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Topic # 181038 30-Sep-2015 09:59
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It is anticipated the new Surface Pro 4 will be announced on October 6th in the USA. (http://www.techradar.com/news/mobile-computing/laptops/surface-pro-4-release-date-price-news-and-features-1285416)

Does Microsoft ship to the retailers then release their hardware upon their announcement or will the market need to then wait until the goods are shipped to the retailers, similar to the Apple iPad release? I will be in the US over the announcement period and are hoping to acquire the new model but that will depend on the delay between announcement and release. Does anyone recall the process with previous releases by MS.

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  Reply # 1397126 30-Sep-2015 10:09
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I am really keen on the Surface pro 4 as well.  I will be in Canada next week, so here's hoping that stores there will have some devices!

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  Reply # 1397210 30-Sep-2015 11:08
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Usually companies announce products and launch is 3 ~ 4 weeks away. Saying that Microsoft did surprise every with the Band announcement and it was available to purchase the next day at Microsoft Stores.




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  Reply # 1397216 30-Sep-2015 11:11
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I need to purchase some new pc's for my work team ... holding off, holding off

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  Reply # 1397394 30-Sep-2015 15:13
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previously each Surface announce has product releasing a month later

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  Reply # 1397399 30-Sep-2015 15:19
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nathan: previously each Surface announce has product releasing a month later


Just in NZ or world-wide?

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  Reply # 1397408 30-Sep-2015 15:37
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timbosan:
nathan: previously each Surface announce has product releasing a month later


Just in NZ or world-wide?


previously in the US, which has always been the first launch country

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  Reply # 1397447 30-Sep-2015 17:15
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Does this mean new colour keyboards?
And if so will they work on a surface pro 3?

Come on forest green........



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  Reply # 1397467 30-Sep-2015 17:43
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Have been really impressed with my SP3.
Hope MSFT continue with the firmware updates.


Looking to see what improvements the SP4 has.


For me:

 

  • 16-32 Gb ram is desired.
  • Bigger screen (14-15 inch).
  • 4G.
  • Longer battery.
  • Faster CPU, mem, SSD blah blah.


Oh also... Cortana. Do want.




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  Reply # 1397481 30-Sep-2015 18:13
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NZCrusader: Have been really impressed with my SP3.
Hope MSFT continue with the firmware updates.


Looking to see what improvements the SP4 has.


For me:

 

  • 16-32 Gb ram is desired.
  • Bigger screen (14-15 inch).
  • 4G.
  • Longer battery.
  • Faster CPU, mem, SSD blah blah.


Oh also... Cortana. Do want.


Don't think you will get a bigger screen, remember hearing that it would not change due to the dock etc.
Sounds like some people were not to happy buying a dock for SP2 then having to replace it for the SP3.
That also brings the screen to the size of "get a bloody laptop/ultrabook" range :P

Agree with new I5/I7 CPU updates and 16gig ram.



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  Reply # 1397488 30-Sep-2015 18:27
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Yep. SP3 is the best tablet I have ever owned bar none.

Trim a bit of weight off it maybe and a new CPU.

The only issue I have is that sometimes it doesn't sleep and goes flat in my bag. Very annoying. Haven't investigated what is keeping it awake though...




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  Reply # 1397517 30-Sep-2015 19:04
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I wonder if we will see Surface Mini at the same time?

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  Reply # 1397534 30-Sep-2015 19:32
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My general rule over the years has been 90 days for software, 30 days for hardware from announcement time.  So I would expect a GA to be around 10th of November.  I seem to remember there are other releases from Microsoft around that time - perhaps a windows 10 update and some more hardware.




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  Reply # 1397555 30-Sep-2015 19:55
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Glad there should be a 16GB RAM option, will replace ultrabooks for alot of people

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  Reply # 1397748 1-Oct-2015 07:56
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mrtoken: Does this mean new colour keyboards?
And if so will they work on a surface pro 3?

Come on forest green........




we already publically committed to make Surface Pro 3 accessories work with Surface Pro vNext

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  Reply # 1397752 1-Oct-2015 08:06
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Waiting for a 16GB model. But would be a decision spending money unjustifiably on a iPad Pro or Surface for no apparent reason

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