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  1. Harshal Ghuge's Avatar
    I mean Surface Pro 4 has its advantage of being a portable machine while Surface Laptop is a traditional Laptop, which most of the people prefer. So will surface laptop affect the Surface Pro lineup?
    Last edited by Harshal Ghuge; 05-12-2017 at 09:58 AM.
    05-12-2017 09:39 AM
  2. davidhk129's Avatar
    I mean Surface Pro 4 has its advantage of being a portable machine while Surface Laptop is a traditional Laptop, which most of the people prefer. So will surface laptop affect the Surface Pro lineup?
    I will answer only to what your title asks.......
    Would anyone buy a refreshed Surface Pro 4 When there is A Surface Laptop???

    My answer : Yes, if it is cheaper than or same cost as the Surface Laptop.
    My choice is not necessarily logical or even reasonable. Just my personal preference.
    05-12-2017 10:11 AM
  3. pischk's Avatar
    I would as they are totally different from the Surface Laptop and depending on the specs, could literally blow the Surface laptop out of the water. Again, what are you looking for?
    05-12-2017 10:16 AM
  4. shafiqjetha's Avatar
    I could see myself using the Surface Pro while standing on the train, but I can't do that with my current non-convertible laptop, nor would I be able to with a Surface Laptop.
    I think they both have their place, and this is more about choice than about one device necessarily being "better" than the other.
    05-12-2017 10:17 AM
  5. meattray's Avatar
    I think they're kind of looking at different markets to be honest. They're filling a space they didn't really occupy before which is a good thing. I love my SP4 so I would absolutely be interested in a refresh depending on things. I love the design, the portability, the pen, all of it.
    05-12-2017 10:19 AM
  6. tarifschnapp's Avatar
    I would prefer a Surface Laptop with a 360 degree hinge.
    05-12-2017 10:26 AM
  7. Attic Muse's Avatar
    They still serve different purposes and use cases, so yeah I could see people -- myself included -- buying a refreshed Surface Pro instead.
    05-12-2017 10:45 AM
  8. Jeffery Holderness's Avatar
    I think a refreshed surface pro 4 would be nice. I think they can continue to improve the touch cover and make it bundled with the surface pro 4 it would make for a cool refresh at a discounted price.
    05-12-2017 10:49 AM
  9. anon(9439980)'s Avatar
    Well it all depends on what people looking for. Surface Pro 4 is more powerful than the Surface Laptop, and some people like/need the 2-in-1 functions of the Surface. Also, refurbished devices are usually cheaper, meaning those who might of not have been able to afford Surface Pro 4 brand new might be able to afford a refurbished model.

    ;)
    05-12-2017 10:54 AM
  10. spaceOpia1's Avatar
    I'm sure if you try to draw on a laptop screen that has no possibility of being placed horizontally, you might look at the Surface Pro differently.
    05-12-2017 11:02 AM
  11. wick3dGr1n's Avatar
    I would. My family and I could use it lots of different ways at home or traveling.
    05-12-2017 11:31 AM
  12. Ayrton01CZ's Avatar
    Laptop is a very nice device but I still do prefer Pro 4 because of the portability and because it's a tablet, 2-in-1 and sometimes that's what I need more rather than laptop.
    05-12-2017 12:25 PM
  13. Lindalin360's Avatar
    I would. I like the diversity of the surface 4. I do photography so to be able to switch from laptop to tablet benefits more than traditional laptop.
    05-12-2017 12:32 PM
  14. sinime's Avatar
    IDK, I really like the tablet side of my Surface, however, as minor as it is, the larger screen of the Notebook would be nice. I think in the end though, I'd go with a refreshed Surface Pro.
    05-12-2017 12:35 PM
  15. XinYu1981's Avatar
    I think these are two different devices with a bit different usages. The laptop is more for working on it. The Surface Pro is also good for media consumtion in tablet mode or for creative stuff and working with the pen.
    05-12-2017 12:36 PM
  16. enahs555's Avatar
    Because one is a tablet with a keyboard you can attach and the other is a full laptop?
    05-12-2017 12:39 PM
  17. arvinsr's Avatar
    The Laptop looks great! However, I don't think one can fully utilize the screen and pen capabilities with the latest Windows 10 updates with a 'limited' movement screen. I have the SP4 and use it extensively to write on it. The laptop may not fulfill that purpose.
    05-12-2017 12:44 PM
  18. Darcer's Avatar
    I was planning to buy a Surface Pro 5 with Kaby Lake and support for eGPUs. Mostly because I do video editing and now I have a portable device with pen support (Surface Pro 4), and a custom PC (with GTX1080).

    I thought I would sell both, move the GTX1080 to an external GPU enclosure, and I would have a very good setup.

    Well, seems like that's not happening. At least I get to keep my money. :D
    05-12-2017 01:05 PM
  19. meriniserik's Avatar
    I'd rather Suface Laptop than Surface Pro 4 because I'm use to have a laptop, and the design of the Surface Laptop is so beautiful.

    It's doesn't matter if I cannot intall applications for desktop, Windows Store is full of useful applications like Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Native applications, Netflix, Minecraft,...

    :-)
    05-12-2017 01:05 PM
  20. ians18's Avatar
    Yes, the Surface Pro has a kickstand that can be put at any angle for inking (extremely useful). Plus the cameras and the resolution of the display are higher on the Pro. Just add a USB-C port in place of the Mini DP, increase battery life, and they're golden.
    05-12-2017 01:07 PM
  21. tpitts15's Avatar
    I quite like the inking capabilities of the Pro, but it's hard to pass up the premium hardware design of the laptop. I am definitely torn.
    05-12-2017 01:15 PM
  22. yggdron's Avatar
    I have a Surface Pro 4 and a 3rd party OEM laptop. I find myself reaching to each for different reasons. Each form factor has a compelling convenience case for me.
    05-12-2017 02:08 PM
  23. T12odd's Avatar
    I think so I have a Surface Pro 4 that I like a lot and use for media consumption but it lacks hardware decoding of hevc files which make the cpu do all the work and it heats up a lot and drains the battery faster. I also don't use it very much like a laptop.
    05-12-2017 02:18 PM
  24. Devan Hammack's Avatar
    I think they fill different needs. I like having a tablet, and that isn't an option with the Surface Laptop.
    05-12-2017 02:28 PM
  25. LawdNikon's Avatar
    I have been struggling with this because as a designer, it's nice to be able to lay the pro down flat or at a low angle with the kickstand and I would be worried about breaking the hinge on the Surface laptop screen if I tried to really get in and draw with it. However....as much as I love the Pro its "lap-ability" is a little lacking to me. I also do a lot of writing (love the Pro keyboard for what it's worth), but it is really hard to beat the straight up "work on any surface" ability of a true laptop. And call me a fan boy but the design of the Surface Laptop is reallllllly drool worthy to me. My biggest request was a longer battery life than the SP3/4 and they BOTH deliver on that end so either one will make me a happy camper. Now just to decide which one...
    05-30-2017 06:18 PM
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