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Old 12-11-2017, 12:18 PM   #466
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Hachi tech is limited to the 4GB model which they are clearing. This model is good for those who is planning to use it to replace ipad air 2 but not those who needs to use it for work
What is "work" for you?

8gb and above is good for ram intensive software like graphics and audio editing.

If you do intensive CADing and Video editing 16 gb is good.

Word processing and power point, 4gb is more than enough.
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Old 12-11-2017, 01:45 PM   #467
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Would the m3 be sufficient for Microsoft word, power point? And some light browsing?
Read that the m3 has the best battery life? Or should I just hit the i5 one?
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Old 12-11-2017, 04:06 PM   #468
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Would the m3 be sufficient for Microsoft word, power point? And some light browsing?
Read that the m3 has the best battery life? Or should I just hit the i5 one?
Just get the i5 one
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Old 14-11-2017, 06:39 AM   #469
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Question.

My IPad Air is almost dying. So is my decktop.

I am considering which model of the surface pro to get

I will be picking up video editing for some parts of my work.

I want to figure out what are all the stuff I need and how much total I will be spending.

Probably need i7 16gb?

Signature keyboard and Pen as I can probably get clients to sign documents on my surface.

Should I get the dock and the dongle? As I can use it as pc replacement.

screen protector makes sense.
But should I get a hard cover for surface pro? Is surface pro scratch resistant?

I have a kid at home and she already broke my iPad Air screen when she stepped on my work bag.

Also does surface pro i5 n i7 heat up with use?

any advice or sharing of experience is greatly appreciated.
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Old 14-11-2017, 06:40 AM   #470
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It is generally agreed benchmark is i5 8gb 256

Would the m3 be sufficient for Microsoft word, power point? And some light browsing?
Read that the m3 has the best battery life? Or should I just hit the i5 one?
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Old 14-11-2017, 06:40 AM   #471
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Also anyone can provide an idea what type of power bank can charge surface pro?
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Old 14-11-2017, 10:45 PM   #472
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What is "work" for you?

8gb and above is good for ram intensive software like graphics and audio editing.

If you do intensive CADing and Video editing 16 gb is good.

Word processing and power point, 4gb is more than enough.
That depends on what's your job i guess. When you have big excel spreadsheet and needs to run concurrent application, 4GB will be struggling. Will be better off using the ipad pro
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Old 15-11-2017, 10:29 PM   #473
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I've noticed that with no apps open. The demo units at challenger are constantly at 44% ram on a 4GB i5 model.

There's actually not much space left for much else...
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Old 16-11-2017, 06:20 AM   #474
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I suggest at least get a 8GB ram model
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Old 19-11-2017, 11:48 AM   #475
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Hi all,

any recommendation for matte screen protector?
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Old 19-11-2017, 02:23 PM   #476
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Hi all,

any recommendation for matte screen protector?
Interested to know too. The screen, as it is, is dam glossy. Very hard to see when there's light behind me causing a reflection onto the screen.
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Old 23-11-2017, 05:56 AM   #477
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Saw hachi.tech having promotion for surface pro i5 8gb ram 256gb for $1598. If u hv dbs card key in 'dbslaptop50' will gv u additional $50 off. Dun forget to add in pwp items like the new signature type keyboard at $149, casing etc.

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Old 23-11-2017, 11:13 AM   #478
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Microsoft doing Black Friday promotion on SP. Couple of hundred dollars off i5/8GB latest model.
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Old 23-11-2017, 04:01 PM   #479
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Microsoft doing Black Friday promotion on SP. Couple of hundred dollars off i5/8GB latest model.
hachitech has the same promo.

and their keyboard $100 discount too

https://www.hachi.tech/product/08898...Graphics%20620
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Old 23-11-2017, 04:29 PM   #480
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question.

should i buy hachi tech extended warranty starshield.

Or buy the one from microsoft.

also hachitech is offering the surface pro 4 casing.

does it work with the new surface pro?
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