1. localjustin's Avatar
    Hey Dan,

    With Microsoft courting the creative market more than ever these days. Do you think we will see a Surface Pro / Book that can directly compete with the 15 inch MacBook Pro or the excellent XPS 15?

    Thanks,
    Justin
    DeeMickSee likes this.
    03-07-2017 09:33 AM
  2. DeeMickSee's Avatar
    And a second question from me on this: if I want a sleek and light quad-core portable (laptop / 2-in-1 / tablet / ultra-book)... are my only options 2kg and up as far as weight goes? Why does it feel like no OEM is truly chasing the quad-core aspect of the MacBook Pro?
    03-08-2017 03:35 AM
  3. FXi2's Avatar
    XPS 15 does quad as does I think one of the Lenovo 14" models, so you definitely can find thin and pretty light in quad core. I too, however, wish even a lower clocked quad could come in the SB "2" or next gen SB. I don't know if it can be done because remember that panel comes off and makes a tablet and that's a tiny place to put that much heat (and power consumption). So call it unlikely but possible if Intel makes a lower clocked quad or next round of process shrinks in a future generation.

    You'd have to be hoping for a downclocked 7300HQ at 30-35W at most. I think the target would be 25W, so it would have to be a quad that didn't go too fast.
    03-12-2017 01:45 PM
  4. Yangstax's Avatar
    Or 8-core Ryzen?
    03-12-2017 02:34 PM

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