I'm selling a Surface Pro 4 & Surface 3 10" (not 12" pro) tablets with factory backlit keyboards & Urban Armor. I'll post specs later but thought I'd post it here before listing on ebay.
What are you using now? I'm still not sure what form factor I want in a tablet/laptop. I've had a Dell for years but it's like carrying a piece of luggage compared to whats out there now. On the other hand, I'm not willing to pay $$$$ for a laptop that's really just used for email and browsing.
Post by desertbikes on Nov 16, 2019 18:18:07 GMT -7
My main laptops are 2ea 1st gen MS Surface laptops w/ 4GB RAM & 128GB M.2 SSD drives. They're nearly identical except one has the M3-7Y30 4.5 watts low power processor & the other has the standard i5-7200U @ 15 watts. I use a 128 GB jump drive & IBack to keep them synced. I also use a MS Surface Go - a 10" tablet w/ backlit keyboard. Buying this stuff used, you're paying 1/3 original price. On average, a 2-3 year old unit will still have 92-96% battery wear life & can easily be reset to Win 10 Pro from Windows S, or if you buy one with someone junk already on it.
I've tried about everything out there from an $1800 XPS to the RCAs like like lurker has. The resolution on all the surface stuff is higher than FHD 1920 x 1080 & the colors pop. Its also light at 2.6 lbs. I like the RCAs very much & use them in the field at dairies, power plants, farms etc. One would work fine for you if you don't mins a 5 hr battery life (or less) & 32 GB of internal flash drive. I use a 64-128GB USB flash drive with them. Some now only protrude about 1/4" from the chassis. Not flush but nearly. All the surface stuff is aluminum or titanium so it's more rugged.
That's the meat & taders. Let me know if you have other questions.
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Post by genericmember on Nov 17, 2019 8:04:40 GMT -7
I'm thinking smaller & lighter like the RCA or Go. There seems to be a big difference in specification & price. Used Surface Go with the keyboard is still around $300 compared to $99 for a NEW windows RCA tablet. I haven't read anything good about Windows S mode either. I'm leaning to the RCA anyway.
Post by desertbikes on Nov 17, 2019 21:16:42 GMT -7
Thanks, lurker. I never weighed one. RCAs are comfortable to hold in one hand & type with the other for long periods of time. The case I have for the Surface Go has a strap that slips over the hand, which is fine if using as a tablet only. I've had a hard time adjusting to the virtual keyboards on tablets & phones. My old fat fingers lack accuracy hitting smooth glass, close set, virtual keys.
BTW - I think I posted that the Surface products are all aluminum & titanium. It's actually magnesium, not titanium. Doh...
desertbikes: Clear today. In fact it's steaks & air rifle day, after some seasonal generator maintenance.
Jan 18, 2020 10:51:30 GMT -7
lurker: about the same here. wearing long johns under my overalls, trying to stay indoors. overcast but supposed to be clear and cold the rest of the week. range trip scheduled for thursday, gonna take my "new" pistol.
Jan 18, 2020 7:10:17 GMT -7
desertbikes: Even we have coldish drizzly days. Today day was one. Didn't get a darn thing done.
Jan 16, 2020 19:37:07 GMT -7
desertbikes: greasewood - what creosotes are called in the southwest. Probably due to shiny or greasy look of the leaves, particularly during monsoon season.
Jan 11, 2020 18:32:03 GMT -7
desertbikes: I give up. My service (verizon) is so crappy I keep losing posts.
Jan 11, 2020 18:29:41 GMT -7
desertbikes: I've used their .45 & .38 Spl with no issues. Maybe a bit dirty but that can be subjective.
Jan 6, 2020 20:37:03 GMT -7
lurker: vendor sold me a box of magtech, brazilian. i've shot their 7.62x51 nato.
Jan 6, 2020 14:04:25 GMT -7
desertbikes: And never test anything using Winchester white box ammo. In fact, there's no reason to ever subject yourself to that junk.
Jan 6, 2020 11:31:17 GMT -7
desertbikes: I use a bucket of sand & kevlar reinforced welding gloves to test handguns. Vertically, usually in a piece of 10" galvanized stove pipe to direct the sound up. And always look away for the first shot, just in case.
Jan 6, 2020 11:29:55 GMT -7
lurker: contemplating a range trip in the next week or so. need a confluence of mild temps and sunshine. highs lately about 50, so not really cold. there's that "new" hundred year old H&R revolver to try out.
Jan 5, 2020 0:45:34 GMT -7
lurker: it's not like i have to earn a living or keep a regular schedule. sometimes i get up in the middle of the night to pee. i'm still alive and can get around on my own, so it's all good. couple of times the probabilities said i'd be dead by now so it's good.
Jan 1, 2020 6:50:49 GMT -7
desertbikes: Happy New Year fellow forum fiddlers. Looks like me & the lurkster have absolutely nothing better to do on new years eve than type & read. It does beat driving in the drunken madness & dodging stray bullets. Well, we do have gun fire & mexican fireworks (:
Dec 31, 2019 20:37:47 GMT -7