my true workload is im a geek. bit hard to describe, i wish it was summer so i could trial the device properly although for winter it a max of 22 out side, i would proberbly end up playing games even after convincing myself i dont need to.
when you say "*possibly* be stuck with SP2 thermally" you mean as a better device out of the two for my situation? or is it just as bad
since i never got to fully utilise the EP121 due to its thermal issues ( i sware it used to throttle just from booting up a fresh install, it was proberbly just stuffed)
i was wary of getting a SP3, but the geek in me keeps yelling but its the latest and greatest.
if i had a choice i would wait till next year but they will require i deal with it now.
the surface pro 3 hasnt been released here yet, and i would have to wait till the 28th to find out if its right or not.
You shouldn't feel that the SP2 is 'old'. If you'll typically be using it docked or rarely taking notes or using in portrait mode, it would be the way to go in my opinion. I say this because of the price and because the i5 pro2/pro3 are more or less the same devices placed in different shells, save for the slightly more prominent throttling on the 3. In either case you shouldn't experience throttling like you did on your Asus. Web browsing and office use won't tax the processor all that much, nt sure about game development.