Naturally, the first few comments we saw when Microsoft announced their latest incredibly powerful and fantastically thin tablet PC was some variant of “It’s a shame it is running Windows”. We decided to fix that, and here’s what came out of that experiment.
There’s not a lot to dislike about the hardware that makes up the Surface Pro 3. Even though we’re only tooling around with the Core i5 version, this machine has already proven itself to strike an admirable balance between performance, style, and portability. The operating system, on the other hand, is simply not everyone’s cup of tea. Windows 8.1 is a confusing combination of old school desktop UI with a tablet UI that isn’t yet complete enough to stand on its own.
Theoretically the Surface Pro 3 is the ideal tool with which to use Windows 8.1, but it’s still not the best OS for everyone. Luckily…
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