Poll results: What did you think of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3?

Poll results: What did you think of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3?
Just two days ago, Microsoft introduced to the world its third addition to the Surface Pro line with the Pro 3 -- a tablet that attempts to melt away the perceived distinction between the laptop and tablet form factor. Indeed, the Surface Pro 3 is a full-fledged PC, nestled in the relatively compact body of a 12-inch tablet. Powered by Microsoft 8.1 Pro and Intel Core processors (there are as many as 5 different versions), this slate is no joke, and it's mainly aimed at creative professionals and tech hobbyists at best. That's not surprising, considering the steep price tag on the thing -- it starts at $799 for the least potent model, and shoots up all the way to $1949 for the most powerful one.

Obviously, that's quite some dough for a tablet, though the Surface Pro 3 isn't just any tablet, now is it. In fact, looking at the results from our poll aimed at gauging your feelings towards the fancy Microsoft gadget, many of you tend to agree. Put it numbers, out of the 2363 people that cast their vote, 27.3% are bananas about the slate. 48.67% of voters also dig the new gizmo, though the price tag is a bit much for them, while the remaining 13.71% consider it obscenely overpriced. 

What did you think of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3?

Take my money, I need it NOW!
27.3%
Loving it, but it's a bit out of my price range
48.67%
I remain unimpressed
8.42%
This thing is obscenely overpriced; I don't like it
13.71%
Other (I'll let you know in the comment section)
1.9%

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Surface Pro 3
  • Display 12.0" 2160 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Intel Core i7
  • Storage 512 GB

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34 Comments

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

It's a superb product, but I still prefer a laptops with tablet functionality to tablets with laptop functionality.

7. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Sony VAIO Duo.... Or Dell XPS 12

12. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

XPS 12 vs PRO3, XPS starts at 999. thats 200$ more than the PRO3 which starts at 799$, if you really want the cheapest option. XPS is thicker, heavier. Doesn't have built in chip for the pen that can be used for graphic designers with over 1000 levels of sensitivity. Has a moving part that if it gets broken you are screwed as it wont be able to transform from laptop to tablet. In worst case scenario the PRO3 hinge will get broken which you can easily fix with anything to hold it back while on desk. The cheapest XPS comes with only 80gb SSD, while PRO3 starts 200$ less and with 128gb SSD. The list goes on on. Seriously this thing is a total ultrabook killer.

16. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

250 levels of sensetivity, my bad.

28. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

1000 and 250 its a big difference lol....how dude how...lol In future I will get surface pro 3

2. butteredjelly

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I think it's well priced for what it can do, but overpriced for what it is

3. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Deep...

30. eharris560

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

What it does defines what it is

4. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Great product for some people, not for me though.

5. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Love it, it's perfect! Dragon dictation ftw! Who needs a keyboard?

6. true1984

Posts: 870; Member since: May 23, 2012

everyone

15. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I would need one to write a long novel or something, but the onscreen is just fine for the moment. Bluetooth is there to link up my bluetooth keyboard if need be.

25. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

That is what dragon dictation is for (duh) 120 wpm, can you type that fast? No? Then why use a keyboard when dragon dictation is superior?

33. butteredjelly

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The keyboard doesn't determine how fast somebody can type

8. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Microsoft went away from the high quality Wacom pen and is using a cheap N-Trig pen now. I wonder how many tablet users will not buy the new Surface because of this. Samsung uses the superior, but a little more expensive, Wacom technology, even on their $400 tablets.

13. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Clueless people. "Surface Pro 3 ditches Wacom for a better N-trig pen" "Founded in 1999, N-trig's technology is the industry's only combined active pen and touch solution available today."http://www.winbeta.org/news/surface-pro-3-ditches-wacom-better-n-trig-pen I have a wacom graphic tablet, its amazing, but wacom has a brand name, too big one. It doesnt mean its the best. Its great and there are other great brands too,

24. HildyJ

Posts: 341; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

I have had tablets with N-Trig digitizer and touch (HP Slate 500) and Wacom digitizer and touch (Thinkpad Tablet 2) in addition to older Wacom tablets without touch. While N-Trig got better on the 500 with a series of driver updates, it never approached the rapidity and fluidity of Wacom. Quick inking would too often result in broken lines. N-Trig may have gotten better but, if I was looking for a stylus tablet, I'd wait for reviews before I bought N-Trig again. That said, for me the new Surface is just too big and heavy. I was really hoping for a mini annoucement.

31. Kaiser2007

Posts: 173; Member since: Nov 16, 2013

+1 to someone actually use both.

9. Peeyushmalik96

Posts: 75; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

I will wait for the reviews before buying it...The three things I am most concerned about are 1.Display quality 2.Any heating issues 3.Battery life

17. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Me too, it seems too good to be true right now.

10. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Just wait a year til the price drops 70%. It follows it's predecessors. I got a Surface Pro 128gb for $400 refurbished with a 1 year warranty on eBay. They have those one day deals. Pretty cool

11. surethom

Posts: 1729; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Love this but still too much money & not enough options like where is a i3 128gb version??? Will keep using my 10.1 Tablet & preferred 15" screen laptop.

26. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Google's chrome book pixel is more expensive than the cheapest Surface Pro 3 but arguably gives you less for your money.

14. fwinst

Posts: 64; Member since: May 08, 2010

When 70% of poll results show that consumers are unable to afford, or feel your product is over-priced, or are just unimpressed, you have a problem.

18. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

and yet it is the same people who go wet over a 800$ inferior droid tablet.... It is not a problem it is people with an ingrained idea and nothing more. Just read the comments on most MS articles...you get the idea.

19. djripster

Posts: 141; Member since: Dec 10, 2011

I really wish there was a $599 model

20. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I originally chose take my money, but after realizing that this thing doesn't even have LTE, I am now unimpressed. Hopefully the next one does, as I am looking to replace my iPad 4 in the near future with either the upcoming iPad Air 2, Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE or a W8 tablet, and LTE is a must. I'm also a little disappointed at the Surface's gaming abilities, from what I've read there isn't much out there. That's a shame.

22. hulk_14

Posts: 72; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

There is NO possiblity to put there more powerfull video card. BUT it still offers more in case of gaming than any other TABLET on the market.

23. hulk_14

Posts: 72; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

Lack of 3g/lte modem is for sure a con. As for me, surface 3 pro is asbout 20% too expensive (for version with i5, 8GB RAM and SSD 256 GB). I will buy ultrabook.

21. jellmoo

Posts: 2652; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I think it's an amazing enterprise product. The ability to move about an office, head to meetings, go to someone's desk, run presentations, and do all of your actual work on a single device is beautiful. I'm not convinced that it makes for a compelling consumer product though. But in business, it's one of the best products available for a forward thinking office environment.

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