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  1. Spinny99

    Surface Book vs. Surface Pro 4 (Graphic Design)

    Looking to purchase a new laptop for school and graphic design, and I can't decide between the Surface Pro 4 or the Surface Book. I'd like to keep the price down as much as possible, but if I do need the Surface Book I can deal with the price --- If I was to go with the Surface book, would the...
  2. C

    Surface Pro 2 - Noisy Broken Internal Fan, how can I disable it?

    Hello, i have a defective surface pro 2 that is out of warranty, one of the fans broke and still spins but is not efficient for cooling and is very very noisy. Research online shows it to be impossible to tear it apart without destroying it, and even more impossible to put it back together. I'm...
  3. A

    My Surface Pro 2 RT 8.1 is stuck in the auto repair cycle

    As mentioned, my Surface Pro 2 (Windows RT 8.1) has gotten stuck in the auto repair cycle of death. Luckily I don't have any important files on that computer. I would love some fix advice, what causes it, and whether or not it is 100% nesecary to go in and have it serviced. Thanks!
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    Surface pro i7 vs i5, is there much of a difference with battery life?

    I'm debating the i5 or i7 surface pro 4. I couldn't find a conclusive answer. Is there a big impact on battery? Or is the i5 much better in that regard? Thanks
  5. S

    Alienware R15 R2 fingerprint, dust, magnet

    Recently bought an R15, it has been great but it's a fingerprint magnet and it's quite annoying to keep cleaning it so many times. The surface is rubber-like. Is there anything i can do to stop this? Maybe a plastic wrap or some other way that you guys think is best?
  6. T

    Which 2 in 1 Laptop should i buy?

    I was thinking of getting an HP Spectre x360 15 inch is this a good 2 in 1? I was also looking at...
  7. K

    Surface Pro 4 or Laptop for programming and drawing

    So I am looking to get a SP4 or a touchscreen laptop for programming and Drawing digitally. I did research on the SP4 and it looks good, but i dont know much about laptops, would any laptop with a digital pen be good for drawing?? or should I stick with the SP4? and If i choose the SP4 what...
  8. H

    Lenovo 900 or Surface Book

    Hi guys, I am looking into buying a 2-in-1 laptop. Let's begin with money. Max that I will pay for a 2-in-1 laptop is around 1600$. The best in the market right now is the Lenovo 900 and the Surface Book, also the Hp Spectre x360, but I tried it on my friends laptop and it has really bad...
  9. S

    gaming laptop or a surface book?

    so I cant decide what kind of computer to get when I go to school. I'm debating between a Surface Book with an i7, 8 gigs of RAM, and 256 SSD, which will run me roughly 1900$. or an Alienware 15 with an i7, Nvidia 970M, 256 SSD, plus a 1TB hard drive, 16 gigs of ram and a 4K screen for the same...
  10. Z

    Surface Book Heating Issue

    So this has happened twice now and it's concerning me. I have a surface book i5 with the gpu, and twice in the last week I've closed the lid to put it to sleep, put it into a carrying case, and went off to school. Today and the time before when I took it out of the bag a few hours later the...
  11. 0nard00

    Surface Book or Custom workstation laptop? For Design, Video and Motion Graphics.

    I already have a desktop that can do most of these.. I just wanna be able to do it on-the-go. The SB would be the 1899 version. The custom laptop would be from Dell, 5510 w/ a Xeon cpu. best bet please, I'm about to get the SB tomorrow.
  12. H

    Razer Blade 2016 Stealth or XPS 13

    Hi, guys I am looking for a laptop still. I was previously aiming to get the surface book since it was a 2in1 laptop which i wanted, but it was to overpriced as i realized it now. Now the main decision is to get an XPS 13 or the Razer Blade 2016 Stealth Edition. I am in college and needing a...
  13. J

    Surface 3 or Asus TP200SA?

    The title says it all. I have a budget of approximately 400 $, and I'm a student looking to get a new laptop... Which of these two would be more useful, and which of these would be more powerful?
  14. H

    MacBook Pro VS Microsoft Surface Book

    I am currently a college student who is in the market for a new laptop. I've had the same laptop since 8th grade and it is a struggle using it now since it is now very slow. I am stuck between a MacBook Pro and the Microsoft Surface Book. I have a iPhone and a iPad. Which one should I go for (it...
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    The Razer Core and Alternate Laptops.

