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  • THockman
    Too expensive. I would rather buy a Macbook Air or Pro for that amount of money.
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  • Ben Rubenstein
    The improvements seem significant here - especially the bigger screen, which makes a difference when it comes to productivity -- but I'm not convinced it's going to make significant inroads in the market. Maybe I'm underestimating the appeal of the digital pen?
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  • Diana Hwang
    THockman - what would be your ideal price point for the device? 
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  • Rbennett09
    This is over priced in a world of many choices in tablets. Sure most are consumer devices but why should corporate pay a premium for something with security that we can all benefit from.
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  • RocRizzo
    Still more expensive when compared to a macbook air.
    If we compare apples to apples, a 512MB i7 air with 8gb ram, costs $200 less than the surface, and it comes with a keyboard and trackpad, which is an option on the surface.
    Why I keep hearing that the microsoft product is less expensive, when, if we compare relatively the same hardware, they are more often more expensive, is beyond me.
    More propaganda from whoever pays more for advertising, I guess
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  • Ogunwale
    This is just the kind of touch screen computer I've been longing to see, ever since being introduced to the iPad. I'm currently using the Surface Pro 1, which I purchased instead of a laptop. My only concerns with this machine is the rather small screen size of and singular USB slot. The larger screen and improved keyboard for the SP3 means I will most certainly be upgrading. I'm also really loving the 'instant on' feature of the pen with OneNote.
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  • nevermore
    There's a market in IT and it sounds good, but they need to bring the price down.
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  • JeanJacques
    WWAN missing...
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  • kclonts
    I am using the Surface Pro 2 as a replacement to my company laptop. It works very well. Currently using the docking station and a separate monitor for in office work. I would prefer a larger screen away from the office but functionally works VERY well.
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  • dingo56
    Specifications are now hitting a Level, that business can us this device. Battery life needs some careful consideration to sustain a 8 hour working day. The next generation Intel Laptop-processors may be a killing factorfor the Surface 3 if they will be avaiable in Q4/2014
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  • frostieman
    After running a Surface RT (ver 1) in one year and a half, with first std and then type cover I'm more convinced that the RT line is a perfect line to keep. I have never been as productive with a cheaper gadget in my whole Life. Office rules. Used IPAD before, but very disapointed. At first I thought the store apps would limit my productivity. Now I actually do not miss any app there and I prefer not to install anyting at my home computer (Win 8.1) that has not passed the store. It is convinient and safe. I have used the RT for coorparate access with Citrix and Azure and Amazon Virtual Machines with remote desktop, with mousesupport. That feature is still missing at IPADS. I'm actually thinking of upgrading to Surface 2 because of the better performance and great price Point. One argument for that is that I now see that developers starts using Universal code base enabling simult. launch on Microsofts three legs at the same time. It does not cost extra to deploy on RT, Mobile or x86.
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  • MMagnus
    It fits my work mode. I spend a lot of time in remote administration automating scripts and powershell in excel. I spend a lot less time looking at content. My own and other end user mailboxes are too large to look at in a web browser. We really need outlook. More like a laptop but can function as a tablet. My kind of tool.
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  • KFoster1
    But still, the elephant in the room is not addressed: can you get it with a 3G or better yet, LTE cellular/data modem, and the answer is no. How OEM after OEM making Windows tablets fail to get this right is mind blowing. Many IT departments are desperately looking to standardize onto a Windows tablet that offers the capability of a full PC, can run their company's entire application landscape, and acts just like a desktop PC with the help of a docking station and monitor, but offers the mobility and touch interface when simply used as a tablet, and like a smartphone or an iPad - has Internet connectivity when out in the field away from Wi-Fi. There are, by my count, only two manufacturers offering this: Dell with their Venue 11 Pro 7139 (Haswell i5, 8GB, 256 SSD, LTE, 10.3") plus Panasonic has something as well (at a much higher price point). Fujitsu is a couple months away from offering something too. Offering a mobile device that lacks mobile connectivity beyond just Wi-Fi is a deal breaker for so many IT shops.
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  • fuzzyZuZuVa
    I have been using the Surface Pro for well over a year now and absolutely love it. My son has a iPad and its not even in the same league as the Surface Pro. They have obviously added some much needed features to the Pro 3 and if MS can get the price point down then I think it will do well.
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  • fuzzyZuZuVa
    Love it! If MS can get the price point down some it will be a iPad killer. I have been using the Surface Pro for a little over a year now and not sure what I would do without it. My son has a iPad and he can't keep his greasy little fingers off of my Surface Pro.
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  • fuzzyZuZuVa
    @KFoster1 I'm not sure what IT shops you are working with but I can't say I've ever heard one say the lack of 3G or LTE data was a deal breaker. Now there may be some customers out there that do need wireless connectivity for a mobile workforce but not nearly as many as you make it out to be. In fact I see IT shops looking for ways to reduce costs and one of the first things they look at is services such as mobility data plans.
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  • chempel
    Sounds like a winner.
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  • crogodile
    It looks pretty good (spec wise) and is aesthetically pleasing anyway.

    I hate Apple products, having used them on and off for years, so the iPad was never going to get a look in.

    I am also very interested in the top end Sony Tablets.
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  • Medadmin
    with a entry point of $799 and the pen it become the idea solution for medical applications that are unavailable to a mac air, or iPad, and higher end models could become a doctors workstation for home/office and hospital. These are the first convertibles I have been interested in for my practice.
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  • Medadmin
    now you can get patient sign off of charts where ever you are, and if you need cellular access a pocket hotspot covers multiple devices and you don't have to change the device if you change providers or want to upgrade like my iPad now that I want LTE or 3G that were not offered when I got mine. I only wish it had a better keyboard without going to a usb add on in the docking station.
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  • Maulick
    It is what I have been waiting for ! I have help on to an old IBM x61 tablet with a pen using One Note for what seems forever. I also have an Ipad 3 but that doesn't cut it. It's pen is a joke !
    This is perfect !!
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  • Maulick
    held - not help
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