[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.