Surface Book 2016 improvements

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  1. toaf

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    if the "clipboard" was just a surface i would be all in. at least they should have put a usb on the "clipboard"
     
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    I would imagine a merging of the two product lines in the future. Surface tablets, with kickstands and ports, in multiple sizes with option of hard dock or type cover.

    Edit: The hard dock would have option of GPU as well.

    I don't think the target markets are that different for these two devices. I think there are many out there who want the option of a tablet with a kickstand as well as the ability to use it as a full blown laptop.
     
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    one can hope. a docking station with a gpu.....just take my money
     
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    I quadruple third this.
     
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    They should've just done this for SP4. Why they went with a separate all new, less useful design on Book is perplexing. They could've had amazing piece of tech there, instead it's a HUGELY compromised tablet mode. Only 4 hrs. battery and no stand takes away from the Surface form factor.
     
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    iPad manages LTE/4G with no extra battery use.
    Microsoft's specs for Surface 3 are (typically, sigh) vague but there is no difference I can find from them between the non-LTE and LTE versions.

    Also I wouldn't think heat is an issue, they must have a solution that worked for Surface 3.
     
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    iPad and Surface 3 are both fanless and use a SoC that generate far less heat than a Core CPU and are much more efficient. It is possible that the Opening Price Point Core M could be equipped with LTE.
     
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    It has 2 full USB 3.0 ports. Why not just plug a LTE dongle in and you're good? Or better yet tether off your smartphone? I don't understand this burning need for LTE-enabled laptops.
     
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    Yes but you were talking about the power draw/heat from LTE chip, not the CPU.

    In fact I'm sure it wouldn't be too hard to connect a heat pipe from the LTE chip to the fan in Pro models too to help cool it.
     
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    true. maybe SP5 will have an optional version
     
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    well, for SP, maybe yes. for SB, maybe not. yes, we can use dongle, but my colleague think that is dangling outside no good. can't argue.
     
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    I'm telling you what the engineering team told me, that putting LTE into a Pro device with a fan was not in their plans due to power draw and heat, it has everything to do with the CPU and Chipset....
     

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