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  Reply # 1050214 21-May-2014 06:40
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Looks like they fixed a lot of my complaints, nice one Microsoft!

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  Reply # 1050215 21-May-2014 06:40
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Wow.... I want to hold one....




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  Reply # 1050216 21-May-2014 06:45
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hairy1: Wow.... I want to hold one....


surprisingly thin and light and feels great in your hand

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  Reply # 1050242 21-May-2014 08:48
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The new devices look great with very good spec's. It's a pity they did not include a bit more connectivity.




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  Reply # 1050256 21-May-2014 09:16
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freitasm: FTA: "Those numbers are painful to look at; it's like being hit around the head with dollar signs. The cheapest Surface Pro 3 at these prices will be $300 dearer than the cheapest iPad Air, and $170 more expensive than the cheapest with cellular."

What a load... He should compare the Surface prices to a MacBook Pro - we're talking an Intel i3, i5 or i7 laptop with convenient touch screen and up to 512GB storage. This is no "iPad-class" device.





the public have no idea though ... so maybe something the same price or cheaper than the ipad will bring it to its knees

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  Reply # 1050260 21-May-2014 09:25
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billgates: How is Windows not optimised for 1920 x 1080 which is what the Surface Pro uses? Or which application that is not optimised for 1920 x 1080?


Creative apps like Adobe CS.  Microsoft can blame who it likes, but Adobe software still isn't user friendly on high DPI devices..a real pain with the inaccurate Wacom pen (even after calibration) that is included.


"Adobe Shows Off Touch-Optimized Photoshop CC for Surface Pro 3"
http://mashable.com/2014/05/20/photoshop-cc-surface-pro-3/

"Surface Pro 3 ditches Wacom for a better N-trig pen"
http://www.winbeta.org/news/surface-pro-3-ditches-wacom-better-n-trig-pen




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  Reply # 1050272 21-May-2014 09:31
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nathan: http://blog.surface.com/2014/05/announcing-surface-pro-3/

NZ Availability in August, I will have some demo models in the country in a couple of weeks

thinnest Intel Core PC ever

 64GB/4GB i3 - $1199
128GB/4GB i5 - $1449
256GB/8GB i5 - $1879
256GB/8GB i7 - $2249
512GB/8GB i7 - $2829

Screen: 12” ClearType Full HD Plus display, Resolution: 2160 x 1440, Aspect Ratio: 3:2, Touch: multi-touch 216PPI

9.1mm, 800gm

Yes we will be launching Surface Dock here in NZ too (finally!)


awesome! that will get other manufacturers to reduce the weight on their ultrabooks!
i carry a 2kg 15.6" laptop for photo editing  ... minimum is a 1kg 13.3" ... in a few years my bag will be lighter :D

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  Reply # 1050277 21-May-2014 09:35
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Surface Pro 3 Pre-Oder page is live for New Zealand.

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msnz/en_NZ/pdp/productID.300218600




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  Reply # 1050278 21-May-2014 09:37
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nathan:

surprisingly thin and light and [the surface pro 3] feels great in your hand

So, will there be a free Surface Pro 3 in the teched bag this year?




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  Reply # 1050326 21-May-2014 10:55
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nathan: http://blog.surface.com/2014/05/announcing-surface-pro-3/

NZ Availability in August, I will have some demo models in the country in a couple of weeks

thinnest Intel Core PC ever

 64GB/4GB i3 - $1199
128GB/4GB i5 - $1449
256GB/8GB i5 - $1879
256GB/8GB i7 - $2249
512GB/8GB i7 - $2829

Screen: 12” ClearType Full HD Plus display, Resolution: 2160 x 1440, Aspect Ratio: 3:2, Touch: multi-touch 216PPI

9.1mm, 800gm

Yes we will be launching Surface Dock here in NZ too (finally!)


Any knowledge of which specific i3/i5/i7 it has, and what's the graphics chip - HD4400 or HD4000 or something? Microsoft hides the CPU/GPU details very well.




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  Reply # 1050329 21-May-2014 10:58
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chiefie:
Any knowledge of which specific i3/i5/i7 it has, and what's the graphics chip - HD4400 or HD4000 or something? Microsoft hides the CPU/GPU details very well.


HD4400. Same CPU as Surface Pro 2. CPU inside Surface Pro 3 however is Corei5-4300U




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chiefie:
Any knowledge of which specific i3/i5/i7 it has, and what's the graphics chip - HD4400 or HD4000 or something? Microsoft hides the CPU/GPU details very well.


HD4400. Same CPU as Surface Pro 2. CPU inside Surface Pro 3 however is Corei5-4300U


How about i3 and i7?




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  Reply # 1050332 21-May-2014 11:02
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Weight is 1.1KG right? I imagine the type cover (let's be honest you can't work effectively with a touchscreen keyboard) adds another 200g. 


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networkn: Weight is 1.1KG right? I imagine the type cover (let's be honest you can't work effectively with a touchscreen keyboard) adds another 200g. 



The weight is listed as  0.79KG




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  Reply # 1050337 21-May-2014 11:07
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KiwiNZ:
networkn: Weight is 1.1KG right? I imagine the type cover (let's be honest you can't work effectively with a touchscreen keyboard) adds another 200g. 



The weight is listed as  0.79KG


Wow. That makes it pretty damn impressive I have to say.

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