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12 July, 2015

Surface. It's not Apple.

After being an Apple product exclusive for more than 10 years, I bought a very un-Apple product, Microsoft Surface Pro 3.

I haven't bought a PC or working (apart from occasional work) on a Windows computer for more than 10 years. My mobile phone has been iPhone since iPhone 3G first release date in Australia, and the tablet is of course the iPad (again, since it first released in Australia). My life is all Apple product. Laurent's PC died and of course it is now a Mac.

Surface Pro 3

Taking the recent Microsoft promotion on Surface Pro 3, I bit the bullet and bought Surface Pro 3.

These days, I am very happy with my current iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2, I use them daily.
As for desktop: I am still quite happy with my Mac Pro, a mid-2010 model, that makes it 5 years old, and it is still my main computer to this date.
The laptop: A mid-2012 model, first generation of Retina MacBook Pro which I bought it secondhand in 2014

To put into perspective: my mobile phone and tablet are both current model, while my main computer is 5 years old model, and laptop is 3 years old. It's about time to get a new computer.

The Surface Pro 3 specs:
Surface Pro 3 specs
It comes with 1-month trial of Office 365. I don't think I am going to be bothered with that.

So the reason for choosing Microsoft Surface Pro 3:
It's a tablet and a laptop combined.

This year's new 12-inch MacBook (with Retina Display) tempted me, however, I hope it could have faster CPU and a few more ports. So I will leave it for next release. Besides that, I think I would like to play with a stylus. Or put it into another way: a tablet that is built for stylus (as well as finger touch).

The Surface Pro 3 setup, including Type Cover and Microsoft's screen protector (installed):
Surface Pro 3

"Install all updates"
So, the step four asks me to rush for the latest. Ridiculous.
Surface Pro 3

Laurent said, "It's not Apple."

related blog entries:
a poor man's tablet (29 May, 2010)
Retina, finally (11 March, 2014)
presenting a poor man's Mac Pro and LED Cinema Display (30 October, 2010)
a poor man's tablet (29 May, 2010)
I got my iPhone 3G! (11 July 2008)

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Posted by Antony on 12 July 2015 12:37 PM | gadget, non-Apple hardware
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