Tablet Rentals – Surface Pro 3 Rentals – Delta Computers
It’s been a long wait for the true tablet computer but the claims are from Microsoft that it is finally here. The Surface Pro 3 is a fully functioning computer in tablet form. Improving upon the previous instalments in this new model is the real deal. It could potentially be better spec’d than many people’s current laptop and desktop computers!
The Sydney Morning Herald had a pretty comprehensive review and here is what they have to say about it!
Microsoft needed a couple of practice runs to get it right, but the tech titan has finally nailed it with the Surface Pro 3. This device redefines what tablets are capable of, proving they can be just as effective as laptops with the right mix of hardware and software.
The Surface Pro 3 marries a vivid 12.1-inch 2160 x 1440-pixel touch screen with the Windows 8.1 Pro operating system and a set of specs that leave the iPad for dead.
The souped-up screen makes the Surface Pro 3 large enough to work from all day, with ample screen resolution for multi-tasking. To use it as a proper workhorse, however, you’ll need to pair it with an external keyboard. Microsoft offers the optional $150 Type Cover, which squeezes a full-sized keyboard into a thin cover that magnetically clips to the tablet. The typing experience is good.
It’s no coincidence that the Surface Pro 3 has the same footprint as an A4 notepad. An N-Trig digitiser lets you write on the screen using the bundled pen with almost the same accuracy and precision as writing on paper. Microsoft has also removed the speed bumps for digital note-taking: just click the end of the bundled digitiser pen, and it opens a new note in OneNote. You can also use the pen in Word and a handful of third party apps.
The Surface Pro 3 is available in various models, starting with a 4th generation Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 64GB SSD. Power users can bump it up as high as a 4th generation Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. There are other models available but these two are the ones Delta typically rents to customers.
Stuffing PC components into a sleek 800g, 9.1mm-thick tablet is a feat of engineering, but battery life takes a hit. While smaller tablets with made-for-mobile Qualcomm processors average at roughly 10 hours of run-time, the Surface Pro 3 managed only 6.5 hours of web browsing and word processing. However, the battery life is just as good as ultra-books and blows older model laptops away.
Ironically, the Surface Pro 3 performs better as a laptop than it does a tablet. It has access to the massive library of standard Windows software, of course, but these aren’t optimised for tablet use and can be difficult to use with a finger.
The flip side is that the Surface Pro 3 isn’t hamstrung by the limitations that prevent iOS and Android tablets from being proper laptop replacements. Its large display and superior inking capabilities also set it apart from the hordes of Windows 8.1 Pro tablets.
The verdict is that there are plenty of cheaper tablets available for basic web browsing and media consumption, but if you’re looking for tablet to get the job done, the Surface Pro 3 is the best on the market.
Delta Computers does rent to own plans on these impressive tablet computers. This can also include the handy type cover that turns the tablet into a fantastic touchscreen notebook.