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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT PURCHASE: The Charging Port is Flawed

    Posted
    Zack

    Upon my purchase of the Surface 3 (4GB of RAM, 128GB HDD, including the type cover keyboard, surface pen, and mouse), I hastily wrote a review commending the product's impressive aesthetics, surprising amount of power, and capable operating system. In late August of 2015 I gave the Surface 3 4 stars. However, after about two months of heavy use, I can say surely and genuinely that no one should purchase the Surface 3. Why? Because the charging port is designed to fail. Since day 1 of my purchase I, as have many others, been plagued with the notification "plugged in, not charging." I have done everything in my power to try to fix this; turn the screen brightness to 0, turn off all background apps, disable Cortana, remove the Bluetooth mouse and attachable keyboard, charge while sleeping, charge while shut down, charge while wifi is turned off, performing numerous restarts, performing factory resets, and performing two-button shut downs. I have uninstalled and reinstalled drivers, swapped mini usb cables, changed charging outlets, and serenaded the Surface with a romantic song. None of this, nor many of the other countless things I and Microsoft Support have tried, works. The issue here is the design of the Surface 3's charging port. It is about half as deep as a mini usb plug, so no plug you attach to the device will fully be inserted. Charging cables simply dangle from the device, and can be wobbled in a full 360 degree motion. It easily falls out, and can even bend to misuse with a child's level of pressure. Unlike the effective, magnetic charger of the Surface Pro 3 #and soon-to-be-released Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book#, the Surface 3's mini usb plug simply and astoundingly DOES NOT WORK. There is nothing you, Microsoft, Amazon, Geek Squad, your nerdy neighbor, or anyone else can do about it. Such an otherwise perfect device is rendered useless by such an easy flaw to fix. And yet, this flaw is fatal. I repeat: DO NOT buy the Surface 3. While it is charged it is a great device, well worth one's money. As the battery dwindles, however, you will be dismayed to find it rather difficult to restore that percentage to the glory days of its youth. Having owned the product since August, I have only seen the battery achieve 100% perhaps 5 times. This, mind you, from a user who charges it every night, and never gets lazy with the battery level. In summary, I have taken every precaution and effort to try to fix the Surface 3's battery issues, but to no avail. It is out of my control, and it will be out of yours as well. Do not buy the Surface 3, because its charger port is so fatally flawed that it renders the device unusable in most situations.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's kind of okay.

