Microsoft 128gb Surface Pro - £369.94 @ Shop4World
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Microsoft 128gb Surface Pro - £369.94 @ Shop4World

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Found 5th Aug 2014
I can't find this cheaper anywhere else. I was tempted a couple of weeks back at £379.99 but finally took the leap today.

-Windows 8 Pro (free upgrade to 8.1)
-Intel Core i5
-128gb hard drive
-4gb RAM
-1920 x 1080 HD display
-Full size USB 3.0
-Xbox music pass (unlimited access to millions of songs).

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This is very very cheap, anyone used this store before?

abucd4

This is very very cheap, anyone used this store before?



Thats what I was wondering. But they also sell on Amazon marketplace HERE..
Its for sale @£401.62p via Amazon. £5 off code "shop4LFCC"
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Edited by: "longbowassassin" 5th Aug 2014

I LOVE my surface pro..

Highly recommended

I'm seriously tempted to buy another one - I only sold mine before as I wasn't using it as much but it's without a doubt one of the most versatile tablets out there, mostly for the fact it's a powerful x86 PC in a well-built and designed tablet body. I can make do without Haswell from the Pro 2 or the Surface Pro 3. At this price, it's almost a 'steal' - I know Microsoft wouldn't ever have released it at this price, but you can only imagine how it would've sold if they had (cheaper than the basic iPad Air with 8 times the storage, 4 times the RAM, a true x86/x64 processor and expansion ports)!

This is the Surface Pro 2 isn't it?

Hatchorder

This is the Surface Pro 2 isn't it?



I'd say no. "
-Windows 8 Pro (free upgrade to 8.1)" - Surface 2 comes with 8.1 preinstalled.

Have heat. I bought mine in the CCL deal, and honestly I can't think of a time when I was as happy with a Windows computer. Sure, it's heavier and with shorter battery life than my Dell Latitude 10, but it runs apps at full tilt and I don't have to worry about Atom limitations. Superb device. Loving it a lot.

is this company reputable and is it really any use as a laptop replacement? Surely the screen is too small?

arandomusername

is this company reputable and is it really any use as a laptop … is this company reputable and is it really any use as a laptop replacement? Surely the screen is too small?



I've found it more than fine as a laptop replacement. Certainly in terms of performance it exceeds most typical desktops/laptops, especially due to the SSD boot speed. I've used it to do a lot of writing but I have monitors and work and home that I hook it up to. It's definiely worth it. It's so good to use as a tablet too, but unlike having a tablet + laptop, all your files are together and it's only one system/setup to remember and work. It's amazing to have it all in one place. Surface Pro 3 has a bigger screen.

128GB (approximately 89GB available for user content)

So how many laptops with 128GB ssds have 128GB free?

Hatchorder

This is the Surface Pro 2 isn't it?



The spec sheet says it has the 3rd generation i5 processor whereas I think the Surface Pro 2 has the 4th generation.

The Surface Pro can also be purchased from Ebuyer who I have found to be a reputable dealer. However, it is £10 more expensive and they sometimes use Yodel for deliveries (who I've found to be the least reliable of couriers!)

ebuyer.com/658…012



I bought this recently in the ibood deal posted here. Great machine. Is the Xbox music pass specific to this offer, or something that all surface pro are entitled to?

rodman

128GB (approximately 89GB available for user content)



You can recover a few Gb (8?) by saving the recovery partition onto a USB

You can add a 64 or 128 Mb SDHC/SDXC for extra storage, and a further chunk via a USB 3 thumb drive

with regards to the extra storage, can you install s/w on that or can you just use it for data i.e. videos, music etc? How does the speed of accessing the card compare to accessing the 128GB?

It is annoying that microsoft store USA are offering $150 off Surface Pro 3 128 for $849 which equals
£506 British Pound Sterling as a student offer. Usual price $999 (£595). I might just go to Florida on a Sunshine Stacy Special buy a couple and flog them on ebay to pay for the trip.

I thought it was only Apple that referred to England as Treasure Island.

As I was typing MS reduced the SP3 by $99 That is Surface Pro 3 not Service Pack 3 to avoid confusion
Edited by: "biggysilly" 10th Aug 2014

I notice the pro 2 is there for 550 quid
microsoftstore.com/sto…014

is it worth the extra 180 on top of the pro 1?

and that was just for 64Gb. Is 64Gb enough?

Banned

abucd4

This is very very cheap, anyone used this store before?



You are joking right?

joking about being cheap or using the store?

Are there any tablet/laptop combos that use full windows 8? So I can install regular Windows software as well, and not just stuff from the app store.

biggysilly

$849USD (£506)


Very small point, UK prices include VAT at 20%, US prices do not include Sales Tax (which varies from state to state). So Microsoft woudl receive about £707 and the rest goes to wherever it goes to [put random political views here if you wish]. So the difference in actual price is about 20% which is about standard. I do tend to buy electronics in the USA, or the Far East (Akihabara is the best).

