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Is The Microsoft Surface 3 Worth It?

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The Surface 3 is a $500 tablet/laptop hybrid but is it worth it? Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/austinevans Twitter: http://twitter.com/austinnotduncan With the new Intel Atom X7 processor, 10.8" screen and upcoming Windows 10 upgrade the Microsoft Surface 3 makes a solid laptop with the Type Cover accessory but how does it fare as a tablet? Surface 3: http://amzn.to/1QN6BYF Instagram: http://instagram.com/austinnotduncan Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/austinnotduncan Google+: https://www.google.com/+austinevans
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Mikky Z (29 days ago)
I got mine (4gb ram) used in perf condition for roughly $350. I am not complaining
Mikky Z (29 days ago)
tbh for me it s neither a laptop nor a tablet,and the kkind of device I just crave. Nothing else is as compatible with my needs.
Beto Guerra (2 months ago)
2 years with my surface 3 still love in it
Gaming With Ramen (2 months ago)
i think he owns atleadt a million tablets and laptops
Efren Castro (3 months ago)
Could you play fortnite in this??
Ahmad Zahin Chowdhury (4 months ago)
can i know the name of background tracks?
LetMeExplain (4 months ago)
Why is this cringe in 2018?😂
Blueberry Tech (5 months ago)
this is so for me. im one of the desktop guys
Ahegao Senpai (6 months ago)
It's been 2 years, this costs 700$.
Elusive Gam3 (4 months ago)
Daddu Osu, you can find on eBay for ~250-300$
M. Hughes (6 months ago)
Good job presenting this product. Thank you.
Gabriel Anaya (7 months ago)
Share your wallpaper, please. XD
Jay Banner (7 months ago)
Using My Surface 3 to watch this video. I agree with all that Austin says. Especially about the VERY slow charging via the Micro-USB port. I think that is the Surface 3's BIGGEST design flaws. My system can take a WHOLE day and WHOLE night of constant charging to get half a battery of energy that doesn't last more than an hour. Also.. it's word predicting function when you use the onscreen keyboard is retarded. It never works properly. Microsoft are just dying a slow and painful death, like their phones did.
Anaya Jones (8 months ago)
How do you get the apps on the start menu to move side to side my surface just scrolls up and down on the start screen
Alix Element (8 months ago)
School provided me with this and it was seriously unreliable and I got it new so it hasn’t been dropped it took along time to boot or sometimes nearer boot and the screen is glitchy even though a hadn’t dropped it
Slimey26532 (8 months ago)
I liked it when it was Windows 8.1 On Surface Pro 3 but It's now Windows 10 Which I Hate
Random Like (8 months ago)
You didnt even said is it worth it or not
Prodigy CS:GO (10 months ago)
The 128gb model is around $360, and running full windows 10. do you think it's worth it now?
Grant Sommer (10 months ago)
"All windows apps, like chrome" I'm so weak!
Gamingwithsnowman (11 months ago)
if you can use it all day without a charge then charge it over night
Sean Parkes (11 months ago)
I love windows 8 on surface (non pro) 3, but otherwise I hate it and would just put win10 on it even though it comes with it these days
Justin La Greca (11 months ago)
Stop saying that mine craft is a light title cuz on my windows 7 pc it lags and I have to make the settings low
Asad Hussain (11 months ago)
I need something with a hdmi port too
Serena (1 year ago)
Should I buy the surface 3? What i want to do is play animal jam,Do easy school work aka working on google docs/ slidesWatch youtubeBrowse the internetplay roblox
aiko yuy5359 (1 year ago)
super regret buying this suffice i rather buy laptop... many functions are lack and slow even when typing this comment on this youtube comments it take longer time to complete this comment. dont buy not worth and problematic Microsoft tablet surface three. wont buy it ever.
AI (1 year ago)
when you get it for $85 with a keyboard yeah
Flo Zee (1 year ago)
buying it for £250 is it worth it?
Mangu -Sen (10 months ago)
Joe Neuman (1 year ago)
KingsRight (1 year ago)
I'm not getting this because I want true widescreen aspect ratio.  Please bring back Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (widescreen).
oshawott98 (1 year ago)
No no no! Its not worth it! Buy iPad pro or Asus Chromebook flip instead of this crap!
kickpunchkid99 (1 year ago)
would this be a good buy for an engineering course at school using programs such as autocad and etc.
