04-20-2017 07:48 PM
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  1. chattoe's Avatar
    Hi all. I'm in the market for a new computer and I'm looking at the surface pro 4. There seems to be some good deals around and I'm wondering if that is because the surface pro 5 will be announced soon so should I pull the trigger or wait?

    If there is a pro 5 around the corner when would it likely be launched and what differences do you think there would be?
    03-29-2017 07:27 AM
  2. meattray's Avatar
    There really hasn't been many details come out yet about a release date. With the next big update being the creators update I would think that may focus on a new line of hardware or 'something different'.

    If that's the case we may not see the Surface Pro 5 until the fall.

    Honestly, with the great deals that are on right now and if it fits within the budget I would highly recommend jumping on one now.
    03-29-2017 09:41 AM
  3. envio's Avatar
    Well, you know, if you wait for the SP5 announcement, there'll soon be rumours of an unknown SP6 before you know it, so better wait until the SP7 to be sure. /s

    Ok, more seriously, I've got an SP4 (i7/16/256) and it's the best tech purchase I have ever made by far. It’s my first tablet, having resisted iOS/Android alternatives. I'm so happy with it and I'm so much more productive. I've fallen in love with Windows all over again and modern apps are suddenly more useful and interesting.

    Don't wait, live your life and be content with your choices. If the SP5 was imminent (and by imminent I mean shipping to your door in days) and met your current needs even better, there could be some merit in waiting. Conversely, I would also expect the SP4's prices to drop, making that an even more compelling choice. Take the plunge, don't look back (or er, forward) and go for it, you won't regret it!
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    03-29-2017 10:27 AM
  4. chattoe's Avatar
    I get what your saying in waiting.

    I won't be using it as a tablet yet more of a portable laptop. Surfing, office work and digitizing of my movies will be my main use with it.

    Do you think the i5 with 4gb of ram be enough for my needs?
    03-29-2017 02:21 PM
  5. meattray's Avatar
    I get what your saying in waiting.

    I won't be using it as a tablet yet more of a portable laptop. Surfing, office work and digitizing of my movies will be my main use with it.

    Do you think the i5 with 4gb of ram be enough for my needs?
    It should be perfectly fine for those needs. As long as you're not doing anything crazy graphics intensive it should meet the needs.
    03-29-2017 03:23 PM
  6. rory753's Avatar
    If there is a pro 5 around the corner when would it likely be launched and what differences do you think there would be?
    I from what's been released for the creator's update, and what we know/don't know for RS3, I think it's pretty safe to say that any new surface device probably won't be coming out till next year, when they can release it and have a mixed reality headset to go with it.

    I could see msft doing a refresh to the SP4, similar to the surface book with a performance base. but I don't see it being overly different from the SP4.
    03-30-2017 07:08 PM
  7. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    I have the Core m3 model and it's easily the best machine I've ever owned. It's a fantastic device and it works perfectly for what I use it for. Word, Visual Studio, Netflix, miscellaneous research, and some very light gaming. It does get a little hot and battery life could be better, but I couldn't be happier. With the great deals going on, I wouldn't wait for the Surface Pro 5. We aren't sure when it's coming so jump for the Pro 4 now, which we already know is a great device.
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    03-30-2017 11:50 PM
  8. chattoe's Avatar
    Thanks guys, I think I'll jump for the pro 4. I just need to sell the Alienware 13
    03-31-2017 04:36 AM
  9. meattray's Avatar
    Thanks guys, I think I'll jump for the pro 4. I just need to sell the Alienware 13
    Wahoo! Welcome to the club!
    03-31-2017 11:12 AM
  10. chattoe's Avatar
    Well I pulled the trigger a few days ago and grabbed the i5 4gb model with a teal keyboard. Love the machine.

    I'm having a few laggy and freezing moments when just surfing the internet and checking mail. Windows is all up to date. Do you think it's due to the 4gb of ram should I take it back and swap for the 8gb version??
    04-06-2017 12:51 AM
  11. meattray's Avatar
    Have you had a glance to see what is using the ram and disk etc?
    04-06-2017 08:56 AM
  12. neo158's Avatar
    Originally posted by chattoe
    Well I pulled the trigger a few days ago and grabbed the i5 4gb model with a teal keyboard. Love the machine.

