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Topic # 148524 21-Jun-2014 18:43
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Should I go for a surface pro or are there any better alternatives?? I'm looking for something portable but mostly for around the home.

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  Reply # 1071843 21-Jun-2014 18:48
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The Dell Venue 11 Pro is worth a look, as is the Asus T100/T300, imo.




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  Reply # 1071846 21-Jun-2014 18:50
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Surface Pro 3. Build quality, feature sets and regular firmware updates.




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1071847 21-Jun-2014 18:51
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I can't find the dell on their site?

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  Reply # 1071871 21-Jun-2014 20:42
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Surface pro 3. If you can get your hands on one that is ;p




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  Reply # 1071877 21-Jun-2014 21:08
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joker97: pro 3. If you can get your hands on one that is ;p


Last I heard was August is that still correct?

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  Reply # 1071879 21-Jun-2014 21:21
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MS says "by the end of august".

i guess that means no one knows. there is a geekzone guy who probably is still waiting to buy his pro 2! (apparently he couldn't get anyone with any stock!)






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  Reply # 1071881 21-Jun-2014 21:30

billgates: Surface Pro 3. Build quality, feature sets and regular firmware updates.


'Build quality'?

My understanding is that all previous Surfaces have had batteries and other components glued in place.

I am assuming the Surface Pro 3 is the same.

You can't get much worse build quality than that!

Ofcourse Apple does that too and gets many positive reviews on build quality

I guess both companies are well supported by many 'expert reviewers' who can pick up a tablet and instantly assess the 'build quality'. :)

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  Reply # 1071883 21-Jun-2014 21:38
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JB Hifi seem to have them, I suspect some other Dell retailers will too, as I have seen a few around in users hands.




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  Reply # 1071887 21-Jun-2014 21:48
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Is the pro 2 still worth having a look at?

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  Reply # 1071899 21-Jun-2014 22:29

benokobi: Is the pro 2 still worth having a look at?


Overseas they are cutting the Surface 2 price. Will be interesting to see the price drop here.

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  Reply # 1071910 21-Jun-2014 22:59
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Inphinity: The Dell Venue 11 Pro is worth a look, as is the Asus T100/T300, imo.


I have the Asus T100 its a great device but its only 32bit , the atom chip inside is x64 compatible but there was issues with sleep function atom/ windows 8  , I think the issue is nearly resolved so might be is a couple of Intel atom x64 windows 8 tablets out there now.    

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  Reply # 1071939 22-Jun-2014 01:37
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Define best

What features/price etc do you need?



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  Reply # 1071998 22-Jun-2014 10:52
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Easy to carry around, fast boot up, reasonable performance and that's all really..

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  Reply # 1072003 22-Jun-2014 11:14
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Surface Pro 1 should be able to be found for around NZ700 incl a Type Cover 2

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  Reply # 1072043 22-Jun-2014 13:40
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That's definitely not best




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