After 6 weeks, I’ve given up on my Surface 3.
I love, love, love the hardware. It’s the best tablet + keyboard thing on the market. It’s beautiful. It’s even cool. Much better than iPad + crappy bluetooth keyboard, and I love having touch and “closer” form factor vs. Macbook. And can charge via mini-USB. Woo-hoo! Perfect hardware for me.
But … there are NO native / modern apps. I can’t run Slack in modern mode. I can’t run Gmail or Google Calendar in modern mode. The browser is OK but I really want to run Chrome in modern mode. The modern Skype app hangs so I have to use the “windows version.
So I gave up. I know I can run them in “Windows” mode, but then I’m stuck in craptastic Windows land from 2005.
So I think it’s hopeless. I’m better off with an iPad + iMac than the best hardware combo on the planet. Unfortunately.
The lack of modern apps is the death of the idea that Windows, even on a tablet (not phone), can compete. At least for me.