When should you buy a Core i5 Surface Pro instead of a Core m3?
Is a Core m3 processor in the Surface Pro enough for note taking and coding?
Intel has a number of processors aimed at budget PCs, one of which is the Core m3. While it doesn't put out as much power as the U-series CPUs commonly found in modern Ultrabooks, it's still a decent performer.
Forum member htc fan89 started a thread in our forum asking whether or not a Surface Pro with a Core i5 or a Core m3 processor is more suited to their specific needs, which include taking notes, Java coding, and Matlab Simulink.
htc fan89 explains that they already have a gaming PC for heavier tasks and they also have a MacBook Pro as a daily driver.
Do you have any helpful suggestions for htc fan89? What should they really be looking at in a Surface Pro for the outlined tasks? Drop in to the thread and drop some knowledge!
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