I put off upgrading my non-touch Think Pad T410 to Windows 8, because A. If you don’t like reflective screens, that’s a factor to consider.
I didn’t have the time for the big re-install/ugrade, and B. So here’s my new baby, with the purple Type Cover keyboard, as every University of Washington Husky alumnus should have: Yes, that is a keyboard, but the night lighting in the coffee shop makes it look blue. I will bore you with neither unboxing videage nor unboxing prose. What I can briefly say, is that “shiny-new Surface Pro 3” is very inaccurate. The tablet’s frame is made of magnesium and has a very fine, grainy finish. I got the Intel I5 model, with 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD drive.
Also: I would like to be able to swipe the keyboard away, rather than click the [x]. I don’t want to close it, I just want it out of the way for a while.
[x] seems like you are unnecessarily killing off the keyboard.
It’s good to see different perspectives, so I’ll keep adding to my Surface Pro 3 diary below, but I’ll put some of my favorite Surface Pro 3 links right here at the top: The function keys, like most laptops do double duty.
By default, the function keys were set to do the special functions instead of being F1, F2, F3. The Fn key is just right of the right-side Alt key.
The only reason to wait for the I7 is because you can get it with a 512GB SSD drive, which I would have loved to have been able to order.
Also, Ctrl Left/Right arrow jumps whole words, which helps for shorter lines of text.I know it sounds weird, but it’s the feeling I get.Screen Brightness I change the screen brightness all of the time.If you know this website, then you know that I will be quite busy with Microsoft Visio.But I will also be busying myself with What follows below will not only be my impressions of the device but of my experience adjusting to Windows 8.1 at the same time.
I pre-ordered a spankin’ new Surface Pro 3 before our month-long trip to Seattle, and the shiny, new, amazing device was waiting for me when we arrived. Maybe you’re interested in picking up a Surface Pro 3, and maybe you’re work life is somewhat similar to mine.