My laptop hard drive has died. I don't really want to repair since it sometimes doesn't turn on past the bios and it's bulky for traveling.
I looked at the Surface Pro 3 to replace it since I feel insecure about going ARM only. It feels too early. Yet younger people go straight with tablet and keyboard without worry.
I feel that if I don't have an x86 processor on hand there's going to be a time when I need to run something and then I can't do it. But the only examples I can think of right now are AbletonLive and RosettaStone.
So I feel I should be thinking about dropping the old architecture and moving on. The surface pro3 bypasses this but it's a lot extra compared to non x86 which means when traveling I'd be stressing about security all the time. Also the ergonomics of the keyboard are not great. Because of this I looked at carrying a pico itx desktop and plugging into whatever monitor I can find.
What times has there been for you where you needed to run that x86 program? Like rooting a phone or something like this?
Maybe I just need to hold out until the SP4 is out and the SP3 drops in price.