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Microsoft's new Atom-powered Surface 3 starts at $499

Q: Microsoft's new Atom-powered Surface 3 starts at $499

Much of the lure surrounding Microsoft's long-rumored Surface Mini was the notion that it'd come in at a lower price point compared to its full-sized brother. That project was ultimately scrapped and instead, we got the Surface Pro 3 -...

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Preferred Solution: Microsoft's new Atom-powered Surface 3 starts at $499

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A: Microsoft's new Atom-powered Surface 3 starts at $499

This was sounding so promising then I got to 2GB RAM....

Have a look at your PC now - if you are running next to nothing over standard windows services, then you are probably somewhere around 1.2GB. Add an email client, some virus software a few Chrome Tabs and you will already be swapping away to page file as the OS starts to worry about memory and things will start to grind. How much would 2 more MB cost? Shame as otherwise it sounds quite a capable little machine.
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Hi ,which of the following two devices you would recommend
- Surface pro 4 Core M3-6Y30 HDD 128GB RAM 4GB or
- Surface 3 Atom x7-Z8700 HDD 128GB RAM 4GB
I have Surface Pro first edition with Intel Core i5, but would like more light and thin tablet with long lasting battery. I do not game nor draw, thus consider that the power of the above two would be just fine for using MS office, Inet browsing and HD videos (incl. MKV files).
What do you think?

A:Surface pro 4 Core M3-6Y30 or Surface 3 Atom x7-Z8700 ?

The Surface pro 4 is in fact the better device. The only possible argument is that some people might want the ability to add LTE connectivity, prefer the smaller screen and or smaller price of the Surface 3.
SP4 Pros
The Core M processor is going to be better than an Atom Processor
Larger (higher resolution) Screen and Smaller bezel
Better keyboard that has space between keys and larger (glass) trackpad
Windows Hello Iris Scanner
Gorilla Glass 4
8 megapixel rear shooter and 5 megapixel front shooter
But if you do not care about the above advantages and or prefer LTE capability, a smaller display, and a smaller price then by all means the Surface 3 is probably for you
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I can't try to find solutions by myself because I don't own this netbook, it is a player who posted on my forum. If you want to test it to try helping, the game is here: and I have attached a screenshot.

Thanks in advance.

A:GMA 500 drivers for ATOM powered netbooks

What's the make of your netbook? Asus? HP? What is the model number of the netbook?
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A:Microsoft Surface Pen

Hi, To be honest, I woud not try stylus/pen from Dell or Microsoft. Yes, the pen icon has nowhere to go, only to Microsoft product. I've posted few comments about vendors support products from other vendors. Now a question to ask Microsoft: does Microsoft pen (stylus) supports HP products? Regards.
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A:Microsoft Surface 3 BSOD

Hi Chrisfl94,

Welcome to the 10forums

The crash was caused by a Symantec heuristics driver, though unless you get another crash soon you have nothing to worry Windows handles single BSOD's by itself.
Driver Reference Table - BHDrvx64.sys

ffffd000`2223f298 fffff801`90122e61Unable to load image \??\C:\ProgramData\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\12.1.6318.6100.105\Data\Definitions\BASHDefs\20160125.011\BHDrvx64.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for BHDrvx64.sys
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A:Did Microsoft give me a used Surface Pro 4?

Most likely that is QA testing.
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I have provided a video of the issue below:

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You should be able to buy a supply for a Surface Pro 3 (36W supply) that will work with your Surface Pro 4 as long as your Pro 4 doesn't have the GPU.
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A:Need info about Windows 8.1 RT (and Microsoft Surface)

Hello Teitoku, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Basically RT doesn't allow you to install desktop type programs. Instead, you will only be able to install modern Store apps.

If you wanted a full Windows 8.1, then you would want to get a Surface Pro model instead.

Here's a comparison chart of features between them to help.

Compare Windows 8.1 Editions
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Go to Solution.

