1. onlysublime's Avatar
    Okay, I just ordered a new skin for my Surface Pro! My preference would've been to have the machine be burgundy like with the Surface Laptop. But this will suffice and it will protect my machine just like it has protected my Surface Pro 4 machines well.

    After visiting the Microsoft Store, I decided to go with the burgundy. I thought the cobalt blue didn't look quite as good as in pictures. Hopefully the SP4 skin will fit the Surface Pro properly. The only things I worry about are the cameras and the ambient sensor aligning with the holes in the skin. If it doesn't fit, I guess I can apply it to my current SP4.

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    05-28-2017 08:02 PM
  2. david90531's Avatar
    Very cool! I think I'm gonna have my new SP nude for awhile before I start to customize it though
    06-09-2017 04:22 PM
  3. onlysublime's Avatar
    I thought that until I got my first scratch...
    06-09-2017 09:32 PM
  4. JohnnyRedLight's Avatar
    Looks good. Where did you order from?

    After visiting the Microsoft Store, I decided to go with the burgundy.
    Damn.. I think I need to calibrate my monitor because that burgundy looks brown on my screen.
    06-10-2017 12:38 AM
  5. onlysublime's Avatar
    I get skins from 2 places: skinit.com and decalgirl.com

    but this one came from decalgirl.com. I know decalgirl.com offers both glossy and matte. So I wanted glossy to try to semi-approximate the metal sheen of the Surface Laptop. If only Microsoft offer the Surface Pro machines in color too!!!

    I sampled the burgundy from the trackpad. I figured that would be safer than doing it from the alcantara burgundy. But that meant the burgundy is darker since there are really 2 tones of burgundy going on with the Surface machines (one for the keys and trackpad and a lighter one for the body).

    Looks really good so I can't wait for my Surface Pro to come in (preordered at the Microsoft Store in South Coast Plaza in Southern California).

    and yes, calibration comes in handy. I use a SpyderPro 5 Pro.
    06-10-2017 01:03 AM
  6. Eric Martin4's Avatar
    Post some pics when you get it on. I'm curious to see if a surface pro 4 skin fits the new one...
    06-16-2017 10:41 AM
  7. onlysublime's Avatar
    Post some pics when you get it on. I'm curious to see if a surface pro 4 skin fits the new one...
    I will. I just picked up the machine and will take pictures of the system clean first. I haven't lined up the skin but just from looking at the Surface Pro, everything should match.

    Surprised at the new packaging. I kind of like the SP4 box more. Maybe I just hate shrinkwrapping in general because to me shrinkwrapping looks cheap.
    06-16-2017 01:20 PM
  8. convergent's Avatar
    I will. I just picked up the machine and will take pictures of the system clean first. I haven't lined up the skin but just from looking at the Surface Pro, everything should match.

    Surprised at the new packaging. I kind of like the SP4 box more. Maybe I just hate shrinkwrapping in general because to me shrinkwrapping looks cheap.
    The new box they've learned from Apple... its so tight that the vacuum keeps the top from sliding off. I recall the video of the first guy to get one of the iPhones globally and the box was tight like that causing it to fly out and land on the sidewalk 3 seconds after he bought it. Probably the shortest life of a device before broken. I don't know what the point is in making them so tight like that. The new box also is about twice the size (depth) that is needed... just takes up space.
    06-16-2017 04:16 PM
  9. onlysublime's Avatar
    Yeah, I was shaking the box to get it to finally open. And after watching some unboxing vids, this box is a pain to open.
    06-17-2017 01:54 AM
  10. onlysublime's Avatar
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    Here are my machines all together!
    06-18-2017 05:08 AM
  11. david90531's Avatar
    Looks very neat! Especially with the burgundy type cover
    06-18-2017 10:30 AM
  12. xtophe's Avatar
    Looks nice !
    Did you install protection on the sides as well ?
    I want to get one for my new surface pro but I don't think the ones made for the SP4 will fit the sides of the device.
    And I'd like to get it solely for protection, not interested in customizing the look of the SP. Was looking at things like :

    Skinomi TechSkin - Surface Pro 4 Screen Protector (Surface Pro 2017) + Brushed Aluminum Full Body Skin / Front & Back Wrap Clear Film / Ultra HD and Anti-Bubble Shield

    (as seen on Amazon), but :
    1) shipment to France costs another 12 €
    2) not sure about side protections
    3) is it really compatible with SP 2017?

    I you ever have any links for online stores making skins specially crafted for the SP 2017, please let me know.
    Thanks !
    PS : Not sure I'd use the side protections though, just to know...
    06-29-2017 05:18 PM
  13. onlysublime's Avatar
    at the time I shopped, the new Surface Pro didn't exist. I don't know if my sites ever updated for it. But the Surface Pro 4 skin fits well.

