I think I finally found it: the perfect computer for nursing students, new graduates, and practicing clinicians.
Disclaimer: I do not own this product.
Confession: I have spent countless hours at Best Buy using it.
Second Confession: I want one so so bad
The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a tablet-laptop hybrid or as the nerds call it "laplet" (who am I kidding, I've been calling it that for months now with a smug grin on my face). It came out in May of this year. With a 7-year-old Toshiba laptop, let's just say I've been on the look out for my next computer for at least two years. Unfortunately, nothing has sparked my interest... UNTIL NOW.
More into nursing than computers? I wrote a blog post yesterday titled "Computer Specs Made Easy" that should be helpful. But as a recap, here are the things to keep in mind when purchasing a new laptop:
So how does the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 hold up to these specs? Wonderfully! You can purchase an Intel 4th Generation i5 (processor) with 128 GB SSD (hard drive) and 4GB of RAM for $999. This beauty has a 12 inch screen and weighs a mere 1.8 pounds! My neck and back muscles are rejoicing. And if I could offer one tiny piece of advice to nursing students, SAVE YOUR BACK. The Surface Pro 3 is also a TOUCH SCREEN computer, and it comes with a beautiful responsive stylus (pen). Watch the video below for an excellent visual review:
Right now, Microsoft is also offering a $100 promotional credit and a free leather sleeve if you purchase this bad boy before December 20, 2014. Best Buy & Amazon will also award a $100 gift card if purchased before the same date. As Larry David would say, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good.
Okay, sounds great Melissa, but why is the