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# 214689 24-May-2017 08:03
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New Microsoft Surface Pro announced overnight, the new surface pro tablets. Sadly, no USB C ports.

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  # 1787213 24-May-2017 08:06
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Nice to see being launched in New Zealand with the first wave.

 

That cover is not the best thing in the world though. I think the material is not a great one for that use and I think it's too thin. I always use an external keyboard with mine.





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  # 1787232 24-May-2017 08:32
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USB Type-C is a mess. Plenty of issues with compatibility between cables, devices and speeds. Microsoft is releasing an adapter for USB Type-C that you will be able to use with Surface Laptop and Surface Pro. I would rather see another USB Type A or Thunderbolt 3 port instead (clearly labelled TB with logo).

 

I am keen and want to order the Surface Laptop which you can order in NZ (same global release countries as Surface Pro) but only Platinum colour is available for NZ and rest of the world. In the US, you can pick Burgundy, Cobalt Blue, Platinum and Gold. I want Burgundy. I was about to buy it direct from Amazon which ships the Surface Laptop to NZ in Burgundy but then it turns out your Surface devices warranty is not internationally covered even in countries where the same SKU is available. Complete opposite experience to Microsoft Band which I have successfully claimed warranty on a US purchase replaced in Australia where the band was sold.





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  # 1787235 24-May-2017 08:41
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When I replace my laptop, I'm pretty sure USBC with Thunderbolt 3 will be one of my 'must haves' (mostly for a single cable charger & dock)


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  # 1787251 24-May-2017 08:54
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freitasm:

 

Nice to see being launched in New Zealand with the first wave.

 

That cover is not the best thing in the world though. I think the material is not a great one for that use and I think it's too thin. I always use an external keyboard with mine.

 

 

Some of our SP4 type covers got very dirty with extended use. A good scrub with some wet wipe-type products from one of the plastic tubes did wonders to bring them back to life.


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  # 1787255 24-May-2017 08:57
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Memo to Microsoft: I'm a Surface Pro user. If you me to remain a Surface Pro user when I next upgrade, USB C please. 




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  # 1787256 24-May-2017 08:59
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Anyone know if the Surface pro 4 keyboard covers can be used with the new surface pro? I tried to find some material on it but didnt see anything. I assume it can.


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  # 1787260 24-May-2017 09:04
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Surface pro 4 is awful with external monitors. They work 98% of the time, but they do weird things like swap screens around, forget orientation, use the wrong screen as default, etc. Really basic stuff. It's not a great tablet, so might as well buy a laptop.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1787262 24-May-2017 09:05
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A bit more that I want to pay for a tablet..





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  # 1787268 24-May-2017 09:17
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timmmay:

 

Surface pro 4 is awful with external monitors. They work 98% of the time, but they do weird things like swap screens around, forget orientation, use the wrong screen as default, etc. Really basic stuff. It's not a great tablet, so might as well buy a laptop.

 

 

That used to be the case, but not recently. Our SP3/SP4's have been bullet-proof with external monitors last 6 months or so. We run dual screens via proprietary dock.


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  # 1787358 24-May-2017 11:39
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Ugh, still no Surface Phone announcement. 


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  # 1787391 24-May-2017 12:35
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timmmay:

 

Surface pro 4 is awful with external monitors. They work 98% of the time, but they do weird things like swap screens around, forget orientation, use the wrong screen as default, etc. Really basic stuff. It's not a great tablet, so might as well buy a laptop.

 

 

That used to be the case, but not recently. Our SP3/SP4's have been bullet-proof with external monitors last 6 months or so. We run dual screens via proprietary dock.

 

 

 

 

I still get weird stuff with external monitors & SP4 using the MS dock.  Most annoying is disconnecting the SP4 and 'losing' one of the open applications to presumably a ghost monitor.  Aaaagghhh....


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  # 1787489 24-May-2017 15:02
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tigercorp:

 

dafman:

 

timmmay:

 

Surface pro 4 is awful with external monitors. They work 98% of the time, but they do weird things like swap screens around, forget orientation, use the wrong screen as default, etc. Really basic stuff. It's not a great tablet, so might as well buy a laptop.

 

 

That used to be the case, but not recently. Our SP3/SP4's have been bullet-proof with external monitors last 6 months or so. We run dual screens via proprietary dock.

 

 

 

 

I still get weird stuff with external monitors & SP4 using the MS dock.  Most annoying is disconnecting the SP4 and 'losing' one of the open applications to presumably a ghost monitor.  Aaaagghhh....

 

 

Are you fully up to date with firmware?


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  # 1787523 24-May-2017 15:58
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I still get weird stuff with external monitors & SP4 using the MS dock.  Most annoying is disconnecting the SP4 and 'losing' one of the open applications to presumably a ghost monitor.  Aaaagghhh....

 

 

Microsoft has a utility to update the firmware on Surface Dock itself. Have you ever run that and updated firmware for the docking station?

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=46703

 

 

 

 





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  # 1787552 24-May-2017 16:18
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No thanks. Give me a proper laptop that I can use on my lap any day. Current workhorse is a Dell XPS 13 2n1 (and it has 2 USB-C). Had a surface pro 3 and hated it to the point that I went BYOD for work until they upgraded me.





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  # 1787715 24-May-2017 19:20
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tigercorp:

 

I still get weird stuff with external monitors & SP4 using the MS dock.  Most annoying is disconnecting the SP4 and 'losing' one of the open applications to presumably a ghost monitor.  Aaaagghhh....

 

 

Microsoft has a utility to update the firmware on Surface Dock itself. Have you ever run that and updated firmware for the docking station?

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=46703

 

 

Yeah, I'm up to date. Thanks for the suggestion.


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