Sp5 imminent?

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  1. Azzart

    Azzart Late night illustrator Senior Member

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    Surface Phone? :D
     
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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    On that "Surface Pro 5 thing" Panos Panay had an interesting response in a CNet interview immediately following the Surface Laptop reveal:

    Does that mean there's a new fifth-generation Surface Pro on the way soon? "When it's meaningful and the change is right, we'll put it on market," he said of the still-hypothetical next Surface Pro. "Meaningful change isn't necessarily a hardware change, which is what a lot of people look for. They're like, 'Where's the latest processor?' That's not what I mean. I'm looking for an experiential change that makes a huge difference in product line." Examples he cites include making big strides in battery life or dropping the weight significantly, rather than just upgrading the processing power. "You'll see that same meaningful impact when Pro 5, or Pro Next hits the market,'"Panay said, quickly qualifying that, "there's no such thing as a Pro 5."

    So, are we in for some "experiential change" in a couple of weeks, or just the Surface 4.5 we have been warned about. Speaking of Thurrott's/Foley's warnings about the Surface Chromebook, I'm not so sure they either are a part of the mis-direction, or at least are being fed "half-truths"as a way of tamping down expectations. I still want to see Smart Frame and Thunderbolt 3, or there will be no reason to upgrade. It was Panay's comment immediately before the quote above that makes me think we are going to get SP 4.5:

    Of course, mentioning the Surface Pro 4, almost universally praised as a great two-in-one, serves as reminder that it's been about 18 months since that system appeared. That's a long time in an industry often slavishly devoted to the 12-month annual upgrade cycle. The natural question to ask is, where is the Surface Pro 5? And if you're considering a Surface Pro 4, is it better to sit tight and wait for the next generation? "If people don't want to buy our Pro 4 at this time, that's OK," Panay said. "What I'm super, super sure of is that the people using a Pro 4 have a product that's going to be competitive for five years."

    Does that mean we don't need and won't get USB-c/Thunderbolt for a couple of more years?



     
  3. Kumabjorn

    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    Hey, didn't you marry Berlusconi's daughter, let him pay!
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    That's kind of dark, magistric..
     
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  5. Azzart

    Azzart Late night illustrator Senior Member

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    How did you know? Who spilled the beans?!? :mad:
     
  6. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    If he were married to Barbara Berlusconi, he'd have a LOT better avatar than that...
     
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  7. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    So, this thing is still imminent?:vbrolleyes:

    That sure is true of the Surface 3, since they refuse to make a successor.
     
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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    WRONG - they did (with Samsung's help) - the Galaxy Book 10.6, and they even gave it Wacom EMR :D

    You know, if they'd just recant and add LTE back to the 4gb/128gb model, even I'd press "BUY"
     
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  9. soh5

    soh5 Wait and Hope (Bronsky et al.) Senior Member

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    Pretty happy with my m3 SP4.

    I just wish it had the old wacom EMR, I keep eying the Galaxy Book, but I dont even consider it because of the whole design.

    The infinite kick stand and type cover have simply won me over forever.
     
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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Re-reading that Panay quote from CNet, I guess there really WON'T be a Surface Pro 5, just Pro Next (or would that translate to the "next Surface Pro" and drop the lineage number)?
     
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