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    Microsoft starts to sell mid-priced Surface 3 model in Europe

    Does it offer the best balance between price and specification?
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    Re: Microsoft starts to sell mid-priced Surface 3 model in Europe

    Still to expensive for what it is IMO.
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    Re: Microsoft starts to sell mid-priced Surface 3 model in Europe

    Surface 3 will always irritate me as doesn't support the Surface Pro 3 dock nor charger.

    The Surface team needs to stop, look in the mirror, see they aren't HP/Dell/Lenovo and bring there products in line so any Surface works with any Surface accessory and charger and dock and etc etc AND open source the dock port so when other OEMs decide to not be A-holes no longer ALL PC class devices and perhaps other can use ONE dock port. Or just focus on USB3.1 Type C and Displayport.

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    Re: Microsoft starts to sell mid-priced Surface 3 model in Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by Denis_iii View Post
    Or just focus on USB3.1 Type C and Displayport.
    Which is precisely what they've done with the 3, that you are complaining about no?
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    Re: Microsoft starts to sell mid-priced Surface 3 model in Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by Denis_iii View Post
    Surface 3 will always irritate me as doesn't support the Surface Pro 3 dock nor charger.

    The Surface team needs to stop, look in the mirror, see they aren't HP/Dell/Lenovo and bring there products in line so any Surface works with any Surface accessory and charger and dock and etc etc AND open source the dock port so when other OEMs decide to not be A-holes no longer ALL PC class devices and perhaps other can use ONE dock port. Or just focus on USB3.1 Type C and Displayport.
    Yeah, wouldn't that be great! A unified dock connection made of a USB 3.1 port and DP/Thunderbolt at a defined separation between so you can use one or both, with optional locking lugs a defined distance either side.

    Problem is nobody wants to give up the £100 keyboard gravy train - an accessory that should be bundled free so the Surface actually matches the marketing promise a little bit. The real cost of a Surface is tablet+keyboard+stylus - tablet only is just a pointless pleb of a tablet IMHO.

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    Re: Microsoft starts to sell mid-priced Surface 3 model in Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by Denis_iii View Post
    Surface 3 will always irritate me as doesn't support the Surface Pro 3 dock nor charger.
    Dock maybe, but why would you want a proprietary charger?

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    Re: Microsoft starts to sell mid-priced Surface 3 model in Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Still to expensive for what it is IMO.
    +1 - there are similar spec tablets from Asus and alike that also include a keyboard/dock for upto £200 cheaper. Like the surface 3 and pro alot but the price makes me look elsewhere.

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    Re: Microsoft starts to sell mid-priced Surface 3 model in Europe

    I agree regarding the keyboard; without it, the Surface 3 is a decent performing tablet with a great screen, but overpriced. The lack of Office 365 mentioned wouldn't put me off personally; we already have a sub for the household anyway, so would just add it to that. Bottom line, though, all the marketing stress features like the keyboard and pen and a sticker price that is way lower than that required to fulfil the implied promise. I don't think MS are doing themselves any favours by doing that.

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