1. kaktus1389's Avatar
    With this latest leak of Surface Laptop, I am slightly disappointed since it doesn't even mention pen support or detachable screen. Sounds like Microsoft gave up on their strategy? If I were Microsoft, I'd rather wait for Redstone 3 and then release a surface non-pro device with Windows 10 on arm which would be a lot cheaper than a Surface Pro 4. I don't mind if they would put Windows 10 S on it, the point is that if this thing is running Atom processors it won't be very performant.

    Now given that it's supposed to be an affordable laptop, I may still consider buying one if it is going to be available in Europe and if it will have pen support, otherwise it's not worth even those 300 or 400$ it is probably going to cost.

    What do you guys think?
    05-02-2017 03:47 AM
  2. Drael646464's Avatar
    With this latest leak of Surface Laptop, I am slightly disappointed since it doesn't even mention pen support or detachable screen. Sounds like Microsoft gave up on their strategy? If I were Microsoft, I'd rather wait for Redstone 3 and then release a surface non-pro device with Windows 10 on arm which would be a lot cheaper than a Surface Pro 4. I don't mind if they would put Windows 10 S on it, the point is that if this thing is running Atom processors it won't be very performant.

    Now given that it's supposed to be an affordable laptop, I may still consider buying one if it is going to be available in Europe and if it will have pen support, otherwise it's not worth even those 300 or 400$ it is probably going to cost.

    What do you guys think?
    The hint is in the name yo. Surface s. Same as their new cheapo ChromeOS competitor windows version, that we've been calling "Windows cloud", its actually going to be called "Windows s".

    They are using this to push chromeOS out of the notebook market. That and windows on arm, are designed for budget space as much as anything else.

    This is a stripped down cheap notebook for schools and budget oriented people. They didn't make it detachable or include a pen because kids will lose those, and schools wouldn't buy it.

    Is it intel? Is it arm based? IDK.

    Probs intel I'd guess. Performance and battery wise, we'll have to see. Maybe such a device would have been better ARM, but this is another case of MS being a "leader" rather than actually wanting to win over the whole notebook market. In the end, they only want to sell their "windows s". If they can make a reasonable, nice looking but budget product to demo the concept on, there will be plenty of others follow surely....

    We are literally 24 hours or so from the spring event, we'll see....

    I bet it'll sell like hotcakes either way though. Budget is rising in tablets, in smartphones and notebooks are also rising in general, budget included. Only area budget isn't the new best thing is regular PCs, and in gaming rigs. Something low priced but with MS quality build and reliability is an attractive proposition. And they look good.

    Kind disappointed they didn't also make a budget hybrid running S too, but someone will pick that torch up, if they don't later. S is touch and stylus compatible.
    Last edited by Drael646464; 05-02-2017 at 04:26 AM.
    05-02-2017 04:15 AM
  3. kaktus1389's Avatar
    Maybe such a device would have been better atom,
    I will have to disagree on that. My 950's ARM processor is probably more efficient than the atom I have in my 2 in 1, because besides that it requires less power it also has higher frequency than atom does.

    Also for what you said about pens and detachable screens - maybe schools won't buy that but the students may want that functionality so why shouldn't they be able to do that? Kids loose normal pens too, does that mean they shouldn't get a pen to write with? Sorry but I don't get it. Besides, schools would be more ecological and spend less money on papers and printer ink if the students didn't use so much paper and rather use Moodle and write their notes using the Surface Laptop or whatever it's going to be called.

    If this is going to be just a budget laptop with Windows 10 S, I can't see why is it better than a Chromebook (except if they are really going to put full office in the Store and bring more functionality to UWP apps) other than option to upgrade it to Windows 10 Pro.
    05-02-2017 04:32 AM
  4. Drael646464's Avatar
    We all got it wrong. This is a premium tablet for uni students, a MacBook competitor. Premium with i7 processor. Looks beautiful. So thin for a performance device.
    05-02-2017 09:51 AM
  5. Drael646464's Avatar
    13.5 inch screen 3:2 ratio screen
    Thinnest touch module ever put into a laptop.
    Works with the pen.
    05-02-2017 09:55 AM
  6. Drael646464's Avatar
    Delicious!
    05-02-2017 09:57 AM
  7. Drael646464's Avatar
    it's official, Microsoft is the new apple.
    05-02-2017 10:04 AM
  8. kaktus1389's Avatar
    It's actually not a tablet, it's a full laptop and thankfully it does support the pen!
    05-02-2017 10:22 AM
  9. chain13's Avatar
    Simply look at it from ultrabook perspective.
    05-14-2017 12:46 AM

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