What Do You Want in the Surface Pro 5

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  1. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    I bet that would really shake up the industry if Intel started making first-party hardware.

    (Bet all the OEMs would start crying foul too :p)
     
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    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    Yet, they are fewer and fewer so if Intel wants to generate some buzz in a dwindling market that might just be their only option. Maybe it is just me, but PC makers seem increasingly lethargic and incapable of exciting innovation. Something is needed to shake them up.

    Twitter is to communications as haiku is to literature.
     
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    Really? I actually thought the PC industry was actually moving finally, with Surface Studio taking an old idea and making it new again ;), and tablet PCs seeing increasing ubiquity of pen digitizers and add-ons like 3D cameras (to be used with Windows Creators Update).

    I think mobile handset and tablet manufacturers are in a creative slump actually: there's been pretty much zero evolution of the form factor since 2010, and mobile tablets are dipping as 2-in-1's rise.
     
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    Well, I don't include Microsoft in the realm of PC makers, to me they are a software company dabbling in making PCs. I was talking about those making only computers (HP, Samsung, Toshiba, Iiyama, Fujitsu, Mouse and so on)

    Balbutio ergo sum
     
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    Fully agreed, with the XPS line we now have even smaller bezels than the North Cape concept and with higher-res screens nowadays, the "lost" pixels in bezel mode don't even matter.

    If we don't get smart/adaptive bezels, I think the bezel design of the upcoming Dell 7285 is the next best thing:

    Slim bezels for making the most use of the devices' footprint, with one thick bezel in order to hold it comfortably without unintented finger-screen interaction. And despite the slim bezel on top, it still has a an actual face cam vs. the XPS' chin/nostril cam.
    I do hope we get more things like that this year.
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    In the latest news and leaks, a LinkedIn resume posting of a current Microsoft employee reveals that he has some involvement in the Surface Pro 5. So, minimally, if it was not obvious already, it does exist and it also appears Microsoft is remaining consistent with their naming convention for the 5th generation of the Surface Pro line:
    [​IMG]

    Sources:
    https://twitter.com/h0x0d/status/832489714645028865
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/fitchtoby
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C42Y9eNVcAMfuFH.jpg



    In other news, there is a rumor that this image shown directly below is a rendering of the Surface Pro 5. In reality, it could be labeled with a 5 at the end due to commonplace web file naming convention, for numbering purposes. The post date of March 11, 2016 seems to also suggest this is just a standard Surface photo of the most recent model at the time this photo was first published. Unless, of course, this is a rendering of a prototype that they were testing. We will see:

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    https://twitter.com/teroalhonen/status/832491642619850752
    https://news.microsoft.com/fr-fr/win10-feature-surface-pro-5-z/#sm.00000ps7v2fzzheslpyyluqicgdvc
    https://ncmedia.azureedge.net/ncmedia/2016/11/win10-feature-surface-pro-5-Z.jpg
    http://web.archive.org/web/20170217...ace-pro-5-z/#sm.00000ps7v2fzzheslpyyluqicgdvc

    EDIT: Microsoft has since edited the image name on the page to "win10-feature-surface-pro-4_image_5z". The Web Archive capture I created and azureedge.net link I shared above shows the old image name sans the 4 from just a few days ago: win10-feature-surface-pro-5-Z.jpg So besides the fact that we can now eliminate the possibility of this image depicting the Surface Pro 5, this means guys that Microsoft actually reads my and your forum posts here! Haha... Hopefully, they got the memo on @Mesosphere 's 10-inch Core M Surface Air tablet a year ago and have it ready for launch. ;)
     
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    It looks like everyone's dream of a 10-inch and smaller Core M tablet is very likely now since Google has a Kaby Lake Core M-based 8.8-inch Android tablet codenamed "Poppy" already undergoing testing.

    http://tabletmonkeys.com/google-poppy-kaby-lake-cpu/

    Microsoft hopefully won't let us down now, especially since I have definitive proof they are reading our forum posts now (see the edited post just above)!
     
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    Good job Sonic..care to comment @jnjroach - oh, sorry, tongue still tied...:vbtongue::vbwink::thumbsup:

    PS - even better to know that's not the design of the Surface Pro 5 after all...
     
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