Walt is a Ham and wants a Windows Tablet that can handle avionics while he's sailing, and Ham radio software. Leo says that the Surface Pro 3 may be a better option than the Surface Pro 4. It has GPS in the LTE model, while the Surface Pro 4 does not. Asus makes a really nice one as well. Also, the Surface Pro 3 is on sale right now.
Windows Surface Pro 3
Theo's daughter has $500 and wants a computer for school. Leo says he likes Chromebooks, and $500 will get her quite a bit. It's all web based, so if that's her main focus, it's a great choice. It does have 16GB storage for offline access.
Chris is a writer and proofreader and he's looking to get an iPad or a Microsoft Surface. Apple says the iPad will do everything the Surface can do. Leo says that's not even close to being true. The Surface offers a full version of Windows, so it'll do far more than an iPad. It also comes with Microsoft Office. Modifying PDFs is far easier on a Surface. He'll pay more, but he'll be able to do more as well.
Bruce has used both the iPad and Android tablets and he doesn't like either of them. He wants something that can run Windows programs, chiefly ACT for his business. Leo recommends the Surface Pro 3, which has strong features including a great screen and running full version of Windows. Bruce has a huge credit at Dell though. Leo says that the Dell Venue 8 is affordable, runs a full version of Windows. Paul Thurrott of Windows SuperSite loves it.
Donald wants to know if the Windows Surface Pro 3 would make a good first tablet. Leo says that it's a great tablet that runs full Windows. But it's more of a computer than a tablet. That would give him the option to attach a keyboard and turn it into a full blown laptop. It's over $1,000, so it's not cheap for a tablet. If all Don needs is a device to play movies and such, then it's overkill.
Jim needs a new laptop, and he's thinking about getting a Windows Surface Pro 3. Leo says that it's not cheap, but it has the best tablet screen on the market. Could he hook it up to a printer though? Leo says yes, and most printers even have Wi-Fi printing now. But he could connect with USB if he needed to.
Tim wants a viewer for his Android phone that allows him to view SolidWorks 3D models. He uses one but it keeps crashing. He's moving to the iPad. Leo says it may be a memory issue, not a processor power issue. The crashing is happening when the model is too big for the model to load.
David wants to get his wife a tablet that can work as a laptop. Leo likes the Lenovo Yoga. But the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has the best screen. It's not cheap, but people rave about it. Leo recommends to always go solid state. It'll be faster and lighter, but they're more expensive than a spinning drive.
Steve Martin uses the new Windows Surface Pro 3 and he loves it. But iTunes keeps losing his playlists and music on the tablet. Leo advises using MediaMonkey instead. iTunes for Windows has always been problematic. He should install Media Monkey, and then have it sync from the iTunes folder.