High-End Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book Are Available

Subject: Systems | January 23, 2016 - 02:26 AM |
Tagged: microsoft, surface, surface pro 4, surface book

The Microsoft Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 launched back in October, and Ryan published a review of them in December. He didn't really make reference to it, but the highest-end model of each were unavailable until a later date. As it turns out, that time is roughly now. I say “roughly” because, while Microsoft has launched the devices, Amazon's landing page doesn't list them, and searching for the product directly shows a price tag of just under $10,000. I assume Amazon hasn't pushed the appropriate buttons yet.

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The only real improvement that you will see, versus the second-highest SKU, is a jump in SSD capacity from 512GB to 1TB. This extra storage will cost roughly 1$/GB, but this is also a very fast NVMe SSD. If 512GB was too small, and you were holding out for availability of the 1TB model, then your wait should (basically) be over.

Although, since you waited this long, you might want to hold off a little longer. Microsoft is supposed to be correcting (some say) severe issues with upcoming firmware. You may want to see whether the problems are solved before dropping two-and-a-half to three grand.

Source: Microsoft

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January 24, 2016 | 05:29 AM - Posted by DrRetina (not verified)


January 24, 2016 | 08:58 PM - Posted by 24nolf

My thoughts exactly.

January 25, 2016 | 10:16 PM - Posted by Scott Michaud

That link was actually in the original article, near the bottom. "(some say)".

January 24, 2016 | 07:27 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I'm guessing this top line spec will be well north of $5K in Australia as the current top line spec is $4200, simply ludicrous pricing for hardware plagued by issues.

January 24, 2016 | 11:41 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

M$ is going all Apple times 10, with the overpricing and spyware baked into the OS! Hopefully there are not enough fools to keep M$ in this new business, and hopefully there will be some movement towards full Linux based Tablets. Just Under 10,000 for any tablet hardware built by M$ is crazy when that amount of money will get a damn good laptop workstation, and and high end non M$ tablet, and still have thousands of dollars remaining for other uses! WTF M$ are you completely bonkers, and what's with those product defects on the surface line of SKUs!

January 25, 2016 | 12:28 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Your comment makes you sound borderline illiterate.

January 25, 2016 | 05:56 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Whenever someone uses the term 'M$', I treat it as a warning to manage my expectations. It's very handy.

January 25, 2016 | 02:51 PM - Posted by Gunbuster

Still has that terrible Avastar WiFi/Bluetooth. Would it kill them to spend an extra $4 for an intel or broadcom chip?

January 26, 2016 | 05:53 PM - Posted by eastbayrae

My workaround for this is to uninstall/reinstall the card whenever I switch different routers/hot spots. The card is total shit. Add to that the endless software bugs, crashes and other shenanigans.

January 28, 2016 | 09:52 AM - Posted by Gunbuster

Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, XBONE, Surface Pro 3, Surface 3, Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, and all Avastar. How many devices will it take for them to figure out the solution blows?

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