Dovice, 02 Jan 2016I am a lifelong (>20 years) Mac user and have switched from my 13" Retina MacBook Pro to an... moreSorry about typos! Anyway, I omitted to mention the superb pen, that is again, better thought out than the Apple Pencil, even if not designed to work like a real pencil (if you angle Apple's Pencil, it draws a thicker line, just like a real pencil), in particular the way you can reverse it to erase or click the button to instantly launch OneNote, and so on.
BTW, I cannot emphasize enough the value the dock ads. Here's a link:
(Not sure how they got the price so low, I got mine from John Lewis here in England.)
I am a lifelong (>20 years) Mac user and have switched from my 13" Retina MacBook Pro to an i7 Surface Pro 4 after getting a lenthy hands on in a store. I am not brand loyal, although been a fan of Apple for a while, more because of their focus on specific things like MagSafe and their marketing, than any fanboi obsession. I'll say it like it is: The SP4 plus a decent Bluetooth keyboard (such as the awesome Logitech K810 I'm typing this on) and the new Microsoft dock (ideal if you use an external monitor and other peripherals) is THE most ergonomic and practical system I have ever owned, and I'm never going back. The only cons, of which one is probably not fixable, is the appalling battery life (on my i7 SP4 anyway!) and that the Windows desktop environment frequently freezes when accessing either BBC News streaming video or when some peripherals such as an external USB device are connected. (Former happens in Chrome and Edge, so it's not Chrome, could be Flash?) Apple have never offered anything as well thought out as the SP4. Microsoft are to be congratulated for really thinking about usability, from the kickstand, easy to access microSD slot, the dock (£160, so less than the useless 3rd party ones for the MacBooks and yet has more ports) to the superb bright dynamic touch screen.
If in the SP5 they double battery life and add some USB-C ports, inc for charging, 5 stars, for now, 4.5. India, if you're a mobile creative productivity type, you have an amazing machine coming your way! (I saw a Surface Book the other day and although it's equally awesome, it's not as modular as the SP, so bare that in mind.)
mas39, 01 Jan 2016I have an MSI windows 10 laptop which is head and shoulders above this rubbish, no point in t... morethe reason for surface is to create a premium brand under windows comparable to Mac. they are successful in it. they don't want to sell too many surface devices. all they want is to prevent windows users switching to Mac for being premium. affordability is out of ratio for surface. Microsoft doesn't want to steal any market share from its OEM partners
I have an MSI windows 10 laptop which is head and shoulders above this rubbish, no point in this when you can have a windows 10 laptop and there are so many different sizes from 13" to 18.4" and better value for money.
bedong, 31 Dec 2015Latest Dell XPS 15 is not 2in1 but offers more power and screen with similar portability. SB i... moreHmm, I am curious.. How so? care to share any comparisons. What I do know is that a 15inch machine(scaled down to 13, due to cutting of bezels) will have greater specs as compares to a 12.5inch ... simple math right?
Whatever. Im happy with my hp ab221tx 15.6" laptop which comes with w10 home pre-installed. Yes it lacks touch but I don't need that. My surface rt is eating dust anyway. Good that they are launching surface in India, though.
AnonD-467404, 31 Dec 2015being a premium device and direct competitor to macbook air it will be priced high. but that's... moreLatest Dell XPS 15 is not 2in1 but offers more power and screen with similar portability. SB is great, but isn't as powerful as 15'' laptops.
mir, 31 Dec 2015I want samsung to make the next surface pro tablet.That's not gonna happen dude. The reason Microsoft made Surface was to get into the hardware world by itself, if it hires Samsung to make it, then Microsoft will just go "back in time" (Back to where it was).
Besides, I don't think Microsoft has a hardware-manufacturing facility anywhere, so probably Foxconn manufactures Surfaces just like it manufactures Xbox's. (Someone confirm this :P)
being a premium device and direct competitor to macbook air it will be priced high. but that's not an issue as it's reputation should not damage the sales of its partners.
anyway what I want is surface book, it will compete with macbook pro of my friends. it is much better than those. I hope they will release surface book too. if it released I will purchase whatever the price is.
I hope it's not overpriced like the nexus(outside US) and iProducts line.