It has taken a few extra months to get my act together to replace my aging 8 year old iMac, but I have finally done it. It required a few thousand miles of flying to the USA and back and some help from Amazon, but it looks awesome. I am hoping this setup can last for the next 7 years. 😉
New desktop setup: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (i7/256GB/16GB RAM), Dell UltraSharp 27-inch monitor, Anker 7-port USB 3.0 data & charging hub.
Old desktop setup: Apple iMac Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, 500GB HD.
Last night I visted the Microsoft store in the Galleria shopping mall in Houston, Texas and purchased the Surface Pro 4 i7 256GB SSD 16GB RAM. As part of a package deal, I also got a teal coloured touch cover 4 keyboard, a lovely bag and a 5 user licence for Office 365.
So starts the journey with my Surface Pro 4. I am hoping this one is not problematic like the last one.
Like everything else I will report back here with updates.
Did you watch the Microsoft Windows 10 Devices event? It was a draw dropping spectacle.
Check out the thousands of tweets covering the events over at twitter, just search #windows10devices.
Two devices grabbed my attention. Take a look at the awesome videos below:
The Surface Pro 4 : Syklake Core M, i5 and i7, Windows 10, new keyboard and pen. 12.3″ PixelSense screen, pixel density of 267ppi, up to 16GB RAM and 1TB of storage, two USB 3.0 ports, fingerprint sensor, 8 megapixel front camera. Full technical specifications here.
The Surface Book – The Ultimate laptop has a 13.5″ PixelSense Display, 6 million pixels, 267 DPI, NVIDIA Accelerated graphics, NVIDIA GeForce GPU, High speed GDDR5 memory, 2x USB 3.0 , Full size SD Card, Precision glass trackpad, 5-point mutitouch, Integrated backlit keyboard, Machined magnesium body, Dynamic Fulcrum Hinge, 6th generation Intel Core processor, Up to 16GB RAM & 1TB storage, Thinnest and lightest Intel Core i7 PC, Muscle Wire Lock. At around about 55 seconds into the video comes an awesome surprise. Full Technical Specifications here.
The big question is will either fit in the docking station I bought for the Surface Pro 3? If yes, then I have until my next trip to the US to decide which Windows 10 device I will be getting.
NEW YORK—Microsoft gave its Surface Pro tablet an upgrade today. Surface Pro 4 has the same shape and size as Surface Pro 3, but it now sports a Skylake 6th generation Core processor.
The tablet also has a larger screen; what was a 12-inch 2160×1440 screen is now 12.3 inches with a 267PPI display. The larger screen has been incorporated without changing the overall dimensions of the system, so it remains compatible with the Surface Pro 3 Dock.