Instore @ Sainsburys - Microsoft Surface 3 64GB LTE £380 plus Keyboard Cover for £50 in-store
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Instore @ Sainsburys - Microsoft Surface 3 64GB LTE £380 plus Keyboard Cover for £50 in-store

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Found 31st Oct 2016Made hot 31st Oct 2016
Deal purchased in King's Lynn Sainsburys, but possibly national where stock last. Microsoft Surface 3 LTE 64GB tablet is £380, plus half-price Microsoft keyboard cover only £50. They had 3 in stock when I got mine on Friday.

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Good luck finding one, MS will discontinue these from December onwards so will be store specific.

Good price, voted HOT.

is this windows RT or win 10?

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imak

is this windows RT or win 10?



Full Windows 10, running on an Intel quad-core Z7-8700 processor. The RT line was discontinued with the surface 2.

Use one at work. It works well. However I still prefer to use my acer 2in1 which I use on my mobile hotspot.

2 or 4GB ram?

Probably 2gb ram. The Microsoft store is out of stock but lists the 64gb models as having 2gb and the 128gb variants as 4gb. The 64gb 4G LTE model was last listed at £499.99.

A lot of money for a fairly limited windows tablet.

The offer in Ramsgate Sainsburys was for £400 down from £500 so looks like they have cut another £20 off.
They do (64GB models) only come with 2GB ram.

basergorkobal

A lot of money for a fairly limited windows tablet.



Limited?

Beckton had stock on Sunday.

This comes with 2gb of RAM. That's dire for Windows.

basergorkobal

A lot of money for a fairly limited windows tablet.


Yeah, the ability to use a Surface Pen with 256 levels of pressure sensitivity is soooo limiting, not to mention the Mini Displayport to drive a monitor or projector plus built-in LTE for 4G access almost anywhere.

If you can live with the 2Gb RAM and 64Gb storage (expand with microSD), this is the cheapest way to get into the Surface line which, as people consistently fail to realise, is all about the pen. For anyone wanting to sketch, take handwritten notes or mark up PDFs there is little to compare price wise. An equivalent LTE 9.7" iPad Pro (2Gb RAM, 32Gb storage) is £669 plus £99 for the Pencil = £768. This works out at £425 (pen is £45) with a full Windows 10 OS!

jjabbar

Limited?


Limited.

Interloper

Yeah, the ability to use a Surface Pen with 256 levels of pressure … Yeah, the ability to use a Surface Pen with 256 levels of pressure sensitivity is soooo limiting, not to mention the Mini Displayport to drive a monitor or projector plus built-in LTE for 4G access almost anywhere. ;)If you can live with the 2Gb RAM and 64Gb storage (expand with microSD), this is the cheapest way to get into the Surface line which, as people consistently fail to realise, is all about the pen. For anyone wanting to sketch, take handwritten notes or mark up PDFs there is little to compare price wise. An equivalent LTE 9.7" iPad Pro (2Gb RAM, 32Gb storage) is £669 plus £99 for the Pencil = £768. This works out at £425 (pen is £45) with a full Windows 10 OS!


What's limiting is the amount of ram and processing power. Its fairly obvious. No need for irony.
As for pen digitiser support Asus T100 CHI comes to mind. Similar spec. I don't expect it will meet your requirements but worth a look.

Interloper

Yeah, the ability to use a Surface Pen with 256 levels of pressure … Yeah, the ability to use a Surface Pen with 256 levels of pressure sensitivity is soooo limiting, not to mention the Mini Displayport to drive a monitor or projector plus built-in LTE for 4G access almost anywhere. ;)If you can live with the 2Gb RAM and 64Gb storage (expand with microSD), this is the cheapest way to get into the Surface line which, as people consistently fail to realise, is all about the pen. For anyone wanting to sketch, take handwritten notes or mark up PDFs there is little to compare price wise. An equivalent LTE 9.7" iPad Pro (2Gb RAM, 32Gb storage) is £669 plus £99 for the Pencil = £768. This works out at £425 (pen is £45) with a full Windows 10 OS!



So basically, artists rejoice, for everyone else, look elsewhere?

The SP4 pen looks better though according to the video below. Can you use it with Surface 3 or is it just a SP4 pen?

youtube.com/wat…CQg
Edited by: "Picard123" 1st Nov 2016

basergorkobal

What's limiting is the amount of ram and processing power. Its fairly … What's limiting is the amount of ram and processing power. Its fairly obvious. No need for irony.As for pen digitiser support Asus T100 CHI comes to mind. Similar spec. I don't expect it will meet your requirements but worth a look.


You know, you're right - the T100 CHI is a pretty great deal, especially at the £129 they were being sold at on eBuyer recently. The pen is even included.


Picard123

So basically, artists rejoice, for everyone else, look elsewhere? :DThe … So basically, artists rejoice, for everyone else, look elsewhere? :DThe SP4 pen looks better though according to the video below. Can you use it with Surface 3 or is it just a SP4 pen?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_K2P-9v5CQg


Not just artists - anyone wanting to take handwritten notes in OneNote or mark up PDFs, electronic contracts etc. These are also great for students - the ability to write formulas, draw shapes, music notation etc. There's lots of uses for the pen but it is a productivity device - it's not for everyone.

The SP4 pen does work with the Surface 3 but you are restricted to 256 levels of pressure sensitivity (due to the digitiser screen; SP4 has 1024 levels) and the magnet doesn't attach. All other buttons (including eraser) work though and you can use the different pen tips.

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they have them in Thetford, Norfolk Sainsburys too, or did yesterday at least.
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