Surface Pro 4 Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Microsoft' started by spinedoc77, Oct 6, 2015.

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  1. mike_TPR

    mike_TPR Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I do, but I don't use pen at all :)
     
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    Well, in some way I envy you, that makes a device selection so much easier...
     
  3. mike_TPR

    mike_TPR Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Not really if you tried Surface form factor once ;)
     
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    SP4 does have noise issues.
     
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    I used to have similar opinion about AIOs. The fact that Microsoft was dabbling in other form factors instead of refining the SurfacePro enraged me enough to say that, AIOs is for old people and desk jockeys. And many rabid surface fan boys attacked me. I did later apologized for the choice of my words, but never for the basic idea, that AIOs are not going to help the largest chunk of working people. It's just another way of Microsoft trying to cash in the money of surface fans, just like the way, apple tried to make money out of iPad fans.

    But you said something that clicked.

    I still don't care for AIOs, but if they are tilt-able, then this could mean...
    EVOLUTION OF THE FULCRUM HINGE. The end of the GAP.

    The hinge development could mean, better form factor for both surface pro and surface book range in future, it's the Surface book's hinge that could be blocking the merger of SB and SP, into single surface form factor.
     
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  6. Droidophobe

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    The fan only comes on briefly, and I can live with the noise if necessary, but I'd like to be sure this is normal and I don't have a defective unit.
     
  7. siddhartth

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    I have core M model.
    I have heard about the problem in long term reviews of SP4 with powerful processors.
    I recommend following two reviews, as they are open minded, none of them are fanboys/fangals.
    • Mobiletechreview by Lisa Gade
    • Technobufallo
    I have heating issues not exactly fan issues. I suggest you take it to a Microsoft Store.

    Or Alternatively, mention your
    • model, i.e, Processor
    • and the software you were running when fans started up.
    Hopefully someone with the same model reply you soon. And share their noise problem.
     
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  8. Droidophobe

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    From those reviews, it seems that some SP4's have noisy fans and others don't. I have an i7. The fan came on 3 times yesterday. I was doing mostly web-surfing, Email, forums. No videos, games, or heavy graphic usage. Two of the times, Windows updates were automatically downloading/installing. I don't remember anything else specific on the third time. I haven't heard the fan at all today. Unfortunately, there's no Microsoft store nearby. Thank you for your help.
     
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  9. ElectronicFur

    ElectronicFur Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Can someone with MS Word try this test for me?

    In the Windows Display setting, "Change the size of text, apps and other items: " to 200%. Now try and draw on or highlight a Word document using the pen. For me the drawing or highlight appears in the wrong place, ie somewhere other than where my pen is positioned. Changing that setting to anything than 100% seems to cause this issue for me.

    Thanks,
    EF
     
  10. jnjroach

    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    Inking is working for me in Word 2016 (O365 Insider Fast) and Word Mobile at 200%....sorry

    BTW - The new inking interface in Word Mobile is pretty awesome
     
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