I got a Surface Pro 3 (Core i7, 8GB RAM) for work a few weeks ago and was initially pretty happy with it. However, I've run into a myriad of issues that seem at odds with a lot of the praise that people heap upon the device, and I'm wondering if it's just my machine or what.
My biggest issue is that the Surface seems to overheat for virtually no reason; right now the thing has the fan going full blast and is incredibly hot to the touch running nothing but internet explorer (with 5 tabs), Outlook, and Skype. It's not exactly a demanding load.
In general, the thing seems wonky about memory. Excel will often give me alerts/errors about how I can't open a new sheet or modify a cell because it's out of memory, but I still have a ton of memory left (http://imgur.com/H8q5Knv
Browsers seem to be a nightmare. Chrome is so terrible at whatever it's doing that it was sucking the life out of my battery *while it was plugged in*, and I.E seems to routinely run out of memory and refuse to render pages.
I'm hoping someone has some insight as to something I might be doing wrong that is causing these issues, or that this particular Surface Pro 3 might be defective, because the whole experience has just been frustrating and is actively interfering with work at this point.