Panos Panay and the Surface have just wrapped up their AMA on Reddit. That’s the informal Q&A session with the community at Reddit. The focus was of course the newly announced Surface Pro 3, but the team also fielded questions about Surface in general.
Below we’ve pulled out all the info that Panos and team shared from the AMA. Just sit back and read all his answers right here.
What’s output resolution for the Surface Pro 3 without the dock?
What’s the number one thing you’ll say to someone asking why they should get the Surface Pro 3 over this laptop and that tablet?
What happened to the Blades concept? Will we see any unique covers or 3rd parties making covers?
Does the omission of a non-Pro Surface during last week's presentation mean the end of the product and Windows RT?
Is the battery tradeoff for the performance of the Intel Core i7 model of the Surface Pro 3?
Does the surface touchpad have gestures like the Macbooks have?
Have you done anything to improve the keyboard plastic so that it does not tear off?
Will it be possible to have the top pen button open the desktop version of OneNote or anything else?
Why is it so difficult in the Windows ecosystem to create a touchpad experience as good as the one found in Apple MacBooks?
As a student already invested in Microsoft's ecosystem (with Windows, Office, OneDrive and Xbox), what benefits does the Surface Pro 3 bring me as opposed to another Windows Hybrid with Office included for free?
Is the i5 128gb model of the Surface Pro 3 powerful enough for me to run Microsoft Office software, Visual Studio Ultimate and other processor intensive software that I may need for 6th form?
How good honestly is the new trackpad on the Type cover 3? Because my laptop trackpad is perfect (because it has real clickable buttons), and the Type cover 2 is almost unusable for my needs.
Which is best, the black type cover or the royal blue one? Because the royal blue one looks so sweet.
Is there any possibility a firmware update bringing Connected Standby on Surface Pro 2 in a near future?
How long does it take for the Surface Pro 3 to come out of Standby when pressing the button? Is it several seconds like previous Surface Pros?
What is Microsoft doing to encourage partners to make everything from cases to chargers to nifty gadgets for the Surface Pro 3?
What happened and why can't I buy a Surface Remix blade at a Microsoft Store?
How is it possible to call the Surface Pro 3 a laptop killer when the device does not come with a keyboard?
How long does it take to fully charge the SP3?
What’s the longevity of the batteries in the Surface Pro 3?
Can the battery be replaced on the Surface Pro 3?
How much does the battery cost to replace?
Are there future plans on changing the graphics controller, giving that you have more space in the new larger layout?
Will there be any way to quickly enable/disable the functionality of the Windows button on the Surface Pro 3 so it does not get accidentally pressed while using the stylus?
Can we control power setting? What happened to High Performance Mode on Surface Pro 3 it appears we cannot change it. Is this a Thermal issue?
Has the Wi-Fi been Improved over the Pro2, Throughput / Range?
When will we be able to demo the Surface Pro 3 in store?
When Windows 9 comes around, will we be able to upgrade to it on the Surface Pro 3?
Why won't you release a white Type Cover?
What considerations have stopped mobile SIM card/3G/LTE support being directly included in any of the Surface Pro series?
Where is the thunderbolt link? You could have external GPU's and make it a desktop replacement, I thought the "ultrabook" standard included thunderbolt?
What happened to the darker color on Surface devices?
Photographers use full size SD cards and for those with micro cards there are adapters, what was the thinking behind only offering the micro option?
What are the reasons behind the 3:2 aspect ratio in the Surface Pro 3?
Please confirm on the processor + GPU specs for all models - helps in decision making.
While the double-fold definitely looks like it adds a lot to "lapable" stability and balance, does the extra hinge on the cover also help minimize any slight "bowing" of the keyboard when on an uneven surface?
Is there some kind of anti-fingerprint coating on the SP3's display?
And that's a wrap. Have any other questions about the Surface Pro 3? Sound off below. Don't forget to check out some killer Surface Pro 3 articles linked below.
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