There has been a lot of talk during the Microsoft Surface event in Shanghai how much new and improved the new Surface Pro is vs Surface Pro 4 that it will be replacing. So with all things equal, can you guess which one is which?
Microsoft really wants you to think that it is new though
They even counted over 800 new parts according to their presentation
Most of it was likely the count of the solder connections made with a different new tin and the updated hinge (joke)
Totally ahead in pretty much in every aspect other than the pen, which is the same as SP4 but potentially could be upgraded down the road (to be confirmed). You’ll have a better screen, speakers, no fan noise but comparable performance, better battery life, an included premium Alcantara keyboard that you can use wired or wireless, more USABLE ports, ability to add an external graphics amplifier, and stronger build from anodised aluminium vs painted magnesium (Surface Pro will get scratched from just being in your bag!). Best of all is the aggressive pricing set by the EVE team!
I have been extremely excited for some time! These guys seriously made my year with their Kickstarter. I haven’t seen an external graphics adapter, are they useful or required? I’m thinking doing some video editing and post processing, is that something better served with an external graphics amplifier?
For any typical graphics and video editing you should be well served with i7 16GB version of V, so no external GPU dock is not required in any sense, but if you want to play AAA game titles on very high settings or want to have V closer to workstation in terms of performance and external graphics will go a long way (especially if you get something like GTX 1080Ti)