1. shanneykar's Avatar
    In intro they said new surface pro is lighter but isn't sp4 is same 760+ g. I love the SP form factor and typing on one. But ipad is light enough to carry and use. SP4 I prefer to rest some place. Don't get me wrong SP packs everything I need and iPAD is pretty much useless to my case. Anyways point, is the new model really lighter?
    05-24-2017 05:56 PM
  2. convergent's Avatar
    Panay said it was lighter... I guess we'll have to wait until it ships to see.
    05-24-2017 06:16 PM
  3. GG002's Avatar
    Anything under 1kg is very light in my world, so a few grams here or there really makes no difference to me, at least. Battery power > lug the charger everywhere.
    06-06-2017 01:25 AM
  4. david90531's Avatar
    I looked at it yesterday at the MS store and it is significantly lighter than my SP3, don't know how it is compared to the SP4 though. Also it could've beeen the m3 version that I lifted, which is suppose to be a bit lighter than the i5 and i7 version
    06-10-2017 12:59 PM
  5. convergent's Avatar
    I played with one in the store too, and they have the SP4 right there as well. I didn't feel a big difference in weight and honestly didn't see a big difference on the edges being more rounded. That said, it did feel more comfortable in my hands but can't say this isn't just mental.
    06-10-2017 02:19 PM
  6. Shrave's Avatar
    I went to the Microsoft Store and looked at the weight specs, both the SP4 and the new SP are basically the same weight.
    06-11-2017 12:05 PM
  7. anon(5327127)'s Avatar
    It IS lighter as MS cannot market a lie.
    06-11-2017 02:08 PM
  8. onlysublime's Avatar
    it's pretty much the same weight. the lighter model I believe is the M3 because it lacks the active fan cooling system and thus is lighter. I can't remember if the "lighter" applies to the i5. I know it doesn't to the i7. I read that the i7 is the same weight as before.

    But remember, part of the reason it's not significantly lighter is the battery is bigger too (bigger battery = heavier). The Surface Pro 4 has a 39 Wh battery whereas the new Surface Pro has a 42 Wh battery I believe. Not a huge difference but when we're talking grams for an ultrabook, every gram matters.
    06-11-2017 02:20 PM
  9. LennH's Avatar
    Maybe it's also lighter due to the i5 not having a fan?
    06-11-2017 04:29 PM
  10. convergent's Avatar
    I think we can agree its a marginal weight difference... so not a real reason to buy one over the other.
    06-12-2017 09:44 AM
  11. anon(5327127)'s Avatar
    The Verge has confirmed a slight weight reduction.
    06-15-2017 09:49 AM

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