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.
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...
lurker: oh, good, i thought i was the only one here, talking to myself.
Aug 6, 2020 8:20:50 GMT -7
desertbikes: No doubt. I'm still in the north country among to pines. Crappy verizon signal but lucky I have anything. My usual spot was taken so while voice & test work OK, data is spotty.
Aug 5, 2020 4:29:47 GMT -7
gonefishin: to hot to type
Aug 4, 2020 19:49:34 GMT -7
lurker: i order something in maybe once a month. heck, it's usually related to firearms and i tell you guys all about it.
Jul 29, 2020 9:18:12 GMT -7
desertbikes: Yup at least 90% of the time. However I get at least 2 or 3 items per week via USPS so I have a higher probability of failures they're responsible for creating. On-Trac is the leader of lost or damaged goods so USPS isn't the worst.
Jul 29, 2020 8:39:58 GMT -7
lurker: it's been my experience that the problem is not the USPS so much as the people outside USPS at the start of the process. regular mail takes a week at most to cross the country, more like 3 or 4 days, but fulfillment and customs can take weeks.
Jul 28, 2020 13:08:09 GMT -7
desertbikes: Yes. I had forgotten about the high tech USPS labs. In March they stated with confidence, after pain staking genetic surface testing that, the mail was "probably okay to handle". The also CDC advised that wearing masks wasn't useful. Yup. High tech.
Jul 28, 2020 4:08:59 GMT -7
lurker: maybe they were testing it for you? mighty considerate, those USPS people.
Jul 27, 2020 6:29:12 GMT -7
lurker: updated in polytech thread. arrival expected tomorrow. i'm so gullible.
Jul 27, 2020 6:26:40 GMT -7
desertbikes: My personal record for longest ship time is 5 months. A PCP air/water filter shipped from Shanghai in Feb. I finally got it last month. It had been in the US since March. USPS had no explanation
Jul 27, 2020 4:39:18 GMT -7
desertbikes: Ta da! With USPS it may still take a tour thu TX & OKC before it gets to you
Jul 26, 2020 7:21:50 GMT -7
lurker: hooray! it exists! it's on its way! it's in ...minnesota? some time next week, i hope.
Jul 25, 2020 4:33:22 GMT -7
desertbikes: If you print postage yourself with a tracking #, it's not scanned at the PO where it's dropped off unless it's 1st class or "overnight". Same if it's a home pickup. 3day flat rate box only gets a origination & destination scan. It's nuts.
Jul 24, 2020 4:59:39 GMT -7
desertbikes: Besides the old trick of printing a shipping label to make it appear a thing has shipped, the USPS may only scan at the destination PO for delivery.
Jul 24, 2020 4:50:59 GMT -7
lurker: ordered a small item on the 13th from colorado for poly, $25. on the 16th they claimed they shipped, but really only assigned tracking #. today 22nd they say it has actually shipped, but tracking doesn't reflect that. not happy with e-commerce.
Jul 22, 2020 14:05:09 GMT -7
lurker: sci-fi, history and anthro are all mind-openers. math? zoom, over my head. maybe see if there's a library in the next town?
Jul 21, 2020 10:41:45 GMT -7
desertbikes: Also a few hundred lbs of process control instrumentation & PLC manuals. Maybe 25 years worth. While the internal instrumentation electronics have changed over time, the theory of operation & system placement have not.
Jul 20, 2020 7:53:05 GMT -7
desertbikes: I'll have to take a look. Most are in boxes that haven't been opened in years. Lots of scifi, some horror, history, anthropology, electronics & math.
Jul 20, 2020 5:06:31 GMT -7