1. akul joshi's Avatar
    With surface's new speaker technology, many have their ears ready for some highquality and premium audio. will the underdog meet expectations or will it sink under the "surface". (pun intended)
    05-20-2017 11:07 PM
  2. Kram Devil's Avatar
    My concern is if it will literally stun you. What if you spilled liquid on that alcantara keyboard and into the lazer-cut holes where the speakers are. I don't fancy getting an electrical discharge thru the fingertips. Is the laptop waterproof? I know they said the sound would be fine going out of those lazer-cut holes in the alcantara keyboard but usually sound gets muffled thru fabric. I hope some reviewer posts something about the audio quality and waterproofing soon.
    ajcletus500 likes this.
    05-21-2017 02:20 AM
  3. kaktus1389's Avatar
    My concern is if it will literally stun you. What if you spilled liquid on that alcantara keyboard and into the lazer-cut holes where the speakers are. I don't fancy getting an electrical discharge thru the fingertips. Is the laptop waterproof? I know they said the sound would be fine going out of those lazer-cut holes in the alcantara keyboard but usually sound gets muffled thru fabric. I hope some reviewer posts something about the audio quality and waterproofing soon.
    From what I've read the Alcantara fabric is water repellent, I doubt that they would put it on the keyboard if it wouldn't be able to repel water.

    I am also interested in what the speakers are like and I sincerely hope they are going to give us the effect that Panos promised they would.
    Kram Devil likes this.
    05-21-2017 03:23 AM
  4. Kram Devil's Avatar
    Here's an idea. How about applying an acoustic surface system like the new Bravia OLED tv. The screen IS the speaker. Jives with the brand too. "Surface Laptop with Acoustic Surface"

    Making the screen vibrate would probably mess with the accuracy of the pixelsense display though.
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    05-21-2017 04:14 AM
  5. akul joshi's Avatar
    I dont feel that the laptop is water proof but the microsoft keynote said that the Alcantara fabric is spill proof if you can wipe it off quick enough
    05-21-2017 04:45 AM
  6. akul joshi's Avatar
    my concern is that the speaker at fullvolume may make the keyboard vibrate and reduce the stability of the keyboard
    05-21-2017 04:47 AM
  7. Kram Devil's Avatar
    Making the screen vibrate would probably mess with the accuracy of the pixelsense display though.
    my concern is that the speaker at fullvolume may make the keyboard vibrate and reduce the stability of the keyboard
    I see what you did there.
    05-22-2017 01:02 AM
  8. k1s23's Avatar
    My concern is if it will literally stun you. What if you spilled liquid on that alcantara keyboard and into the lazer-cut holes where the speakers are. I don't fancy getting an electrical discharge thru the fingertips. Is the laptop waterproof? I know they said the sound would be fine going out of those lazer-cut holes in the alcantara keyboard but usually sound gets muffled thru fabric. I hope some reviewer posts something about the audio quality and waterproofing soon.
    hello. i was thinking the same thing about spilling liquid. moreso though, im concerned about trying to clean the fabric and getting liquids accidentally into it.
    05-22-2017 10:14 AM
  9. ajcletus500's Avatar
    My concern is if it will literally stun you. What if you spilled liquid on that alcantara keyboard and into the lazer-cut holes where the speakers are. I don't fancy getting an electrical discharge thru the fingertips. Is the laptop waterproof? I know they said the sound would be fine going out of those lazer-cut holes in the alcantara keyboard but usually sound gets muffled thru fabric. I hope some reviewer posts something about the audio quality and waterproofing soon.
    this same thing keeps me worried. That's one of the things that will not let me make the jump to the surface laptop really soon.
    05-22-2017 11:04 AM
  10. xandros9's Avatar
    If you guys are worried about spills you may want to think about a computer that's equipped with a spill-resistant keyboard. (many ThinkPads, do Dell Latitudes and HP whatever their current business lineup is have them? I think but I don't recall.)
    05-22-2017 11:21 AM
  11. SpaciousZebra's Avatar
    I think the speakers will blow us away because we can't see them. There's no way they release their device with a speaker that's even just decent. It might feel weird on the fingers, but I can't wait to test it out.
    05-22-2017 09:44 PM
  12. Drael646464's Avatar
    Tune in and fine out happens next week...
    05-22-2017 11:25 PM
  13. Kram Devil's Avatar
    Dell and Hp's help forums have threads about spill-proof keyboards but they say it's only spill-resistant as the holes in the keyboard are used for heat dissipation too. A MIL or toughbook would probably have spill-proof keyboards but they're bulky and ugly AF.

    You know what, something just occurred to me as I'm writing this on my non-spill-proof keyboard nursing my 2nd beer. The alcantara would probably make it easier to suck spilled beer off the keyboard so I should probably consider this a plus?



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    05-23-2017 12:27 AM
  14. Strike_1's Avatar
    Interesting design really. I wonder how typing feels as the music blares! To be honest though, I share the concerns about the possible spill of liquid on the keyboard.Have they done any tests on this? Any info available?
    05-23-2017 01:59 AM
  15. k1s23's Avatar
    has anyone tried listening to the speaker audio from the surface laptop? i dont live near a microsoft store but are there display units at these stores for people to sample?
    05-23-2017 02:06 AM

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