Microsoft’s Surface line of tablet PCs is designed to work with a smart keyboard cover. The cover transforms the tablet into a full-fledged laptop that can be used for typing, browsing the internet and doing other productive tasks. However, the keyboard can also be prone to various problems and malfunctions. It may become sticky or even stop working completely. The good news is that you don’t have to throw away your Surface Pro 3 if this happens as there are several ways to fix the problem.
Surface Go 3 is a good choice for casual use, classwork and other tasks that require an affordable touchscreen and Windows compatibility. But it’s not the best value out there; for more demanding tasks, you’re better off with a Surface Pro 3, which is cheaper than an equivalent iPad and offers faster performance.
The tablet itself is well-made, with a clean, minimalist design and gently chamfered edges. Its kickstand opens to three different positions that let you place it in an ideal position for typing or watching video. And its magnetic connector lets it snap easily into one of Microsoft’s many Type Cover keyboards.
A big problem with the Surface Go 3 is that it crams three million pixels into its 10-inch display, which can create problems with software that’s not optimised for high-resolution displays. Text can become minuscule in desktop mode, and Live Tiles and the Settings and Charms menus can be hard to read. You can alleviate this issue by setting the tablet’s display to ‘Larger apps’ mode.