    Recently the Razer Core was announced along with the Razer Blade Stealth at CES 2016. The Razer Core will be released later this year as an accessory to the Blade Stealth, promising to improve graphic capability's with its external GPU. The Core promises to connect to the Blade Stealth via USB...
  16. R

    Surface Pro 3 Type cover problem - need help fast

    well last year, i bought a surface pro 3 for my school work, and have had no problems until now. i stopped using it in the holidays(started about 2 months ago) and only turned it on yesterday, so basically it hasent been used for about 2 months. and everything workes fine, except for the...
  17. H

    Mac Book pro vs Surface Book

    Hi guys. I am wanting to sell my gaming laptop, the MSI GT70 2PC Dominator, so I can get myself a good long lasting laptop that won't die on me often. I recently switched from computer engineering to pre-medical and I've recently stopped gaming for a while and realize a gaming laptop and gaming...
  18. K

    small program fonts surface pro 4 - windows 10

    I have a new surface pro 4 running windows 10. I have decent vision, however, the first thing I had to do was raise the display to 225%. I have installed a couple of programs and within these programs, some of the fonts are too small for me to do my work on. The magnifier isn't really a lot...
  19. J

    Surface Pro 3 Reset password

    Hello, We have Surface Pro 3 and for some reason password stopped working. Few days ago my password is not accepted by Surface Pro 3 for my local account. Tried typing with different keyboard layouts I have. Tried different Surface Pro keyboards and onscreen keyboard too. Password reset disk is...
  20. R

    Problem with connecting Surface Pro 1 to a Samsung TV

    I bought a new samsung tv today which should arrive this thursday but unfortunately I don't have a "real laptop" at home to connect it to with an HDMI cable. What I have is surface pro 1 which doesn't have an HDMI slot. I was looking at chromecast as a solution, but chromecast only works if you...
  21. T

    Stress plastic cracks on a projector?

    I was wondering whether it's normal when crack like lines are coming out of buttons on electrical equipment? I bought a new projector recently and I noticed weird lines coming out of each button on the plastic surface, it looks really bad and I was just wondering whether it's normal? Could it be...
  22. H

    i7 Microsoft Surface Book - good for video editing?

    Would the i7 Microsoft Surface Book, without the dGPU, be suitable for light video editing? It is for basic videos in Premiere as I am doing VCE 1&2, later 3&4 Media. I know I can get much more performance for my money, but it makes so much sense as a portable note taking and editing machine...
  23. J

    Is a Surface Pro 4 For Me?

    Hey Tom's Hardware Folks, I wanted to get your advice on something. I'm getting to a point where I'm looking to replace my old MacBook Pro from 2009. It's been a great laptop but it's definitely been showing its age and limitations the last couple of years. I'm really liking what I'm seeing...
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    how to connect to internet with a usb cable?

    I notice the latest mobile computers like the Surface have USB sockets but no cat5 ethernet socket, which is what is needed to connect from our ISP's cable modem. Is the only way to use WIFI to get the internet signal to a 2 piece lap top like the Surface?
  25. D

    Surface Book vs MacBook Pro | Which one to choose ?

    Hi, As the title suggests it. its a tough decision between Macbook Pro and Surface Book. Or if you find something similar to this. Please suggest which one to go for. I will be purchasing it in January. According to me, advantages of both over each other Surface Book over Mac : Portability...
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    Best <$1500 laptop (with utrabook form factor) for GoPro video editing?

    What's the best purchase that's good enough for GoPro video editing? Should be < $1500 and readily available to buy. Thanks. if you can bear with more questions... which one among SP4 i5 8GB RAM vs. i5 16GB RAM vs. i7 8GB RAM. Are these good enough to do 4k video editing?
  27. D

    Surface Pro 4: Which to Choose?

    So I decided to buy a surface pro 4. However, the problem I now run into is that there are quite a lot of configurations to choose from. I am going to be using the surface pro 4 mainly for Photoshop, illustrator and a couple of other editing tools (preferably without any lag) using the pen...
  28. Pigolus

    I have a friend who's asking about laptops that can do CGI rendering. Anyone have any suggestions?

