Need help to decide new surface with Verizon LTE

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  1. ships10

    ships10 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I’ve not had much time to stay connected on this forum.
    I’m still waiting for the next surface pro 7 or 8 with LTE capability.
    I’m still using the surface 3... lol.
    My iPad Pro 10.5 is a great device with pen but I need a windows tablet too to complete my needs and set up.
    Any ideas?
     
  2. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    From the looks of things there won't be an LTE version of Surface Pro 7 anytime soon. MS has placed its eggs in the Surface Pro X basket, with Neo coming online this time next year (also with LTE).
     
  3. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    I would wait and see what CES has to offer. But, for LTE, you are probably looking at something other than a Surface. If you're still using a surface 3, maybe you can find a Pro 6 LTE around used of something like that.
     
  4. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    I think you'll be looking for a Surface Pro 5 LTE (max specs are 8gb RAM and 256gb SSD) - the SP6 never got LTE - guess MS was focusing on the Surface Go LTE at that time.

    Perhaps @Bronsky can speak to this, but a SG Go with LTE at 8gb/256gb (business SKU) might be a good alternative for you.

    Since I switched plans at AT&T to unlimited data (throttling after 50gb phone data and a separate 15gb tethering) I've stopped my demand for LTE devices.
     
  5. ships10

    ships10 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Hmmm thanks guys...thats a bummer ....apple offers LTE with all their tablets.
    What’s MS thinking? Makes no sense to not have LTE as an option in the 21st.century!
     
  6. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    For some reason (antennae, etc.) the higher the resolution the screen, the less likely of getting LTE - For example, my 4k SPectre x360 has no LTE option, but the FHD model does...:confused:
     
  7. Bishop

    Bishop Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Depends on your use case. If you need x64 bit Windows apps not available in x32 bit versions, or manage giant databases or spreadsheets on your Surface, @dstrauss and @Bronsky are right.

    I can never get battery use and signal strength to cooperate to satisfactorily use my phone as a hotspot.

    If you've got a lighter load, give the Surface Pro X a look.
     
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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Unless I am just making a quick email run, I usually connect the iPhone to the x360 and cheat off the laptop battery for longer sessions.
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    My Note 10 has plenty of battery to spare. I can normally span 2 days without a recharge if need be. If I need to use a hot spot for any length of time, that span shrinks but I always have enough power to make it to the charger at night.

    Looks like the new Note 10 Lite will have even more battery life.
     
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    ships10 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Thanks guys ....not sure I read anything about my evasive LTE MS windows
    device at the CES!
     
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