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#261976 27-Dec-2019 13:27
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Hello


I notice in the boxing day sales there are quite a number of touch screen laptops from the big shops.


Trying to whittle my options down.


Sub 1500


Touch screen


General use


14 inch screen about


Windows based.


Any suggestions appreciated.


 


Cheers


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  #2381735 27-Dec-2019 13:33
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Surface Pro 7


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  #2381747 27-Dec-2019 13:51
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gehenna:

 

Surface Pro 7

 

 

I concur. 

 

 

 

Having used Surfaces for a few years as work machines, I have to say I am a fan (despite being Apple through and through in my personal life) 

 

 

 

If you can get a good spec one with Type cover in your price range, go for it. 





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  #2381789 27-Dec-2019 15:28
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Thanks ....screen size is a bit on the small size for my bad eyes.

 

Also bit confused about Type cover not sure what that means.

 

 

 

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  #2381798 27-Dec-2019 15:38
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Surface Laptop 3 13.5"





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  #2381801 27-Dec-2019 15:42
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Type Cover is the keyboard add-on that doubles as a cover. Without it the Surface Pro is basically a Windows tablet, though you could pair another Bluetooth keyboard to it.

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  #2381803 27-Dec-2019 15:45
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I think the consensus is if you can get one of the models in the Surface lineup within your budget, do that.

You can scale the screen content to suit your vision accordingly, you don't necessarily need a 15 inch display as the content is still probably smaller than your eyesight seems to be comfortable with, until you tinker with the scaling anyway.



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  #2381849 27-Dec-2019 16:06
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Thanks for the feedback.

 

Just one thing is the surface pro touch screen though ?

 

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  #2381856 27-Dec-2019 16:16
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beenz:

Thanks for the feedback.


Just one thing is the surface pro touch screen though ?


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Yes. Every Surface has touch

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  #2381857 27-Dec-2019 16:16
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Yes all Surface devices are touch screen, that's why they've been recommended to you based on your original requirements.




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  #2381874 27-Dec-2019 16:45
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Thanks guys appreciate the help.

 

I have narrowed it down to these 3 models from PB tech sale see compare list below.

 

Any thoughts please ?

 

 

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/compare/?prod=TABMST71512811_1__TABMST70312811_1__NBKMST61512811_1


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  #2381879 27-Dec-2019 17:19
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Go for the surface laptop 3 out of those options. It's the most laptop like experience of the 3. The pro is more of a tablet that can become a laptop, with the addition of the type cover keyboard. Sounds like you want a fully laptop experience.



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  #2398991 16-Jan-2020 13:22
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I stupidly missed the sales on Boxing day/New Year and the surface pro has gone up in price close to $300.

 

How often does Microsoft put them on sale ?

 

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  #2399023 16-Jan-2020 13:45
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I bought one of these recently just before GST came in. Very pleased with it, although I have never used a surface laptop so can’t compare
https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Convertible-Touchscreen-Processor-81SS000DUS/dp/B07TWHYTSQ/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Ideapad+flex&qid=1579135365&sr=8-2

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