750 OverKillz (1 year ago)
Selling one with the keyboard cover included for only $170. Only catch is the touch screen no longer works with a few hairline cracks. Functions perfect as a normal laptop
Whomstd.v1 (1 year ago)
I had this computer, it was so garbage! I gave it back for 800 and got my Alienware 13 Laptop! It's way better at Gaming, Web-surfing, downloading things and more.
JoaKimzen (1 year ago)
Everyone at out school got one of these each. It's the one with 4GB RAM and 128GB Storage. I wonder how TF they got enough money for 500 Surfaces and type covers.
ginger gamer (1 year ago)
Professor Silver (1 year ago)
Windows Surface was my "dream computer". Even though I was reluctant because of the price, I made up my mind to buy it. After one year using it, I kind of regret it. Main problems: 1 - Keyboard is often not recognized (I would say once a day, and I have to restart). 2 - System crashes more often comparing to my other experiences with Windows. 3 - Screen is gradually developing more yellowish spots over months of use. 4 - Insufficient storage comparing to regular laptops. This was no problem when OneDrive had the “online-only files”, which allowed users to visualize all files without actually downloading them and taking up space. Microsoft decided to get rid of this incredible function. 5 - Charging connection got loose over time, and now it does not always charge properly. 6 - Battery life seems very short to me, around 4 hours, and takes a long time to charge (comparing to my boyfriend's Macbook, it stays far behind). Of course there are positive things about, and in spite of these problems, in general I would say I am more happy then upset about it. But I am already thinking of buying a regular and more reliable laptop for my work. So for the price, I wouldn't really recommend it.
Patricia Fernandez (1 year ago)
That last line, "If you want a tablet that can get work done"(AustinEvans). Well, umm...yea....I want it for school...debating this, or iPad Air 2... can not decide...
Patricia Fernandez (1 year ago)
Jsmans89 thanks, still looking, huawei matebook, ho pavillion x2 on lookout, still need to wait like 5 months for laptops for hs
Jsmans89 (1 year ago)
Not sure if you're still looking, but I wouldn't suggest getting this for more than $200 due to its outdated specs. I have the 2GB RAM version though, 4GB might be better today.
이혁제 (1 year ago)
what is the wallpaper?
Manoriddh (1 year ago)
do u know if the surface pro 3 or 4 type keyboard could work with surface 3?
R V (1 year ago)
Shirty and Fifi (1 year ago)
is it the same size as a surface pro 3 or a surface pro 4 just asking
Muhammed Fawas (1 year ago)
Can you download game like sims 4 on it
CrispyCola (1 year ago)
I had one of these, but then i got a desktop that was way faster
Chef Leonardo Brenes (1 year ago)
to me it's worth it!!
Ayar (1 year ago)
i really love your quality,but it might be weird but i love the sound eco(bad english) to feel like empity room (i dont know how to describe it)
IPengu Backup (1 year ago)
the touch/type cover was created before the smart cover.
That Canadian Guy (1 year ago)
I got this used from a friend of mine for $250 a few months back, I love it
R V (1 year ago)
SPAR Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/182358557058
sahab yunis (1 year ago)
You got it cheap
Mike Yu (1 year ago)
Who is 1:33? Their stares creeped me out the first time i opened the windows 8 music app
Luke Fox (1 year ago)
Should I get this (Surface 3) with a Surface Pro 4 Keyboard, or would the overhang ruin the aesthetic appeal?
PyroProtocol (1 year ago)
Luke Fox the pro 4 keyboard doesn't work on the 3, just the pro 4 and pro 3.
F. K. (1 year ago)
In my opinion, it would look pretty terrible, but others might not care about it quite as much. However, I think for short texts/emails, both should be perfectly fine, and for longer texts, I'd probably rather choose a discrete keyboard anyways :)
YamiGekusu (1 year ago)
I'm saving up to get one of these because I want something portable to doodle with that isn't my sketchbook... I wanna get back into doing some digital art, and I think that this sounds like a good option
Russian RED Medic (1 year ago)
When I get one for Xmas I'm gonna get a Bluetooth mouse so I don't have to use the touch pad.
Justin Cross (1 year ago)
+Aodhan Dupree +Wael Ghafarji he's been spamming this on every comment on this video.
