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Just bought my Surface Pro 3 from the Microsoft Store using my student email. Haven't seen this deal posted here so thought I'd submit it. It's been live for about a week. Students (or anyone with a student (ac.uk) email address) can get the Surface Pro 3 as well as the Type Cover at discounted prices.

64GB. i3 from £575.10
128GB i5 from £764.10
256GB i5 from £998.10
256GB i7 from £1,205.10
512GB i7 from £1,484.10

Type Cover (with exclusive availability of Red too) £98.99.

All these also come with 3% Quidco cashback too so don't forget it!
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iAmLegendFam
£575 for an i3.
Windows trying to become Apple?
Awful awful deal.
Not looking good for Windows.

Microsoft is the company, Windows is an Operating System.
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for those moaning about price .... lets have it right

i bought a surface pro 3 for 675 (128gb)

a 128gb ipad air on john lewis is £639

so we are talking 36 quid difference, and for that you are getting a full pc, that runs full programs has a usb port, micro sd card port.
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students must be pretty rich these days?! do remember the protests when the fees went up. (_;)
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iAmLegendFam
£575 for an i3.
Windows trying to become Apple?
Awful awful deal.
Not looking good for Windows.

This is a completely new form factor. Just because you can buy an i3 laptop for a few hundred doesnt actually mean it will be any good.

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#1
Would love to purchase one. I'll stick to my SP2 for now though. Maybe when the prices drop I'll bite.
1 Like #2
aren't these the ones with overheating and Random Shut Off Issue?
2 Likes #3
ho5dow
aren't these the ones with overheating and Random Shut Off Issue?

A quick Google shows that some people have had that issue, along with the Surface Pro 2 and the original Surface Pro. But using Google to search for "[any electronic device] overheating" brings up a lot of results for each product. If this does have an overheating issue, which I haven't heard of until you questioned it, then it does have a warranty. The only thing that the Surface Pro 3 has been criticised for from reviews, that seem consistent across the board, is software issues.
#4
ThePrince
Would love to purchase one. I'll stick to my SP2 for now though. Maybe when the prices drop I'll bite.

why would you bite if the price drops? oO:|
3 Likes #5
£575 for an i3.
Windows trying to become Apple?
Awful awful deal.
Not looking good for Windows.
5 Likes #6
iAmLegendFam
£575 for an i3.
Windows trying to become Apple?
Awful awful deal.
Not looking good for Windows.

This is a completely new form factor. Just because you can buy an i3 laptop for a few hundred doesnt actually mean it will be any good.
#7
is this better than an i3 or i5 laptop?
#8
peaceboi
is this better than an i3 or i5 laptop?

don't understand the pricing?
4 Likes #9
iAmLegendFam
£575 for an i3.
Windows trying to become Apple?
Awful awful deal.
Not looking good for Windows.

Not really. It's a full PC capable of a lot in tablet form. An i3 can handle almost everything most people throw at it. Expensive yes but not awful.
#10
Ah that's annoying, a surface pro 3 is on the to-buy list... but there are issues. You can't get a long warranty (3-4 years), and if you need to open it to replace the battery or clean the dust out the front glass is so thin it may well break. I can't justify paying that much for a device that has a consciously limited lifespan, an android tablet sure but not a full blown laptop replacement.
20 Likes #11
iAmLegendFam
£575 for an i3.
Windows trying to become Apple?
Awful awful deal.
Not looking good for Windows.

Microsoft is the company, Windows is an Operating System.
1 Like #12
64GB. i3 from £575
128GB i5 from £764
256GB i5 from £998

Apart from the upgraded SSD and CPU are the other specs the same? I imagine more RAM maybe!
Otherwise £189 for an extra 64GB of storage (cost about £30 at retail) means you are paying ~£160 for the CPU upgrade; about the same price as a new retail desktop Intel i5 quad core.
I think MS are being very optimistic if they think people will pay Apple type price gouging for upgrades.
Time will tell.
6 Likes #13
students must be pretty rich these days?! do remember the protests when the fees went up. (_;)
#14
Sorry if this is a dumb question but does this price include a keyboard?
banned 1 Like #15
joeyjo
Sorry if this is a dumb question but does this price include a keyboard?
No, it doesn't. Keyboard is extra
1 Like #16
D'oh - just noticed that the keyboards are listed separately in 'Accessories' - £110 more for a keyboard is a bit steep no?!?

Edited By: joeyjo on Jul 27, 2014 20:25: .
1 Like #17
64GB SSD inside a 550+ "laptop"? WTF Microsoft!
#18
ms us selling i3 ver for RRP £470 plus additional student discount. £570, lol...
2 Likes #19
I really want one but the 64gb version only has 36gb free according to the spec and as you can't use all 36gb as Windows needs space on the drive you end up with very little hard drive space. I can't see the point of the 64gb version, if I get one it will need to be 128gb minimum. I also wish it came 4G capable for this price.
#20
all sp3's bump from 4gb ram to 8gb with 256gb ssd's+.
1 Like #21
Ferrari100
all sp3's bump from 4gb ram to 8gb with 256gb ssd's+.

4gb of ram on Win 8 is plenty unless you want to do a lot of multitasking, 4gb would be plenty for me as I have a desktop if I need to multitask.
#22
Extremely tempted to sell my SP1 and buy this ... hmm


Anybody know what the battery life on this is like?

