1. pkcable's Avatar
    Folks,

    Ok THE hot new rumor is that Microsoft as a new Surface Laptop coming, and pictures MAY or may NOT have leaked. So what else do we know? Any good rumors out there? What do we want to see? This is the thread!

    Rich
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    05-02-2017 09:42 AM
  2. davidhk129's Avatar
    No longer just "rumour".............

    UNVEILED: Microsoft's new $999 MacBook killer with over 14 hours of battery life
    Microsoft Surface Laptop announces - Business Insider


    Microsoft just unveiled the Surface Laptop — a new laptop, available for preorder today at $999, aimed squarely at stealing customers away from Apple's newest MacBooks.
    libra89, pkcable, Josiah23 and 1 others like this.
    05-02-2017 10:27 AM
  3. pkcable's Avatar
    Superb!
    libra89 and Josiah23 like this.
    05-02-2017 10:35 AM
  4. Josiah23's Avatar
    The notorious MacBook killer, huh? I really want one!

    Are there any upgradable options? Google is acting up so I can't even research it at the moment.
    Guytronic and libra89 like this.
    05-02-2017 11:12 AM
  5. davidhk129's Avatar
    The notorious MacBook killer, huh? I really want one!

    Are there any upgradable options? Google is acting up so I can't even research it at the moment.
    From the same article :

    The trade-off for those perks is that Windows 10 S won't let you install any software that's not from the Windows Store app market, which means that, at the very least, you wouldn't be able to install the Google Chrome web browser.

    If you're not down with that, Microsoft will let you switch any Windows 10 S computer, including the Surface Laptop, to the regular Windows 10 Pro for a one-time $49 fee — less if you're on a tablet or something else with a smaller screen. But if you do that, Microsoft says, it can't guarantee you'll get the improved battery life and performance.
    Josiah23 likes this.
    05-02-2017 11:19 AM
  6. Josiah23's Avatar
    From the same article :

    The trade-off for those perks is that Windows 10 S won't let you install any software that's not from the Windows Store app market, which means that, at the very least, you wouldn't be able to install the Google Chrome web browser.

    If you're not down with that, Microsoft will let you switch any Windows 10 S computer, including the Surface Laptop, to the regular Windows 10 Pro for a one-time $49 fee — less if you're on a tablet or something else with a smaller screen. But if you do that, Microsoft says, it can't guarantee you'll get the improved battery life and performance.
    Hmm... that's interesting. I wouldn't be able to do what I need to do If I got the Windows 10 S version, since the Windows Store doesn't have everything I need.

    I'll most likely end up looking at the fully speced out Windows 10 Pro version.
    05-02-2017 11:34 AM
  7. davidhk129's Avatar
    Here is all you need to know about Surface laptop system specs:

    Surface Laptop tech specs.

    https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=lMiOBGv0
    pkcable likes this.
    05-02-2017 11:48 AM
  8. Josiah23's Avatar
    Here is all you need to know about Surface laptop system specs:

    Surface Laptop tech specs.

    https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=vk9Kg9XC
    Thanks for the link, this phone isn't cooperating with Google or Safari today, smh, but it seems to work when I open links. 🤦

    I may go with the i7 CPU and 8GB Ram version. The storage won't matter too much as I always carry a high capacity external HDD and SSD.
    05-02-2017 11:54 AM
  9. davidhk129's Avatar
    The storage won't matter too much as I always carry a high capacity external HDD and SSD.
    Yea, but, will the laptop allow installing apps to ext.hdd ?

    My Android tablet, Surface RT, 2 Dell laptops and one Acer laptop will not let me installing apps to ext. hdd.
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    05-02-2017 12:00 PM
  10. Josiah23's Avatar
    @davidhk129
    If I have the Windows 10 Pro version, it should, shouldn't it? I was just going store project files and backups on it. I won't download too much stuff onto the actual OS SSD

    Only thing I need installed are Photoshop, Blender and probably Maya modeling software, and the Unity Game Engine

    Edit: I may get the 256GB version but if I really need more storage I'll look at the 512GB version.
    05-02-2017 12:05 PM
  11. davidhk129's Avatar
    The laptop has ONLY 16 GB Ram.
    That's your "internal storage" capacity most of which will be used for Win 10 operating files. The "left-over" after the OS setup will be for installing apps. I suspect the left-over won't be more than 6-8 GB. Not much for installing apps.

    Ext. hdd is " external storage" which is used for personal files, i.e. docs, pictures, video and audio files etc.

    Unless there is a way to install apps to an ext. hdd, the laptop is handicapped by lack of internal storage. Hell ! Even my 3 years old Surface RT has 32 GB Ram.

    That is my understanding, and that is what happens to all my computers.
    Josiah23 likes this.
    05-02-2017 12:33 PM
  12. Josiah23's Avatar
    @davidhk129

    ?? Ram isn't storage... Ram is "Random Access Memory".
    You're thinking of Rom (internal storage).

    Ram is the physical thin but long sticks you can place inside of a PC

    The SSD is the storage which is up to 512GBs of internal storage.

    The link provided said there is a 8GB and 16GB Ram option with 128, 256, and 512GB SSD option and i5 and i7 CPU option...

    The OS takes about 15-25GB (with updates) of that storage.


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    05-02-2017 12:40 PM
  13. davidhk129's Avatar
    Oops. Brain fade.
    Thank you.
    05-02-2017 12:43 PM
  14. Josiah23's Avatar
    Oops. Brain fade.
    Thank you.
    @davidhk129
    Lol. I figured.
    I get those every once in a while. :-P

    Edit: I was about to say, $1600 for 16GB storage?? Lol
    05-02-2017 12:45 PM
  15. Ptaaga's Avatar
    can't wait to get my hands on one of those.
    05-12-2017 09:06 AM
  16. AndreAC_920's Avatar
    I heard its beautiful
    05-12-2017 10:01 AM

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