    Posted
    Kimie
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    So, I bought this tablet excitedly, but hesitantly. I had been looking for a half step to a Wacom Cintiq. I wasn't ready to make the jump to a 2k drawing tablet (or even the 799-1k for the SP3), but I was looking to try out something similar because I normally use a Wacom Intuos and wanted something I didn't need to connect to my laptop and set up at a table to use. The Surface 3 fit the bill when I saw how responsive the pen was to the tablet at the store. I'll start with pros: It's really, really, /really/ responsive in OneNote. The pen connects flawlessly and never disconnected ONCE while I was using it. The pen was really easy to connect! The tablet itself runs pretty fluently, much better than cheaper laptops and, surprisingly, held up to things like ClassicShell (making Win8.1 like Win7) and normal downloads. I could probably play certain smaller games on it if I wanted (like Age of Empires 3 or some such; probably won't run newer games blindingly well, but this is untested for me). The screen is pretty damned awesome. I actually liked the Windows button on the side. ClassicShell made it open the start menu (that you get from ClassicShell) and I could wake the tablet up with the button. That being said, the button has to be ON for that to work. You can turn it off in the Surface menu on the tile screen to prevent unwanted screen switching (It kind of works like alt-tab when the tablet is already on) or other problems you can get if your wrist hits it. Ultimately, I turned mine off because I was using the tablet to draw. The writing capabilities on it are SUPERB. I mean, I haven't seen a tablet with writing on it so fantastic. The handwriting input on the keyboard works fantastic. Alright, so here's where I'll split into cons. The handwriting input on the keyboard works fantastic-- when the keyboard it working. Yesterday, the first day I had it, I tried to use the handwriting input and for some reason, it wouldn't let me insert what I was writing into the address bar or the google search bar. Took me about an hour, a restart, and some jimmy-ing before it started working for seemingly no reason. I decided, "Hm, maybe it just hiccuped, no big deal." Now, today, while I was having other issues, the handwriting stopped... again. So did normal typing. I had to un-maximize the keyboard (make it draggable) to get just the typing working. Pressure sensitivity? Is a complete joke. The "sensitivity" this tablet has basically doesn't exist. In the Surface menu, you can mess with the sensitivity, but not really. It's nothing like a Wacom (and it doesn't say it's supposed to be) and the sensitivity is sub par at best. The drivers that no one told me (and I didn't read about in the instructions) also basically don't exist! So, Wacom broke off it's Microsoft deal because they were worried that they'd lose sales to the Surface Pro 3 if they let their tech be used on it. So, Microsoft went to N-Trig. N-Trig, I believe, was an Israeli company that Microsoft bought out or something. Well, their website is gone. And so is the ability to download the driver needed to have pressure sensitivity at all in programs. (except kind of, but not really, in OneNote). I found the driver off of a very recent blog post after searching Google for hours about why N-Trig's website was down. Microsoft hasn't added the WinTab (that's what the driver is called) drivers to their Microsoft site. I couldn't find them to save my life. So, I downloaded the driver from the blog post. And... it DIDN'T WORK. The pressure sensitivity in Sketchbook and Sketchbook Express is a joke. It only works for certain tools and it barely works then. So, I went to Sketchable. Before I spent the 11.99 to buy everything in the program, I messed with the tools. Once again, no pressure sensitivity. I normally draw with Paint Tool SAI. I got it to kind of work for about 30 seconds (long enough to message the Husband that SAI was working) before it cut out and never worked again. Then, I got SAI working, where I could tell it was picking up the sensitivity, but the pen wouldn't draw on the program. My finger could (without pressure sensitivity, obviously), but the pen could not. Also, none of the programs (except OneNote) were recognizing the palm rejection the tablet boasted. Sketchable comes with palm rejection, but my tablet just didn't care. Palm dots everywhere. Ultimately, the tablet is good for note-taking and journaling. It runs pretty decent and looks damned good. I don't recommend the tablet without the pen and unfortunately, the pen doesn't come with the Surface 3, so you have to buy it separate, however, it connects really well and works fantastic with OneNote, the input on the keyboard (when the keyboard is working), and normal browers/clicking, but not really much else. You can't buy extra nibs (the tip) for the pen (that I know of), so be prepared to be buying $50 replacement pens every time you finally whittle away the nib into a point that probably isn't good for the screen. And yes, that does happen. It happens more while drawing, but will happen over time with general note-taking, too. I'm going to return mine and I'm greatly considering going to an Apple product (never thought I'd see the day...) and just getting a Wacom stylus for the iPad I choose, so I can draw in my lap again. This tablet didn't work for me, no matter what I did. If you're looking to doodle, this will work for you. If you're looking to take notes, this will probably be FANTASTIC for you. If you're looking for normal email/internet browsing/light gaming (really light, most likely), this would be great for you. If you're looking to draw and need pressure sensitivity, go no where near this thing. For me, this was just an expensive waste of my time. Which is unfortunate and makes me sad because I was so happy with how amazing writing on it is. It's fun to kind of sketch/doodle on, but is really frustrating for someone who likes to spend hours drawing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beats iPad Hands Down!

