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  1. Al Sacco's Avatar
    So, the new Surface Pro is official! What do we think? Disappointed? Or excited? And most importantly, do you plan to buy one? Let’s keep it simple, using this format: Will you buy it (yes/no/maybe) > Why, or why not? I’ll get started:

    Yes > That thing is slick looking, and I could really use a new Surface. Pen looks sick too!

    Your turn ...
    05-23-2017 07:31 AM
  2. etphoto's Avatar
    <sign> It looks as if I'm going to have to update my Surface 3 now. I think the Surface Pro looks impressive. Confused about the name though. (probably because its a global launch).

    Twitter: @PhotographyET
    05-23-2017 07:41 AM
  3. Drael646464's Avatar
    No, because I don't have the money, lol.

    But I would, thing looks delish with its new hinge, refreshed specs, LTE option, fast wake, ultra long battery and swish new pen. Apparently the dock will have usb c btw, if anyone was wanting to run an e-gpu (which actually seems like the smartest option for usb c, seeing as its main potential use is a stationary one*)

    *Correction, I don't know it actually does support thunderbolt 3 - it may only do multi-monitor, hubs and charging.
    Last edited by Drael646464; 05-23-2017 at 08:01 AM.
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    05-23-2017 07:49 AM
  4. Kram Devil's Avatar
    I thought I was just going to watch today's event just to see what's new. Was NOT thinking of getting new gear at the time. Then I heard ....

    New pen with 4096 pen pressure, Tilt-sensitivity, 21ms latency - and I'm like, Wow, that's nice
    acoustically quiet fanless i5 - and I'm, That's crazy good, I'm tempted but fan-noise doesn't really bother me that much
    13.5 battery life - THIRTEEN. AND. A. HALF. - and I'm like HOLY $#@ just take my money already.

    I want this far more than the surface laptop. I want that long battery life in this form factor. and now it's here :D
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    05-23-2017 07:55 AM
  5. chattoe's Avatar
    I've not long got the pro 4
    05-23-2017 08:29 AM
  6. Kram Devil's Avatar
    Apparently the dock will have usb c btw, if anyone was wanting to run an e-gpu (which actually seems like the smartest option for usb c, seeing as its main potential use is a stationary one*)

    *Correction, I don't know it actually does support thunderbolt 3 - it may only do multi-monitor, hubs and charging.
    He kinda stumbled on the delivery on that one. I just hear him say usb-c then paused and did a hasty correction with usb-a 3.0 then talked a bit then said you can use it with a usb-c.

    e-gpu would be nice on top of the 13.5 battery life and support for tilt-detecting surface pens. Here's hoping it does thunderbolt 3
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    05-23-2017 09:13 AM
  7. Justin Reed8's Avatar
    No, but only because my SP3 is still working well. Otherwise it looks fantastic. I do wish it had USB-C, but I understand their thought process. Maybe if I get a REALLY big raise.
    05-23-2017 09:38 AM
  8. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I totally would if I wasn't currently in a love affair with my Surface Book. The Surface Pro looks like a killer addition to the Pro line.

    The LTE is particularly appealing.
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    05-23-2017 09:45 AM
  9. beachedwhale42's Avatar
    Probably. My wife's SP1 still runs fine, but battery life is starting to go down a bit (used to get about 6 hours, now down to about 3-4 max). I'm assuming that one day she'll come to me and say "my battery only lasts 20 minutes", in which case, one of the Core m3/128 units for $799 will probably be ordered (barring a steal on a SP4 or something).

