It’s time to officially kick off the 30 Days with Surface Pro 3 series.

I conducted a similar series of posts–immersing myself in the experience for 30 days–with the original Surface Pro. I never did get around to revisiting the concept with the Surface Pro 2–although it was a much better device than the original in many ways. The Surface Pro 3, however, raises the bar significantly. Microsoft isn’t kidding when it calls this “The tablet that can replace your laptop.”

There are a wide variety of factors to consider when trying to decide if the Surface Pro 3 is right for you, not the least of which is its cost. So, let’s spend 30 days taking a very close look the Surface Pro 3–its features and capabilities, and its pros and cons–and find out whether it’s worth the money, and if it’s the right device for you.

This is also a bit of a group effort. If you have used a Surface Pro 3–or even one of the other Surface Pro models–and there are certain things you love or hate about it, please comment and share your thoughts. If you have questions or concerns about the Surface Pro 3, or there are specific things you’re hoping I will explore in more detail, comment below and let me know. Your participation will make this 30 Days series more valuable for all of us.

Click here to read 30 Days with Surface Pro 3: Day 1.

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  • CalvinQ

    I love this idea! I am sure I will get a good idea of just how good this tablet is after reading 30 blogs on the ins and outs of the SP3.

  • Jake

    Very nice idea. Can’t wait to see what conclusions you can draw after 30 days with this tablet. I hope it is mostly positive!

  • Black Eagle

    30 days is a good test. Too many reviewers have it for a couple days then make a judgment.

  • D. Scott Moore

    Tried the new Surface P3 for 3 weeks. While the hardware, especially the pen, was impressive, I could not justify the expense. The too-often cpu throttling caused me to re-evaluate why I was switching to an “almost” powerful laptop, or a very powerful tablet with no tablet-style apps. The laptop is still superior for traditional programs, in my opinion.

  • Mike Greenway

    I can’t afford it. So right now I’m trying to think of some negative attribute, so that I can blame the SP3 and Microsoft, rather than admit my poverty. But I’m not feeling good about it.