    I was looking at the Microsoft Surface devices... They seem powerful enough to do the job, especially the Surface Book... I don't follow laptops as much as I follow other tech...
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    Surface pro 4 or surface book

    Surface pro 4 vs surface book.(the i7 1tb 16gb ram ones) I need detailed pros and cons of both of them.
  30. A

    Surface pro 4

    Is surface pro 4, the one with intel i7, 16gb ram and 1tb worth the price? What are the major pros and cons? How good is it for video rendering and game devlopment? Is it good for dj-ing? How good for website devlopment, software development and all?
  31. apkfind

    I'd like a laptop hybrid for doing work documents at home

    I already have an Macbook at office,and I don't want to take it home-work-home any more.... So I'm looking for a replacement,help check document and prepare PPT bala bala I 'm not going spend too much on this,so I ignore the Apple. All I requre is 360 office work.And convenient for me to use it...
  32. NewsFromHell

    Surface 3 clean Win10 install issues

    I have a windows 10 installer on my USB surface is booting from it but touch screen is not working i cant click next to complete the installation how can i install the windows any ideads? maybe i should download the windows for Surface? BTW Surface is dead it is not booting windows
  33. R

    Surface Pro 4 vs Surface Pro 3

    Hello everyone, I work for an architecture firm, (not a licensed architect yet so legally i cant call myself one; have 3 more exams!), and was wondering if the Surface Pro 4 is worth the extra money. My boss has a Pro 3 i5 and it runs CAD like a dream, the only issue is that he doesn't use 3D...
  34. G

    Surface pro 3 i7 or surface pro 4 i5?

    Hi guys, I'm looking at buying a surface pro for university next year, though I can't decide between the pro 3 and the pro 4. My budget is around $2000 AUD, which will get me a pro 3 with an i7 or a pro 4 with an i5. From what all the reviews are saying, the significantly good improvement with...
  35. R

    Gaming Upgrade from Surface Pro 1

    First time poster here! I have owned a surface pro 1 for about 2 years now. I have been happy with gaming on low levels but am looking for an upgrade now. I am just starting my research and have a couple questions. Will purchasing a gaming laptop in the 500$ range with discrete graphics prove...
  36. Memento

    Surface Book 8gb ram vs 16gb ram

    Hi, I'm planning to pre-order the surface book, and I've been searching around for opinions on weather or not I need 16gb of ram, or if 8gb is enough. I found quite a few post about this kind of thing, but none about the surface book specifically, and most of them were 4+ years old. I will be...
  37. T

    Surface Pro 3 i3 or Surface Pro 2 i5?

    Which one is the better overall tablet?
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    Suggestion for Work Laptop (Heavy Excel Use)

    Hello, We have MS Surface Pro 3s for work, but we are finding that these machines are not very good at running large (500k rows of data) Excel calculations (v-lookups, sorting, pivots, etc). We are looking into getting a laptop to assist with the number crunching, do you have any suggestions...
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    Surface Pro 3 or Pro 4?

    Hi everybody! I am going to buy a surface for high school/college. I can get the surface pro 3 i5 4gb for 960$ here in Denmark and the surface pro 4 i5 4gb for 1370$. i am tilting towards the pro 3 as i don't know if the pro 4 is worth the extra 400$, and i'm a little low on money right now...
  40. J

    Surface Pro 4 spec configuration help

    I plan on buying a Surface Pro 4, but I don't know if I should put the money towards the i7 CPU (with 8gb ram) or 16gb of RAM (with i5). I plan on regularly using Photoshop and Premiere with applications like Skype and Chrome running in the background.
  41. J

    Get a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ or wait for Microsoft Surface Phone?

    I'm pretty much a noob when it comes to Android, so I'm not sure if I should go for the Galaxy S6 phone or wait and see what the Surface Phone offers. Confidence is rather low for Microsoft when it comes to smartphones, but it's still nice to have a Windows 10 phone integrate with my Windows 10...
  42. M

    Surface Pro 1st gen worth $300 or keep?

    I have a first gen surface pro with 128gb. I was debating selling it for $300 or keeping it. Should I sell it or keep it or do you think I can get more for it?
  43. S

    OneNote Storage on OneDrive not Syncing

    I just purchased a new Dell XPS to replace my Surface. In moving everything to the new laptop, I noticed my OneNote folders previously on the Surface were not available. I have these stored on OneDrive. I have logged into my OneDrive account from my new laptop. I do not see the folders...
  44. G

    Lenovo Y50 vs Surface pro?

    I'm looking for a laptop that will last a long time and has nice specs. I'm stuck between three. (not intended for any gaming). I use the laptop for everyday work (carrying it all over), photo editing, school, and some other stuff. The Lenovo Y50, Asus Zenbook, and the surface pro 3. The...
  45. K

    connecting to projectors

    How do I connect a surface Pro 3 to a NON HDMI projector? I teach and want to use a surface pro 3 wirelessly through the projector. Our district will only buy the wireless display adaptor and certain projectors which are very expensive. If I can find an economic solution then we will purchase...
  46. Z

    Can you suggest me a AV software for my surface pro 3?

