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Here’s what our readers are saying about the Surface Pro 3

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With the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft tried yet again to build a tablet that can replace your laptop, but critics found it fell just shy of that goal. Engadget’s own Dana Wollman said that despite being “easier than ever to use as a tablet,” the Surface still has some “serious usability flaws,” including a keyboard that “offers a subpar typing experience and a frustrating trackpad.” CNET liked the keyboard, but says that the Pro 3 “still doesn’t fit perfectly on the lap” and that it’s “more successful as a tablet than a laptop replacement.” But despite these issues, there’s still plenty to like about the Surface Pro 3, as evidenced by the readers who added the Pro 3 to their have list and wrote a user review recounting their experiences.
The size and shape of the Surface Pro 3 were generally well-liked by users, with eca637 calling it “very thin, light, and sturdy feeling,” while nerva2940 says “I hardly feel it in my shoulder bag.” But comfort proved to be a contentious issue, as hkh222 says its sharp edges make it “uncomfortable to use on the lap,” though nerva2940 found the Pro 3 “more comfortable and adjustable on the lap than any laptop.” Users were okay with the keyboard, with gorbay calling it “the most satisfactory piece although it feels flimsy.” The trackpad on the Type Cover was a bigger hit with users, with ajcosgro noting how it “senses your finger better and is slicker to slide across” than the trackpad on its predecessor. Siri325, meanwhile, goes so far to say it’s “just as good as the Macbook Air’s mouse pad.”

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