Poll results: What did you think of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3?
posted by Chris P. / May 22, 2014, 9:15 AM
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!
Loving it, but it's a bit out of my price range
I remain unimpressed
This thing is obscenely overpriced; I don't like it
Other (I'll let you know in the comment section)
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.
posted on May 22, 2014, 9:19 AM 11
Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013
Sony VAIO Duo.... Or Dell XPS 12
posted on May 22, 2014, 10:00 AM 4
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.
posted on May 22, 2014, 11:14 AM 6
Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 16, 2014
I think it's well priced for what it can do, but overpriced for what it is
posted on May 22, 2014, 9:19 AM 15
Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011
Love it, it's perfect! Dragon dictation ftw! Who needs a keyboard?
posted on May 22, 2014, 9:40 AM 3
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posted on May 22, 2014, 9:51 AM 15
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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 $400 tablets.
posted on May 22, 2014, 10:05 AM 0
Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013
Clueless people. "Surface Pro 3 ditches Wacom for a better N-trig pen" "Founded in 1999, N-trig's technology is the industry's only combined active pen and touch solution available today."http://www.winbeta.org/news/su
I have a wacom graphic tablet, its amazing, but wacom has a brand name, too big one. It doesnt mean its the best. Its great and there are other great brands too,
posted on May 22, 2014, 11:17 AM 6
Posts: 329; Member since: Aug 11, 2012
I have had tablets with N-Trig digitizer and touch (HP Slate 500) and Wacom digitizer and touch (Thinkpad Tablet 2) in addition to older Wacom tablets without touch. While N-Trig got better on the 500 with a series of driver updates, it never approached the rapidity and fluidity of Wacom. Quick inking would too often result in broken lines. N-Trig may have gotten better but, if I was looking for a stylus tablet, I'd wait for reviews before I bought N-Trig again. That said, for me the new Surface is just too big and heavy. I was really hoping for a mini annoucement.
posted on May 22, 2014, 1:02 PM 1
Posts: 75; Member since: Jun 08, 2013
I will wait for the reviews before buying it...The three things I am most concerned about are 1.Display quality 2.Any heating issues 3.Battery life
posted on May 22, 2014, 10:13 AM 6
Posts: 1561; Member since: Mar 04, 2009
Love this but still too much money & not enough options like where is a i3 128gb version??? Will keep using my 10.1 Tablet & preferred 15" screen laptop.
posted on May 22, 2014, 10:51 AM 0
Posts: 64; Member since: May 08, 2010
When 70% of poll results show that consumers are unable to afford, or feel your product is over-priced, or are just unimpressed, you have a problem.
posted on May 22, 2014, 11:19 AM 1
Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013
and yet it is the same people who go wet over a 800$ 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.
posted on May 22, 2014, 11:28 AM 2
Posts: 1126; 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.
posted on May 22, 2014, 11:45 AM 0
Posts: 2526; 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.
posted on May 22, 2014, 12:24 PM 1
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