Posts tagged with: Surface Pro 3
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    Back in March of 2013 we reviewed the original Surface Pro, and established that it can most certainly replace your laptop provided you adapt to the small 10" screen, buy the Type Cover keyboard instead of the Touch Cover, and learn to use the stylus instead of a trackpad or mouse. Today we're looking at the third generation Surface Pro, a device capable of almost everything the original was, with some significant improvements to boot. The Surface Pro 2 was probably the best tablet I've ever used. Since I'm more than just a tech journalist, I need the power to use real high-end creative ...

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    Today is Apple day. WWDC kicked-off just a few minutes ago, and we'll likely see three major things: a new version of OS X, iOS 8, and the further convergence of those two operating systems. Over the years, we've seen bits of iOS sneak into Mac OS, such as Notification Center; and some lighter versions of Mac apps have found their way to iOS, like iMovie, Garage Band, the iWork suite, and more. Although Apple still seems to refute the need for some sort of middle ground device. One of Apple's largest competitors, however, is diving into the hybrid computing market head first. Last week, ...

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    Microsoft's launch of the Surface Pro 3 has been met with a ton of praise. Many of us still debate some of the price points, but that doesn't change the fact that the company heard and acted on all the feedback of the previous two Surface Pro models and brought us an elegant solution that's worth the money. Still, there are reports of some odd issues with the review prototypes that have been issued. Microsoft has just acknowledged that there are batter issues with certain Surface Pro 3 models, and that it will issue a software update to fix the problem. The complaints mention that the ...

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    A while back, Taylor asked; Could you go tablet-only for a day? Many of us responded to that headline right away with something like, "yes, of course, my tablet is running Windows 8." Most of the Windows 8 tablets out there are fully capable of running all of the professional programs you might use on a traditional desktop or laptop computer. I've gone over a week tablet-only with any of the Windows tablets I've owned over the past 12 years or so. I still use a more-powerful desktop as a Media Center and another as a workstation in the office though. These days I use a Surface Pro 2 with ...

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    The Surface Pro 2 was the best tablet that I've ever used. The new Surface Pro 3 brings a lot of upgrades to that device, but there are also a few changes that I'm a bit uneasy about.  First, we'll start with the new features that are just fantastic and make the Surface Pro 2 look like old news.  The screen!!  I love the 12" screen on the Surface Pro 3.  This is the size of the screen that I've been used to on my older Windows tablets that were running Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7. The 3 by 2 aspect ratio may seem too roomy in some of the Metro apps, but in desktop programs like ...

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    The Surface Pro 3 looks a lot like the big brother of the Surface 2. There are a few similarities and a lot of differences. Since the previous Surface Pros were shaped about the same as the Surface RT devices except for the increased thickness and heft, we kind of expected that from the Surface Pro 3. Surprisingly, that is not the case. The Surface Pro 3 (running full high-end 64 bit Windows 8 hardware) feels just as light as the Surface 2 (running an ARM processor and the limited Windows RT). The specifications differences are monumental though. The Surface Pro 3 is available in ...

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    Even though Apple has done a lot to prove to the world that we don't need a stylus to interact with our mobile devices, that doesn't necessarily mean that finger input is perfect. The whole popularity of the Galaxy Note line-up has proven that there is a market for people that want a smarter stylus to interact with our mobile devices, and Microsoft has done great leaps to make it a standard for decades. If you were wondering why the Surface Pro 3 stylus is superior to its predecessors, Microsoft has just written a full blog post on the topic. The company claims that it worked on three key ...

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    They're not just summoned from whole cloth, and not everyone can afford the Vienna Boys Choir, so where do ringtones come from? A great many artists and musicians, actually, and we talk to a particularly talented one on today's podcast. Ali Spagnola joins us in the feature segment to share tales of music making, drinking games, and just how one gets banned from Michigan – and on the way we learn exactly how a pair of ringtones called "Radiation" and "Robots for Everyone" found themselves on millions of smartphones the world over. Before that, Adam Z. Lein stops by to tell us all about ...

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    Microsoft might have just scored a positive hit with its announcement of the Surface Pro 3. Obviously we still have to wait for the product to be available to the rest of the public, but that doesn't mean that it hasn't landed a ton of praise from all of us in the tech media. If you're interested in getting yourself Microsoft's new stab at what a pro-tablet should be, you might want to consider Best Buy as an option. Best Buy has now launched pre-orders for the Surface Pro 3, and well, you won't be getting any discounts, but if you're in the market for the dark blue type cover, at the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new Google+ redesign, at times when many believed that the social network was doomed. Then we talk about the Moto 360, a possible launch date and even a possible price tag. Samsung is next as we talk about the Galaxy Note 4 details in specs and possible dates. Then we talk about the HTC One M8 Prime, and what to expect from its design in leaked renders. We end today's show talking about the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and our initial impressions. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google+ redesign arrives as latest update heads out ...

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    Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 was announced this morning and we were pleasantly surprised to get to leave the press event with a brand new Surface Pro 3 with 256 Gb SSD and 8Gb of RAM along with a nice blue type cover with a lot of improvements. We decided to unbox it right away. First of all, the new type covers are sold separately and we didn't get a box for that. We just had it thrown in with the bag. The Surface Pro 3's box looks similar to the boxes for previous Surface Pro devices, but without the angled edge, and there's no longer a secondary flip cover once you slide out the ...

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    Many of you may not remember this, but tablets have existed for almost twelve years. Microsoft invented the concept of the tablet computer, and it did so in a very bold and daring manner. Back then there weren’t any neigh sayers that didn’t believe in the product. On the contrary, people found them cool, and I could tell you stories of how many of us wished we could afford one. And yes, that last phrase is really what nailed the coffin for this product category over the course of almost a decade. It was sadly too pricey for the little power you received in return. Fast forward to 2014 ...

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    May 20 is upon us, which means it's time for Microsoft's latest press event. Invites went out two weeks ago, quickly fueling speculation that the company would announce a Surface Mini. In the time that's followed, we've also heard claims of a possible Surface Pro 3, and more recent rumors have suggested that instead of something smaller, we're looking at something bigger – maybe Surface models up in the 12-inch range. We sent Pocketnow's Adam Z Lein to New York this morning to find out. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella got things started, taking the stage to talk about a “major step ...

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    The rumored Microsoft Surface Mini -- late or not to the game -- is expected to be unveiled Tuesday at a New York City event. Apparently, according to the latest rumors, it might be accompanied by a Surface Pro 3 (instead of the Surface Pro 2 refresh we've been hearing about for quite some time). We've heard some vague specs of the "other" Surface tablets present at the event, but WPCentral claims to have knowledge of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 specs. According to the report, there will be five versions of the slate, with the following prices, and specs: i3/4GB RAM/64GB at $799, i5/4GB ...

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    What exactly qualifies as a "remix?" How deluded do you have to be to believe in all these "Prime" rumors? Why are we so transfixed by the notion of lasers on smartphones, and so easily taken in by a smartphone commercial, if it's shot like a trailer for Inception? We tackle these questions, and the biggest announcement section in the history of the podcast, in episode 096 of the Pocketnow Weekly. No, that's not bragging – it's just an unavoidable symptom of a month packed with unboxings, hands-ons, product launches, and reviews (both forthcoming and already-published). But even in the ...

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