SampleX

Have heat. I bought mine in the CCL deal, and honestly I can't think of a … Have heat. I bought mine in the CCL deal, and honestly I can't think of a time when I was as happy with a Windows computer. Sure, it's heavier and with shorter battery life than my Dell Latitude 10, but it runs apps at full tilt and I don't have to worry about Atom limitations. Superb device. Loving it a lot.



Just to say I'm in exactly same position. Been using a Latitude 10 ST2 for a year, and have now bought this. Will keep Latitude 10 for long-haul flights (with the 4-cell battery in it, I'm getting 15+ hours), but the Surface Pro is now my preferred choice (Bought mine at £359.99 on 'Today's Deals' at Scan)

Istanbul_Kop

Are there any tablet/laptop combos that use full windows 8? So I can … Are there any tablet/laptop combos that use full windows 8? So I can install regular Windows software as well, and not just stuff from the app store.



Yeah, lots..... including this one. Add the Type Cover 2 and you have a laptop
Edited by: "kennethsross" 11th Aug 2014

Scan have been selling this as a 'Today's deals' a couple of times now for £359.99. I know Scan get some hate on here, but I've been using them for nearly 15 years, placing typically 5 or 6 orders a year, and have only once had a problem, which was sorted efficiently and effectively. Same experience with eBuyer too - maybe I lead a charmed life..........

SampleX

Have heat. I bought mine in the CCL deal, and honestly I can't think of a … Have heat. I bought mine in the CCL deal, and honestly I can't think of a time when I was as happy with a Windows computer. Sure, it's heavier and with shorter battery life than my Dell Latitude 10, but it runs apps at full tilt and I don't have to worry about Atom limitations. Superb device. Loving it a lot.



I've got a latitude 10, lovely tablet, so many extra's, including the hardware button for screen rotation, but it can be so slow. Thinking of this upgrade myself to be honest.

Hi all, a couple of questions please. Please don't start the apple debate !!. I really like the look of this as a home / travel option. The battery life even on the 3 does not look brill but with the keyboard seems a lot for your money. I also like the windows flexibility.
so ! Do you know which country out of USA, Canada, australia & China is the cheapest to buy, are there any spec differences between the countries ? I have a brother working between them who is home in Dec.
Is the 3 really worth so much more than the 2 (pro)
Have there been any software fixes already for problems on the 3 ?
Do they honor warranty in the uk from other countries ?
Also from some one who has one, are they easy to set up, navigate & use compared to other tabs/netbooks ?
thanks so much

telluride

Hi all, a couple of questions please. Please don't start the apple debate … Hi all, a couple of questions please. Please don't start the apple debate !!. I really like the look of this as a home / travel option. The battery life even on the 3 does not look brill but with the keyboard seems a lot for your money. I also like the windows flexibility. so ! Do you know which country out of USA, Canada, australia & China is the cheapest to buy, are there any spec differences between the countries ? I have a brother working between them who is home in Dec.Is the 3 really worth so much more than the 2 (pro)Have there been any software fixes already for problems on the 3 ?Do they honor warranty in the uk from other countries ?Also from some one who has one, are they easy to set up, navigate & use compared to other tabs/netbooks ?thanks so much



Instinct tells me USA will be cheapest. I suspect AUS will get hammered on imports like we do, but I have no experience to speak from. I'm unaware of spec differences between territories even existing.

With regard problems on the 3, its still early days yet. Then again, I'm not aware of major problems with the SP or SP2 either. These are well made machines. Frighteningly so. In my opinion MS made a product in a market open to a wealth of other manufacturers, and pulled off an Apple, without imposing the strict one-horse-race that Apple depend on.

Warranty will be executed locally to you. There's no limitation on where you can buy. Just make sure you get a receipt.

As for setup, well, they arrive virtually set up. Like any tab or any Windows computer, it will ask you a basic question set to get you moving. Then first thing to do, after connecting to the net, is to start running Windows update, and get up to speed with the latest 8.0 as far as it will go, before then attending the MS App Store app to claim the 8.1 update, and then update that all the way too. Like any Win 8 pc, expect several rounds of updates and restarts. Except faster.

How does it compare to other tabs and netbooks? Favourably. It doesn't run Android apps out of the box, although I'm told Bluestacks makes emulation possible. It also doesn't run iOS, which means it doesn't patronise you with Fisher Price software and pretend that professional apps can be effectively utilised using minimalist interfaces and single-mode OS's. Really, the comparison ends there. Surface is not a tablet replacement. That duty it leaves firmly in the camp of the Atom based Win 8 tabs, where the CPU specs and ram can competitively mingle with the offerings in the leisure tablet community alongside iPad and Android devices. Atom allows much lengthier battery life, making those devices truly portable, and the 'Home' or 'Metro' mode on Win 8 allows a convincing tabletised experience.

