- 03-17-2013, 01:23 PM #1
Recently, I've been looking around for a replacement for my 17" VAIO laptop. But for some reason, I haven't found any vendor that sells them with a touchscreen. So as a compromise, I am now considering an AIO Sony Tap or the Dell XPS 18. But those aren't laptops. I much prefer a laptop for home use, than desktop.
So my question is, do you guys think its reasonable to hope for a 17" Surface Pro? Do you think there is going to be a market for it or is everyone fixated on going smaller for our computing needs?
- 03-17-2013, 01:26 PM #2
- 03-17-2013, 01:32 PM #4
17 inch laptops do not sell. There are portability issues as well as they are expensive. Even Apple stopped production of the 17 inch MAC Book Pro. I really am hoping for a 13 inch surface myself. :)
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03-17-2013, 02:41 PM #6
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I think 17" is probably too large for something being marketed as a tablet. I can relate to your troubles though, since I went through the same dilemma a few months ago when shopping for a new laptop. Initially I was looking for a 17" Windows 8 laptop with a touchscreen that could also play high-end games. I was able to meet all of those requirements except for the touchscreen, but then I figured since I was planning to get a Surface Pro as well it wasn't so important if my laptop could support touch. And incidentally I'm now using my laptop more as a desktop anyway, since it's much less transportable than the Surface.
- 03-17-2013, 03:03 PM #7
Which laptop did you end up getting, if you dont mind me asking?
03-17-2013, 09:17 PM #8
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MSI Notebook Official Website - Product Preview Page
If you look at the dimensions you will see what I mean about its portability. I had also considered the Razer Blade 2 and the ASUS Zenbook Touch U500VZ (only 15") which are both more portable but were either pricier, had lesser components, or were simply impossible to buy anywhere.
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- 03-19-2013, 11:43 PM #11
- 03-20-2013, 12:09 AM #13
We will just have to wait and see but I would not be surprised to see MS do more with their Surface products heck maybe have a device like the Notes but call it the "Surface Glove". Of course they could always make a phone as well so there is allot of things they could do with the Surface just depends on how the demand goes. I think with MS opening more stores in the US and getting it more in the world market it will do well but right now to me it's still to early to tell.
- 03-20-2013, 10:54 AM #14
There will be a HUGE update later this year to the Windows 8 platform (supposedly this will be the Windows Blue) that will allow Windows 8/RT to be run on smaller tablets (7"-9" range). Prices are expected to be in the $199-$399 range for these tablets. Will Microsoft have a smaller Surface? They are not saying, but who knows. There are no speculations on a larger tablet at all.
Source: Appy Geek (sorry, no link)
- 03-20-2013, 11:13 AM #15
There were rumours a while ago that Microsoft is planning a 7" and a 15" Surface. If that comes true I would absolutely buy the 15". I have a Surface RT at the moment and one of my complaints is that the screen is too small to comfortably use for extended work, such as typing up a long essay. A 15" Surface that's as thin as the Surface RT would be crazy awesome!
- 03-20-2013, 12:17 PM #17
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03-20-2013, 12:37 PM #20
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I think the closest thing to what you are looking for that I have heard about is panasonic's 20inch tablet with 4k resolution. Though I suspect that the price will be astronomical until the price of 4k resolution tech comes down. Otherwise it seems like it would fit your usage needs fairly well.
Panasonic 20-inch 4K Windows 8 Tablet hands-on - SlashGear
- 03-20-2013, 12:40 PM #21
And another reason why I prefer a laptop for my desktop needs is because I live in apartment. I don't have an extra room I can turn into an office. That would cost more in rent. With a laptop I can move around to any room: bedroom, living room, kitchen table. You get the point.
- 03-20-2013, 12:42 PM #22
The new model will be the 7.5" Surface Pro coupled with Touch Screen monitor and Qwerty that may or may not have batteries. It's not here yet but a 7.5" Surface Pro will scale up to a 27" touchscreen monitor nicely.
Next year it will be early adopter price gouging but prices will come down. Otherwise the XPS 18 looks like the winner. The Lenovo 14" Travel monitor (touchscreen with kickstand) for devices is also a winner in my book. $450 for the 10-hour battery version at 1.5 lbs.
Make that in a foldable 17 " and we have a deal!.
Lenovo announces the ThinkVision LT1423p, a mobile touchscreen monitor with pen support (video)
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