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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 announcement

  1. #171


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    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    Of course you have to take the hardware into account but if you do not need the fluff, why spend $1000 for it? I can find better things to spend my money on
    and btw the one i am looking at is at best buy for $499 but the one i want is a bit more because it has an additional 16 gig ssd plus better caching processor. It is on the levano site for $599 but with my connections i can get it for $500 with office 2013 pre installed
    i have a dell non touch 13 inch win 8.1 pro core i3 which does fine for my seminars and work but i wanted a touch tablet with a keyboard and the yogi 2 fits my needs because it is both. I have a client who loves it and at the computer fair i was at. Got to play with it after i gave my seminar at the microsoft booth i ran and really liked it.
    it is small but runs really nice for a cheaper laptop
    The Yoga 2 for $599 you are looking at has a Pentium processor, Windows 8.1 regular, 1366x768 resolution, and Intel HD 4200. Comparing that to the current i5 Surface Pros that are currently out, I'd say it's adequately priced.

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  2. #172


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there

    I think a number of people have not realized a few home truths about this product.

    Miniaturization and portability comes at a PREMIUM cost -- the price is no worse than other quality top of the range ultra books (with an SSD and an i5 / i7) and is a lot more flexible - especially with the docking station.

    Yes there ARE cheaper alternatives - and if these suit you --OK but if you want maximum portability with a high quality spec then you have to pay for it. You CAN make do with a cheap 16 inch non HD TV but people WILL pay more for a higher spec model.

    Screen resolution is FAR superior to the standard laptop 1366 X 768 resolution -- even on a 12 inch screen the difference is STUNNING -- Even on a small phone screen resolution IS important -- I can tell at a stroke the difference in resolution between a Samsung S4 and S5 !!.

    These devices are aimed at professionals rather than hobbyists - and they probably can get some tax relief or support from their businesses.

    Those who say CEO's are quite happy with an iPad are missing the entire point -- how many CEO's actually NEED a full system on their devices anyway -- they aren't usually the developers etc and just need to SEE the results of business projections / forecasts etc. They won't be doing a lot of serious computer work - other than perhaps need to create a spreadsheet once in a while.

    Ms has got a WINNER with this one -- already businesses are saying we can use ONE device instead of two (tablet + laptop) and we can maintain the existing IT infrastructure as the surface Pro 3 will run on it just as a laptop.

    I can't wait to get hold of mine -- middle to end of july for me.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. #173


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    Hmmm. My laptop cost €2800 (about 3800 USD). Upgrading to Ultimate was another €400. Then I had to buy MS Office. In retrospect I'd have been better off getting a cheaper one. I do like Thinkpads though.

    EDIT: And the Surface PRO
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  4. #174


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    Hi there

    Good News -- Early availability so I am getting mine on MONDAY -- will report back on my experience -- can't wait.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5. #175


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    Good News -- Early availability so I am getting mine on MONDAY -- will report back on my experience -- can't wait.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Didn't you pre-order the i7 version? I thought it wasn't coming out until August 1.
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  6. #176


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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowMario3 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    Good News -- Early availability so I am getting mine on MONDAY -- will report back on my experience -- can't wait.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Didn't you pre-order the i7 version? I thought it wasn't coming out until August 1.
    That's right -- but there's some early shipments !!!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7. #177


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    I think a number of people have not realized a few home truths about this product.

    Miniaturization and portability comes at a PREMIUM cost -- the price is no worse than other quality top of the range ultra books (with an SSD and an i5 / i7) and is a lot more flexible - especially with the docking station.

    Yes there ARE cheaper alternatives - and if these suit you --OK but if you want maximum portability with a high quality spec then you have to pay for it. You CAN make do with a cheap 16 inch non HD TV but people WILL pay more for a higher spec model.

    Screen resolution is FAR superior to the standard laptop 1366 X 768 resolution -- even on a 12 inch screen the difference is STUNNING -- Even on a small phone screen resolution IS important -- I can tell at a stroke the difference in resolution between a Samsung S4 and S5 !!.

    These devices are aimed at professionals rather than hobbyists - and they probably can get some tax relief or support from their businesses.

    Those who say CEO's are quite happy with an iPad are missing the entire point -- how many CEO's actually NEED a full system on their devices anyway -- they aren't usually the developers etc and just need to SEE the results of business projections / forecasts etc. They won't be doing a lot of serious computer work - other than perhaps need to create a spreadsheet once in a while.

    Ms has got a WINNER with this one -- already businesses are saying we can use ONE device instead of two (tablet + laptop) and we can maintain the existing IT infrastructure as the surface Pro 3 will run on it just as a laptop.

    I can't wait to get hold of mine -- middle to end of july for me.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Let alone the fact the Surface tablets probably still have their 200+ custom designed parts, meaning there isn't an Intel reference design to build around, meaning higher production costs. Then there is the custom display they have, a 3:2 ratio that isn't used on any other tablet PC, that has a different inking technology than previous generations.

    Speaking of CEOs and tablets, I know a store manager that has a Lenovo Windows tablet that has been deployed company wide and she loves the fact that ALL the store systems and apps that they use are right there on the tablet, right there on hand whereas an ipad wouldn't even be able to run any of them or even access the back end store systems. It's advantageous because that means she could be in whatever department, run that department's specific app, and then run the POS app for checkout. That's just the common thing Windows already does, but just in a nice sweet package.
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  8. #178


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowMario3 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    Good News -- Early availability so I am getting mine on MONDAY -- will report back on my experience -- can't wait.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Didn't you pre-order the i7 version? I thought it wasn't coming out until August 1.
    That's right -- but there's some early shipments !!!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
    This early already? You mean early shipments are available today? Where can I check this? [IMG]https://********.info/cat/10-3/vbsmile.png[/IMG]
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