Re: Surface 3 vs Surface 3 Pro
@PROGMAN2000: You don't need a keyboard or stylus to run one much like you don't need keyboard with an iPad but you optimize your experience with them. That said I agree with the reviewer that the Type cover by Microsoft is the best option out there and the stylus rocks if you are someone who will use a stylus.
So question for the type cover in tablet is the same you would have for A keyboard need for any tablet solution. The answer depends on your expected use. While I would say yes, someone else might say no, if they needed it they could just connect to USB or Bluetooth one they already have. The Type Cover gives you the mobile option with a backlit keyboard, it's a premium option at a premium $130 price. If it fits you need and you want keyboard and are willing to pay that price great, otherwise you can choose another keyboard option that is cheaper.
The stylus is another choice, and if you are a person who doodles, draws, artistic, and/or handwrites notes then this option maybe for you. If you don't then why buy it?
The Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3 gives you a ton of options that includes third party solutions at different price points. My question is what fits with you and what do you want it to do?
To be honest my Surface 3 purchase includes both Type Cover and Stylus. That's my choice to fill my needs, what is yours?