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Old 21-08-2014, 08:15 PM   #31
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It's hardly even a hybrid - there's really no compromise with the SP3, other than the form factor's own limitations.

It's a full fledged notebook masquerading as a tablet. It's hard to beat that.

A tablet is lighter, something a laptop can never do. Anyway sp3 is a hybrid
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Old 21-08-2014, 10:07 PM   #32
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It's hardly even a hybrid - there's really no compromise with the SP3, other than the form factor's own limitations.

It's a full fledged notebook masquerading as a tablet. It's hard to beat that.
no lte is a deal breaker... and keyboard and stylus isnt packaged with it..
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Old 21-08-2014, 10:48 PM   #33
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And here's our review...

Ditch your notebooks, the Surface Pro 3 is a true notebook killer - HardwareZone.com.sg
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Old 21-08-2014, 10:51 PM   #34
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Lack of LTE applies to any notebook.

Pen is provided in the package.

Keyboard, well, unfortunately you'll have to pay up for that.

But if you look into the engineering and design that goes with the product, you'll appreciate why you need to pay so much more for the keyboard and thus it was made an option depending on your usage.

no lte is a deal breaker... and keyboard and stylus isnt packaged with it..
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Old 22-08-2014, 12:47 AM   #35
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Lack of LTE applies to any notebook.

Pen is provided in the package.

Keyboard, well, unfortunately you'll have to pay up for that.

But if you look into the engineering and design that goes with the product, you'll appreciate why you need to pay so much more for the keyboard and thus it was made an option depending on your usage.
Tbh, the absence of a mobile sim slot is the only downside.
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Old 22-08-2014, 10:20 AM   #36
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Lack of LTE applies to any notebook.

Pen is provided in the package.

Keyboard, well, unfortunately you'll have to pay up for that.

But if you look into the engineering and design that goes with the product, you'll appreciate why you need to pay so much more for the keyboard and thus it was made an option depending on your usage.
yeah. but this is supposed to be a tablet as well as a notebook. no lte just makes it like any other ultra book. just lighter. doesnt really replace tablets... where lte is impt as u cant just tap on any wireless hotspots everywhere on the go... and keyboard at almost $200 more is very expensive
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Old 22-08-2014, 12:35 PM   #37
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1. Price will kill this product.
2. More and more tablet is USB charging now. But not this one.
To make it worse, it only works with original charger !
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Old 22-08-2014, 01:11 PM   #38
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1. Price will kill this product.
2. More and more tablet is USB charging now. But not this one.
To make it worse, it only works with original charger !
yea its a bit too pricey. for users who want desktop replacements they will probably have to look for the i7 version at 512gb ssd. plus keyboard and docking station etc this would cost 3k
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yea its a bit too pricey. for users who want desktop replacements they will probably have to look for the i7 version at 512gb ssd. plus keyboard and docking station etc this would cost 3k
you don't get a 12" tablet as a desktop replacement, much less a 12" laptop
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you don't get a 12" tablet as a desktop replacement, much less a 12" laptop
yeah i know right. and this was marketed to be both a desktop and a tablet. replacing both...
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Well, if someone is looking to just play the numbers game, this product won't make sense.

The engineering and usability of the product has to convince the would-be buyers of what its worth. It's a premium certainly, but it's not a rip-off price that would make it fail.

As for USB charging - it applies to low power devices like tablets. You don't charge notebooks via USB.

1. Price will kill this product.
2. More and more tablet is USB charging now. But not this one.
To make it worse, it only works with original charger !
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Old 22-08-2014, 01:50 PM   #42
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Agreed. Not to forget, you need to factor in the cost of a monitor for a real desktop replacement station.

One can buy 2 different products with that cost.

Or the price of progress, which is to pay more and have 1 product that does it all. It's a trade off between needs, wants and requirements.

yea its a bit too pricey. for users who want desktop replacements they will probably have to look for the i7 version at 512gb ssd. plus keyboard and docking station etc this would cost 3k
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I was going to get the Lenovo thinkpad 10 or the Thinkpad yoga in the end i rather pay more for the surface 3 after handling both.
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Old 23-08-2014, 03:17 PM   #44
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I was going to get the Lenovo thinkpad 10 or the Thinkpad yoga in the end i rather pay more for the surface 3 after handling both.
You tried the SP3 in Singapore? Where is it?
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Old 23-08-2014, 03:43 PM   #45
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It's hardly even a hybrid - there's really no compromise with the SP3, other than the form factor's own limitations.

It's a full fledged notebook masquerading as a tablet. It's hard to beat that.
how can u call it a full fledged notebook when it doesn't have a keyboard?

so to sum up, it's a tablet with the option to be a notebook.
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