04-18-2018 11:10 PM
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  1. EssThree's Avatar
    If your SP4 runs everything you need, I'd wait. If it's starting to break down and you need to run x86 apps on the go, I'd suggest getting one of the current Surface offerings. Or, potentially, I'd grab a "good enough" laptop from the likes of Dell or HP and play the waiting game.

    My situation right now is that I'm a student with a Surface Pro 3, solid desktop PC and a Lumia 950XL, patiently playing the waiting game. If there's nothing exciting announced by maybe August (when my scholarship payment goes in) I'm gonna start looking at existing hardware options.
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    04-09-2018 07:33 PM
  2. VHMP01's Avatar
    It will not be a PC. It is not supposed to have legacy Windows support at least at launch. A later update may bring some legacy components back. Not to mention, dual 6" screens with no keyboard won't replace a laptop.
    A PC is any Personal Computer, should an actual Smartphone be called a GPS with calling capabilities?After all GPSs were separate devices inicially! This new device, if hooked to a monitor, a keyboard, a mouse may do all the laptopt's tasks, so it's a Personal Computing Device now with even more things that can be programed to do! Perhaps PWAs, Virtual Machines for legacy software, etc. integrated into a new form that can take advantage of what most devices actually do today, I could see my self not having to carry anything else around!
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    04-09-2018 11:26 PM
  3. Xaxxus's Avatar
    Hypothetical question...

    If you had £1500-2000 kicking around and were thinking about buying a new Microsoft machine, would you:

    Drop it on a new Surface Book 2/Surface Pro/Surface Laptop right now

    OR

    Wait for Andromeda, knowing this is the awesome device we've wanted for years, BUT it's going to be a first-generation device and could be extremely buggy. Early adopters are rarely happy users.

    What would you do?
    As much as i want to buy andromeda, I've been burned too many times to risk it. Even if it happens to be a groundbreaking bug free device, Microsoft still has to put some marketing force behind it or it wont succeed.

    Given their history, I dont have high hopes that it will be a success nor that microsoft will put any marketing effort behind it.

    I hope I am proven wrong.
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    04-10-2018 12:01 AM
  4. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    WAIT!!!!
    MS will probably cease support for the Surface without notice.
    I don't trust MS for consumer units.
    If a third party like HP made something - maybe - but they burnt HP (HP Elite x3)
    Andromeda...when is it due to be our on the market? Even if MS brings out something, I would be very cautious and wait to see how it takes....or expect it to be abandoned.

    And what do you want the Surface for? Would a Chromebook do? MacBook?
    04-10-2018 12:08 AM
  5. libra89's Avatar
    WAIT!!!!
    MS will probably cease support for the Surface without notice.
    I don't trust MS for consumer units.
    If a third party like HP made something - maybe - but they burnt HP (HP Elite x3)
    Andromeda...when is it due to be our on the market? Even if MS brings out something, I would be very cautious and wait to see how it takes....or expect it to be abandoned.

    And what do you want the Surface for? Would a Chromebook do? MacBook?
    I can't see Microsoft doing that, considering that Surface is doing what it should for them. Unlike what Windows Phone was, Microsoft is gaining positive with the Surface line.
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    04-10-2018 01:34 PM
  6. Nexusofuniverse's Avatar
    I'm absolutely waiting for project Andromeda before I buy any other machine. I have the original surface book with performance base that I purchased the day surface book came out. It was super buggy in the beginning and also had multiple screen and sleep issues they eventually had to replace it under warranty, but I definitely love it and I understand that there are growing pains to new products. Over the years and updates it has become my favorite laptop I've ever used, but my biggest complains are that it's starting to slow down, the graphics performance is barely giving me any extra oomph these days in photoshop and adobe premier and after getting a new svelte work laptop, I've realized just how heavy the surface book really is. I'm ready for something more mobile and snappy. I'd like the Andromeda to replace my mobile computing needs and then just have a work station at my home office. I'm definitely holding off on purchasing anything until Andromeda comes out. I also hope that they release an upgradable Surface Studio because I would just love to buy that as my work station at home.



    Hypothetical question...

    If you had £1500-2000 kicking around and were thinking about buying a new Microsoft machine, would you:

    Drop it on a new Surface Book 2/Surface Pro/Surface Laptop right now

    OR

    Wait for Andromeda, knowing this is the awesome device we've wanted for years, BUT it's going to be a first-generation device and could be extremely buggy. Early adopters are rarely happy users.

    What would you do?
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    04-10-2018 05:00 PM
  7. universalfield's Avatar
    When the Surface "Phone" is available for pre-order, I'll be first in line.

