New Surface3 - Better Ports, Worse Screen?
As a very happy owner of a Surface 3 (128GB/4GB model) this looked like it could be a good replacement in their lineup, but it seems a shame to drop the screen size and resolution to the point that it's less then 1920 wide. The original S3 has a 1920x1280 display, which is perfect for 1920x1080 video content!
The USB-C connector is welcome, but the S3 charged with micro USB anyway, which matches all my other portable devices and batter packs at the moment.
If you want a cheaper pen then old S3 and SP4 pens should work fine on the newer surface devices. You lose the tilt sensitivity but IMHO the S3/SP3 and SP4 pens are both perfectly fine for most users, especially if you are using it for writing / rough diagrams rather than professional art production. (When the new Surface pen came out I picked up a second hand SP4 pen for £30 to compare with my S3 pen. In some ways I prefer the original S3 pen, but it's a matter of personal taste)