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# 250615 18-May-2019 17:14
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I'm trying to slim down my travel kit. When I travel now I carry a work laptop, work ipad and personal tablet. Work supports BYOD so I'm trying to consolidate to one device. I need something with excellent battery life, a trackpad or mouse (I edit a lot of powerpoints on the road and the iPad isn't useful for that), light and a good typing experience.


I've gone round and round a but but I'm currently considering the HP Spectre X360 13 inch and the Surface Pro 6. I can get the Spectre with an i7 and 16GB for similar money as the Surface with an i5 and 8GB. The keyboard on the Spectre seems much nicer but the Surface is more portable.


Is there anything else I should be considering? I'm leaning pretty heavily towards the Spectre at the moment but open to feedback.


 


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  # 2240683 18-May-2019 23:02
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I was looking at the Spectre myself, but ended up going with the Elitebook x360 1040 G5. Also i7 16GB. Mil Spec chassis, so should last a while. On-site warranty as standard. Really pleased with it so far. It's replacing a Surface Pro 4.




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  # 2240685 18-May-2019 23:41
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I use a Dell XPS 13" 9370 4K, good battery life, easy to read screen although a tad small.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2240686 18-May-2019 23:44
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I've had both. The surface is far superior imo



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  # 2240688 19-May-2019 00:17
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sqishy:

I use a Dell XPS 13" 9370 4K, good battery life, easy to read screen although a tad small.



Sure but it's not a convertible. I want something that I can also watch movies on in tablet or tent mode as well as take notes.



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  # 2240689 19-May-2019 00:19
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gehenna: I've had both. The surface is far superior imo


Why? I like the form factor but I'm not at all confident about the keyboard.

The spectre also offers thunderbolt charging so I can potentially cut down the number of chargers I take



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  # 2241700 20-May-2019 16:50
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I've ended up with a Surface Pro 6. I've just set it up and it is really nice to use. Very happy so far.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2246730 28-May-2019 06:35
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to consider? x1 yoga, x380 yoga, x390 yoga





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  # 2246796 28-May-2019 08:26
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gehenna: I've had both. The surface is far superior imo

 

really, i think there port selection is out dated, no usb c thunderbolt! docking station port isnt really usefull (mean you can only use it at home or other locations that have surface docking station and there isnt a mobile version of it to take around with you) Surface Pro 6 was nice to see quad core, i wish they expanded there port selection. Been using surface pro since surface pro 3, currently on 5 and not planning on upgrading to 6.





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  # 2247431 29-May-2019 05:49
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gehenna: I've had both. The surface is far superior imo

 

really, i think there port selection is out dated, no usb c thunderbolt! docking station port isnt really usefull (mean you can only use it at home or other locations that have surface docking station and there isnt a mobile version of it to take around with you) Surface Pro 6 was nice to see quad core, i wish they expanded there port selection. Been using surface pro since surface pro 3, currently on 5 and not planning on upgrading to 6.

 

 

Agree. No USB C really sucks. You can buy a USB C: Surface doc cable, which I plan to use for travel. This will let me use a USB C PD anker charger for all my other stuff as well as my surface. I just need to be careful to always insert to the surface before connection to power as I read that arcing can be a problem.


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  # 2247434 29-May-2019 06:34
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I have used a few and the best one i have found is something like this

 

https://www.dell.com/en-nz/work/shop/business-laptop-notebook-computers/new-latitude-5290-2-in-1/spd/latitude-12-5290-2-in-1-laptop

 

 

 

I was lucky and able to get a remanufactured one from PB tech for $1100 (16gb ram, i7, 256ssd).  Keyboard cost extra 130.

 

Best thing i like about this is that it has a USB A port and 2 x usb C that support PD so can be charged by just a standard 45watt USB C charger.  Also has a port for micro SD :)

 

 

 

I did have a surface pro but did not like how you could not use USB C to charge it.

 

 


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  # 2247436 29-May-2019 06:37
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Just reading about your PD power bank, i have charged this off one but it was very slow charging while I was using the device at the same time, fast if the device was off and just plugged the power pack in :)


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