Possibly. Either that or for sound. But I was trying to wrap my head around that gap...
Pretty sure the vents on the display are there because they put fans in there. According to the good commenters on the Verge anyway. They're all losing their minds over there over these things. Like it's the best thing ever created. In fact, I think I saw someone actually post that.
coolfactor wrote: »
I'm impressed. Apple is losing its edge to these competitors. Light, thin, elegant.... no longer Apple-defining characteristics.
I can see that flex-hinge being a piece that breaks when placed in a bag with books or any large pressure is applied. Depends on how attached the top screen part is into it.
Their Surface and Surface Book designs look awful! The Surface looks like a broken chair and what's with the Surface Book ridiculous hinge?! Steve Jobs was right.. MS has no taste.
Surface is now a broad brand (maybe for all their own PC hardware, maybe a sub-brand akin to "Air" for Apple, we will see how it develops):
Surface Book - a laptop (where you can detach the screen if you absolutely have to)
Surface 4 - a tablet (where you can attach a keyboard if you absolutely have to)
I don't know how good the products are, but the branding is pretty straight forward.
I think that hinge is cool. It's different, eye-catching. I tell you... if Apple came out with that, people here that are calling it ugly would see things in a very different light.
I wouldn't exactly call this elegant...
That is indeed terrible
Not sure what you are referring to... 13" screen is plenty big enough (same as a MacBook, which runs MS Office just fine), and 267dpi would make for a very crisp screen. I'm no Microsoft fan, but your response does not match reality at all.
Oh, yes, the screen is very crisp. In "Metro" mode, it works very nicely as a tablet, the only problem is that nobody writes metro apps. In legacy mode, however, the crisp screen ends up giving you tiny, tiny type and a UI that can't be used unless you have a magnifying glass. At least, that's my experience on the Surface Pro 2. The biggest selling point is the support for legacy apps, but the way it's done they're not exactly very usable. And there are virtually no "new" apps in the app store. Other than that, the hardware is really well done.
It is ugly and functionally it is a disaster waiting to happen. It creates unsupported gap between the keyboard and screen that could cause damage to both if pressure if applied (like when in a carrying bag with books).
You're impressed that someone is trying to out-Apple Apple? Where have you been for the last decade or two?
[Edit: Quadra60 beat me to that turn-of-phrase...]
Well, considering that I registered at AppleInsider forums in 2004, that means that I would've been here, right here, for the last decade. But I guess I haven't established my own reputation around here. I LOVE Apple products, but I'm not blind to the efforts of the competition. Someone here just claimed I'm sounding like a Fandroid, but those types say negative stuff about Apple. I'm not doing that. I think Apple's designs are great. I just think that the competition is also doing a great job at creating good designs. No more clunky, bulky hardware. Software, though, makes all the difference, and nobody can catch Apple there.
I assume you will use the touchscreen only if you detached the screen. I don't know if this makes sense, but maybe MS thinks that if you need a laptop, you buy the Surface Pro and when you get on a plane, you can leave the keyboard in your luggage and just take the table on to watch movies?
solipsismy wrote: »
If AnandTech's preliminary iPhone 6S-series benchmarks are anything to go by, the iPad Pro with an A9X ARM chip will be a much better value than this MS Surface Pro* with an Intel chip.
* They call it a Surface Pro but are they even still making the MS Surface with the ARM processor?
SpamSandwich wrote: »
All I can do is LOL...