(upbeat percussive music) – Microsoft is trying a
million different things to try and bring Windows
into the Modern Age and one of those things is this thing, the Surface Pro X. X, not 10. I think it looks like a million bucks, but the really important
part of the Surface is the processor. It uses a Qualcomm ARM
chip like your phone, instead of an Intel
chip like your computer. ARM could be the future,
but the future ain’t cheap. This starts at $1,140 with a keyboard, and the model I’m testing here
costs just short of $1,800. The future also ain’t fast. See, we’re not gonna get to the future without some heartbreak. So, look, I mean, actually
look at the Surface. It is beautiful! Microsoft went with an anodized aluminum in this nearly matte finish,
which looks sharp as hell, but also, yeah, it picks
up a ton of fingerprints something awful. But from the back you’d
think this was just a black Surface Pro 7,
just a little bit thinner with slightly more rounded edges. But, then this screen hits you. It’s a 13-inch screen and a body that’s nearly the same
size as the Surface Pro 7, and that’s because the
bezels are much smaller here, at least on the left and the right. It’s 1920 by 2880, which
makes it a 3:2 aspect ratio, which is the best aspect ratio. Yes, it is. There are two keyboard options, and one of them has this little slot where the new Surface Slim
Pen can hide, right here. It’s really clever! It just kinda (fingers
snap) snicks right in, it charges right there, and
it’s held down with magnets. It means you’re much
less likely to lose it, or forget it in your bag, or whatever. But, that extra space does
seem to make this keyboard just a little bit more wobbly
than other Surface keyboards, and when it’s clicked up,
it’s harder to tap stuff on the taskbar, or even
to see it sometimes. That’s annoying, but if
you really want a stylus, it’s probably all worth the trade-off. Now, I am not a stylus person,
but this one seems all right. It could get a little bit tiring to use for a long time because it’s so thin, but it supports all the
stylus stuff that you’d want, pressure, and angle,
and the eraser feature on the other side. Let’s see, what else? Well, the hinge goes to
whatever angle you need it to. It’s fanless. It has two USB ports, but not Thunderbolt. You can replace the
SSD if you can find one in this weird size, and you can put a SIM card in it for LTE. Even the power and the volume
buttons are in nicer places. I wish there was a microSD card slot, and I wish there was a headphone jack, but overall, this is actually really close to what my platonic ideal
Surface hardware would be. The whole design of the Surface Pro X makes the Surface Pro 7 design
look like it’s 4-years old, because it is literally 4-years old. This, however, looks like the future. In fact, I’ll just say it. This is the best looking,
nicest computer that I have held in at least a year. Better than any MacBook,
better than the iPad Pro, and way better than any Surface. So, so far, so good, right? Totally, but that
heartbreak is still coming, and it’s spelled A-R-M. (relaxing music) The Surface Pro X runs on an ARM processor instead of an Intel x86 processor. It’s made by Qualcomm, but
Microsoft customized it especially for graphics performance. It’s called the SQ1, the squone. I dunno, whatever. Why ARM? Well, it’s where computers want to go because ARM is developing
faster than Intel these days. It supports LTE directly, and it can usually get
better battery life, but there are two problems. ARM processors can’t sustain high speeds like Intel chips can, and most Windows apps
aren’t optimized for ARM. Let’s start with the performance. It’s mostly fine. No, really, I mean it! It’s actually better than
I was worried it would be. It’s much faster than other
ARM-based Windows computers. I have the model with 16 gigs of RAM, and I am regularly
running, like, a dozen apps and over two dozen tabs across a couple of different browsers, and nothing is grinding to a halt. Now, if you end up
getting the 8 gig model, you’re probably gonna
wanna chill out on that just a little bit. Now, you can see that it’s slow, but it’s way faster than, say, I dunno, a Surface Go, which, to be fair, costs about a third of this thing. There is some weird lag sometimes, but, mostly, I didn’t
notice too many problems when I was doing office stuff. You know, Microsoft Office, but also what your average office drone, like me, has to do these days. Run Slack, keep an eye on
Twitter when they’re bored, edit some spreadsheets,
grind through email, and so on and so on. So, that’s what’s fine, but when it comes to
more intense software, like Photoshop, you can
barely even call it an option. Photoshop technically runs on this thing, but look at the zoom. It’s just awful! I wouldn’t even call
this usable in a pinch. And this is where I
wish I could kinda just stop the video and say that, if you know what you’re
getting into with this thing speed-wise, you could talk
