|Moonraker Miniatures ||07 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 ||07 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 ||07 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 ||07 Dec 2016 1:33 p.m. PST|
For what you want, buy something that costs about a third of a Surface Pro.
|Micman ||07 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 Rhine||07 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….
| Saber6 ||07 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 ||07 Dec 2016 10:16 p.m. PST|
I love my Surface Pro! I do everything with it.
|Moonraker Miniatures ||08 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 Cid||08 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.