1. herculesinwyoming's Avatar
    I'm looking for a new tablet that will work well with my passport. I have an iPad 3 right now, it's OK but I'm not sure I want a new iPad. I'm curious what people think of the surface 3.

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    08-12-15 07:32 PM
  2. timd28's Avatar
    I've got a Surface Pro 3 and it is my main laptop/tablet. I travel a lot for work and it is great for that being lightweight but with great battery life and running full windows 10, office, etc. I have a BT mouse as well as the type cover and it is a great device. It pairs great with my Passport. I do hear that a new version may be coming out in a few months though if you can wait.
    08-12-15 07:53 PM
  3. JAS0NB0URNE's Avatar
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    08-12-15 07:58 PM
  4. fanisk's Avatar
    I've got a Surface Pro 3 and it is my main laptop/tablet. I travel a lot for work and it is great for that being lightweight but with great battery life and running full windows 10, office, etc. I have a BT mouse as well as the type cover and it is a great device. It pairs great with my Passport. I do hear that a new version may be coming out in a few months though if you can wait.
    I am also interested about the Surface Pro 3, what about the performance of it? I have heard from some users that is quite slow for launching things, attach files in emails etc I would be interesting hearing your experience! Thanks.

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    08-12-15 08:04 PM
  5. timd28's Avatar
    I have no issues with speed at all. I am very impressed with how quickly it runs multiple apps at once. It restarts in less than a minute which my windows desktop could only dream of. I guess if you are running really intensive apps like photoshop it might bog down. I run Edge or Firefox with many tabs open, Outlook, Skype for Business, One Note, Blend, and usually a few docs and sheets in Word and Excel open all the time plus sync dropbox and onedrive without any hiccups.
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    08-12-15 08:38 PM
  6. herculesinwyoming's Avatar
    Any app issues? Or does the browser take care of business like the playbook used to?

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    08-12-15 08:41 PM
  7. woofhaven's Avatar
    I use the SP3 with full Microsoft Office 365, etc, and I can highly recommend it. Yes, it occasionally lags a bit but no worse than the last laptop I had (which was a Dell Latitude i3 processor). The biggest issue I have run into with my SP3 is that I pretty quickly filled up the 256 MB storage on the model I use.

    To give you an idea how much I load this thing up, my office setup has its docking station connected to:
    Fujitsu scanner
    Ethernet
    Wireless keyboard and mouse
    Local laser printer
    2 network color laser printers/copiers
    And the clincher:
    2 UHD monitors (connected through USB to Displaylink adapters).

    I've developed databases in Microsoft Access, which it worked with just fine, lots of heavy work on Excel, including one spreadsheet with several custom VBA functions that had to calculate across hundreds of cells simultaneously.

    Basically, you can do real computer work on it. My normal routine involves having 6 or 7 windows open simultaneously.

    That's the good. The bad:

    -Like every windows based machine since the beginning of time, if you dock/undock and suspend/resume, it ends up getting confused and suddenly one of your peripheral drivers stops loading, etc.

    -everything you've heard about its battery life doesn't apply if you are doing real, heavy computer work. Watch out for indexing..when that is running it slows everything up, even though it says that it pauses while you are working on other things. It doesn't. I finally got it set up to only run at night.

    -there is a known bug with BlackBerry Blend where it will not communicated with the Passport sometimes when connected via USB. (but wireless still works)

    -on mine, at least, the mini displayport has never been reliable.

    And

    -limited power delivery from the USB, even when the SP3 is plugged in. (This is not an issue with the docking station. )






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    08-12-15 08:44 PM
  8. escape525's Avatar
    I have the SP3 with 512GB I7 and it is brilliant. It has never bogged down, but then again I only use email, PowerPoint, Excel and Word, quite often all at once. Battery life is as good if not better than any other offering out there. Quick start up, shut down. Buy the best performance you can afford is my advice with the SP3. They are expensive but worth the money. MS type cover and fold flat Bluetooth mouse are the way to go.

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    08-12-15 08:56 PM
  9. timd28's Avatar
    Any app issues? Or does the browser take care of business like the playbook used to?

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    I mostly use the browser but there are nice apps for Windows 10 in the store plus all normal PC apps are available.

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    08-12-15 09:11 PM
  10. woofhaven's Avatar
    Any app issues? Or does the browser take care of business like the playbook used to?

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    App issues? It's a full-blown Windows PC.

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    08-12-15 09:15 PM
  11. herculesinwyoming's Avatar
    What about the AT&T surface 3. Not the pro

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    08-12-15 09:31 PM
  12. booker1953's Avatar
    The only issue that I have had with my Surface Pro 3 (i5, 128GB version) is that I have never been able to backup or restore my BlackBerry Classic via USB using BlackBerry Link. Nor my Z30 when I was using it as my daily driver. My normal Alienware laptop with the same version of Windows works fine though. Go figure?
    08-12-15 09:43 PM
  13. anon(870071)'s Avatar
    I'm looking for a new tablet that will work well with my passport. I have an iPad 3 right now, it's OK but I'm not sure I want a new iPad. I'm curious what people think of the surface 3.

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    I use a samsung galaxy tab s 10.5 LTE /rogers wireless version combined with a bt keyboard and is a great compliment for on the go business use! I use a 17.3 laptop at the home and office. So both tablet and passport work with blend flawlessly. I thought about getting the m surface pro but they are way over priced for the actual specs you get and my home laptop is more powerful and has better specs even compared to the top surface model. For me the best feature is the tablet is a network model with full high speed LTE access, then portability second. If the m surface pros came with a built in LTE radio then I would get it! Get an android tablet, for the $$$ it's pretty good.

     вιaсĸвεггч Passport SQW100-1 / 10.3.2.2226 Rogers Wireless Posted via CB 
    08-13-15 08:59 AM
  14. herculesinwyoming's Avatar
    I'm curious if a new surface is in the works


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    08-13-15 04:59 PM
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    08-13-15 10:15 PM
  16. JAS0NB0URNE's Avatar
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    Come again?

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    08-13-15 10:31 PM
  17. woofhaven's Avatar
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    Must have been typing on glass...

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    08-13-15 11:39 PM

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