1. dfaris's Avatar
    Has anyone hear if MS will make an i7 surface pro 2?
    09-23-2013 09:36 PM
  2. James8561's Avatar
    no. the difference between i5 and i7 is miniscule anyway and is usually not worth the price difference unless you have professional applications that take advantage of hyper-threading.
    09-23-2013 10:07 PM
  3. dfaris's Avatar
    no. the difference between i5 and i7 is miniscule anyway and is usually not worth the price difference unless you have professional applications that take advantage of hyper-threading.
    Well that stinks. It just so happens I do have applications like 3d apps, CAD apps and others that do take advantage of hyper threading.
    09-23-2013 11:07 PM
  4. PeterFnet's Avatar
    I would think it would require more GPU power than CPU. Unless you're using AutoDesk products that in general take way too many resources, CPU and GPU.
    I'd suggest going to the software site and see if the new specs are good enough
    09-23-2013 11:33 PM
  5. Cleavitt76's Avatar
    In those apps hyperthreading helps, but it's not that big of a performance increase. Perhaps 10% performance increase for a lot more money. In a device like the surface pro, that shouldn't be a deal breaker. Just being able to run that workload on a tablet form factor device is amazing and surface pro 2 should run it pretty well even without the i7. If you make a living working in those kind of apps then I think a surface pro 2 should probably supplement a very powerful desktop.
    09-23-2013 11:41 PM

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