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Old 14-09-2014, 12:27 AM   #4591
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I'm returning to get a high end model that's y my keyboard and mouse never return
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Old 14-09-2014, 12:29 AM   #4592
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so many people getting refunds and returning the product hmmmm
QA issue, not the product itself.
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Old 14-09-2014, 12:33 AM   #4593
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Guys, mind sharing how did you purchase your extended warranty? The MS Store website i think require purchase of device.

Anybody got the link to purchase just the Microsoft Complete warranty? Thanks
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Old 14-09-2014, 01:18 AM   #4594
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Haha the red is nice no regrets getting over the cyan xD
heh. I wished I had a choice when I was buying...
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Old 14-09-2014, 01:54 AM   #4595
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Have requested for a return liao.
I think they are processing lots of returns.........cos i have been waiting and waiting.....still no one come and collect from me.
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Old 14-09-2014, 01:58 AM   #4596
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Yay! My refund has been processed and they refund the full amount to me.
so you getting a new one ?
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Old 14-09-2014, 07:51 AM   #4597
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I'm returning to get a high end model that's y my keyboard and mouse never return
Wtf can do that? How? Lol I feel like changing to from 128 256! Must buy from MS store then can ah?
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Old 14-09-2014, 08:06 AM   #4598
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Yes the i3 just doesn't cut it at all, there's spikes and lags here and there.
That's completely contradictory to your cheers and praises just a few days ago.
And also you said you didn't want to replace your Zenbook?
Why the change in impression so suddenly?

Maybe just get an iPad.
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Old 14-09-2014, 10:11 AM   #4599
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so many people getting refunds and returning the product hmmmm
Guess may be due to availability of Microsoft store and the touch function. I find Win8 is really not optimized for touch. Some icon is so small and hard to use touch to activate.

Another big disadvantage is unable to charge via USB port for this tablet looks alike device.
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Old 14-09-2014, 10:26 AM   #4600
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Yes the i3 just doesn't cut it at all, there's spikes and lags here and there.




Funny, I don't feel any "spikes and lags", maybe what you are doing is really demanding. Also have you update all the firmware and patches? sometimes its background downloading and indexing can cause a lag effect... just finish downloading and install all the updates, let it run for a while to allow indexing to complete(or you disable it)




My i3 sp3 is perfect for me for now. it is more than enough for my needs, yes, even just doing onenote with it is fine, no lag.. my priority is usually battery life over speed. Would love to have broadwell for battery life too. speed is not top in my list as if I need speed, I can get a powerful lappy or just use my desktop.


Also important not to have an expectation that this surface pro3 is to replace a full fledge laptop.. it is not.. this is a hybrid 2 in 1.. it is trying to compete with both an ipad and an MacBook air.. it is not a MacBook pro. if you are the so called power user, you should really get a MacBook pro or any alienware stuff.




Do note that the i3 has a lower idle frequency(0.57GHz vs 0.78GHz) which helps in using less power but may have a very very slightly slower reaction before steping up to the full base freq. You can try locking min to 100% and see if its still lagging to you.. if it does, no point getting the i5/8GB/256GB, you should just go for the i7.. as i5 and i3 is almost the same in both cpu and gpu, i7 is different, better in both cpu and gpu, since what you need is instant speed and not constant speed, overheating won't be your problem.




Or just get a normal tablet and give your zenbook a 2nd life. Maybe you have to wait till broadwell is out for surface to meet your needs...
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Old 14-09-2014, 10:36 AM   #4601
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Funny, I don't feel any "spikes and lags", maybe what you are doing is really demanding. Also have you update all the firmware and patches? sometimes its background downloading and indexing can cause a lag effect... just finish downloading and install all the updates, let it run for a while to allow indexing to complete(or you disable it)

My i3 sp3 is perfect for me for now. it is more than enough for my needs, yes, even just doing onenote with it is fine, no lag.. my priority is usually battery life over speed. Would love to have broadwell for battery life too. speed is not top in my list as if I need speed, I can get a powerful lappy or just use my desktop.

Also important not to have an expectation that this surface pro3 is to replace a full fledge laptop.. it is not.. this is a hybrid 2 in 1.. it is trying to compete with both an ipad and an MacBook air.. it is not a MacBook pro. if you are the so called power user, you should really get a MacBook pro or any alienware stuff.

Do note that the i3 has a lower idle frequency(0.57GHz vs 0.78GHz) which helps in using less power but may have a very very slightly slower reaction before steping up to the full base freq. You can try locking min to 100% and see if its still lagging to you.. if it does, no point getting the i5/8GB/256GB, you should just go for the i7.. as i5 and i3 is almost the same in both cpu and gpu, i7 is different, better in both cpu and gpu, since what you need is instant speed and not constant speed, overheating won't be your problem.

Or just get a normal tablet and give your zenbook a 2nd life. Maybe you have to wait till broadwell is out for surface to meet your needs...
Nope. The i7 and i5 has only 5% difference in performance.
The GPU even in i7 does not make a difference since throttling is so apparent.
i5 has double the performance of i3 IF you are looking at single threaded performance
meaning USING ONE CORE.
The only good i7's are those Quad Core ones found in Gaming Machines and rMBP 15.
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Old 14-09-2014, 10:44 AM   #4602
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so you getting a new one ?
Thinking about it. Maybe getting 128gb i5 but would want to buy in store and make sure its flat!
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Old 14-09-2014, 10:47 AM   #4603
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Funny, I don't feel any "spikes and lags", maybe what you are doing is really demanding. Also have you update all the firmware and patches? sometimes its background downloading and indexing can cause a lag effect... just finish downloading and install all the updates, let it run for a while to allow indexing to complete(or you disable it)




My i3 sp3 is perfect for me for now. it is more than enough for my needs, yes, even just doing onenote with it is fine, no lag.. my priority is usually battery life over speed. Would love to have broadwell for battery life too. speed is not top in my list as if I need speed, I can get a powerful lappy or just use my desktop.


Also important not to have an expectation that this surface pro3 is to replace a full fledge laptop.. it is not.. this is a hybrid 2 in 1.. it is trying to compete with both an ipad and an MacBook air.. it is not a MacBook pro. if you are the so called power user, you should really get a MacBook pro or any alienware stuff.




Do note that the i3 has a lower idle frequency(0.57GHz vs 0.78GHz) which helps in using less power but may have a very very slightly slower reaction before steping up to the full base freq. You can try locking min to 100% and see if its still lagging to you.. if it does, no point getting the i5/8GB/256GB, you should just go for the i7.. as i5 and i3 is almost the same in both cpu and gpu, i7 is different, better in both cpu and gpu, since what you need is instant speed and not constant speed, overheating won't be your problem.




Or just get a normal tablet and give your zenbook a 2nd life. Maybe you have to wait till broadwell is out for surface to meet your needs...
Look I know you are an i3 fan, but my own user experience tells me i5 > i3. If he wants an i5 what's wrong with that?

Also the surface pro can replace a laptop. That is what it is!
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Old 14-09-2014, 11:26 AM   #4604
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New buyers will probably get those returned sets in a way
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Old 14-09-2014, 11:34 AM   #4605
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New buyers will probably get those returned sets in a way
New buyers will get new sets...the returns will be used as refurbished sets for warranty replacement once "certified" as new.
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