yee, 25 May 2017Linux power the internet almost 100%. Linux power handheld market and below. Linux power power... moreI agree Linux is a great OS... In fact it may be the best among the three ( Windows and Apple) But the reason why it will never be number one is becuase you have to be a Geek just like me to operate the OS. Windows and Apple make the OS easy to operate . You see even my 4 year old daughter can operate a Windows machine.. but an average Mac and Windows user is having a hard time to operate Linux.. Also Linux has very weak Tech support.. If you run into problems (which is normal for all OS) you have no one to run to. You are on your own!!! Unlike Apple and Windows system they have a very strong tech and customer service support. In fact the only reason why Apple is great is becuase of great customer service. That is why Computer Dummmies use a Mac. When you have a Falcon Pc and call there customer service , you will have the great experience that you want to buy more systems from them. Does Linux offer these? No hell That is why even Linux is the best OS around it will never be in the hearts of the world.. Playstation can never compete with PC gaming.. In hardware alone for example the GTX 1080 TI it will eat the speed and power of any console machine...so please do not ever mention gaming. The only reason why console gaming out ranks pc gaming in sales because it is cheaper. The GTX 1080Ti price for example is enough to buy a PS system (and that is just the GPU) But ask any pure gamer who owns a console if they have the means they prefer pc gaming due to quality of graphics and game play.
One thing I like about Microsoft as a company is that they do not force you into getting their own hardware, because Windows is sold as a separate software. Windows can be installed in a lot of hardware even on a Mac computer. If you do not like what Microssoft is offering as far as thier hardware is concern, you do not have to buy it. You can install windows or buy from other hardware vendors it will still have the same Windows in it. That brings me to the MAC system the reason I hate Apple is not becuase of thier OS (as a matter of fact I love it) but Apple forces you to buy thier hardware which is for me expensive and obsolete since Mac computers cannot be upgraded or customized.
Blunder, 24 May 2017About 86% of computers round the world run on Windows. About 1.6% run on Linux. Just bec... moreLinux power the internet almost 100%. Linux power handheld market and below. Linux power powerusers professionals to 100%, even gamers buy playstations twice as much
mee, 24 May 2017Windows need to be discontinued as soon as possible, let's hope for a pure Microsoft Linux dis... moreAbout 86% of computers round the world run on Windows.
About 1.6% run on Linux.
Just because you do not like Windows, it does not mean that it should be discontinued.
Anonymous, 23 May 2017Dell XPS. Like 10 times better. Bigger screen despite similar size/weight, twice the batte... moreDell XPS 10x better for less money??!! If you visit Offical Dell site you can see verison 13'' 2-in-1, i7, 256Gb, 8Gb ram, 4K, Windows 10 Home... for 1.599,00$, and go to visit Microsoft store Surface Pro with identical configuration, but with Windows 10 Pro, cost 1.599,00$ !! So, what's wrong with you? I understand you hate Mircosoft, but be objective and don't talk nonsense...
Windows need to be discontinued as soon as possible, let's hope for a pure Microsoft Linux dist based on standards and open source, Microsoft disconnecting people like nokia and let's hope they learn something.
A bit off topic but intels naming scheme is worst and intentionally misleading. Period.
ProJames, 23 May 2017The Surface Pro line sold all right while being overpriced. Microsoft is very confident in the... moreI know, but this is something different all together when it comes to overpricing.
More clueless fanboys. There's no way any ARM chip comes even close to an i7/i5. Synthetic benchmarks may show an impressive score, but real life use will bring them to a standstill.
Considering that the pen is pretty much the product defining feature of the Surface Pro, not including it in the box seems like a pretty sketchy move.
great job, finally we got the real laptop that suitable for my work and play thanks..
AnonD-649264, 24 May 2017I think that will be more difficult. With consoles, users are locked into the platform. With a... moreyeah probably..its a shame cos surface is one of the few devices that can actually implement the touch screen part of win10 but unless it caters to a larger group people will not use the windows store like they use the google or apple store, and it in turn gives a poor environment for apps to develop instore...afaik most of the apps in win store are weak shadows of their proper PC counterparts..tangential lines of thoughts..i know..
AnonD-669148, 24 May 2017A fanless Core i5, that is fantastic! I will never ever again buy any laptop with an annoying ... morei thinks its just a rebranded core m processor...check anandtech or something for a more useful review
Anonymous, 24 May 2017compared to what ipad can do? like what? play angry birds?well they do market it like you can trash your laptop after you buy one...
Anonymous, 23 May 2017An iPad is half the wight and size, this is more comparable to ultra books. Compared to an ult... moreobviously i'm comparing to the ipad pros only...not the smaller ones..and to compete with netbooks and such we do have the surface books..the other points are very true and what prevents me from buying one outright but it does cater to a niche group of consumers
A fanless Core i5, that is fantastic! I will never ever again buy any laptop with an annoying noisy fan!
Obi Wan Kenobi, 23 May 2017Microsoft makes nice ads. But seriously, do companies lack basic sense to name their products ... moreThat's where Microsoft stands.
Panos Panay says Microsoft will launch the Surface Pro 5 when it has achieved enough "meaningful change" to make it a new product. "Meaningful change isn't necessarily a hardware change, which is what a lot of people look for,Â” explains Panay. Â“They're like, 'Where's the latest processor?' That's not what I mean. I'm looking for an experiential change that makes a huge difference in product line.Â”
So there won't be a surface pro 5 unless Microsoft has some big innovations like surface pro 3 to surface pro 4.
Wait, I did spec checking and the thickness and weight are the same as the SP4! The Processor is rebranded a Skylake. It is the same as the SP4, Just sold without stylus!
Multiple incremental upgrades can make a difference and this device only needed polishing to be perfect. Dusting off the cobwebs is important, unfortunately it took them almost 20 months to address those 'issues' in previous gen and it still doesn't feel like it's finished. I was beginning to think they were waiting to finish their unified Windows visions with non Intel chips to repackage/redefine their product.
1) When you spend this amount of cash you expect premium and want it to be future-proof i.e. replacing minidisplay port with usb-c would be easy and cheap at this point, making the user relaxed that two years from the moment of his purchase he is prepared for potential accessories.
2) After releasing both Book and Laptop (which doesn't make much sense at all) the Pro should be a tablet first device to differentiate it from the family pack and this means less weight (that 60-90g less would feel really great), which is also surprising since its fanless now.
3) Price is still wrong - it's 2017 which means i5 core model should be the basic minimum and if Microsoft still refuses to bundle this 'laptop' with their keyboard the price of that essential accessory should be 99$ max (this is the only thing they can quickly fix without doing any work at this point). Even if you need to wait until September for a discount it'll be worth your attention to get i5 with keyboard for less than 900$, otherwise it's not a good value.