    I'm having a few laggy and freezing moments when just surfing the internet and checking mail. Windows is all up to date. Do you think it's due to the 4gb of ram should I take it back and swap for the 8gb version??
    The lag and freezing should sort itself out, if it's a new device then Windows has some background tasks that it has to complete such as indexing files.
    04-06-2017 10:21 AM
  13. chattoe's Avatar
    Have you had a glance to see what is using the ram and disk etc?
    Yes it seems the majority of ram usage is used by the edge browser
    04-07-2017 02:38 AM
  14. chattoe's Avatar
    The lag and freezing should sort itself out, if it's a new device then Windows has some background tasks that it has to complete such as indexing files.
    Let's hope so
    04-07-2017 02:38 AM
  15. meattray's Avatar
    Yes it seems the majority of ram usage is used by the edge browser
    Have you tried a different browser just to see?
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    04-07-2017 09:09 AM
  16. chattoe's Avatar
    No but I will do
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    04-07-2017 12:34 PM
  17. rdubmu's Avatar
    No but I will do
    Chrome has gotten better. Opera is a very lightweight browser and should work.
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    04-07-2017 03:18 PM
  18. chattoe's Avatar
    I thought edge was supposed to be lightweight to be honest
    04-08-2017 04:43 PM
  19. dc9super80's Avatar
    I find Chrome less resource intensive these days. I just installed the creators update and I really want to use Edge, but SP4 heats up while using it. Right now one tab open in edge, this page, only edge open and 49% of my 8GB memory is being used. Weird.
    04-09-2017 08:59 PM
  20. meattray's Avatar
    I find Chrome less resource intensive these days. I just installed the creators update and I really want to use Edge, but SP4 heats up while using it. Right now one tab open in edge, this page, only edge open and 49% of my 8GB memory is being used. Weird.
    Yeah Edge seems to have some issues with memory leaks or something as it definitely eats the resources and causes pretty decent battery drain at times.
    04-09-2017 09:18 PM
  21. onlysublime's Avatar
    if 4 GB already feels sluggish, I would exchange it for the 8 GB especially if you plan on keeping the machine for a long time.

    all browsers are memory hungry. I still use Edge the most on a touch machine because it's the most touch friendly (plus I love the sharing feature where I email article links to myself and others).

    There's a huge difference in usability between 4 GB and 8 GB.
    04-11-2017 03:51 AM
  22. onlysublime's Avatar
    I find Chrome less resource intensive these days. I just installed the creators update and I really want to use Edge, but SP4 heats up while using it. Right now one tab open in edge, this page, only edge open and 49% of my 8GB memory is being used. Weird.
    this is because Windows Central's web design is geared toward Chrome. I find many things at Windows Central will cause Edge to hang. Ironic, huh? I think it's because the parent company that hosts Android Central, Windows Central, etc. had already tailored their sites toward Chrome and are less likely to test against Edge due to marketshare. It's why I use Firefox when I browse Windows Central.
    04-11-2017 03:53 AM
  23. Grodelj's Avatar
    this is because Windows Central's web design is geared toward Chrome. I find many things at Windows Central will cause Edge to hang. Ironic, huh? I think it's because the parent company that hosts Android Central, Windows Central, etc. had already tailored their sites toward Chrome and are less likely to test against Edge due to marketshare. It's why I use Firefox when I browse Windows Central.
    Well, there are certain add-ons for edge, that make it much easier to browse windowscentral.com.
    04-11-2017 08:39 AM
  24. dc9super80's Avatar
    Originally posted by Grodelj
    Originally Posted by onlysublime
    this is because Windows Central's web design is geared toward Chrome. I find many things at Windows Central will cause Edge to hang. Ironic, huh? I think it's because the parent company that hosts Android Central, Windows Central, etc. had already tailored their sites toward Chrome and are less likely to test against Edge due to marketshare. It's why I use Firefox when I browse Windows Central.
    Well, there are certain add-ons for edge, that make it much easier to browse windowscentral.com.
    Since we're all family here, how about sharing? 😊
    04-19-2017 10:55 PM
  25. Grodelj's Avatar
    I don't know how the mods here will react, but one thing is guaranteed: if you install AdBlock and ghostery addons to edge, windowscentral page becomes much quicker and lighter.
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    04-20-2017 08:57 AM
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