive forums?
    09-07-2015 07:31 AM
  15. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Hey Ed, what automotive forums?
    A couple different ones actually, dodgeintrepid.net and lhforums.net mainly... Now, with my new car, I've been on rx8club.com's forums as well.

    Oh and I can't forget mylespaul.com forums for the musician in me. They have a great "backstage" off topic forums
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    09-07-2015 08:01 AM
  16. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Very interesting statistics on these different forums. Check out the member count versus threads, and posts.

    Windows Central Forums:

    Threads: 185,567 Posts: 1,648,480 Members: 309,750

    Most users ever online was 39,764, 07-29-2015 at 02:35 PM.

    ______________________________________________

    Dodgeintrepid.net Forums (been a forum site since way back in the early 2000s, maybe even '98-'99)

    Threads: 382,070, Posts: 2,116,358, Members: 34,712

    Most users ever online was 2,152, 01-04-2014 at 02:33 PM.

    ______________________________________________


    Mylespaul.com forums (also a very old forum.. been around forever)

    Threads: 337,262, Posts: 7,154,875, Members: 93,374

    Most users ever online was 6,236, on 03-05-2011 at 07:46 AM.
    09-07-2015 08:16 AM
  17. Ed Boland's Avatar
    There was nearly 40,000 people on the site on Windows 10 launch day! Holeeeeey shiiittteee
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    09-07-2015 08:18 AM
  18. Ed Boland's Avatar
    These WC forums have waaaaaay more members, albeit less talkative....
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    09-07-2015 08:20 AM
  19. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    These WC forums have waaaaaay more members, albeit less talkative....
    Lot more folks lurk here because it is a good read. There's no fun in dong that though...

    Posted via Xperia Z3
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    09-07-2015 10:30 AM
  20. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Morning folks. Happy Labor Day to all the US people...hell knows Ed, 99, and myself are in a large group who work really hard here in the States...

    Posted via Xperia Z3
    09-07-2015 10:45 AM
  21. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Almost noon and I haven't done a dang thing but drink coffee, play video games, and browse forums... my kind of day off!
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    09-07-2015 11:55 AM
  22. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Morning guys. I'm still out of work again. I think I've had enough of my health. I swear all those years I was taking advantage of it, it's caught up with me now!
    Sent from my 640 using Tapatalk Classic.
    What happens after you've had enough of your health?
    09-07-2015 11:57 AM
  23. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Me, I've been burning my candle at both ends for many years... only have a little bit of wax left!
    09-07-2015 11:59 AM
  24. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I shouldn't complain about work as I work standard hours... More or less. I'm just plainly tired though as I don't sleep enough.

    Sent from my D6653 using Tapatalk
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    09-07-2015 12:09 PM
  25. sahib lopez's Avatar
    I am... Off tomorrow! :D
    Sweet what do you plan on doing :)


    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk but I prefer my 810 and 830
    09-07-2015 12:31 PM
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