Surface Laptop Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Microsoft' started by JoeS, May 2, 2017.

  1. dellaster

    dellaster On Hiatus Senior Member

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    I had no idea. So Windows 10 S installations are truly normal Windows 10 with parts cut out or disabled.
     
  2. chongsen

    chongsen Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Just like surface studio, I think they finished the Surface laptop and hold it for like 1 ~ 2 years.

    It could be an abandoned surface book design. Surface team just brings it back since MS needs a Windows S laptop.
     
  3. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Pricing goes up pretty steeply.. :eek:

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    Looks like most models ship 6/15, but the i7 16GB/512GB ships 8/15 for some reason.
     
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    bloodycape confused Senior Member

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    Maybe supply restraints?
     
  5. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Maybe, still seems a little odd. It's not like those are niche components or anything. And they probably wouldn't need too many of those in stock either, especially at $2199!
     
  6. cbutters

    cbutters Scribbler - Standard Member

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    My thoughts.

    -With an SD card slot and a yoga style hinge... this would have been incredible... (although I understand them not wanting to incorporate this to not detract from surfacebook. A switch to a yoga hinge would almost seem to say... yeah that surfacebook hinge was a bad idea.)

    -Not seeing why anyone would buy this over the surfacebook from a practical perspective, except maybe if they want fancy colors. I'd spring the extra few bucks to have a sd card slot / detachable reversible screen / dgpu options.

    -I understand the surfacebooks high price due to unique features... the suface laptop... not so much.. seems like it should be ~$800

    Macbook killer... would have been even more effectively so if they included a sd card reader and a usb-c port.

    I don't know how the rest of you feel about it, but the slow but sure progression locking down the application ecosystem is... troubling.
     
  7. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Random thoughts:
    • Form factor - the retina MacBook Air that Apple users BEGGED FOR :thumbsup:
    • Pricing - top model is $100 MORE than SP4 with pen :vbconfused::vbconfused:
    • Touch on a regular laptop is a great third input choice (pinch, zoom, select targets and text) :vbbiggrin:
    • No USB-C is DUMB - at least replace mini-DP with USB-C or better still USB-C compatible Thunderbolt 3 :vbmad::vbeek:
    • What happened to Panos' i7/16gb/1TB SKU:vbconfused::vbfrown:
    • Windows 10 S (please, no scatological jokes):vbtongue:
      • Sounds like it is at least part of the magic (smoke & mirrors) behind the 14.5hrs :newpalm:
      • Would (will) be interesting if full desktop versions of Office, Adobe Acrobat Pro, etc. work inside it :newpalm:
      • Free upgrade to Win 10 Pro for six months - who's to complain (even at $50 thereafter):thumbsup:
    • Fuzzy keyboard :vbeek:
    • Colors (well, at least in th main SKU of 8gb/256gb) is good for the young crowd:newpalm:
    • IT IS NOT A CHROMEBOOK PIXEL:thumbsup::vbbiggrin:
    • Overall value :vbconfused::vboops::vbconfused::vbwink:
     
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  8. dellaster

    dellaster On Hiatus Senior Member

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    Final thoughts:
    • Give me back those two hours! I could have gone hiking before it got too hot and windy!
    • At least the comments here (from the peanut gallery) made the wasted hours more entertaining.
    ;)
     
  9. Starlight5

    Starlight5 W I N T E R B O R N

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    I think it's just dumb. They should have included Yoga-style hinges & USB-C instead of making yet another craptop.
     
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  10. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Eagerly awaiting comments by @spinedoc77 after he's calmed down a bit from his initial rant on macrumors :D
     
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