    I already have a Surface Pro 4, and it's great for the purpose for which it was designed.

    That said, I just picked up a Thinkpad 25 for more serious mobile and docked use. There's cash set aside for the next Microsoft mobile device, though.

    I suspect the price of entry will be relatively high.
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    04-10-2018 06:18 PM
  8. ITMedCEO's Avatar
    Unfortunately, it appears Andromeda may be dead before birth!
    04-10-2018 10:01 PM
  9. Jcmg62's Avatar
    Unfortunately, it appears Andromeda may be dead before birth!
    Why?
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    04-11-2018 04:11 AM
  10. jefferymitchell's Avatar
    Buy what you need now, based on your current needs. Don't wait for a rumoured product that may never be released.
    04-12-2018 09:58 AM
  11. tgp's Avatar
    Wait for Andromeda, knowing this is the awesome device we've wanted for years
    We don't really know this, do we? I mean, all we have so far is pretty much rumors. We don't know what, when, or how much. Even if applies here.

    Personally, I wouldn't wait on Andromeda. Maybe it will be the device you have been waiting for your whole life, but will be priced out of the equation.

    BUT it's going to be a first-generation device and could be extremely buggy. Early adopters are rarely happy users.
    This is something to consider as well, even if the Andromeda device meets all other requirements.
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    04-12-2018 10:04 AM
  12. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I almost bought an open box Surface pro 2017 i5 the other day at Best Buy. But decided to upgrade my wife and bought an S9 lilac color. She did not really need it (I mean she was using a 6s series iphone...), but I could not justify pulling the trigger for the Surface even if it was discounted. We would have shared the surface but to me we do so much on our hand held phones, that it made more sense to get her a newer device.
    You upgraded your wife? Every married man in America wants to know how.
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    04-12-2018 01:47 PM
  13. tgp's Avatar
    You upgraded your wife? Every married man in America wants to know how.
    He just said how he did it: an S9 lilac color
    04-12-2018 04:17 PM
  14. covfefe's Avatar
    Wait for Booklet.
    04-12-2018 11:04 PM
  15. nate0's Avatar
    You upgraded your wife? Every married man in America wants to know how.
    If only I could wear that pair of glasses YOU see through every day @fatclue_98....
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    04-13-2018 04:38 AM
  16. KJW23's Avatar
    Hypothetical question...

    If you had £1500-2000 kicking around and were thinking about buying a new Microsoft machine, would you:

    Drop it on a new Surface Book 2/Surface Pro/Surface Laptop right now

    OR

    Wait for Andromeda, knowing this is the awesome device we've wanted for years, BUT it's going to be a first-generation device and could be extremely buggy. Early adopters are rarely happy users.

    What would you do?
    First Andromeda is the os that will be replacing windows. The 3 devices surface times is work on tabletphone smartphone and smartwatch.
    I would just go buy the surface book 2 or surface pro LTE
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    04-14-2018 03:47 AM
  17. Roman DeSilva's Avatar
    If the Surface Courier (that's what I'm calling it for now.) is all the WestWorld awesome as I hope it is, then I'll stand pat. I want that device on day 1. It won't stop me from getting another Surface as I'm due to replace my current pro. But I want a Lumia replacement on day 1.
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    04-17-2018 09:32 PM
  18. Dare2Blink's Avatar
    Me too :) although my debate is whether to upgrade from my SP4 and buy a surface book 2. They've just dropped over £300 in price so it's finally something I can afford....but I don't want to spend the cash and 4-6 months from now Andromeda lands and it's like..."damn, I really want that!!"

    I'm torn
    The answer to your question is very simple because these will be very different devices with diferente users in mind. Buy the surface book 2 if you want a all powerful workstation that can do almost anything but is not very portable to light. Buy Andromeda if you want a not very powerful but extremely versatile, lightweight and pocketable device.

    If you could use both types then ya, good luck choosing
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    04-18-2018 04:15 AM
  19. Roger Brownyard's Avatar
    Hypothetical question...

    If you had £1500-2000 kicking around and were thinking about buying a new Microsoft machine, would you:

    Drop it on a new Surface Book 2/Surface Pro/Surface Laptop right now

    OR

    Wait for Andromeda, knowing this is the awesome device we've wanted for years, BUT it's going to be a first-generation device and could be extremely buggy. Early adopters are rarely happy users.

    What would you do?
    WAIT:) I have the original Surface Pro qualifying me as a "early adopter". I completed 4 years of college while working full time. This game changing devices provide PC power in a small package that I still use to this day. My hope is the wait is about over. I suspect these intro devices will take what I have to new level. I will be all in.
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    04-18-2018 11:10 PM
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