    Is bitdefender total security a good choice?
  47. R

    Closest Windows setup to an iPad w/ Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard?

    I've been using an iPad + 3rd party keyboard stand as a day planner since 2012. I got a Surface Pro 3 about a year ago, thinking it would be a great bridge between my iPad setup and a traditional laptop. I was didn't end up suiting <i>my</i> needs: -Size: SP3 is too big. -Design...
  48. E

    Tablet for uni

    Hello all, I am currently in the market looking for a tablet similar to the surface pro 3, the reason I don't want surface pro 3 is that cause it's a bit pricey for the specs it offers + the keyboard is an extra £100 alone making it around 700£+ (with student discount) for the i5 model. I am...
  49. J

    Samsung Chromebook 2 vs Surface 3?

    I will use my 2nd computer for taking memos, websurfing, checking emails and connecting to my pc using remote desktop. I will use the chrome remote desktop to remote connect my pc. Also I will take my 2nd computer when going outside.
  50. Menkes

    Microsoft Surface for a student

    Hello everyone, I'm looking for a laptop solution for my next academic year, I need something that can do some basic CAD work but nothing too serious. I was offered a Surface Pro 3 as a gift, but was wondering if i should wait for the Surface 4 to come out to market. I was snooping around and...
  51. P

    Put my laptop on damp surface, and some other problems

    Hey guys, I accidentally put my laptop onto a damp surface for a couple of seconds. Would moisture have gotten in through the gaps on the bottom of the chassis? Also, I then the laptop upside down on my lap, and a fairly largish crumb like thing fell into one of the gaps where the ssd bay is...
  52. Da_Banig

    MS Surface Pro 3 - Returned for Service, Now Getting a Cracked one back

    I am rather upset after I spoke to the technical service rep from MS. I spoke to someone at MS and started a warranty service process and returned the tablet. The issue was the sound itself was giving me random static noise during use, let along the overheating issue. I got my surface about 9...
  53. N

    please i have disassembly my dv7 hp laptop and clean the heat sink but i dont have thermal paste to put on the cpu surface wha

    please i have disassembly my dv7 hp laptop and clean the heat sink but i dont have thermal paste to put on the cpu surface wha
  54. M

    Surface Pro 3/4 or Macbook Pro for College?

    Hello, I will be going to college this fall and Im doing research on what to get. Ive read many threads but cant really see a clear choice. I will be studying computer science then transferring to as a Software Engineer major. My question is, what for me in college will be the best use for me? I...
  55. J

    Best Surface for a college student

    I am looking for help deciding on a low-end Surface Pro 3 or the upper tier Surface 3. The price after purchasing would be roughly the same at street value now, and I would like to hear some opinions from current college students, or those who carry the Surface Pro and/or Surface on a daily...
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    Switching Windows 8 Versions

    I have a Surface Pro that currently has a Windows 8.1 Pro and I recently acquired a product key for Windows 8.1 Student but whenever I enter it it says it's not usable for this version of Windows.
  57. S

    MS Surface Pro 3 DisplayPort to HDMI adapater

    Does anyone know if the Displayport to HDMI adapater that MIcrosoft has for the Surface Pro 3 is any different than a standard Mini Displayport adapater cable? Sometimes, I have seen where the OEM version has a clip or something else to help hold the adapater in the port. I have noticed (while...
  58. A

    In search of Surface 3 keyboard

    Hey everyone, So recently I bit the bullet and purchase a Microsoft Surface 3 (non pro edition) And was looking for a keyboard to use in it. Now I found one cheap but I get no straight answer if it's compatible with my surface. I don't care if it's a proper fit, a little bit or little...
  59. J

    Surface 3 128GB/4GB RAM Question(s)

    I'm going to post-secondary this fall and sold my Gaming Rig to downgrade to a cheaper laptop/2 in 1 laptop for school. The only games I'll still be playing are Browser/Java based games and Garrys Mod. My question is could a Surface 3 128GB HDD/4 GB Ram run Garrys mod effectively (This would be...
  60. A

    What to upgrade next....laptop or phone?

    Hey So at the moment i own a surface pro 1 and a HTC one M7 mini, and both are aging badly and need upgrading. Being a University student (college) student does mean I am on a budget of sorts and that work and a social life are both important. I was planing to replace my surface to a Asus...