I bought a used Surface Pro 3 finally.

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JoshInRI | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Feb 26 2017 3:01 PM

I bought a used Surface Pro 3 and put my old Surface Pro 1 up for sale under joshinri on Ebay.  

Anyone enjoying their Surface Pro 3 with Logos 7.x right now still?  Bill you still out there?

Do you put Logos on a card or use the card slot for anything?  I figured I would never afford the new Surface Pro 5 and Logos works well on a pc...so why not?  Comments, suggestions?  

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Bill Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 26 2017 4:40 PM

Hi Josh,

I'm still here. Smile

Congratulations on getting a Surface Pro 3. I think you'll find it runs cooler than your Surface Pro 1.

I have a Surface Pro 4 currently running Logos.

How big of SSD did you get? If at all possible, run Logos off of the internal SSD.

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mike | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 26 2017 10:40 PM

I'm interested in getting SP4..

Do you use it on pulpit? And how's Logos on it? slow..fast?

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 27 2017 6:06 AM

I've been using an SP3 for quite some time now and it runs great.  I took the mid-range one with the larger memory cache and I installed it on the SSDs (no card).  It runs great.  My passage guide can take about 4-6 seconds to load but that is mostly my fault as I have greated numerous sub groups to search through as well.  When L7 came out I noticed a slight decrease in speed (~0.5-1.0 secs) but nothing to cry home about.  I don't have a massive library (~4000).

The only real performance issues I see is when I have too many visual filters enabled... it can get pretty slow if I have numerous bibles open with several visual filters each

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Kevin A. Purcell | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 27 2017 6:40 AM

My experience running Logos on a Surface Pro 3 micro-SD card was horrible. It was way to slow so I reinstalled it the internal memory. Then when I got the SP4 I made sure to get a bigger storage built-in so that it would handle the load of three Bible apps with large libraries.

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Michael Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 27 2017 8:05 AM

I have used my Surface Pro 3 for two years now, and it still runs Logos great.  Hope you enjoy yours as much as I enjoy mine.

My Surface Pro 3 has an i7 processor, 512 GB SSD, and 8GB ram.  I think 8 GB ram and plenty of room on the SSD are essential for best results.  This is my only computer, and I use it constantly.

I have not "babied" this machine at all, and it is pretty tough.  I take it everywhere.  The only cover I use is the keypad cover.  (I do use the newer keypad cover with fingerprint id that came out with the ipad 4.)  I have never had a laptop in which the battery was almost as good 2 years out as the day I bought it.  But this Surface Pro 3 battery is still pretty good.

I did not see any reason to upgrade when the Surface Pro 4 came out, as my Surface Pro 3 was more than meeting my needs.  I may consider the Surface Pro 5, when it comes out in a few months.  But probably not until it has been out for a while. 

"In all cases, the Church is to be judged by the Scripture, not the Scripture by the Church," John Wesley

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James Chandler | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 27 2017 12:29 PM

I have the Surface Pro 3 with 512gig on my SSD w/ 8 gig of RAM. It works great. I think that it is the best 2 in 1 on the market. But then that's just me.

Running on ASUS Windows 10 I7 24 gig of ram, 1 Terabyte drive.

Philippians 2:3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

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mike | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 27 2017 4:05 PM

Would i7 make a huge jump from i5 when doing passage guides or searches?

Also when is SP5 coming? Should I wait?

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Bill Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 27 2017 6:15 PM

mike:

Would i7 make a huge jump from i5 when doing passage guides or searches?

Also when is SP5 coming? Should I wait?

I doubt it would make much of an appreciable difference. Many of us have the i5 and it performs more than adequately, generates less heat and has a little better battery life.

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mike | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 27 2017 10:25 PM

I'm afraid my Logos is too big for Surface Pro.. and I have other stuffs I want to put in other than just Logos 7.

Btw, how do I find how many gigs my Logos resources takes in my pc?

Thank you again.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 27 2017 11:06 PM

mike:

Btw, how do I find how many gigs my Logos resources takes in my pc?

https://wiki.logos.com/Quick_Installation_onto_multiple_computers shows where the files are stored so you just need to check the space that area takes up

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James Chandler | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 28 2017 5:58 AM

mike:

I'm afraid my Logos is too big for Surface Pro.. and I have other stuffs I want to put in other than just Logos 7.

Btw, how do I find how many gigs my Logos resources takes in my pc?

Thank you again.

If you get on that has only 32 gigs that would be an issue. Personally, I wouldn't get one that had less than 256gigs. That way you will have plenty of room on the device. As I said earlier, I have 512 gigs for the SSD and I have more than enough room. My resources are about 6k (books not gigs) and it takes up about 38 gigs on my drive. 

Running on ASUS Windows 10 I7 24 gig of ram, 1 Terabyte drive.

Philippians 2:3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

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Michael Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 2 2017 8:38 AM

mike:

I'm afraid my Logos is too big for Surface Pro.. and I have other stuffs I want to put in other than just Logos 7.

Btw, how do I find how many gigs my Logos resources takes in my pc?

Thank you again.

Do you need more than 512 GB?  One can fill up any size drive, of course.  I have the 512 GB SSD in my Surface Pro, plus a 64GB mini card, and when that is not enough I have another 512 GB external usb drive.  But Logos always has priority on the SSD.

The new Surface Pro 5 is supposed to offer twice the storage of the 512 GB, but I doubt I would pay for such a drive.  I think 512 GB will be my limit.

"In all cases, the Church is to be judged by the Scripture, not the Scripture by the Church," John Wesley

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mike | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 2 2017 12:57 PM

If I have 512, then I would have filled close to half of it. :(

Not to mention 512 is priicey.

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JoshInRI | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 2 2017 6:02 PM

Bill...256 GB and 8 megs of Ram I think.  I am trying to sell my Surface Pro 1 on Ebay but so far no nibbles.  It is in great used shape too.  Joshinri is my username on ebay.  Thanks everyone for your replies.  I graduate in May with my Mdiv from Luther Rice.  Sure hope I can find a job as a pastor or associate pastor soon.  I am willing to travel anywhere within the domestic USA.

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Bill Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 2 2017 6:35 PM

Josh,

My SP4 has the same RAM and SSD as yours. You should be able to install Logos directly on your SSD. You'll see great performance. Blessings on your search for a call.

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JoshInRI | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 5 2017 2:29 PM

thanks Bill.  Unfortunately noone bought my SP1 I5 with keyboard cover and pen on Ebay.

Pressing on in Jesus name,

jesussavedjoshua@gmail.com

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JoshInRI | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 23 2017 8:00 PM

I finally sold my SP1...Thanks be to God!

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Bill Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 23 2017 8:31 PM

Josh,

I am glad to hear the news. I knew it was weighing on you. I trust you'll be happier with your experience in Logos on the SP3.

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James Chandler | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 24 2017 6:53 AM

JoshInRI:

I finally sold my SP1...Thanks be to God!

Yes

Running on ASUS Windows 10 I7 24 gig of ram, 1 Terabyte drive.

Philippians 2:3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

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