Microsoft Might Offer Surface Pro 4 With a 13- or 14-Inch Display

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Would you be interested in a 13- or 14-inch Surface Pro 4?

  1. Yes, I'd like a 14-inch SP4

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  2. Yes, a 13-Inch SP4

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  3. No, I'm more interested in a 12-inch SP4

    28 vote(s)
    45.2%
  4. No, the Surface Pro line doesn't interest me.

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  1. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Amen - I know there are edge accuracy issues with a Wacom tablet, justifying the digitizer layer extending under the blank bezel, but supposedly N-Trig doesn't exhibit this problem. Just "eye-balling it" I would think 13" would be easy, and 14" with a slightly larger frame - WHY NOT?
     
  2. jnjroach

    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    Keep in mind the Bezels also add rigidity and structural integrity. Thinner Bezels will make the Bounding Issues more likely (you know this as the Yellow Banding on the Screen). The iPads are still struggling with this.
     
  3. Azzart

    Azzart Late night illustrator Senior Member

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    I remember reading once about windows 8 multi touch display specifications for certification and remember there was a parameter for bezels minimum size.
    Can't find it anymore...
    But considering windows 8 edge to center swipe gestures I can't imagine they are going to reduce much the size of their bezels in the near future.
     
  4. r11

    r11 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    13" in 4x3 aspect ratio could be interesting.

    Truth be told, SP3 is soooo perfect, I am hard pressed to find anything truly worth improving. Use it for 2-3 hours every day . Luv luv nuttin but luv
     
  5. alextrela182

    alextrela182 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Don't like the idea for much bigger screen.
    Prefer having 2 USB port plus 1-2 hours more battery life and will be perfect.
    12 " is the perfect balance between tablet and laptop use.
    13 or 14" will be to big and heavy for tablet use.

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  6. ile

    ile Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I prefer 13-14"
     
  7. CF77

    CF77 Love Tablet. Senior Member

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    WACOM digitizers..I do not like battery powered pens unless it can be charged in silo...
    I doubted SP4 will have silo....wrong direction by MS..
     
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  8. ron2k_1

    ron2k_1 calibuchi Senior Member

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    @CF77
    There are rumors that wacom is trying out a new digitizer and the new pen will be battery powered. That's in reaction to OEMs preferring N-Trig over Wacom for thinner screens.

    However, I call shenanigans on that one. The Galaxy Pro 12 is Wacom as is thinner than the SP3.

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  9. ron2k_1

    ron2k_1 calibuchi Senior Member

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    My Note 4 has a bezel size on both left and right of around 1/8 inch (~ 3mm). My Note 8 was the same. And swiping from the right still triggered the multi-window panel. Swiping from the left can trigger context or extended menus on some apps. So bezel size shouldn't affect swiping actions

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  10. Fluffyfurball

    Fluffyfurball Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I'd buy one with a 14"/15" screen. Heck, I'd buy one with a 20" screen. I used to tote around a 12lbs Dell Precision mobile workstation equipped with an N-Trig digitizer. All these light tablets will make my arm muscles atrophy! That 20" Panasonic needs some competition too, I say.
     
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