    Posted
    GAVaron74
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    ****Disclaimer: This review will past the fact that iOS has been in need of a serious UI overhaul for 5+ years now which in itself should disqualify the iPad with ANY comparison to a Surface.**** I've owned a number of tablets including the Surface 2, Surface Pro 3, Android tablets, 8" Windows 8.1 tablets and iPads. Of them, I've never been able to say, "This is the tablet for me." They all and severe shortcomings that in order to keep them I knew I would be compromising something--weight, cost, speed, screen resolution, UI, you get the picture. Then came the Surface 3.This tablet lives up to every review you've read--it's a perfect blend of a powerful OS in a compact form factor. Apps. While it's true that their are a number of third-party apps are that are absent from the Windows Apps Store, there are a number of independent developed apps or first party apps that accomplish the same thing, many times even better than what's in the original app. Productivity. Having full Office is a godsend. If you do any sort of professional office work, you know exactly what I'm talking about. Better features, more flexibility, more options. Office 365 also gives you full Access to Publisher. There's nothing even close on the market that compares. Quality. Surface 3 is a high-end product. It is not cheaply built--no squeky hinges, no light bleed, no plastic, etc. Even the 3-position kickstand provides the most common positions needed to transform this into a mini laptop on the fly. Speed. 2GB of RAM is plenty of RAM 95% of the time. Also for having a mobile processor, pages load just fine, video playback is not choppy. The only drawback I've observed in relation to speed is the time it takes to install programs. It takes a very long time. This is hardly a dealbreaker as a program gets installed once. Added Benefits. I can run Android emulators, Virtual Machines and other OS emulators--WOW! Talk about flexibility; Battery is charged via Micro USB--cell phone plugs work in a jam; Front-facing speakers--they are loud and clear and in my option better than the Surface Pro 3's! Extras. Add an integrated keyboard and Pen and this tablet comes a killer! Definitely recommend investing in those accessories to round out this tablet's capabilities. Without a doubt, this is the best tablet I've ever owned. It's worth every penny. Don't bother looking anywhere else. Nothing can touch this, not even the Pro 3. The Pro 3 is heavier, costlier (although faster), it's more of a miniature laptop than it is a true tablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    the best out there

    Posted
    samsfo
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The display on the Surface 3 is fantastic. It comes in at 10.8' with a 1980 x 1280 resolution and the screen is super responsive. I also picked up the Surface Pen with it, and it writes just as it would on paper, like Microsoft claims. OneNote, which I just started using recently is one button click away on the Pen. And it launches pretty quickly on the tablet. The fact that it's a 3:2 aspect ratio screen also makes it feel more bookish when writing on it like a tablet. The Surface runs a quad core Atom x7 CPU, which is perfect for longer battery life, and just strong enough that it will run most things without a hiccup. No gaming though or heavy applications. I've heard that photoshop runs well on, but some actions are just a bit slower. But if you're a gamer, you probably won't be looking at a laptop/tablet hybrid anyhow, and if you're a hardcore graphic designer, you probably have something more powerful lined up somewhere. I did install Steam on it however, and it can run basic games that are low in the requirements list, such as Legend of Grimrock and others like it, which again, is just fine for when on the go. The Surface 3 comes with a USB 3.0 ports, and a Micro USB port for charging. It also includes a microSD card reader and a mini display port. And if you pick up a micro USB to USB adapter, then you now have 2 USB ports to work with.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Solid

    Posted
    Yojimbo
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    The Surface 3 is undoubtedly a major step forward. Unlike previous iterations which ran Windows RT, the Surface 3 is the first $500 Microsoft tablet (or any tablet, really) that runs a full desktop operating system. That's what motivated me to give it a try. I haven't been disappointed, although there are things that could be improved. The good things first. This tablet is unmatched in its price range for productivity. You can run full MS word. You can use USB devices. You can use printers and servers and VPNs without installing weird third party mobile apps. You can browse in multiple windows. It's really a full, super-mobile computer in every way that matters. My biggest complaint is that, while it's a really cool computer, it's not the best tablet. The Microsoft store is nowhere near as robust as the iTunes store or even Google Play. There just aren't that many useful mobile apps. So if you want the easy touch screen experience more than the productivity benefits, this probably isn't the tablet for you. It's also a bit thick and heavy. Given the components and OS I won't fault them for that. Again, very cool computer but not a great tablet. The kickstand and (expensive) keyboard are nice features, but are only marginally usable in your lap. It really needs a desk or other surface. It runs mobile games well, but does not run desktop games well. Hopefully this won't come as a surprise. Overall, 4 stars. Great new innovation with a few kinks to work out. Would still recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    good but...

