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hoefla

Member since Sep 2010 • Last active Sep 2020

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    Beautiful. Great admiration for how you're going about the renovations.

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    Haven't seen it yet but want to.
    Unnecessary clothes and books are still a weakness. And cheese.

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    Is it worth moving money away from the big banks (eg Barclays) towards the co-op or some other relatively low effort bank? Does it make a difference? I'm thinking about savings but also who I buy insurance from, for example.

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    I think even when crittal is not in it's not out though.

    Not like concrete kitchens. Hard on feet, hard on kids falling, hard on noise, drop a glass it'll shatter to smithereens. And they'll date badly. No thanks.

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    Only just saw this pop up on the threads, happy birthday @|³|MA3K

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    Yeah I'm pretty happy with the surface pro I've been using. Just wondering if the book is worth the extra cost if it might last longer and be more comfortable to use.

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    Thanks and @duncs - so definitely scratch the X
    Wondering whether it's worth getting the Book over the Pro. I've been happy using the Pro but it does struggle occasionally with too many programs open, or overheats (driving a separate monitor), and I don't find the keyboard great for extended use. Might visit an actual shop and see what the Book feels like.

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    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.

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