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One specific question . . . how is the keyboard for laptop use?
I looked at one of the original Surface Pro versions several years ago and remember thinking that the keyboard seemed like a floppy mess. Maybe good for using at a desk, but I never work at a desk anymore.
I have the core m3 4gb Ram version. No keyboard as I only use it as a reader. It runs pleasantly warm... no hot spots.
I have had it since released... November I think. The OS has been a bit unreliable. At times, it would just lock up on a daily basis. Seems better lately as I only have to perform the hard Reset once a week or so.
Battery life is not great if you travel a lot. Mine is usually by the living room couch and is on the charger at least every other day.
I would expect the i7 with 16G ram device will run somewhat hotter and harder on the battery.
I asked my husband. He says the keyboard is squishy. I asked him what that means. He is talking about how he feels the keyboard give when he presses down on a key. That said, he likes it and isn't bothered by it. So far, his battery life has been fine but he has mostly used it at home.
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