    Posted
    lalilo

    Ive had it for a week, and I'm already thinking of returning it... I like the tablet itself, its light weight, love full Microsoft on this tablet... but my complaints are pretty annoying enough to make me want to take it back. Home button does not wake up my tablet, it vibrates, but nothing happens....I try and press the power button and that does not wake up my tablet ether. I have to press several times for it to wake up. Another annoying thing is the internet in metro, it takes forever to load pages and even worse when I go back on a page, the screen becomes grayish, and it does not let me scroll up or down, it takes about 15 seconds for me to be able to even scroll on a page.... its ridiculous. I wanted a snappy tablet that can perform fast, it shouldn't be so slow on the internet, my note 4 loads pages fast so I know its not the internet that is slow, another issue is YouTube videos, they stall, look choppy and always plays on the lowest quality even when I put it to play at least 720p, like I said I played same video on my note 4 and on the surface at the same time, my phone plays it in HD with no stutter and my surface goes to a low quality and even then it stalls. I'm so disappointed in this I really wanted to like it, but its not worth 500 dollars its not worth the headache.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not Market Ready

    Posted
    Titletown
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have owned the Surface 3 for 7 mos now, and the number of problems I have had are too numerous to fit in one review. I really wanted to like the Surface. The form factor and functional design are perfect for both my professional and personal computing needs. Unfortunately, almost every aspect of the Surface is buggy. I find myself constantly researching a fix for the latest performance bug I have discovered, from the chronic WiFi disconnections, and the mysterious power on/off process, and the sound drivers blasting static over the speaker, and the list goes on..... Admittedly, it's sometimes hard to know whether a bug is the fault of the Surface or Windows 10, but I always find that my problem du jour has already been experienced by the broader Surface user community. My latest frustration was with the recently released Surface ethernet adapter, which just plain doesn't work. I believe that MS either rushed the Surface to market without sufficient QA, thinking that they could release updates and fixes post-sale, or that the Surface design is just fundamentally flawed. Regardless, it will be a long time before I would ever consider buying another model of the Surface.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent for light work

    Posted
    EnterpriseEC
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    So far arguably the best iteration of tablet/laptop hybrid device. The screen quality is much better for viewing movies than my dedicated work laptop. I bought this Surface 3 over the Surface Pro 3 for my daughter's graduation mainly for cost after comparing the processors, which is the main difference here. The Intel Atom processor should be plenty for reading and light school work and a few apps. For anyone that want to know how adequate or not the Atom processor is, here's a small glitch I found. Netflix and Skype apps are probably the heaviest-duty apps my daughter will be running (purely my guess). Very frequent lags with Netflix app was very annoying. Overall, the Surface 3 was lighter than I expected from the bulk of it, (it is thicker than the competing tablets). But with the decent processor, high-resolution screen quality, and light-weight design make it the best choice among the tablet/hybrid for first-time college students. Engineering or business users and engineering students should stick to a dedicated laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A great tablet, soon to phase out "Desktops."

    Posted
    KennDiesel
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Microsoft has truly created a great product at a great price point ($499). This device brings back the excitement of tablets once again. The Microsoft surface 3 delivers a fully functional Windows 8 operating system (win/10 Coming soon) and much more. The familiarity of windows desktop integrated with tablet technology makes this device easy and fun to navigate, no matter the users age, tech level or intended purpose. The surface 3 Keyboard & pen (not included) adds even more fun. This tablet just isn't complete without the keyboard ($129) converting it into a lightweight laptop to be used anywhere in almost any space. The unique surface pen ($50) gives kids and adults the ability to color, draw, design and play games. Students will find the pen makes note-taking almost effortless through OneNote and the read applications. This only scratches the "Surface" (pun intended. lol) of this tablets capabilities. However, the bad part about the surface 3 is the processing power (Atom processor). As this device is wonderful for the above mentioned usage, for those who need a more aggressive unit, should definitely consider the Surface 3 Pro ($799 & $999 with the Intel 4th Gen i5 core processor). Either way, all who purchase this item will enjoy this product from windows. They (Microsoft) will be giving apple some serious competition.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet. Good job Microsoft.