    The lack of innovation on the SP (2017) doesn't bother me. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. The SP is, in my opinion, the optimal form factor for a portable computer. Those who disagree can get the SB or SL and we can all be happy :-)
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    05-23-2017 09:46 AM
  10. jlangner's Avatar
    Nope - Still loving SP4. No need to blow money on this version.
    05-23-2017 09:51 AM
  11. Haystack510's Avatar
    I will hold off until I see the SB2. Really want to see what they do on that front first. Then I will decide between the SP5 or SB2. But from what they showed today its really hard to hold off for a couple more months.
    05-23-2017 09:52 AM
  12. besweeet's Avatar
    No, because of the lack of USB-C. I'm not going to buy something with a mostly-outdated port when the device will likely get USB-C next year. Will get an alternative or just hold off.
    05-23-2017 09:54 AM
  13. Chris_NH's Avatar
    Yes. Will use it as my primary work PC. My current SP3 will become my backup work PC and (the family's) primary kitchen PC. Really looking forward to using the new, fast pen. USB-C not a big deal for me. I plan to buy a Surface dock so I can also use the new Surface Pro as my desktop PC.
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    05-23-2017 10:01 AM
  14. Chris_NH's Avatar
    Does anyone know where to find more information about the new/upgraded Surface dock?
    05-23-2017 10:04 AM
  15. Cerif27's Avatar
    Eh. It's a the best of its breed and if I didn't already have a 4 I would be absoutely ALL IN. But I DO have a 4 and I love it. Until it's no longer able to do its job I'll keep it. But since they basically have the same processor, they should become obsolete at around the same time. Something newer and even better will be out by then.
    05-23-2017 10:28 AM
  16. pallentx's Avatar
    I already have a SP4 and I'm happy with it for now. No urgent need to upgrade. I might upgrade the pen though...
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    05-23-2017 10:33 AM
  17. Tales Normando's Avatar
    I would if a) I hadn't bought the SP4 last August and b) I wasn't getting ready to buy a new gaming laptop next month. Since I don't live on any of the countries where Surfaces are available it seems it'll be a long time before I replace my Pro 4.
    05-23-2017 10:34 AM
  18. Manus Imperceptus's Avatar
    Nope, my Pro 4 is still going strong. Hopefully the Dial will be arriving here in Denmark shortly, though...!
    05-23-2017 10:36 AM
  19. AccentAE86's Avatar
    No plans to upgrade. If they didn't do such a good job with my SP3, i would be very interested though.
    05-23-2017 10:56 AM
  20. Attic Muse's Avatar
    Most likely yes, my first gen Surface Pro is getting a little long in the tooth, so this seems like a good point to upgrade. I had been planning to get an i5/8GB/256GB model but I'm a little worried about them going fanless in the i5. Recently for work I've been running an Ubuntu VM and while the memory (4GB) has been the main bottleneck so far the CPU has occasionally been hitting 100% (Edge sometimes goes a bit crazy), so I'm wondering if the CPU throttling will be too much to comfortably run everything. Don't think I can afford the i7 though, so I guess we'll see.
    05-23-2017 10:59 AM
  21. buzzard75's Avatar
    Nope, happy with what I have. Maybe in a couple more years.
    05-23-2017 11:07 AM
  22. preich78's Avatar
    Yeah baby. Mid-range Core i5/8GB/256GB will be my secondary PC, main tablet and main family 'around the house' computer. Possibly also travelling computer which is handy as I should get it the week before I depart for a 2-week long trip abroad.
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    05-23-2017 11:21 AM
  23. csd_images's Avatar
    So, the new Surface Pro is official! What do we think? Disappointed? Or excited? And most importantly, do you plan to buy one? Let’s keep it simple, using this format: Will you buy it (yes/no/maybe) > Why, or why not? I’ll get started:

    Yes > That thing is slick looking, and I could really use a new Surface. Pen looks sick too!

    Your turn ...
    Aye, I was about to pull the trigger on a SP4 as my old Surface Pro is getting a bit long in the tooth so I'll wait out for the new SP when it arrives. I extensively use Photoshop and the pen on a daily basis.
    05-23-2017 11:22 AM
  24. sumton's Avatar
    NO i do NOT buy what is not going to be available to me
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    05-23-2017 11:24 AM
  25. 78Bandit's Avatar
    Had an SP2 and upgraded to an SP4 when it first came out. I would be all over the new SP if I didn't already have the SP4. As it is I may spring for the new pen and type cover in Burgundy just for a little more current look than the bright red I now have and also for the pen tilt support assuming that works on the SP4.
    05-23-2017 11:25 AM
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