Surface 3 reconsidered: Everything you need to know

The smallest member of Microsoft's hybrid product line is a solid option for many needing a portable system that can do most anything. Here's a coverage roundup of the Surface 3 on ZDNet Mobile News.

The Surface 3 is one of those rare systems that made a profound impact on the way I work. A capable tablet that shows off the touch side of Windows 10, with the Type Cover keyboard attached it can also give many laptops a run for the money.

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Those trying to decide if the Surface 3 is a viable option over the more powerful Surface Pro 3 and the expected refresh of it coming soon should have a look at the ongoing coverage of the smaller Surface that has appeared here on ZDNet Mobile News. This gives a look at how well it works, what it does better than other systems, and why I proclaimed it the best purchase I made this year.

Those who run compute-intensive tasks at work will need the more powerful Surface Pro 3, but the Surface 3 is more capable than some may realize.

It's not all been a bed of roses, there's an article that details some major problems experienced with the Surface 3 and more importantly how Microsoft stepped in and rectified them.

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Following is the Surface 3 coverage presented in chronological order. Collectively they provide a thorough look at the device along with observations about Windows 10 on the hybrid. There is also a tip for a better Windows user experience on the Surface 3.

Windows 10: Why I bought a Surface 3- As excited as I am about getting to use the smaller Surface with Windows 10, it's not without concern.

Windows 10 on Surface 3: Three reasons to disable tablet mode - The desktop mode in Windows 10 makes the mode for tablets unnecessary on the Surface 3.

Surface 3: My best purchase of 2015 (hands on)- The newest Surface tablet from Microsoft is the best 2-in-1 I've used.

Windows 10: Pushing my MacBook and iPad aside- The versatility of Windows 10 is gradually pushing my MacBook Air and iPad Air 2 to the side. This was unexpected and a testament to how good Windows 10 has become in such a short time.

Windows 10 glitches have sidelined my Surface 3- The Surface 3 is the best purchase I've made this year. That's why it's a shame that Windows 10 problems are forcing me to set it aside.

Update: Microsoft troubleshoots my Surface 3 problem - Using a remote session, a Microsoft tech support representative was able to fix the failure to resume from sleep problem on my Surface 3.