    Posted
    CynthiaVG
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I got this tablet because I wanted to have something light that I could take with me and use anywhere in the house. This does the job very well. It's light, yet you can feel a bit of sturdiness, too, which makes it a quality product. The tablet is very responsive and so far everything I have done with it has been without a glitch. I also like the back-lit keyboard that Microsoft offers for it. My hands are small so I can type there with no problems. For me the keyboard was a MUST! Too bad is not included in the price, but you get what you pay for, which is a really good item. The picture/video quality are really good too and the screen is gorgeous. I sure appreciate the fact that I can watch videos and play movies in it and everything plays smoothly. Windows 8.1 seems to operate a lot better than 8, and I'm sure Windows 10 will bring good things too!! :) This is a something that can be used for lots of purposes # entertainment and productivity wise too ). I love technology and so far I'm very happy with the purchase. If you decide to get this you wont regret it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good size and weight

    Posted
    Deege88
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    Overall, impressed with the revised tablet. The slightly bigger screen and lower weight was great. My criticism comes with how poorly this tablet ran out of the box. Initially, it would not let me do anything in the store, run certain apps, or charge just to name a few things. After fiddling around, updating and trying a few things, the Store and app issues were resolved, but it still would not charge. This meant that the only way to use it was to keep it plugged in all the time, which defeats the purpose of having a tablet in the first place. I feel that you should be able to run it without a problem, much like and Android or Apple tablet, rather than have to fiddle around with it and hope it works. Have a friend who just got a Surface Pro 3, and it runs great. Microsoft needs to employ whatever standards they use on the Pro, and fit it for the base Surface 3. As of right now, I would recommend the Pro, not the 3 until they resolve some of these seemingly basic issues

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great first "laptop" for my daughter

    Posted
    MakinTime
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    I bought the Surface and the optional keyboard for my daughter to use at my house for entertainment and school purposes. She's only 11 and going into 6th grade, but she'll soon be needing a computer for her schoolwork. After looking at all the well known tablets I determined that the Surface 3 was the best choice for her. Easy to navigate, has the full version of Windows 8 which also comes with a full year of Office and more connectivity options than other tablets out there. I also like the fact that additional storage can be added as needed via microSD . As time goes on and her schoolwork requires more computer oriented research and report writing, the Surface should be able to handle all that middle and high school will throw at her.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    First Impressions Only, but darn GOOD ENOUGH!

    Posted
    cheap0cheng
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    I am writing this review up on first impressions only, and I must say this tablet was well worth the money. When Microsoft claims this to be the tablet that CAN replace your laptop, they mean it in a ways of giving their customer options. As a tablet only device, this machine is very smooth, snappy and straight to the point. Its versatility is fantastic on top of being able to run full applications due to its full blown operating system capabilities. On top of that, its build quality is top notch and pretty much up there with your Ipads and metal builds. I currently use it without the type cover, and already I can see this replacing any of my android or apple tablets. If you're on the edge about this device, stop in at best buy and try it out for yourself. You'll be satisfied. This is a video of my unboxing of the device https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq7eag5Q-ew

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Tablet

    Posted
    Fran8595

    I've had the Surface for about a month and it is by far the best tablet I have used. It runs a full Windows 8.1 or 10 operating system which means it can run any program your PC or laptop can run including Office. Do yourself a favor and turn off the auto brightness.. this drove me nuts because the screen would change brightness frequently. Runs Netflix and Sling very well. No, it isn't a gaming system but it isn't intended to be. The 2gb ram and 64gb hdd are plenty for me. I added a 64gb microsd card and it works well if you need additional storage. You can save a few bucks by using any bluetooth keyboard and mouse you may already have rather than purchasing the magnetic keyboard for Surface. You can also hook up an external HDD, DVD writer or even a USB hub since it has a full size USB port. A great tablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Love