A:Microsoft Surface pen on Lenovo Yoga 500

Neither the "Surface Pen" for Surface 3, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book nor the old "Pro Pen" for Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 are compatible with the Yoga 500 as it lacks a suitable digitizer.I recommend getting the ThinkPad Yoga 460 as it supports pens based on the Wacom Active ES technology.
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A:Microsoft Surface rt Startup Error

Welcome to TSF,

I own a Surface 2 and had suffered with similar issue as yours, tried everything I can and guess what.... I called the Tech Support and I was informed to return. I have transferred all my files into an external hard drive and most of them stayed in the cloud (Onedrive previously Skydrive), the new Surface 2 has resolved my issue. Sorry, if this is not the feedback/solution that you wanted to read, but this worked for me and never had a problem ever since.
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The Surface RT, and Surface 2 take the same keyboard configuration. The Surface 3, takes a different one.
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Yes. They have a yearly release schedule.
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Hi there

Who said the laptop was dead --

Ms IMO have got this just right -- not cheap and very definitely a PRO machine - but well worthy as a MacBook competitor. Looks also a lot more rugged that the original tablet type "Vanilla" Surface Slab.

Surface Book - The ultimate laptop

I Want one !!!! Today !!!!!

Ms STOP doing this -- reading about some of your new products could "Seriously damage your Wealth" !!.


A:Microsoft Surface Book - who said Laptop was dead

I just bought one for a coworker. He wanted the Surface Pro 4, but wanted to keep using his computer on the train rides home. My only real complaint about it is the cost. It works upright like a regular laptop, but still has the same tablet capabilities. I used to have a Surface Pro 3 before switching jobs and I really liked that, especially since I used it with a dock. The keyboard flexed a lot, so it is nice to see the Surface Book having a sturdier keyboard. So far so good.
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A problem occurred while creating the recovery drive"

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And why is there not the slightest hint WHY this is not working or what kind of error occurred here and what one could possibly do to fix this?

A:Brand new Microsoft Surface Pro 4 - can't create a Recovery Drive!?!

I hate those generic error messages without any explanation or error code

Meanwhile, did you try another USB drive just in case?
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Route A:
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Route B:
* Utilize Microsoft Surface Data Eraser Utility

Question on Route B:
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A:Does Microsoft Surface Data Eraser Utility wipe the OS too?

Route B is good *enough*. Microsoft claims that it is a good way to decommission old devices. Personally, I would still use Blancco 5 or something similar and reinstall Windows 10. Surface Tools SHOULD remove everything except for the OS and do it in a way where the data is no longer recoverable.

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That is very interesting. Thanks Borg.
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A:Windows 10 starts Chrome with on startup

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chinchye said:

If I wish to monitor a particular thread in Tech-support-guy-forum, what must I do....

ThanksClick to expand...

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A:Error msg when Windows starts, no sound and Media Player automatically starts

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A:I overclocked now my computer starts, turns itself off, then starts back up fine

Yes, turn off overclocking!
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A:Looking for Linux Intel Atom Server w/2 NICs & large HDD

I'm not sure I know of any Atom based units that have dual-NICs. A machine you might want to consider is something like the Acer Revo 3610 (I'm thinking of getting one of these - since you're in the US it'll probably be half the price over there). The unit comes with an dual core Atom 330 (I believe this shows up as 4 CPUs because it has hyper-threading on each core, or so I've been told), 4GB or RAM, and a 500GB HDD. You could then purchase a USB-to-RJ45 adapter.

Please let me know which unit you buy, as I'm very interested in doing the same (I want a low power consumption Ubuntu server).
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A:Installed SSD on an Atom-based Netbook, performance issues

Did you apply all updates? Also, be sure to "optimize" the SSD, using Win8.1's disk tools. EVERY PC I've ever put an SSD into, even those with SATA 2 support, are much, much faster then they were. Your SSD may be bad... I've had this happen a few times.