SP4 - The missing pieces

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  1. GreyFox7

    GreyFox7 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    We have seen the show, the published specs, the early reviews...

    What did they leave out of the SP4?

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    USB-C

    This one is an unknown, but I hope they have improved the screen reflectivity and compatibility with polarized sunglasses. This is a big issue for me with the SP3.
     
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    I would have liked a USB-C port
    USB 3.1 10 Gpbs speed and improved docking capabilities hdmi/dp over USB.
    Full USB 3.1 support.
     
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    WiGig, Gigabit wireless networking & Wireless docking.

    The WiGig specification allows devices to communicate without wires at multi-gigabit speeds. It enables high performance wireless data, display and audio applications that supplement the capabilities of previous wireless LAN devices. WiGig tri-band enabled devices, which operate in the 2.4, 5 and 60 GHz bands, deliver data transfer rates up to 7 Gbit/s, about as fast as an 8 antenna 802.11ac transmission, and nearly 50 times faster than the highest 802.11n rate, while maintaining compatibility with existing Wi-Fi devices.
     
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    Intel, Broadcom, Realtek wireless chipset.

    Something, anything other than the Marvell Wireless chipset ... It's not officially confirmed yet but I think if they had switched from the much maligned Marvell Wireless chipset they would have at least mentioned it for a token gratuitous cheer. :)
     
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    What? I wear polarized glasses and the screen has always looked great to me.
     
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    Turn it 90 degrees. It disappears entirely in portrait orientation.
     
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    Completely agree with zhenya, it is baffling that they didn't include USB-C, especially since they also presented a nice little docking station for Lumia utilizing USB-C.
     
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    LTE would have been nice as well. Thunderbolt instead of Mini DisplayPort would have added some flexibility as well even if it doesn't get used.
     
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    Maybe that's it. I never use portrait mode. I guess that means the SP screens or polarized.
     
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    LPDDR4 memory. Probably not a major thing but left on the table for next time :)
    I'll give them props for going to the PCIe 3.0 SSD though.
     

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