Surface Laptop Studio Discussion Thread (October 2021)

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  1. JoeS

    JoeS New forum: bit.ly/newTPCR Senior Member

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    This sounds like a case of good engineering. Nice! Thanks for all the detail while some of us semi-patiently wait for their own unit to arrive.
     
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    desertlap Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    Yeah I wonder if MS hired some new thermal experts?

    We are seeing something sort of similar comparing the 7+ with Core I7 and 16GB RAM (which has fans) compared to a comparably specced Pro 8 with Core I7 and 16GB RAM

    An imperfect comparison obviously due to the large differences in chassis, but observationally while the fans come on sooner in the Pro 8 than the 7+ they do so at a lower level and the Pro 8's don't seem to hit the small hair dryer sound the 7 + does when put under our worst load test.

    @cbutters that's all really great info!
     
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    JoeS New forum: bit.ly/newTPCR Senior Member

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    This YouTube review hits some old and some new issues (but is overall pretty positive). It did tell me that I need to do more pushups, because she thinks the SLS is lightweight and tosses it around. :)

    New for me: she notices that the casing kind of marks/scratches (but I don't know how roughly she handles it), she notices some trackpad issues (maybe software?) saying that it doesn't always successfully select, and she comments on build quality issues.

    Expected complaints: she laments the lack of USB-A and an SD card slot, and she's not a fan of the rounded inside edges of the screen, and she thinks the screen is unusually glossy. All in all a fair and reasonable review.

    Her main request: why can't we have an angle like this?
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    sonichedgehog360 New forum: bit.ly/newTPCR Senior Member

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    ETA still is on track for November 8th. I really wish Provantage had Surface Pro 8 this round. I am getting the feeling that CDW is going to be a real struggle for the Surface Pro 8 orders that those of us have pending there. It has been hit or miss for me with CDW.
     
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    nnthemperor Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I hope they also cancel the accessories orders if they fail to come through with the Pro 8.

    Sent from my SCV43-u using Tapatalk
     
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    If it ends up being a flop there with nothing by the end of January, a quick call to CDW can cancel an order.
     
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    darkmagistric Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    Well, if the CDW orders for the Pro 8's end up falling through, I can't speak for everyone, but for me, I would probably end up buying a Pro 8 at regular price. So if the keyboard cover/pen combo's from CDW still ship out, It would still be a nice mark off. I tend to be more prone to buying tech after bad days, so after the last few stressful weeks I've had, I probably would have bought a Pro 8 by now.
     
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    Azzart Late night illustrator Senior Member

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    Don't make me even think about how troublesome it might end up cancelling my order of the SLS from Provantage if things go wrong. :confused:
     
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    Well, I called again today and their ETA is still holding for November 8th.
     
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    Azzart Late night illustrator Senior Member

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    November 8th would be great. Even some time later.
    I need to have the computer sent me overseas so I should try to avoid the mess that's December holiday.
     
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