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# 198062 24-Jun-2016 15:16
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I want to get a Surface pro 3

 

Best case scenario : with original packing, charger, pen, keyboard, excellent condition





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I would highly recommend you get one with some amount of warranty remaining.

 

I had a surface pro 2 for almost two years. It only became faulty when the headphone port became broken.

This was replaced under warranty with a surface pro 3. I used this for about 4 days before going on an overseas trip. Whilst working during the plane trip the device became somewhat unresponsive so I restarted the unit. When rebooting it became stuck on the surface screen. After a painful 7 days trying to reboot/refresh/reinstall, Microsoft sent out another surface pro 3 replacement to me overseas via the local support network. 

 

Have been using this now for 3 weeks. Only issue I have found is that sometimes the typecover stops working completely, if this happens have to do a manual full power off. 

 

Good device but not convinced about its long-term reliability. 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1579728 24-Jun-2016 18:27
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Yup buy it new, at least then you can return it and get it replaced a few times when something inevitably breaks.  


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  # 1579788 24-Jun-2016 19:37
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Sounds like some awesome service to me. Did you buy directly from MS to get a replacement while overseas?

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  # 1579830 24-Jun-2016 21:17
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Surface Pro Service has been excellent in my experience (1 year, 1 month of almost 7 day a week before it developed a fault - the battery would no longer hold any charge)

 

Definitely ensure you have some warranty left (and /or a second device whilst it's in transist for repair ...)

 

 




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  # 1579885 24-Jun-2016 22:48
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Geez guys thanks for the warnings. So which route to take? Ipad pro or maybe look at HP I had some pretty good luck with HP in the past. I am looking to spend $600-$1400 tablet keyboard.





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  # 1579912 25-Jun-2016 01:41
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heavenlywild: Sounds like some awesome service to me. Did you buy directly from MS to get a replacement while overseas?

 

No I bought it from a PB Tech open box clearance sale. The PB Tech documentation said there was only a 6 month return to base warranty but I tried and successfully registered the SP2 with MS for a two year warranty.

 

My two year warranty has only just run out so I'm kinda happy I have a new SP3. 

 

MS' service has been stellar. Although admittedly they are only sending out replacement devices.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1579915 25-Jun-2016 01:50
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gnfb:

 

Geez guys thanks for the warnings. So which route to take? Ipad pro or maybe look at HP I had some pretty good luck with HP in the past. I am looking to spend $600-$1400 tablet keyboard.

 

 

I really wish the Surface Pro range was as durable as my ipad 2. If I were you I would perhaps look at a Dell Inspirion 2 in 1 or XPS 13 2 in 1but you'll need to do your own research as I'm just going off great experiences with Dell products quite a few years ago.

 

I'm really not convinced with the Ipad Pro. It seems really expensive for just a ultra high def Ipad. 

 

If you're not needing a huge amount of horsepower under the hood, something like an Asus Transformer or Dell Venue Pro. Battery life in these types of fanless tablets is pretty awesome at 7-8 hours. I just bought an Asus Transformer T100CHI for my wife. I'd call it cheap and cheerful. Resolution is low, but I don't think I would want 1080p at 10.1" anyway. You should look for 4gb Ram with Windows 10 Home. 

 

I used to have a Dell Venue Pro 11 with extended battery keyboard which basically doubled it's battery life. 

 

 




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  # 1580067 25-Jun-2016 12:06
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Hatch:

 

gnfb:

 

Geez guys thanks for the warnings. So which route to take? Ipad pro or maybe look at HP I had some pretty good luck with HP in the past. I am looking to spend $600-$1400 tablet keyboard.

 

 

I really wish the Surface Pro range was as durable as my ipad 2. If I were you I would perhaps look at a Dell Inspirion 2 in 1 or XPS 13 2 in 1but you'll need to do your own research as I'm just going off great experiences with Dell products quite a few years ago.

 

I'm really not convinced with the Ipad Pro. It seems really expensive for just a ultra high def Ipad. 

 

If you're not needing a huge amount of horsepower under the hood, something like an Asus Transformer or Dell Venue Pro. Battery life in these types of fanless tablets is pretty awesome at 7-8 hours. I just bought an Asus Transformer T100CHI for my wife. I'd call it cheap and cheerful. Resolution is low, but I don't think I would want 1080p at 10.1" anyway. You should look for 4gb Ram with Windows 10 Home. 

 

I used to have a Dell Venue Pro 11 with extended battery keyboard which basically doubled it's battery life. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for advice still working through options. I wish apple did a "proper" keyboard and tablet combination like lenovo Hp etc





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  # 1580073 25-Jun-2016 12:15
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It could be a good day to look at Amazon UK for some of those items.

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  # 1580102 25-Jun-2016 13:42
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gnfb:

 

Geez guys thanks for the warnings. So which route to take? Ipad pro or maybe look at HP I had some pretty good luck with HP in the past. I am looking to spend $600-$1400 tablet keyboard.

 

 

 

 

Depends what you want the Surface for.  For me I already had a MacBook Pro that is my main workhorse so the Surface was for meetings/collaboration/taking notes/etc.  That's why I went for the 9.7" iPad Pro when I returned the Surface.  No regrets either, the Surface Book was amazing when it worked, but the iPad Pro does everything I need for the use case I mentioned, and is super reliable.  


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