Surface Pro 8 - Speculation and Rumors

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  1. daddyfish

    daddyfish Scribbler - Standard Member

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    , that changes everything for TPCR's :p.
    <dozen of mouse cursors hovering over the pre-order button>

    On a more serious note, I am really curious to the increased battery life with the bigger battery + Tiger Lake 'efficiency' gains.
     
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    So..., just sifting through the flood of supporting materials for the 7+ we just got, one thing that is consistent is that they call it the Surface Pro 7+ For Business

    I wonder if that means it's not going to be a broadly consumer channel available item? And if that's true what does that mean for the consumer channels such as Best Buy (where the + is already showing on their business site , but not the main site)????

    Could just be a simple delay in web ready materials I suppose.

    EDIT: so apparently the regular 7 pros will still be available in the consumer channels with the 7 + being restricted to enterprise, business and education resellers

    That's an odd choice, and IMHO a mistake
     
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  3. darkmagistric

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    Between the modest spec bump and the SSD door, in the sense of the modest bumps Pro 5-7 were, they could have easily still called this the Pro 8. The simple fact that they are now touting this modest refresh as a Pro 7+ Indicates to me that a true Pro 8 will be more then a modest refresh. And since it’s been over a year and this is the proverbial scrape to hold us over, quite likely it also indicates the true Pro 8 may not be that far behind. Like how the Surface Pro 2 was quickly replaced by the Pro 3, I would be hopefully maybe for the June-ish refresh.
     
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  4. desertlap

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    We've heard from multiple sources, that what became the Pro X was originally intended to be the pro 7 , but that Intel's failure to get to 7nm was the reason that MS went with a plan B with the SQ1

    If that's true, then we may have a long wait for the true pro 8 with Intel telling everyone not to expect 7nm core I until early-mid 2022
     
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    Ooof that is bad, but that's kind of to be expected with Intel lately. Let's hope Qualcomm gets it's act together & releases a tablet cpu that has performance that is at least comes close to the M1.
     
  6. darkmagistric

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    I say screw 7mn, It seems with the Pro 7+ they have somewhat gone halfway to the Pro X with the SSD door, thinner screen glass, and enabling LTE thru the chassis. All they have to do is round the edges, reduce the bezels, give us an extra USB-C, make them both Thunderbolt 4, Slim pen Keyboard Cover, and they could call it a day.
     
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  7. bloodycape

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  8. daddyfish

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    Tbh (in regard to future cpu's) I would be glad to sacrifice a little bit of efficiency if it means keeping replaceable/upgradable SSD's.

    What I think would be interesting is if MS would go AMD for their consumer Surface Pro line and Intel for the business line.

    , I am not expecting much on the short term but still cool that Intel goes that direction.
     
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    Well it has too since the ARM competition is already there & in some ways kicking it's butt.
     
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