Overall, there is no real winner here. Microsoft Surface Pro 3 : This is not a contest: the Surface Pro 3 has a fundamentally better screen.
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It also has superior contrast and punchier, richer colours. They achieve very similar scores in the Geekbench 3, 5, on the MacBook and 5, on the Surface Pro 3. This only tells a limited story, though. The Surface Pro 3 has the faster processor, clocking in at 1. The MacBook, in contrast, has two 1.
This gives the Surface Pro 3 an edge in processor intensive tasks, such as image editing, but the MacBook has other advantages. Here, the MacBook Air edges things a little. The MacBook also has a Thunderbolt 2. That full-size SD card slot is a serious point for us. Microsoft Surface Pro 3 : Windows 8. That said, at present Mac OS is a more coherent operating system than the awkward hybrid of Windows 8. Of course, the Surface Pro 3 tackles this hybrid approach better than most, but there are still problems. The biggest one here is application scaling. Another advantage in Mac OS is the tight integration of multi-touch gestures and virtual desktops, two features that make easier to be productive on a small screen.
Whether this matters comes down to what you need. Another factor is the keyboard. If most of your time is spent writing emails, reports and the like then the MacBook Air is the one for you. Next, read our best Windows laptops and tablets round-up. The Surface Pro is nice but the quality is extremely poor. It should have lasted more than two days. So, this is going back to the store this evening and I will look for something else.
Microsoft developed a well-designed product but really blew it with the build quality. I am extremely suspect of Microsoft hardware now. I used to love my Surface Pro.. Until the 3 in 1 integrated chip that hosts the WiFi, Bluetooth, and Miracast went out Microsoft will not help you with this known defect in engineering once your warrantee runs out. So if you own one or plan on purchasing a Surface Pro, enjoy it while it last. It will not be too long. My chip went out the month after my warranty expired. Never buying a MS piece of hardware again. We would like to have you create specialized ticket with our Support Team, using the individual reference number , here: reach out to our team and see what we can do to help.
Is it a laptop or is it a tablet or is it both? Well I can tell you this- tablet or laptop depends on what you are using it for. If you buy a hybrid like the SP you need to buy the keyboard as well and you shouldn't buy this tablet thinking "maybe I'll get it later" bc in order for you to use this like a laptop then you'll need the keybaord.
It's pretty useless if you just buy this as a tablet and not purchase the keyboard bc you may as well purchase the iPad Pro which is faster and much easier to use but if you need it for it's native software and practicality then you need the keyboard. I can do all my work right here. Hello Bryan, Wow!
Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. After taking good care of the Surface for 2. The screen is all black even though the computer may be on because it is warm. I took it to the Microsoft store and they told me most likely it was the graphics chip that cannot be fixed. I am absolutely disappointed.
Surface Pro version is unreliable. It crashed blue screen - hardware error after 4 months of operation. The replacement is a filthy and re-furbished unit. Accessories cover, pen, screen protector, etc. Screen is annoyingly reflective. Not as responsive or user friendly as an iPad, which I wanted to replace. So sad. Hi Uwe, We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and giving us some honest feedback on your dislikes about the device, accessories, and such. Don't buy Surface. I have had two complete failures of the Surface hardware. The first one within 60 days of purchase, and the second one within 5 months of replacement.
I even purchased the extra warranty coverage and getting support is almost impossible. Don't buy it.
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Poor support and quality. Just google surface pro 4 screen flickering. I have tried two of them.
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