I've been using a Surface Pro (6 maybe?) from work for the last few months. I like it. I need to give it back and want to replace it with something similar - does anyone have advice on choosing between the Surface Book 3 and the Surface Pro 7 and the Surface Pro X? Or even something different that would do similar job.
I like being able to draw on the screen, it's mostly sketches / annotations but I'd like to explore more artistic stuff at some point.
Work is mostly powerpoint/excel/word and sketch but a little bit of photoshop and illustrator, with some potential for 2D/3D CAD but not often.
Plenty of web-browsing.
I don't really get what the main difference is between the X and the 7 - I assumed the X is newer and therefore better, but I can't really tell. I feel like not having an audio jack or USB-A would be irritating. The slim pen (X) doesn't look as nice as the regular pen (7). X does 4G connection, that's the main attraction, right? But most of the time wi-fi is fine.
And what's the benefit of the Surface Book 3? It seems to do similar things to the Surface Pro but better processing? It's twice as heavy but probably more durable? I carry laptops around a lot and favour durability and longevity.