Surface Pro (2017) Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Microsoft' started by spinedoc77, May 21, 2017.

  1. Arachas

    Arachas Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Awesome, thanks, I'll certainly look for it. Are the job lots numbered across SKUs? And starting from which number should I be safe?
     
  2. MSGaldenzi

    MSGaldenzi Scribbler - Standard Member

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    So I just purchased a Surface Pro from a local store and went to register my warranty and its showing only 5 months left... through October 2018. Is this normal? I thought it would have 12 months....


    FWIW mine has some serious back light bleed on the lower left side. Its not too bad, but certainly draws your attention on a black screen or boxed video.
     
  3. DRTigerlilly

    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    What store did you purchase it from? It happens, and you need to sort it out ASAP, currently going through that drama myself and it's been almost 6 weeks, trying to get it sorted out.

    They will ask for copies of your receipt.
     
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  4. sonichedgehog360

    sonichedgehog360 AKA Hifihedgehog Senior Member

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    I would say so. My brother has the i5 model with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD and he loves it for work and play. He has had no problems so far since last summer whether working on press releases or playing NBA 2K14 on it.
     
  5. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Yes. I have waivered between the I5 fanless pro and the GB 10. I've elected to wait since my unit is still working fine.

    I feel your pain.
     
  6. lovelaptops

    lovelaptops My friends call me Jeff Senior Member

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    @Bronsky , Esq, seems to me that you shouldn't go near something as modern as the current Surface Pro. I mean, we're talking 2017 technology when your S3 is barely broken in! Besides, at 12.3" that's an awfully large and heavy lift. Wouldn't you need a dolly of some sort to tote both that massive device (over 2.5 lbs with type cover, which also adds a budget-busting $139 to your purchase price.) Add a pen and a Complete warranty and, even at 4GB/128GB (ridiculous overkill, I know, but the blood suckers at MS just won't sell 2GB/64GBeMMC devices anymore for people who aren't simulating global weather conditions on their tablets!) we're probably talking $1,300 for the package. For that kind of money you could purchase an HP 2740p, upgrade to a 128GB SSD and put the $1,050 left over in a bank CD paying 1.5%. Then, in 4 years, the soonest you might find your Note 5 needs upgrading to a Note 8, the $250 you'll need to spend for a used one will have been earned in interest in that CD and you'll still have $1,050 left in the bank to upgrade, circa 2023, to that 2017 nSP device, maybe even treat yourself to 8GB RAM!:p:p:p

    Says the man who secretly wishes he had purchased a used Note 5 when my note 4 died instead of a pretty useless Pixel 2 that guarantees I will not be able to take notes but will be the first to get all the privacy-invading AI features I have no use for! Also the man who just sprung $890 for a bare-bones SB(1) that feels wonderful but doesn't perform better in any meaningful way than my 2013 Thinkpad Yoga 12 (i5-4215/8GB/128GB) with EMR digitizer!!!

    PS: Yes, there were definitely more productive things I could have done with the time I spent writing this, but none would have been as entertaining! :D Pax et Lux!
     
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  7. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    You just about hit the nail on the head (he says while typing on his 3 year old … and counting … Surface 3):vbwink:. Although I would probably put the $1,050 in a medium term treasury note.
     
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  8. lovelaptops

    lovelaptops My friends call me Jeff Senior Member

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    Good thinking. With the yield curve flattening that sounds like where the smart $ would go - especially when you won't need the cash for at least 3 years! Btw, can I have 1st dibs on your Note 5 - provided you haven't scratched a hole through your display protector?
     
  9. convergent

    convergent Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I'm still loving my i5/8/256. I've circled the globe with it a few times and nothing better for travel.

    Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
     
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  10. Arachas

    Arachas Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Ugh, y'all lucky. Nothing but stupid lightbleeding units here. I might try the new i5/8GB/128SSD to see if that newer batch is better.

    But by now I'm also kind of expecting a SP and SL update to be announced at any time...
     
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