1. onlysublime's Avatar
    Okay, I finally got around to taking some pics. I'll soon post pics of my skin on my new Surface Pro. But here are pics comparing the Surface Pro to my Surface Pro 4. I actually have 2 Surface Pro 4 machines. Both with Core i7 with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. I'm selling one of my Surface Pro 4 machines to a friend. My new Surface Pro is also a Core i7 with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.

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    Let's start off with the boxes. I was surprised that the new box is shorter but slightly thicker. The new package is now shrinkwrapped whereas the Surface Pro 4 was not. I actually like the Surface Pro 4 packaging more. And opening the new Surface Pro box is crazy. There is a crazy vacuum effect so it's really hard to pull the top off. You either shake the box or you slowly shimmy off the top. The Surface Pro 4 was just held closed by a single sticker. You then just slide the cover off. Really easy.

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    So the Surface Pro 4 box is on top while the new Surface Pro box is below. Obviously, there is no slot for a Surface Pen anymore. Microsoft moved the box for the power supply from the right side of the Surface Pro 4 box to the middle of the Surface Pro box.

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    Now, SOME reviewers (and surprisingly not all which would seem to suggest they have no significant experience with the Surface Pro 4) have mentioned that the new Surface Pro has curved or rounded sides now whereas the SP4 has sharp angled sides. The feel is really nice. The look is somewhat polarizing depending on whether you like curves versus sharp angles.

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    The vents of my Surface Pro 4 have always been very noticeable which reminds you that it's a computer versus a tablet. The vents on the new Surface Pro are awesome! They're wider, more narrow, but is on a different facet which makes them much much harder to see.

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    The power supplies are exactly the same. The only difference I saw was that the new Surface Pro power supply has a "44W" label.

    And the last major difference between the Surface Pro and the Surface Pro 4 are the camera and sensors along the front bezel.

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    So the above pic is of the Surface Pro 4. So you see the camera, the "on" light as well as the 3 sensors (ambience, Windows Hello, etc.), and 1 mic hole.

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    The above is the Surface Pro. The camera and sensors are practically invisible. The mic hole is obvious. The photograph actually makes them easier to see than in reality with your actual eyes.

    I'll post pics of my new Surface Pro with my skin attached. And yes, the skin templates for Surface Pro 4 will also fit the new Surface Pro perfectly (well, as perfectly as skin manufacturers make them). The skin pics will be at: https://forums.windowscentral.com/mi...-new-post.html
    Last edited by onlysublime; 06-18-2017 at 03:29 AM.
    06-18-2017 03:02 AM
  2. falcon304's Avatar
    Those more rounded edges look surprisingly nice. I need to get my hands on one!
    06-18-2017 09:28 AM
  3. ajcletus500's Avatar
    this is great. I was waiting for someone to post something like this.
    06-19-2017 09:27 AM
  4. convergent's Avatar
    Nice work... the softer edges don't look that noticeable in the pictures, but there is a big difference in when you hold it for a while in tablet mode. Feels much more comfortable.
    06-19-2017 09:34 AM
  5. paul87russell's Avatar
    Really nice, I've been waiting for quite a long time to get one, but i'm still contemplating if the purchase is worth it coz i already have a tablet and a laptop...
    06-19-2017 11:59 PM
  6. GG002's Avatar
    I think the most refined feature for me would be the change of the vent line. To me, it makes the tablet look even thinner without all the obvious perforations.
    06-20-2017 06:21 PM
  7. kennrhem's Avatar
    How's the new stand? As good as ever?
    06-20-2017 07:41 PM
  8. onlysublime's Avatar
    How's the new stand? As good as ever?
    feels the same but just goes down farther. pretty much you have the full range. if you want any flatter, just don't open the stand and lie it flat.
    06-20-2017 08:01 PM
  9. onlysublime's Avatar
    I think the most refined feature for me would be the change of the vent line. To me, it makes the tablet look even thinner without all the obvious perforations.
    yeah, by putting the vents the way they did, you have to angle the machine a certain way just to see them.
    06-20-2017 08:02 PM
  10. Keeptechcoolandsimple's Avatar
    i may be in the minority but i think i prefer the sharper angles of the sp4
    06-21-2017 01:29 AM

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