Compared to netbooks, surface is the killer. Again, if the purpose of netbook is to run an Atom and get a long portable battery life, then Surface is a whole different ball game, and something Atom based in the Win 8 tablet market will be the more appropriate choice. Surface is for users for whom a laptop with a full-tilt desktop grade CPU is a necessary evil. It delivers pretty enormous potential, in a very convenient package. The name tells the story... Surface... it's all about delivering power and feature, full-tilt Windows 8, to a surface designed to be tactile. Even touchscreen laptops and netbooks are lost to Win 8 because of their sheer clumsiness for tactile interaction. Surface is the answer to that. Laptop grade processing and battery performance in a tabletised package. It's heavier than any other tablet and don't plan on going for many hours without access to a wall socket but it has an uncanny ability of working itself into your computing routine in ways you never expected.

Mine is now loaded up with Steam games, Vegas Pro video editing and Sound Forge Audio editing, Photoshop as well as Office 365 and a host of Metro apps like Trip Advisor, Skype, etc. I also use it with VLC and XBMC to use as a media player with a mini displayport to HDMI/DVI adapter to my pocket projector with sound out via bluetooth to a Phillips Fidelio BT speaker. Not tested yet, but I'm guessing I could run Handbrake on it quite effectively.

Thank you for that great reply sumaryx. I will get him to check the prices, the US has the tax free days soon so may be cheaper. Does look awesome !!

telluride

Hi all, a couple of questions please. Please don't start the apple debate … Hi all, a couple of questions please. Please don't start the apple debate !!. I really like the look of this as a home / travel option. The battery life even on the 3 does not look brill but with the keyboard seems a lot for your money. I also like the windows flexibility. so ! Do you know which country out of USA, Canada, australia & China is the cheapest to buy, are there any spec differences between the countries ? I have a brother working between them who is home in Dec.Is the 3 really worth so much more than the 2 (pro)Have there been any software fixes already for problems on the 3 ?Do they honor warranty in the uk from other countries ?Also from some one who has one, are they easy to set up, navigate & use compared to other tabs/netbooks ?thanks so much



Try google .com/.aus/ .can/ .cn and see which comes up the cheapest++

china £436 (hong Kong)

Canada £540

Australia £540

USA £475

Dont forget to claim the gst/vat back at customs as a tourist

Uk £639


Edited by: "biggysilly" 13th Aug 2014

I had the surface pro.
Battery dies very fast
Kickstand very crap
Touch keyboards are really bad..type ones are good enough.

I'd advise getting the surface pro 2 which has a better battery life due to the more efficient processor, a kick stand with multiple positions and it's best to either get a type keyboard or buy a third party case with complimentary Bluetooth keyboard.

The type keyboard is horrific

Tempted but worried about the battery life. Sounds horrible. Is there a Windows Tablet with a good battery life?

seems a good deal for that amount of hardware though assuming you use an external monitor?

ipressbuttons

Tempted but worried about the battery life. Sounds horrible. Is there a … Tempted but worried about the battery life. Sounds horrible. Is there a Windows Tablet with a good battery life?

My surface pro battery gives me about 4-5 hours on non-intensive apps - don't know what you'd get with video editing etc. The surface pro 2 and 3 are supposed to be much better in terms of battery / power usage. When you buy an SP1 you are basically trading cost for battery life vs the SP2, plus you can opt for 256Gb SSD in the SP2. MS sells a keyboard that contains an auxilliary battery

SP3 has a 3:2 aspect ratio screen which imo is much better for this class of device. 16:9 of the SP1 (and SP2) in use feels a bit long-and-thin for me, and doesn't work well in portrait orientation. Great for movies but not much else.
Edited by: "mutav" 16th Aug 2014

mutav

My surface pro battery gives me about 4-5 hours on non-intensive apps - … My surface pro battery gives me about 4-5 hours on non-intensive apps - don't know what you'd get with video editing etc. The surface pro 2 and 3 are supposed to be much better in terms of battery / power usage. When you buy an SP1 you are basically trading cost for battery life vs the SP2, plus you can opt for 256Gb SSD in the SP2. MS sells a keyboard that contains an auxilliary batterySP3 has a 3:2 aspect ratio screen which imo is much better for this class of device. 16:9 of the SP1 (and SP2) in use feels a bit long-and-thin for me, and doesn't work well in portrait orientation. Great for movies but not much else.



I'm looking at SP1. Looks perfect for me, just concerned about the battery. By 4-5 hours, you mean screen time right? Can it run idle for a day?
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