Surface 3

[sc:hardware-category ]I’ve been using my Dell Venue 8 Pro as my primary tablet for over 18 months and it’s been a good tablet.  The one area that it does kind of lack is memory.

Both disk and ram are pretty limited on the unit and it works fine as a single tasking device but my usage of a computer is seldom a single task.

One of the big issue I had with my original Surface RT was the weight and form factor.  The 16:9 screen was very wide for a table and, while light at the time, it was still something you didn’t want to hold for a long time.

And so now I’m pondering a Surface 3.  I looked at the Surface Pro 3, but for my usage it’s just too large.

The Surface 3 on the other hand has taken care of the big issue I had with the RT, the 16:9 screen layout has been replaced with the squarer 3:2 form factor.

The Surface 3 is still quite a bit heavier than the Dell but that may be a trade-off I’ll have to live with to get the extra ram to make multi-tasking more useable.

I need to feel one though first, I’ll be by a Microsoft store next week and will drop in and take a look.

Stay tuned…

 

Greg

Greg is the head cat at JumbleCat, with over 20 years of experience in the computer field, he has done everything from programming to hardware solutions. You can contact Greg via the contact form on the main menu above.

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Greg is the head cat at JumbleCat, with over 20 years of experience in the computer field, he has done everything from programming to hardware solutions. You can contact Greg via the contact form on the main menu above.

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