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Moonraker Miniatures Inactive Member07 Dec 2016 7:57 a.m. PST

I need a new laptop. As always when I need to change, I think about getting a Mac but I'm also taken by the Surface range and I'm wondering if anyone here has any feedback to offer on these products?


alien BLOODY HELL surfer Inactive Member07 Dec 2016 11:25 a.m. PST

It depends what you want to do, last time I encountered one (actually the first and last time thus far) was in my old job and it was a basic surface, not the Pro – thus unless you got an 'App' version of something you couldn't install it, caused me no end of problems as the department had bought 6 of them and needed software installed, which had no app version. Aside from that, they seem ok and now at least have Windows 10 rather than 8/8.1. They run pretty well, but again, what do you want to do with it?

Moonraker Miniatures Inactive Member07 Dec 2016 12:42 p.m. PST

what do you want to do with it

Good question. Web browsing, emails, occasional tv, photoshop. Not games or graphic design or anything like that. In fact, I probably don't really need anything so fancy, now you pose the question.


GarrisonMiniatures Inactive Member07 Dec 2016 1:33 p.m. PST

For what you want, buy something that costs about a third of a Surface Pro.

Micman Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2016 1:58 p.m. PST

Do you need to be portable? That is the only reason to get a laptop ( be it a Surface or Mac). I support both here at work. Both of them have great hardware and usually run pretty well. If you currently have a PC, remember that none of your current software will run on a Mac. Also changing over will to Mac from Windows will cause some issues.

Personally while I like both Mac and a Surface you can get something as powerful (which you do want for Photoshop)for a third less money.

I suggest getting a touch screen and getting a stylus if the system does not come with one.

hope that helps.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine07 Dec 2016 2:18 p.m. PST

I bought the non pro version of the surface 3 for my wife she loves it uses it for work, surfing the net, emailing all the usual stuff.

Beware though the front camera has no zoom for some reason I can't fathom. If you want to zoom in on something you have to walk closer to it….

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian07 Dec 2016 4:07 p.m. PST

I like mine. handy for all the things I'd use a computer for and easier to read than my phone

GregDman Inactive Member07 Dec 2016 10:16 p.m. PST

I love my Surface Pro! I do everything with it.

Moonraker Miniatures Inactive Member08 Dec 2016 9:53 a.m. PST

Thanks for the input – I'll go and check some out in some shops and dig deeper into the range.


Ran The Cid08 Dec 2016 11:51 a.m. PST

Absolutely hate the Surface we have. Halfway between a tablet and a laptop, and can do the job of neither.

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