First Ring Daily: A Little Surface Surfaces

Posted on May 16, 2018 by Brad Sams in First Ring Daily, Podcasts with 5 Comments

On this episode of First Ring Daily, Paul is bleeding, Brad is punctual, and there is a smaller Surface coming soon.

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5 responses to “First Ring Daily: A Little Surface Surfaces”

  1. slbailey1

    Will this new Surface be able to run Visual Studio reasonable well?

  2. cybersaurusrex

    Does the fact that this uses an Intel chip and not ARM signal that Windows on ARM is dead?

    • John Scott

      In reply to cybersaurusrex:

      I think it will depend what market Microsoft is going after and what price point its trying achieve. Intel has that new 10mm chip slowing coming out but big question as to if its price can fit into this category.

  3. paulkocz

    We have approx 120 Surface Pro 3/4 machines and around 90 Surface 3 devices. I work in Education. The Surface 3 is great (and I have less problems with them - apart from them being slow). We had to change to another vendor this year for more devices as the price is just too prohibitive. The cheapest Surface Pro device is around $1100.00 AU. The equivalent vendor device (2 in 1) is around $850 AU with 3 year onsite support and warranty. Surface doesn't have any of that at the price. I would kill to get an updated Surface 3 in the classroom - for student use it is great. The size alone on a student desk just makes it ideal. Again price might matter - but can't wait to see these. Microsoft needs a win in EDU and a lot of the pieces are coming together in EDU for them - just don't stuff this part of it up!!

  4. Lewk

    I have to think it is going to be an ARM chip. Bloomberg while correct in the past, have gotten a detail like the CPU wrong before with their rumours. So you have to think it's for ARM.