Black "Wednesday"


#1

Hi Community,

Black “Friday” already started in Switzerland :slight_smile:
I have seen this offer for the Surface Pro INKL type cover for CHF 698.00 = USD 700.00 approx.

My only concern is the 4GB RAM…

My main use:

  • Sporadic MS Office
  • E-Banking
  • Web (max. 3-4 Tabs, Facebook, Instagram)
  • Paint
  • Sporadic photo book
  • TV Apps like DAZN, Sky GO
  • Chromecast

What do you think? Deal or no deal?


#2

I think that the 4GB of RAM are enough for your use case. But I wouldn’t use chrome as a browser with it.

And remember that you can get a V with a better screen, nonproprietary charging, additional 4GB of RAM and a pen (additionally to the keyboard) for 799$ very soon :wink:


#3

M3…:sweat_smile: at least a i5. “Power!”(Jeremy Clarkson 2016)


#4

What does the i5 offer that the m3 can’t handle in this use case?


#5

It offers more umph!(beeter graphics) To get by unforeseen tasks… u know th Ms SP is vert versatile, u never know what ur ginna use it for. I woild get the i5


#6

Thanks for your feedback! I usually use Chrome but maybe I should switch to Firefox regarding RAM…

I totally agree with you about the V. I really would like to buy the V BUT I have to pay the M3 in EURO.
So, 799 EURO = 990 CHF…


#7

Firefox is actually worse compared to chrome:


#8

I don’t know. In my opinion you don’t need it, if you don’t need it :stuck_out_tongue:
The differences between the three processors are marginal anyways. It makes more sense, if you say to go for higher RAM or a bigger SSD, but the processor won’t really matter in this use case.


#9

Thanks! You are right. Right now, I know what I will need it for…I think the M3 would be OK for me…


#10

It does sound better to me :thinking:
It uses more RAM with fewer tabs, but less with more and otherwise it beats chrome (marginally) all the time, doesn’t it?


#11

Well depends how you look at it. I mostly compared it to the “marketing statements” but yeah it maybe little faster but ram usage and cpu usage are pretty close to each other.


#13

Is it really worth to discuss about $700 in Switzerland?
Just wondering, not sarcastic


#14

So you say you like to pay more just cause of currency conversion ?
I think that was the issue here.


#15

Of course not. As I said, it was not sarcastic. I mean just, IMHO I would not even start any conversation about buying or not some device, which costs estimated an 1/10 of the mean month salary in the country. :slight_smile:
To your question - if you like how it looks I would buy surface instead of V in your case (also because of getting it almost immediately after payment). As many here tend to forget - time also costs something.
If you are looking for performance/sustainability, there are better options on the market. For example Lenovo’s miix, or acer’s switch. One of them is easy repairable, another does not need to be because of passive cooling.


#16

7k is probably the avg. here not the median, the median is somewhere btw. 5-6k
When you have to spend almost 2k for rent and insurances you sure think about the money.