Surface Book 3 hopes and dreams

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  1. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    This is exactly why I chose an X1 Yoga at the time. You can flip to media mode (reading a long article, watching videos) in an instant, and the screen stays propped up. With the Surface Book you need to detach, and then you don’t have a kickstand so you’ll sit there holding the device. If the Book 3 has a kickstand or a 360degree hinge, I’m probably on board.
     
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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    FYI - Daniel Rubino over at Windows Central (who is well connected at MS) has heard rumors of up to FIVE Surface devices at an October event - including Centaurus, SB3, Laptop 3, Pro 7, and an ARM device (although I would think that would be Centaurus, it could be a new and improved SG).
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Maybe a tiny “Surface QT”, pronounced Cutie.. :D
     
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    paprikaleapt Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Well

    It's their chance to fight back against the ipad's stellar lineup and the new foldable devices from Samsung and others.

    Gonna be exciting.

    Fingers crossed for a SG2 on steroids. Would be the biggest game changer for the most people.
    - SB3 -> out of price range of most people
    - SP7-> SP8 -> how much more can they really upgrade a surface pro line to make a difference for most people?
    - Surface studio/hub -> out of price range for most people

    Improvements to the small windows device is the future for the masses, who are more likely to get the cheaper, cute tablets.

    I don't think a 10 inch device can fold into a pocketable device though. And a foldable windows phone, well, I don't see how it beats out an android one with access to the google playstore. And their penabled experience -> how could an n trig phone beat out Samsung's EMR lineup?

    What can they do? What is the end game for Microsoft?
     
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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    You nailed it - the SG2 on steroids. Scrap the ginormous bezels (easily squeeze 11-11.5" in that frame; Ice Lake U or current Y class processor; 512gb ssd option; TB3; and of course unlocked LTE. Ladies and gentlemen - The Mighty Midget!

    (Apologies to Manfred Mann and the Mighty Quinn)

    Come all without, come all within
    You'll not see nothing like the mighty Midget
    Come all without, come all within
    You'll not see nothing like the mighty Midget

    Everybody's building laptops and totes
    Some are building monuments, others are jotting down notes
    Everybody's in despair, every girl and boy
    But when Windows Midget gets here, everybody's gonna jump for joy

    Come all without, come all within
    You'll not see nothing like the mighty Midget
    I like to go just like the rest, I like my tablets small
    But jumping queues and makin' haste, just ain't my time at the mall

    Everyone's beneath the trees, feedin' tablets on a whim
    But when Windows Midget gets here, all the tablets gonna run from him
    Come all without, come all within
    You'll not see nothing like the mighty Midget
     
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    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Could be wrong and MS could surprise again like they did with the original surfaces, but I think we have a long wait for foldable displays in a larger tablet /laptop type of system.

    With Samsung retreating with the galaxy fold and Huwaei on the ropes because of the trade situation there just isn't the focus.

    Not to mention the physical. Our lead screen suppliers engineers keep reminding us that for every 20% increase in screen size, it requires 100% increases in tolerances for digitizer accuracy and structural support.
     
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    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I really don't understand MS. They just announced this a couple of days ago. Who is this for, what market does it serve? Do they just have a bunch of spare parts that they need to move before they announce the SB3? Especially when the version which has the Nividia card frequently goes on sale for very close to this price.

    Our purchasing person came to me yesterday because one of our employees requisitioned one. My response? yeah, don't buy that, get the one with the Nvidia card.:confused:

    https://www.engadget.com/2019/06/19...utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=morningafter
     
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  9. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...(Apologies to Manfred Mann and the Mighty Quinn)...>>

    ...Someone has waaay too much time on their hands...
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    On the other hand, I imagine that undocking the screen on that model can be way faster, correct? No need to carefully stop processes running on the NVidia. So yeah, pretty bad spec downgrades, but perhaps this one little benefit.
     
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