Surface 3 (4G LTE) is coming

by Volker Weber

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The first Surface 3 (4G LTE) devices went on sale in Japan two weeks ago through Y!Mobile. We’re happy to announce Surface 3 (4G LTE) will become available to business customers through the first partner operators on July 3rd in Germany and the United Kingdom, and later, in France and Spain. These will include Deutsche Telekom in Germany, Orange Business Services in France, as well as O2 in the United Kingdom and Movistar in Spain - both members of the Telefónica Company.

I love this machine. And with LTE it becomes even more versatile.

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Great stuff! This makes this very interesting, even for me :)

I still don't understand why Apple insists on tethering and doesn't even provide the option to have WWAN in MacBooks. Really love this feature in laptops like ThinkPads and others, but apparently I'm in the minority.

Gerhard Poul, 2015-07-01

Because form Apple's point of view this problem has already been solved by allowing seamless tethering.

Markus Dierker, 2015-07-02

Gerhard is not part of a minority - I know so many enterprise customer who were desperately waiting for it...

Ingo Seifert, 2015-07-02

Also, thist Way Apple sells another product.:)

Johannes Matzke, 2015-07-02

Maybe they are reducing the complexity of their logistics and production and support process.

Britta Fischer, 2015-07-02

IMHO Apple doesn't put WWAN in it's devices because in the US, WiFi is available everywhere, without hassle as here in Europe (and especially Germany). also 3G/4G is not working well outside agglomerations. And there isn't only GSM in the world, you would need more than one modem...

Samuel Orsenne, 2015-07-03

Samuel. why does Apple make iPads with LTE? And how is that any different from making notebooks with LTE?

Volker Weber, 2015-07-03

Ok, good point Volker. Maybe the problems they ran into with LTE/GSM Bands and Carriers are the reason for the bigger devices not to have it.

Samuel Orsenne , 2015-07-03

That problem has long been solved. iPhone 6/6 Plus (A1586/A1524) supports these LTE bands: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/13/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/38/39/40/41.

Volker Weber, 2015-07-03

true - but thats not that old, is it? i also hope for a MBP with 4G.

What is your explanation for this?

Samuel Orsenne, 2015-07-04

Britta and Markus are right. Apple would not be selling enough of them to deal with carriers all over the world.

Volker Weber, 2015-07-04

What concerns me a bit about the Surface is the RAM. Are 4GB enough to run Win 10 smoothly? When check my Win7 office laptop for memory utilizations, it is usually beyond 4GB with "just" a number of applications, e.g. Outlook, Office, a few browser tabs...

Ragnar Schierholz, 2015-07-05

Ragnar, my impression with two 8 GB machines under similar workload is that the Win 7 one could use 16 GB while the Win 10 one would do fine with 4, too.

Haiko Hebig, 2015-07-05

4 GB work well for Windows 8.1. So far Windows 10 looks good as well.

Volker Weber, 2015-07-05

Thanks for the feedback, guys!

Ragnar Schierholz, 2015-07-06

I wish there will be a "thinkpad keyboard for Surface" available, the MS keyboard is not the best.

marco foellmer, 2015-07-09

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