I had the Surface Pro 2, and I loved it. It wasn’t quite perfect, but it is a great product, the couple of changes I would make included a larger screen, the ability to install programs other than strictly Microsoft Apps and fix the kickstand and give more viewing options while sitting on the couch!
The Surface Pro 3 was received.
That’s why I’m excited about the Surface Pro 3. I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks now, and I love it, all of my minor issues with the Pro 2 have been resolved the in the Surface Pro 3, bigger, more program options and a better kickstand, including other improvements as well.
To go along with this improvement, here are some must have Surface Pro 3 accessories that will make your experience better.
A Protective Case – I know some people prefer the sleek look of a device without any larger, potentially clunkier case. However, trust me, it is a must. I had my Pro 2 in my backpack in the airport last year, my bag fell to the ground and shattered my screen. This could have been prevented with some type of case on it. Microsoft offers a very nice case, but you need one. This is a pretty expensive toy and you need to protect it.
Keyboard – The Surface Pro 3 claims to be able to replace your laptop, and that statement is spot on. The processor, even in the base model, can handle everything you need. Well, a device that replaces your laptop needs a keyboard! I really like the Surface Pro Type Cover, it connects directly to the tablet, and it is elevated and has a large touch pad on it. A smaller keyboard may not be the preference for everyone, so for you, there is an option to get add any Bluetooth compatible keyboard and have it work just great with your Surface Pro 3.
Mouse – Not everyone likes to use a touch pad, I have fought it for years, but finally gave into it after I lost my prior Bluetooth mouse. Thanks to the Bluetooth ability of the Surface Pro 3, you can add a Bluetooth mouse to use with it (as long as you don’t lose it like I did!). Microsoft has a couple of really cool and great mouse options options available, but again, any Bluetooth mouse will work for those scared of a touch pad.
Surface Pen – This is a cool option. You are able to instantly write on your screen and use it to take notes in One Note. This is easier than typing for most people and with 250 different levels of pressure sensitivity it works great for writing and drawing. The pen connects (again!) via Bluetooth and also has an accessory pen loop available to keep the pen attached to your Surface or your keyboard (or case).
Docking Station – For those used to working at a desk for a long period of time, the Surface Docking Station is perfect. Your Surface slides right into place and, keeps it charged, gives access to 3 additional 3.0 USB ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, and audio jack connection and a Mini Display Port.
These are just a couple of add-ons to help you get the most out of your Surface and keep it safe too.
The Surface Pro 3 will easily replace your laptop, and I am pretty certain you will love it!