    Posted
    MRL88
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    I love my surface 3! I travel for work and due to lugging my computer around various airports and hotels, it broke. Laptops back in the day could take a beating, but mine didn't. I looked into an alternate choice. My masters program doesn't work on mac otherwise I would have just used my tablet. I went to best buy with every intention of buying some windows tablet. I originally wanted something cheap, and then I started talking with a best buy salesman and he had me sold on the Microsoft surface. You get what you pay for and I definitely got more than what I paid for. I'm definitely happy and have recommended to all my friends. It's so light and I like that it syncs with my other window 8 products. I can't wait till windows 10 comes out

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More than just a tablet

    Posted
    Apala
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    I was looking for a tablet with the flexibility of utilizing it as a regular computer as well. I bought it at Best Buy store along with the keypad. I have been using this for 3 weeks now and loving it even more.. The Windows 10 upgrade went smooth. The visual clarity is excellent.. No performance degradation... Startup is pretty fast.. I primarily use for drawing, seeing pictures and browsing.. Being able to use like a normal computer negates the need for installing so many apps. Since I use for drawing, the portability makes it more efficient than a laptop or a regular tablet. No problem with data transfers as USB works normally. Would recommend this for anybody looking for more than just a tablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    lightweight and efficient

    Posted
    ray2
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    I absolutely love the surface3! I am not too much of a computer savvy person, but so far, I have been able to navigate this with ease. It's half the price of the pro 3, It's super lightweight. I hate big, clunky laptops. I feel comfortable carrying this anywhere, and I bought a stylish, blue leather folio case with it. On top of that, it came with office 365 and windows 8.1. The keyboards are a little pricey, but I got a $30 off bundle special, for buying the leather case, pen, and keyboard! Plus, I had a $15 rewards certificate. No hassles, no worries, no problems! I wish all my shopping experiences could be like this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet/laptop

    Posted
    Geebot
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    Only had the Surface 3 (64GB/2GB) for about 24 hrs. It is my first experience with Windows 8, or a Surface. Pros: Nice screen, decent performance, it is a Windows laptop(!), it is a Windows tablet(!), sound, type cover, light, ultra portable, USB port means you can plug in everything you are used to with normal computers. Con's: stuttered a bit here and there trying to do too much at once, cover makes it slightly awkward to use as a handheld tablet, Uses: Second computer for the household. Taking notes in school, or work. Writing reports etc (can print directly from it since it is a windows computer with a USB port)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    No Good

    Posted
    Tuitele
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This tablet PC feels very clunky and slow to use compared the MacBook that I use to have, and it was 6 years old. My MacBook was recently stolen from my truck, and I was stuck to buy something in a pinch to get work done so I bought a Surface PC. Boy, do I regret this purchase. I use Microsoft Office on a daily basis to draft proposals and create spreadsheets for my job. When the program isn't freezing on me while I'm mid way through a document, It is SLOW. Just using Microsoft Office, I can't imagine trying to do anything else on it. I've tried streaming videos from YouTube on my downtime, and it really struggles to even handle that. I'm returning it today for a refund, before my 30 days is up. I'm ready to get back to using a reliable computer for my work on the go, this is no way my main work station, but I gave it a try and it's just no good.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just Ok

    Posted
    JoeV
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Not as easy to use as I thought it would be. The biggest problem is that the power cord/charger that they gave me does NOT work! Brought cord back to Best Buy and was told that they could not help me out, that I would need to go direct to Microsoft to get a new power/charger. After Spending A lot of money on the Tablet, only to have the cord not work 1 week after purchase, I would have thought they could have helped me out a little bit, kind of looking out for their loyal customers, etc. But I guess this is what you get with Big Box Stores! The tablet does have some nice features on its home page that allows you to move around quickly thru programs, but if you don't spend another $129 for a keyboard, the Tablet becomes a little bit tricker moving around and typing in programs etc. Would be nice if they had the keyboard included in the cost…

    I would recommend this to a friend