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gehenna
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  #2349266 7-Nov-2019 09:54
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The reviews are out, and as suspected the Surface Pro X is a nice looking device, that can't do anything because it can't run most of the apps that exist.  

 

Super disappointing, but this is the problem until devs embrace developing for ARM64.  


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  #2349468 7-Nov-2019 14:36
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gehenna:

 

The reviews are out, and as suspected the Surface Pro X is a nice looking device, that can't do anything because it can't run most of the apps that exist.  

 

Super disappointing, but this is the problem until devs embrace developing for ARM64.  

 

 

It's a real pity that MS didn't go the whole hog and give us the Pro X body with the Ice Lake chipset.

 

Surface Pro is long overdue for overhaul - excluding the USB C port, externally the Surface Pro 7 is identical to my 4-year old Surface Pro 4.

 

I'll be upgrading within 12 months and was looking forward to an all new Surface, but will now probably hop over to HP's latest.


 
 
 
 


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  #2349470 7-Nov-2019 14:41
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dafman:

 

gehenna:

 

The reviews are out, and as suspected the Surface Pro X is a nice looking device, that can't do anything because it can't run most of the apps that exist.  

 

Super disappointing, but this is the problem until devs embrace developing for ARM64.  

 

 

It's a real pity that MS didn't go the whole hog and give us the Pro X body with the Ice Lake chipset.

 

Surface Pro is long overdue for overhaul - excluding the USB C port, externally the Surface Pro 7 is identical to my 4-year old Surface Pro 4.

 

I'll be upgrading within 12 months and was looking forward to an all new Surface, but will now probably hop over to HP's latest.

 

 

There's a good reason for the form factor staying the same, there are a lot of organisations (like airlines) that are using Surface Pros but also have mounts or peripherals that would rightly be annoyed if we changed it each iteration.

 

Keen to see the review mentioned though. EDIT: Read Engadget's review which seems to line up. https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/05/microsoft-surface-pro-x-review-price-specs-availability-windows-arm-lte/. Not too concerned but certainly would be a bit miffed if I had shelled out. Quite a few of the team at our office are lining up to get one so should be some noise internally as well as externally if the issues are as widespread. 


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  #2349479 7-Nov-2019 14:56
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The review is misleading IMHO

 

Its no surprise 64 bit app didn't install, he could've and should've chosen 32bit version

 

Same story with bench-marking apps, of course a benchmark app needs to be updated to understand ARM64

 

I've had my Pro X since Oct22 and have had none of the issues with browsing/video/Edge that he mentions

 

There are some firmware updates released today, that tidy up some of the fit n finish as well

 

For what this PC is targeted at - mobile productivity worker wanting a thin and light, always on, always LTE connected 2n1 tablet, its the best one out there.





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