yourself into buying it. Think of it sort of like a Chromebook that happens to run Office apps, right? Let’s just pretend, right? For a minute, just pretend with me. (sighs) So, let’s talk about apps. (dark droning music) So, the apps that run best on the SQ1 are the ones that have
been compiled to ARM64. That means they’re 64-bit, and that they’ve been
designed to run on this chip. Those apps are fast, and they don’t hurt
your battery life much, and they are pretty rare, actually. A bunch of native Windows apps do it, and there’s some stuff
on the Microsoft Store, but there’s not a ton more. But, ARM processors can
run apps that were compiled for 32-bit x86 Intel chips. This is actually most of
what you’re gonna run. Chrome and Spotify, and even
Microsoft’s own Office apps, like Word and Excel. Heck, the Edge browser beta runs this way! I can notice a small speed
difference with these apps, especially in Chrome, but mostly the emulation mode here, is much better than I expected! All of which brings us
to the real problem. There are a bunch of Windows apps, and especially the newest and
most powerful Windows apps, that are 64-bit, but designed
to work for x86 and not ARM, and they don’t run at all. I’m talking about apps
like Adobe Lightroom, and even a bunch of Lightroom alternatives that I wanna try, but I can’t. I’m also talking about games. Games are a full-on non-starter. I don’t mean that they’re slow. I mean they literally don’t start. You can’t install Fortnite. You can install Steam, but pretty much everything
you download isn’t gonna work. So, here’s a game that I love. It’s called Into the
Breach, and it’s a disaster! Just what is happening
on the screen, here? Well, okay, you can play Angry Birds 2. Whoo! See, everybody has that
one app that they need, and mine’s Lightroom, and you have to do a ton
of research to figure out if your app actually
works on this computer. There’s no list that you
can just go look it up on. And, hell, Microsoft’s own online store has a homepage that’s filled with apps that don’t work on this computer! Microsoft promised me that
they’re gonna fix the filters, so that only compatible apps show up here, but, c’mon! (upbeat bright music) Whew, all right, that
was a lot of bad news. How ’bout some good news again? Well, the speakers, they’re really loud, and they’re pretty good! Bluetooth also seems solid, and thank God, because there’s no headphone jack here. LTE also works really
seamlessly on Windows 10. I think the battery life is medium. It’s not great. Other ARM laptops promise
20 hours of battery life, but Microsoft only promises
13 hours of typical use. That also includes a bunch
of downtime in standby mode. So, me, I’m getting just
over 6 hours of active use throughout a day, and
maybe nine or 10 total, if you include all those standby times. That means that I usually
have to plug this in in the midafternoon just to feel safe. I think the battery life should be better on this kind of computer, especially at this price. At least the Fast Charging is really fast. When I was using the
Surface Connect charger, and this thing was in standby, I got from 5% to 50% in half-an-hour! And, while I was using it on charging, it also felt pretty fast. It will also charge over USB-C, but it just won’t be as fast
as using the original charger. (cheery electronic music)
So, at this point, you’re asking yourself, “Why wouldn’t I just get a Surface Pro 7? “It has better performance,
and all of the apps work.” And, you’re not wrong. I think that this hardware,
and especially this screen, is much nicer. But, I don’t know that it’s nice enough to justify all those other trade-offs. Maybe someday, when
there are more ARM apps, but not today. I will give Microsoft some credit for making an ARM machine
that’s fast enough, and that runs real Windows 10, instead of RT, or Windows S, or whatever. And, again, this is
one of the best looking computers around, but the
apps are not ready yet. There might be a bunch
of people who won’t care. If you just need Office,
and email, and Spotify, and Netflix, and whatever,
this thing is great! It’s basically the perfect
computer for an executive, or a CEO. I mean, I’m wearing my
CEO jacket, here, right? But, for the rest of us, if we’re gonna spend anywhere
between $1100 and $2000 on a Windows computer, then we should expect it to do more. Buying this computer is making a huge bet that ARM apps are going to get made, and I think that’s just too risky. This hardware looks great, but you don’t just look at computers, you need to use them! Like I said, it’s a heartbreaker. Hey everybody, thank you
so much for watching! What do you think? Are the ARM apps gonna
come to justify this thing? Let’s talk about that
down in the comments. Also, we have a whole new video series about the streaming wars,
hosted by Julie Alexander. Great video! There’s a ton of streaming
war news coming up, so you should check that out.