    I don't use the side protections. They're still in a drawer. I never liked the look of them when I used it on my Surface Pro 2 or Surface Pro 4 machines so I left it off the new Surface Pro.

    I've used Skinomi for a phone. Never tried it for the Surface Pro machines. I had a very difficult time installing Skinomi on the phone. I don't know if it's the same material for the Surface Pro as it is for a phone. But I ended up throwing away the Skinomi for my phone. Heat affected the Skinomi. Again, I don't know if the material is different between phone and tablet/computer.
    06-30-2017 12:59 AM
  14. convergent's Avatar
    I do like the idea of matching the SP color to the keyboard... nice idea. But I wonder what the impact of these is on cooling; with the nSP being passively cooled you are insulating the primary heat sink.
    06-30-2017 06:31 AM
  15. dirtyvu's Avatar
    I do like the idea of matching the SP color to the keyboard... nice idea. But I wonder what the impact of these is on cooling; with the nSP being passively cooled you are insulating the primary heat sink.
    Heat is not coming out through the metal. That is an awful method to transfer heat. Heat comes out the vents.
    06-30-2017 05:30 PM
  16. uffestar's Avatar
    Very nice!
    Can you share the color code? I would like to order a solid burgundy color from decagirl or skinit
    08-17-2017 06:23 AM
  17. convergent's Avatar
    Heat is not coming out through the metal. That is an awful method to transfer heat. Heat comes out the vents.
    You understand that there is no fan on the i5, correct? The metal case is a big heat sink and does transfer much of the heat. There is nothing directing air out of the vents. Even on the ones with a fan, the fact that the back gets warm/hot means that it is transferring heat.
    08-18-2017 04:43 AM
  18. Henrik Becker's Avatar
    That's an interesting issue you've raised here.

    I ordered a silver skin from ebay, for the simple reason I can't have cartoons on my nSP (it's what I use for my consultancy work). I was tempted to get a Batman skin, tough...

    Anyone seen a skin in the Cobalt Blue of the type cover? I'd go for that... IF the heat is not an issue.
    08-23-2017 08:21 AM
  19. onlysublime's Avatar
    You understand that there is no fan on the i5, correct? The metal case is a big heat sink and does transfer much of the heat. There is nothing directing air out of the vents. Even on the ones with a fan, the fact that the back gets warm/hot means that it is transferring heat.
    wow, you need to talk to some engineers. I will have to brace you for the fact that they may laugh at you. the heat sink is not the external case. the heat sink is within the Surface Pro. It still comes out vents
    08-25-2017 03:10 PM
  20. onlysublime's Avatar
    Very nice!
    Can you share the color code? I would like to order a solid burgundy color from decagirl or skinit
    Sorry for the late reply. Been really busy lately.

    This is the hex color I used for the burgundy. 642e31

    RGB is 100, 46, 49
    CMYK is 40, 81, 67, 47

    The color may be too close to brown for some people. So in that case, just boost up the red. Red will add more punch to the color anyway.
    08-25-2017 04:19 PM
  21. uffestar's Avatar
    Thanks! Appreciate it!
    08-27-2017 01:58 PM
  22. convergent's Avatar
    wow, you need to talk to some engineers. I will have to brace you for the fact that they may laugh at you. the heat sink is not the external case. the heat sink is within the Surface Pro. It still comes out vents
    Well I think you might need to talk to the engineers. While it comes out the vents, it also dissipates through the case. All you need for confirmation is to hold one and see that it gets warm/hot... no engineers required. Things that get warm/hot are dissipating heat, and by definition a heat sink. If you cover it up with something that has insulating properties, it is going to hold more heat in and not allow it to dissipate. This is not rocket science.
    08-29-2017 03:29 PM
  23. onlysublime's Avatar
    your knowledge is pretty ridiculous. you really do need to take a thermodynamics class.

    Okay, if you put a hot metal pot of boiling water in a cardboard box and leave the top of the box and the pot open. The cardboard box will get warm. That doesn't mean the proportion of heat that is dissipated or transferred is appreciative. Of course, any device will get warm and that means heat is transferring to the material. But that is not what is really cooling the system down.
    09-01-2017 05:01 PM
  24. convergent's Avatar
    your knowledge is pretty ridiculous. you really do need to take a thermodynamics class.

    Okay, if you put a hot metal pot of boiling water in a cardboard box and leave the top of the box and the pot open. The cardboard box will get warm. That doesn't mean the proportion of heat that is dissipated or transferred is appreciative. Of course, any device will get warm and that means heat is transferring to the material. But that is not what is really cooling the system down.
    I didn't say the case was the ONLY thing cooling it down, but it is part of the design. Calling me ridiculous isn't changing the facts. I'm not arguing with you any more, so you can have the last word.
    09-03-2017 08:55 AM

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