Edited By: dawsonnn3 on Jul 27, 2014 20:30
#23
Don't forget these have full USB ports for external hard drives, and a slot for an additional SD card. I stuck a 64gb microSD in mine and have more storage than I'll ever need probably.
#24
pretty naff. so it's a tablet abd a laptop but does neither that well...yet is eyewateringly expensive.....is rather buy a ultrabook with touchscreen and a tablet

so in pc mode you can't put these,on your laptop as,there is no hinge except a naff stand
2 Likes #25
110 for a keyboard and 100 for a case. ..wtf
#26
The space issue as 64gb is nothing rules it out for me as then doubling the memory costs another £180 ish however it does come with an enhanced i5
4 Likes #27
An 11" Mac Book Air is about £650 with educational pricing with 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. I think the Mac is better value for once.
1 Like #28
xenny
An 11" Mac Book Air is about £650 with educational pricing with 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. I think the Mac is better value for once.
Lol
#29
These are really good tablets/laptops. I have the surface pro 2.

The only issue i have is that everything you download has to be done through the windows store which is just naff - especially as the store is quite limited and is dictated by Microsoft software (like your browser can only be internet explorer - you cant have chrome or firefox etc.)

If you can get over that then you have a tablet and laptop together...so....overall happy feeling ;-p
#30
You can install both Firefox and chrome on the SP2
3 Likes #31
Jelly Bean
students must be pretty rich these days?! do remember the protests when the fees went up. (_;)

Well there are poor and rich students. There are also those that are wise enough to save up on booze to get such an invaluable machine like this.
And the tuition fees did not go up. They freaking brought the roof down (300% increase with no reflection to the quality of the studies. What did you expect the students do? Bend over and lower knickers?
#32
I got the oppotunity to test a Surface Pro 2 for a couple of weeks and loved it, but couldn't justify the price. In the end I bought one of the HP Omni 10 tablets that were on offer some months ago and found a cheap MS Wedge keyboard and mouse on ebay. One of the great advantages of the Omni package was thayt it included Office Home and Student 2013.
#33
dawsonnn3
Extremely tempted to sell my SP1 and buy this ... hmm


Anybody know what the battery life on this is like?


The battery life has admittedly been the worst factor of this device according to reviews. Though even those state you get a good amount of use out of it unless using it to play games. I would most definitely recommend checking reviews if you're considering one.
#34
That's why Apple will still be ahead of MS,
Though this seem to be a full laptop, why would I not just buy a notebook, why can't them drop some expensive stuff and make something affordable to the wider market rather something that will make every potential buyer going "this or iPad?" end up buying iPad, coz its cheaper, look better, feel better, has more app in app store, can do most the SP3 can do, can also buy a keyboard and most of all has apple logo at the back!!
Only google seem to have understand the market, bringing android and a very competitive tablet and phone, a laptop that compete in its own cloud!


Edited By: Kindsaver on Jul 27, 2014 21:48
12 Likes #35
for those moaning about price .... lets have it right

i bought a surface pro 3 for 675 (128gb)

a 128gb ipad air on john lewis is £639

so we are talking 36 quid difference, and for that you are getting a full pc, that runs full programs has a usb port, micro sd card port.
1 Like #36
Nice 'niche product', but Microsoft need to make the i5 / 128GB the base model for £575, otherwise this is dead in the water.

64GB (32Gb Usable)/i3 doesn't cut it in 2014 for £600, however nice the form factor.
A 512GB MSata is ~£155, versa £35 for 64GB, max £120. Why do MS keep fcuking up.

Tim Cook is an expert at judging supply/component demand, 80M iPhones preordered, they must be confident.

Save you £600 quid for the next iPhone, by the looks of it. I'll be more useful in 2 years and have a better resale value than the base model Surface Pro 3 (in student budgeting terms)


Edited By: tightar5e on Jul 27, 2014 22:02: .
#37
Can't imagine too many students going for the 512gb i7 option!
4 Likes #38
Kindsaver
That's why Apple will still be ahead of MS,
Though this seem to be a full laptop, why would I not just buy a notebook, why can't them drop some expensive stuff and make something affordable to the wider market rather something that will make every potential buyer going "this or iPad?" end up buying iPad, coz its cheaper, look better, feel better, has more app in app store, can do most the SP3 can do, can also buy a keyboard and most of all has apple logo at the back!!
Only google seem to have understand the market, bringing android and a very competitive tablet and phone, a laptop that compete in its own cloud!

If you are genuinely asking the question this or an iPad, then you really don't need this! In fact you probably don't need anything more than your phone.
#39
Lion_King
ThePrince
Would love to purchase one. I'll stick to my SP2 for now though. Maybe when the prices drop I'll bite.

why would you bite if the price drops? oO:|


Might be a bit Suarez and get himself a deal
#40
martyj999
Kindsaver
That's why Apple will still be ahead of MS,
Though this seem to be a full laptop, why would I not just buy a notebook, why can't them drop some expensive stuff and make something affordable to the wider market rather something that will make every potential buyer going "this or iPad?" end up buying iPad, coz its cheaper, look better, feel better, has more app in app store, can do most the SP3 can do, can also buy a keyboard and most of all has apple logo at the back!!
Only google seem to have understand the market, bringing android and a very competitive tablet and phone, a laptop that compete in its own cloud!

If you are genuinely asking the question this or an iPad, then you really don't need this! In fact you probably don't need anything more than your phone.

You're right!! I noticed I haven't touch my air since playing racing on it last night, most on the time on my cracked scream Nexus 5!!

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