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Reddit participants' let-loose complaints over Microsoft's Surface 3

Tim Greene | May 28, 2014
Members of Reddit peppered Microsoft's Surface Team about its newly announced Surface Pro 3 tablet, including complaints about having to pay for the keyboard/cover separately.

The team gave out details on the support Surface Pro 3 has for daisy-chaining displays off the device. The type and number of displays depends on the processor running in the particular Surface Pro 3. So Intel Core i7 and i5 will drive one 4K display or two 2K external displays while still supporting the 2K display on the Surface Pro itself. A Core i3 Surface Pro will drive 4K external display or two HD displays while supporting the Surface Pro 2K display, Microsoft says.

One questioner wondered whether the lack of an announcement about a next-generation Surface based running Windows RT powered by an ARM processor meant an end to Microsoft-built Windows RT tablets. The response was that the latest Microsoft ARM tablet, Surface 2, was an improvement over the initial Surface RT, but it didn't address whether there would be a follow-on device to Surface 2. "Windows on ARM continues to be an important part of the Windows strategy," is what Microsoft has to say about that.


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