I would recommend either EVE V or next one down the i7 Surface Pro. Both have great builds, strong following and support. i7 SP has the iris graphics too, but remember these are portability first devices. So tbh maybe a tiny bit less, but iris too sucks for any decent gaming or gpu compute applications. With V at least you get the option for external graphics. Both V and SP won’t have any trouble with external monitors though With SP battery life is still not strong
Honest opinion (as someone who’s also getting EDU-options): The EDU discount is nice, but still the cost is insanely high for the new SP.
Just in the EU the SP is still 1300€ and that’s without the keyboard or pen which are still full price.
Unless you want it for hardcore gaming, the current Intel graphics are quite enough for offloading a bunch of tasks from the CPU. H.264/H.265 and VP9, for video decoding and encoding. OpenCL for faster operations (Excel to give an example) Windows UI rendering and effects, etc…
If you do want 3D intensive apps or gaming, you can always use an egpu by using TB3.
No one is really talking about the benifits of the HP Iris 640 vs Intel HD graphics. I thought that would make more of an impact than it seems to, is that not an advantage vs the V and i5 SP5 for gaming?
Not really, the improvement is so marginal that it is hardly worth the mention. To be blunt, most modern tittles on 2 in 1and ultrabooks will suck. With iris it might suck a little tiny less but suck nonetheless. By the time you get into playable fps your resolution and all settings will be so low that it will look like a game from 2 decades ago. That why that TB3 option was so important to us when V was in the specs phase
I totally understand the TB3 option, and eGPU’s are the future. I don’t imagine I’ll build another desktop again and instead have an eGPU docking station and a portable 2-1 as an all-in-one device! Problem I have now is that these devices can’t really replace a traditional desktop at the moment, with the CPU’s and other limiting factors for gaming with an eGPU. So while I want to future proof myself with TB3, I’m mostly looking to do light gaming while on the go with this device, I travel a lot for work so having something thin and light with a large battery is priority #1, a bonus would be able to play some games while sitting in the hotel room with nothing else to do but binge watch netflix’s newest show. (which as an FYI is a fantastic use-case for the Bluetooth Keyboard, that thing looks awesome and helps set this device apart from the others in it’s class!!)
Do you envision a portable eGPU in the near future that would be something you could pack into a bag, but not be a full fledged desktop GPU??
Reading those specs, it sounds like the display panel that @Konstantinos mentioned in the update thread. I think we should keep an eye on the reviews, then we should be able to get a grasp of how it measures up (I assume it will be magnificent). Also, that distributor is really screwing us over with the delays, V’s halo of “latest & greatest” slowly diminishes.
@Patrick_Hermawan at first I was really intrigued by the Latitude, does have a lot of good core components and a solid build. One issue I take with it is the lack of a kickstand, so using the tablet on it’s own becomes much harder. If your going to limit yourself to modes where the tablet is attached to the device there are a lot of good options out there like the Lenovo Yoga line or HP Spectre x360’s. Also keyboard is expensive 250/350 depending on wireless charging. It’s close but no cigar…
Found a great list of all 2-1’s that’s out there on another forum.
MobileTechReview information in video NSP i7 and gains in 3D mark skydiver 5683 , NSP i5 4060 . and the Ghost and7 4589 . according to users, results in an average SP 4 and7 5339 … I can’t understand why such a difference and such a fall , because of the trolling ?