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Old 04-07-2015, 11:08 PM   #1
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Old 04-07-2015, 11:27 PM   #2
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My Pro 1 would throttle when I played DOTA on it.. I don't know if the newer ones do.
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Cant you install steam and then use the steam in house streaming. Thats what i do with my crappy laptop
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I have the Surface Pro 2, and I use it for gaming while on the road. It handles most games OK near medium graphics settings. However, it gets quite hot after an hour of gaming though.
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Sorry to hijack this thread, but is the Surface Pro 3 a good alternative to replacing a desktop PC/laptop? Or are there better alternatives out there?
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Sorry to hijack this thread, but is the Surface Pro 3 a good alternative to replacing a desktop PC/laptop? Or are there better alternatives out there?
It can be a complete replacement of a desktop and/or laptop. It all depends on what you are trying to do on the desktop/laptop.

If you're planning on browsing the web, doing MS Office work, and playing minor games, then it's OK for you. If you're consistently play FPS games, then it's not for you. For a complete replacement, I would highly recommend getting the dock as well. It just simplifies connecting an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse.

I purchased the Surface for my laptop replacement. I still have a desktop though; primary, I use the desktop for gaming.
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Thanks for clarifying.

I posted a thread previously regarding my PC - it's driving me nuts. It's been behaving since, but I think it's time to let bygones be bygones.

I feel that ultimately I am looking for something modular/portable, and having the docking station is a big bonus. I don't play games so web browsing, Skype, MS Office and music is all I need.

I'll take a stroll down to the Microsoft Store in a bit and report back. Thanks again and my apologies on thread jacking.

Edit 1: Holy shit! I didn't realize they were so expensive! I think I'll pass.

Edit 2: I think the Surface 3 (not the Pro) may be a better option, but damn...expensive shit regardless.
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Thanks for clarifying.

I posted a thread previously regarding my PC - it's driving me nuts. It's been behaving since, but I think it's time to let bygones be bygones.

I feel that ultimately I am looking for something modular/portable, and having the docking station is a big bonus. I don't play games so web browsing, Skype, MS Office and music is all I need.

I'll take a stroll down to the Microsoft Store in a bit and report back. Thanks again and my apologies on thread jacking.

Edit 1: Holy shit! I didn't realize they were so expensive! I think I'll pass.

Edit 2: I think the Surface 3 (not the Pro) may be a better option, but damn...expensive shit regardless.
I would think getting the Macbook air or Macbook pro is better than surface pro 3?
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Thanks for clarifying.

I posted a thread previously regarding my PC - it's driving me nuts. It's been behaving since, but I think it's time to let bygones be bygones.

I feel that ultimately I am looking for something modular/portable, and having the docking station is a big bonus. I don't play games so web browsing, Skype, MS Office and music is all I need.

I'll take a stroll down to the Microsoft Store in a bit and report back. Thanks again and my apologies on thread jacking.

Edit 1: Holy shit! I didn't realize they were so expensive! I think I'll pass.

Edit 2: I think the Surface 3 (not the Pro) may be a better option, but damn...expensive shit regardless.
Unfortunately, they are not cheap.
As a note though, the non-pro version does not allow you install anything that is not available through the Microsoft Store. i.e. If you want to install a piece of software on an USB memory stick, it won't let you.
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As a note though, the non-pro version does not allow you install anything that is not available through the Microsoft Store. i.e. If you want to install a piece of software on an USB memory stick, it won't let you.
Oh wow. Thanks for that. I didn't know this and I literally JUST got back from the Microsoft store.

I think for all intents and purposes, the Surface 3 will work (128GB model @ $769) but I'm thinking maybe the Surface Pro 3 (128GB model @ $1049) may be a better buy.

What's drawing me to the Surface is the fact that I can throw it onto a docking station but be able to lug it around on my travels and to stupid ass coffee shops. Fuck my hipster problems, man.
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The new Surface 3 runs full Windows so you are fine with that, although I'd recommend something else for that price point.. except you don't want a laptop.
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The new Surface 3 runs full Windows so you are fine with that, although I'd recommend something else for that price point.. except you don't want a laptop.
Ok, I started a new thread here - http://www.revscene.net/forums/70272...ml#post8621150

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Surface 3 is overpriced for what you get. I'd rather get the Surface Pro 3 i3 instead if you go that route. However both these are meant to be "laptop" replacements and is basically going to be just a glorified laptop that you dock while at home.
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