1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    Hi.. I'm new here.

    I usually use my laptop for office tasks, browsing, editing photos in photoshop and lightroom. And I want to upgrade my machine. I saw the new MacBook pro 13 inch as an option, touchbar is kind of interesting. It is $1850 now at the best buy, i5 version with 8GB of ram and 512GB SSD. I also consider surface pro 4 i7 with 16GB of ram and 256GB SSD for $1799, it will cost me $1939 in total if I get the type cover too ($90 different), is it worth to take it now or should I wait for Surface pro 5 instead?

    Maybe you can help me decide which one I should get. I found out many users using pen for editing in photoshop and lightroom with surface, I think it really helps in accuracy. Touchbar is also interesting to use for daily task like typing or browsing through internet.

    For you who have both products (or one of them) (or neither of them), please feel free to share your thoughts. Thanks.
    01-06-2017 12:31 PM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    Welcome, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

    I'm a Mac guy, BUT I'm kind of balking at the new prices. You get MUCH more bang for your buck on the PC side, and as you pointed out you get that pencil AND a full touch screen, not just a touch bar. I agree the touch bar looks pretty interesting, BUT wouldn't a full touch screen be just as good? I can't believe I'm trying to talk someone in to getting a PC over a Mac! LOL Hey you MIGHT want to go to Bestbuy or some other retailer that has both and do some demos. Or a mall with an Apple Store AND a PC shop. :)
    RumoredNow likes this.
    01-06-2017 01:26 PM
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I can't believe I'm trying to talk someone in to getting a PC over a Mac!
    Take your temperature and maybe have a nice quiet lie down.

    You obviously aren't yourself.

    Heck, you just bought a Lumia 950 the other day.
    pkcable likes this.
    01-06-2017 01:55 PM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    FWIW, I have to concur that the SP4 is likely the better way to go.

    The next major iteration of Windows 10 will be called the Creators Update and it promises more Inking greatness and improved media manipulation.

    Results for 'creators update' | Windows Central

    Also the new Dial has some Surface functions that might prove pretty cool...

    Results for 'surface dial' | Windows Central
    01-06-2017 01:58 PM
  5. sco0by1's Avatar
    So i was wondering if anyone could tell me, is it too late to buy a surface pro 4? should i wait for the 5?
    01-10-2017 12:42 PM
  6. xandros9's Avatar
    So i was wondering if anyone could tell me, is it too late to buy a surface pro 4? should i wait for the 5?
    It's never too late to buy anything as long as the price is right. The big question is whether you need a computer now or not.

    Does the 4 meet your needs? etc. It has been a while since the last refresh but hey, it won't work any more poorly if a 5 were to appear than it does now.

    Just be careful of its repairability. If you ever need to replace the battery, glass or otherwise, repair will be somewhere between impossible and expensive.
    holdum333, RumoredNow and pkcable like this.
    01-10-2017 05:35 PM

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