Yes I believe it's true as I think MS learned that most of the SB issues were caused by using the new released Intel processor. They are waiting for the Kaby lake to get battlefield tested.I expect for the new generation of surface book and pro but if they would be released in next spring, it means that the new surface book i7 only exist for less than half a year. Is that possible ?
I hope you're right; but good old-fashioned bureaucracy combined with the fact that the SB serial number is etched on, and related to, the base will mean that such flexibility will not be possible......I suspect MS will eventually decouple them and let you mix and match, this way they can innovate on both independently (for example, a thicker "gaming base" with a beefier graphics card and battery, the "travel base" that is as thin as possible without a graphics card, etc). Having an upgradeable base is the secret to success for the SB IMHO, it should allow you to stretch out the life of the device considerably as it can have graphic card, battery, and port refreshes while the clipboard stays the same.
There is nothing to stop them from adopting a different method in future iterations.I hope you're right; but good old-fashioned bureaucracy combined with the fact that the SB serial number is etched on, and related to, the base will mean that such flexibility will not be possible...
This is my biggest concern. The original surface book with 256GB and dGPU is priced under $1900 (i5 version). The i7 version with performance base is priced $2400. The SB 2 next year will definitely have a better processor and graphic card than the original surface book. Therefire given the price i7 SB with performance base now, I'm really concerned that all versions of the SB 2 with dGPU will be priced well over $2000.I think they wanted a quick "win" in the face of Apple MacBook announcements, plus they want to condition folks for higher SB pricing.
Paul has a defective unit, but it helps his site not to exchange it....even Leo's is working wellIf SB & SP continue to have such horrible reliability issues, MS will need a fire sale to get rid of the inventory.
Hot bag and BSOD a regular occurrence according to Paul Thurott.