Russian RED Medic (1 year ago)
??? me or Wael
Justin Cross (1 year ago)
+Wael Ghafarji , I'm reporting you for spam.
An Average Gamer (1 year ago)
should i get this or the Samsung NP700Z5C
iliden strmrege (1 year ago)
quick fact: magnesium is easily flammable
Josua Mudreilagi (1 year ago)
Good review, but missed out big time on the pen/digitizer!
KronicNitron (1 year ago)
can u put a mouse?
Jack Robinson (1 year ago)
Sudharsan Suresh (1 year ago)
What wallpaper is that?
cherishyui (1 year ago)
Hey, can anyone link me or tell me the background picture in that device? Please, I need to know!
Jack Robinson (1 year ago)
Maybe Justin maller. Just a guess but try it.
Dave OG Miles (1 year ago)
omg your voice is anoying
Justin Cross (1 year ago)
+Wael Ghafarji wutever u say m8
Justin Cross (1 year ago)
+Wael Ghafarji wut?
Dave OG Miles (1 year ago)
would be better
Justin Cross (1 year ago)
Would you rather the entire video just be text instead of narration?
Yonatan.b (1 year ago)
Should I buy it now? I have a budget of about 600€..
Yonatan.b (1 year ago)
Mr. Cat 😂😂😂 the person who wrote that thing must have spent 2 days
Mr. Cat (1 year ago)
nbttl 1 (1 year ago)
So this would be good for someone on a production floor that needs it for reporting by documents such as word and excel? especially with the pen.
Lil Shaggy (1 year ago)
magnesium... i wonder if the tablet is flammable
Archenuh (1 year ago)
Came here looking to see a Surface 3 review. The first sentence of this video has "SURFACE PRO 3" in it. Was it so hard to add a fucking "PRO" in the title or you needed the extra views?
icyenelegendify (1 year ago)
Did you just stop watching after that point? He said "Microsoft really did deliver with the Surface Pro 3, now we have the smaller version the Surface 3" and continued on reviewing the Surface 3, not the Pro.
evandarkfire (2 years ago)
This is really how it goes. If you manage to get one with Windows 8, it's great If you're thinking about buy the one with Windows 10, wait for the Surface 4. Performance is worse in Windows 10
BigChap J (1 year ago)
I ordered a Win 10 model, but it will do quite well for my uses. I'm not going to play games on it either. I'll use Steam in-home streaming from my big ass computer if I want to play games on it.
benis blaster (2 years ago)
Oh buddy. The non pro surface is being put to sleep this year.
Dori (2 years ago)
Play GTA V till the night then let it charge overnight
Kostadinos Tsiaboulas (2 years ago)
Hey guys this isn't Austin!
Dr. Masquerade (2 years ago)
is there a pencil that comes with it? i would like to use it as a cheap drawing tablet
BigChap J (1 year ago)
These should make incredible drawing tablets. I recommend buying the Surface Pen 4 as it works with the 3 and the nibs are better.
Kenny Chhoeun (1 year ago)
have to buy it separate because this isn't the pro version
James Saunders (2 years ago)
Austin you missed so many good features of this brilliant transforming laptop!
Train spotter Uk (2 years ago)
Only if the keyboard was cheaper because it's too expensive
Mli M7o (2 years ago)
i am waiting for surface 4
TheNextKyloRen 224 (2 years ago)
I have The 600$ 4GRam version it runs things that requires a beefy PC
gellofish (2 years ago)
My dads friend won one of these out of a cereal box reward thing.
UrAvgKid Gamez (2 years ago)
Is it ok for light video editing
Hanz von Einzbern (2 years ago)
Just a small recommendation, if you're an aspiring artist wanting an on-screen tablet, get the surface 3 or surface 3 pro. It fits the needs of paint tool sai perfectly (from my experience) and it's really fun to use. The price is a bit high compared to the lower priced desk tablets that Wacom has, but it's cheaper than a Cintiq13. It's good for road-trips, camping, and air flights when paper can't cut it. Although it's not as powerful as an actual desktop, if you travel a lot I recommend it.
Sean Cascone (2 years ago)
I have a Surface Pro (yes, pro) 3 with an Intel i5 (don't know specific model) and 8GBS of memory w/ a 256GB SSD. It's definetly more for the pros, since I use it to game and develop software with Clickteam.
