First Ring Daily 484: The Surface Blaftermath

Posted on October 4, 2018 by Brad Sams in First Ring Daily, Podcasts with 10 Comments

Microsoft had a big week with new Surface products and in this edition of First Ring Daily, we dive deep into the new products that span from headphones to desktops.

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11 responses to “First Ring Daily 484: The Surface Blaftermath”

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    kshsystems

    Did this event come across as underwhelming?

    Wouldn't you expect the Surface Studio to support an 8th gen Intel CPU? I know Microsoft has this thing about the surface connect port, but really, who is it going to hurt to provide an extra USB C port with charging ability?

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    Rob_Wade

    Yes, please qualify what you define as "customer". I want SIGNIFICANTLY better touch experience. I'm SO sick and tired of tired desktop-centric approaches.

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    johnbaxter

    My (79 year old) memory tells me that in the original presentation of Surface Microsoft promised enterprise that Surface Connect is a long term thing. I don't recall an end time for that.

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    Rob_Wade

    My problem with replacing passwords with everything using biometric is that it makes you stupid. In other words, if something ever happens and you need to go back you will not remember your passwords.

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    Travis

    Brad apple does make over the ear active noise canceling headphones and they have the w1 chip. The beats studio 3 wireless headphones.

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    Rob_Wade

    My problem with replacing passwords with everything using biometric is that it makes you stupid. In other words, if something ever happens and you need to go back you will not remember your passwords.


    And beauty clearly is in the eye of the beholder. I've never found Apple products to be attractive in the least. Especially their iPhones.

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    train_wreck

    So you guys sort of glided past the whole "1809 is deleting some people's documents" thing.


    This is bad. Like REALLY bad. About the worst kind of problem you could have with these updates. Deleting user data!?!?


    Of course there needs to be more analysis of this to determine the cause, amount of users impacted, rectifications, etc..... but on the outset, this is disturbing.

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    wright_is

    I don't know how it is in the USA, but over here most students seem to struggle to pay the rent, food and course fees (which are pretty low). Even with a part-time job, most seem to struggle to pay for a basic smartphone contract (10€ - 15€), using hand-me-down phone (my daughter's friend is still using a hand-me-down iPhone 4S, which he paid 50€ for 2 years ago).

    I doubt many would have 50€ a month to spare on a Surface lease-to-buy deal.

    My other daughter managed to get through her Bachelor with a student loan + a part-time job. The loan just about paid for her flat (450€ a month) and her tuition fees. Luckily students get a semester ticket here for trains and buses.

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    jchampeau

    One quick comment regarding bezel size: If you use the Surface Pro as a tablet (without the type cover), the existing bezels are just barely big enough to reliably hold or handle the thing without inadvertently touching the screen and moving the cursor. I think if the bezels were 75% smaller, it would be frustratingly difficult to use it like a tablet. And if you use it exclusively like a laptop (and I'm sure many do), then why not buy a Surface Laptop instead? Making the bezels too small would largely turn it from a 2-in-1 device to a 1-in-1 device and they already have one of those.

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