Surface Pro 5 Discussion

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  1. Gainiac

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    Hey there,

    since the SP4 is now available for quite a time, some of us may look forward to the SP5. This should be a discussion thread about possible and desired features and the possible release date.
    New I will beginn. I want the SP5 to not be bigger than the SP4 and it must either have an USB C Thunderbolt port in the tablet itself or a dock providing the port for using an external graphics card.
    So what are your thoughts about the SP5?
     
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    Reliability. Stability. Dependability. Bug Free.
     
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    I do not yet own a Surface, but wouldn't a larger screen make working in Excel easier? Why not two size options?
     
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    I am mostly using my surface at university, so a bigger one would be to uncomfortable. Your idea with two options would be a good idea.
     
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    I'd love for the SP5 to have a larger screen. Perhaps there should be two sizes of the pro - 12.3 and 14? At least two thunderbolt ports and a bigger or longer lasting battery without adding weight would be great.
     
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    12.5" screen, same form factor, better battery life if possible. would like it to continue with backwards compatibility (dock, pen, keyboards). im generally very happy with the surfaces' features and size. USB-C would be okay, but i see the device being replaced before any real need for it.

    the only "big" thing I really want, and it wont happen, is user-upgradable drives and RAM. maybe wireless charging, if implemented correctly.
     
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    Indeed. But in my opinion it should be the current size, and 10". Any bigger than what we already have and you begin to lose what makes a surface a surface. It's unweildy enough as it is. I imagine the answer is if you want bigger, but a surface book.
     
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    That would be a first for Microsoft:)
     
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    The 80/20 rule should be replaced by the 90/10 rule or maybe 95/5 rule.

    Aim higher and the resulting delivery will be higher.

    Note that you rarely hit all your targets dead on so if you aim at 80% and have a few design misses and a few implementation misses totaling 20% the result may only be 60%. where if you aim for 90% and demand higher then your misses may only total 10% and the result is 80%. or if you really crank it up and aim for 95% and have only 5% misses your delivery is 90%.

    I've only been saying this since before MS did their Trustworthy Computing Security lockdown in 2002 to make Security a top priority. They need a new memo... Security and Quality are top priority. The two are really inseparable as poor quality leads to poor security.

    I hope they are learning from these experiences and it all leads to better products otherwise they are destined to making the same mistakes over and over again.

    A toast: To better quality and fewer mistakes.
     
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    I can see the advertisements "New and improved SP5! All the features of the SP4 only in this one everything works for everybody all the time!"
     
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    Ok, possible ideas for a Pro 5 could be:-

    Bigger batteries.

    Maybe an inch bigger screen.

    A keyboard with changeable background led lights.

    I small led on the top rim that flashes different colour to alert to incoming email, messages, forum updates etc.

    A slightly faster set of CPUs.

    Bigger range of SSD's, upto 1.5TB.

    Different type of screen, maybe even an IPS.

    G-sync and FreeSync.

    Fingerprint reader on the tablet rather than optional keyboard.

    Better quality speakers.

    2 x USB3/c

    And as always a higher pixel density.

    They need to make Edge better as well, I still currently mostly use Chrome.

    A detachable keyboard that has it's own little battery so you can use it even when it is not physically attached to the tablet.

    I tougher and more scratch resistant screen (although I've had no issues with the Surface Pro 4 screen).

    I'm sure as time goes by that Windows 10 will keep getting upgrades to the point that using this tablet will become an enjoyable, smooth bug free experience. But if I find out they are with holding updates so that they can use them as a selling feature for a pro 5 I'll be pretty unhappy. I doubt they would stoop so low though.
     
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    I could go for some WiGigness and a WiGig dock.
    And USB-C with USB 3.1 gen 2 10Gb/Thunderbolt 3 support this would also enable the possibility of a TB3 connected dock. i.e. a standards based vs proprietary connection for the dock.
     

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