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  • #2243
    Tricia Brooke
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      I need some advice from the experts! I have a surface RT (around 3 years old). I want to update but don’t know whether to go 2, 3, 4 or pro. I don’t play games or do much with graphics. I am a teacher and have to connect it to a VGA whiteboard, which I do at present with an adaptor through the HTMI mini port. I read something about Miracast but don’t know if that will work with our VGA projectors and if it can be bypassed if it doesn’t work. I need to run office but don’t really want to run office 365 and have to pay yearly updates. I would also like to run windows 10 on it. Reading reviews the surface 3 seems to have quite a few problems, is that right? My present RT has only 5GB left out of 28 and is now very slow. I have cleared it as best I can, all working files are stored on an SD card. I am sure that it has temp files on it but I don’t know how to clear them. Sorry for the ramble but I know shops will just try to sell me the most expensive and don’t always give you the right information. So any advice would be much appreciated.

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      Steve Reeves
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        OK, there are a couple articles on here to help you cleanup your temp files. Here are the links:

        Free up space on Surface tablets – Part 1

        Free up space on Surface – Part 3

      • #2257
        Steve Reeves
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          Hopefully, some others will weigh in on the upgrade advice, but here’s how I see it. First, figure out how much you want to spend, then try to find the most surface for the money.

          I have a surface 3 with 4gb of ram and 128gb hard drive. It’s a fine tablet and I have little trouble with it. But, the emmc storage is rather slow compared to the Pro line’s ssd. So, while the surface 3 would be the least expensive option, it might be worth it to jump to the Surface Pro 3 or 4. The SP3 is still available through 3rd party sellers, like Amazon. The sweet spot for price/performance in the Pro line seems to be an i5 cpu, with 4 or 8gb of ram and 128 or 256gb ssd. If those options are too expensive, then an i3 cpu in the SP3 and the core-m in the SP4 is the way to go. Both options are available with only 4gb of ram and a 128gb ssd, I think. Nothing wrong with that and either would be a great upgrade from your RT.

          As for office, I would check to see if you can get an educational discount, as you are a teacher. The school should be able to tell you.

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