Sean Cascone (2 years ago)
+Srinath Nathan Even if this app is helpful, I liked the Win8 start menu. Any way to downgrade (without having to install Win8)?
Sean Cascone (2 years ago)
+Srinath Nathan Thank you for telling me this. I'll check it out for sure!
Srinath Nathan (2 years ago)
+Sean Cascone there is app called touch me gesture try that - some interesting videos on YouTube to show how to configure it as well
Sean Cascone (2 years ago)
Also, I love using the tablet interface! But it's much better on Windows 8.1 Pro than Windows 10 Pro. The Metro interface was really easy for me, and I loved it! Is there any tool that I can use to get the Metro start menu on Win10? (I know there's the fullscreen start menu but I hate it. I want the actual metro start menu.)
Matthew Reyes (2 years ago)
Any one use this with Lightroom? How does it perform?
Bradval411 (2 years ago)
I really prefer the 128GB, 4GB of RAM, and a better Intel Atom processor.
Rick N (2 years ago)
does surface pro 3 accesories can be use for surface 3 as well ?? thanks
deri skates (2 years ago)
Great video but dude I'm sorry and this is just my opinion but you're hair has seen better days then this spikes look
Matthew M (2 years ago)
How long does it take to charge?
Brain Surfing (2 years ago)
no at all
Orion (2 years ago)
Where can you get that background? In the thumbnail?
AlessChim (2 years ago)
wallpaper download link?
JCKR (2 years ago)
Does anyone know where I can get that wallpaper from because its gorgeous 😍
Dieman-D Eyes (2 years ago)
I'm guessing it doesn't support quick charge either...
r1pster (2 years ago)
TeenageNerd (2 years ago)
Typing this comment from my Surface 3, such an impressive tablet!
Philiation Madman (2 years ago)
''CONCERNING THE LTE VERSION!'' im having no luck at all whatsoever in seeing video or people confirming that surface 3 lte works on network phone calls and text as if it was a phone as on android lte tablet phone calls and text will work as if it is a phone. Now do you understand what im saying? They got the full windows 8.1 or 10 NOW yes also in LTE but again will LTE surface 3 support network calls and text? if not is there any point getting LTE? NO!
Samir Raza (2 years ago)
My little bro wants a pc to play minecraft. should he buy this
Rodica Marinoiu (2 years ago)
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karas4568 (2 years ago)
Where did you get that screensaver?
Lufasu Mafalu (2 years ago)
can you buy surface 3 without keyboard , and use it as tablet only ? not crazy about the typecover price , and bored with iPads and apple's iOS
John Nalus (2 years ago)
+Buntalan Lucu Yes, the keyboard is sold seperately anyway.
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KrS Gaming (2 years ago)
I'm gonna say that this is not worth it.....Because you can build a custom gaming pc for the same price and even better at the price combined with the keyboard
KrS Gaming (2 years ago)
Just saying dat u could build a mini itx PC or a micro atx one
Novashadow115 (2 years ago)
but you cant take that custom pc to class, plop it on the desk, and start actually handwriting notes
HolidayHelm (2 years ago)
what's that wallpaper? and why do all tech YouTubers have it?
Trevor Martin (2 years ago)
I'm on a Surface Pro 4 and I saw this and went, "WOAH! That thing has a huge bezel!" ... ... ... Yeah.
Justin Bicer (2 years ago)
does it run the tablet version of YouTube or the desktop version
Nannanne Stg (2 years ago)
Have you ever had a problem with charging the surface ? On mine sometimes when it's plugged in it says not charging ...
Nannanne Stg (2 years ago)
+Novashadow115 thanks  for your help it work xxx                      
Novashadow115 (2 years ago)
plug the cable into the surface 3 first, and then plug the cable into the wall. should help but i only know this from personal experience
Leon Verstraaten (2 years ago)
i think that the rear camera looks realy good i know he haves good Lightning but its looks realy good
Xtianz (2 years ago)
Is Surface RAM can be upgraded?
Bas van den Ouden (2 years ago)
i think its really expensive, because the specs aren't that good. You can get a convertable laptop/tablet with comparable specs for around $350
Big (2 years ago)
Ive read alot of reviews and seen some here on YouTube and this tablet seems to hold up for gamers pretty well, does not just run Minecraft type games lol

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