- Aug 19, 2017
Also like the MacBook Air which took a few generations to fully realise the vision of a super slim but not underpowered flash-based computer of the future. Looks like this will be fine for office and web based productivity workflows, which is what I'm imagining it will be sold as. Just hope the devs actually commit this time (and MS finally pick a strategy and stick with it, too much chopping and changing is what has hurt a lot of previous efforts to move windows on).Well, other reviews are out as well, and they do not seem to be as negative as this one.
With its new Surface, Microsoft has made progress blending the best of mobile devices and personal computers. But it falls short in offering a fingertip-friendly experience for tablets.www.nytimes.com
A sharp Surface redesign with a clever hidden stylus, but some price and compatibility red flags.www.cnet.com
This is the best Snapdragon PC around, but it still has troubling limits.www.engadget.com
From the moment I opened up the Surface Pro X, I got the sense that Microsoft had entered a new chapter for its homegrown hardware. Gone are the huge bezels and hard edges found on the company’s previous detachables, and in their place you something that’s sleek and sophisticated, unlike...gizmodo.com
Most of reviewers complain about the poor performance, software incompatibility, and high price for the package.
It looks like a beautiful machine, and a shift to ARM is perhaps inevitable, as these processors become increasingly more powerful and efficient, while Intel is still struggling to improve its architecture.
Apple is clearly moving towards ARM, it just has not yet announced any ARM Mac yet. There are Windows machines already, but perhaps it is still a little too early to adopt it.
I remember when Microsoft first unveiled the Surface back in 2012, and it was poorly received. Everybody was ready to deem it as a huge failure. It eventually got much better, and now Microsoft managed to create a reasonably successful line of Surface devices. It is not a huge hit, but it has its reputation.
That is to say that the Surface Pro X does not seem bad at all, but perhaps it is the first step in a move to ARM. It may not make sense now, as ARM processors are evolving fast, and 5G Internet is not widely available in these devices. But in a few years, it is possible that ARM Windows computers take over (and ARM Macs as well).