“This isn’t just a processor change. We did take Kaby Lake, it’s the latest generation, of course. But it’s the integrated SSD on the motherboard. It’s the fundamental architecture changes that we do in Windows and Surface." - Panos Panay, head of Microsoft Surface So, I guess when Microsoft solders the SSD to the motherboard, they tout it as a feature. Also, when they make a device intended for creative professionals and put 4Gb RAM in the first two tiers (yup, this is what you get when you buy a Surface Pro m3 or i5 128Gb) and don't offer more than 16Gb on either the Surface Pro or the Surface Book - that is alright. I would LOVE to see the reaction here if Apple made ANY Mac with 4Gb in 2017. Let alone one with Pro in the name. Btw, the pen is now sold separately for $99. I see MS fans are already saying this is a good choice, because "not everyone needs a pen". Of course, we remember the comments when we learned the iPad Pro doesn't come with Pencil in the box. Just for the record, I like the new Surface Pro. The new pen seems like a massive upgrade and it looks like a great tool for artists and creatives. But if just made me think of all those "it's not a pro device because RAM" posts when MBPs came out. 4Gb.