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100 thoughts on “Surface Pro X review: heartbreaker

  • November 5, 2019 at 5:01 am
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    Do you think there will ever be enough ARM apps to make this computer worth it?

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  • November 7, 2019 at 1:27 am
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    So what you’re saying is…they’re very close. Some software updates and it’ll be the all around device.

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  • November 7, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    I'm just gonna wait for the surface neo

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  • November 7, 2019 at 2:26 am
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    My computer uses an AMD chip 8===D

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  • November 7, 2019 at 2:28 am
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    so wtf is this? a $2000 Tablet/Laptop with LTE?

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  • November 7, 2019 at 2:47 am
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    This is the only review I need to watch to convince me not to get a surface pro x. Surface pro 7 it is.

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  • November 7, 2019 at 2:51 am
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    Hopefully the Surface Neo and Duo are actually good. I have high hopes.

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  • November 7, 2019 at 3:30 am
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    lets make this awesome computer that can't run anything YAY !!

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  • November 7, 2019 at 4:19 am
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    Why the video is unavaible for iphone ?

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  • November 7, 2019 at 5:04 am
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    YouTube says the video is unavailable on my device

    Google Pixel 4

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  • November 7, 2019 at 5:17 am
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    I can't watch this video. It says "This video is unavailable on this device". I'm using S10 Plus. Anyone facing the same problem?

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  • November 7, 2019 at 8:25 am
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    More Dieter!!!! In Dieter we trust!!!

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  • November 7, 2019 at 9:08 am
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    Does the stylus charge without the keyboard?

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  • November 7, 2019 at 9:39 am
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    The usual over-rehearsed 'spontaneity'. Like an episode of Friends.

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  • November 7, 2019 at 11:48 am
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    Great review, but please don't call x86 an "Intel chip"

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  • November 7, 2019 at 12:14 pm
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    I think for the average joe youd probably be better off getting a laptop but in engineering school surface pros are everywhere since you can write down equations with the pen on OneNote then pop the keyboard on and type up a report on word.

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  • November 7, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    It's great. But without headphone jack, I'm out

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  • November 7, 2019 at 3:30 pm
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    Will it run teamviewer?

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  • November 7, 2019 at 3:44 pm
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    what apple watch Strap is that ?

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  • November 7, 2019 at 4:47 pm
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    MS will have a lot of angry customers and returns from the group of customers that don't understand what ARM is.

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  • November 7, 2019 at 5:22 pm
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    Why is there no headphone jack….. Whyyyyyyyyy

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  • November 7, 2019 at 6:18 pm
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    One question: Does blender 2.8 works on it?

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  • November 7, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    Does X naming are prototypes?…..these days

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  • November 7, 2019 at 7:17 pm
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    Apple fanboys, where you at???

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  • November 7, 2019 at 7:58 pm
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    "It's 1920/2880 which makes it "3/2

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  • November 7, 2019 at 8:05 pm
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    Surface Pro 7 with thinner bezels would be better for all actually.

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  • November 7, 2019 at 9:19 pm
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    This was filmed in a WeWork location.

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  • November 7, 2019 at 9:52 pm
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    By the time the apps come out we will probably get a refined Surface Pro 8 and we won't care.

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  • November 7, 2019 at 10:06 pm
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    I honest don't get it. "the surface looks out of date" what the bezels? Trust me the actual graphic artist that use these as a mobile studio actually like the bezels as something to hold while drawing.

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  • November 7, 2019 at 10:48 pm
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    I've been using Huawei Matebook E 2019 for about 3 months (it's using SnapDragon 855)
    I use it mostly for taking notes, viewing textbooks, and watching videos.
    The overall experience is actually not bad. Office applications work really well on this machine.
    It also lasts super long (almost as long as my phone) and runs quietly. I've been also using it for some programming. However, it does not support JDK11, so I can only use JDK8, but frequently have compile problems.
    For Surface Pro X, I think it has even longer battery life and better performance, and better handwriting experience than the Matebook E. I'll say it is a great deal for students (somehow like an iPad instead of a full-function laptop)

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  • November 8, 2019 at 12:17 am
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    this wasn't made for people thinking of buying a Pro 7. its made for people thinking of buying an iPad Pro.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 1:11 am
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    This seems to be a trend among a lot of android phones as well. They release products with abilities that hardly work (pixel 4 radar) just so they can say their first. Maybe do more RD before releasing half-baked devices.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:26 am
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    You can always hook up an external graphics card… Oh wait, it's not thunderbolt 3?! Well, at least you can still push up to 100 watts thru usb-c. Oh, it slow charges?!
    Congratulations Microsoft, you've STILL only gotten one thing right in the past 16 years: NFL Fever 2004. God that game was perfect, of course the surface wouldn't be able to handle it. Haha, I remember now why I got a ps3 instead of 360. They made Fever backwards compatible… BUT YOU COULDN'T SEE WHAT PLAY YOU WERE PICKING. It makes sense, if you think about it. Their developers are f%÷×/# BLIND.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:50 am
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    I've been hearing ARM computers are the future for what feels like 5 years now. They still have the same problems they did when they started (poor battery life, and no apps) ARM is not the future of computing.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 4:39 am
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    I think it is like a Surface RT 2.0, released too early … too pricey

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  • November 8, 2019 at 7:06 am
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    Daaammnnnn it seems there is a competition to ripoff and disappoint us consumers. We have to pay and fund their terrible ideas and yeah this includes Apple!

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  • November 8, 2019 at 8:41 am
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    Literally every shot in this video is panning shots, except the ones of Dieter. Makes me dizzy 🥺

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  • November 8, 2019 at 9:44 am
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    Love the quality videos!

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  • November 8, 2019 at 10:34 am
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    Can you disable Secure Boot?

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  • November 8, 2019 at 10:47 am
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    just had to say…. nice jacket

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  • November 8, 2019 at 11:13 am
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    All the performance issues like lag or glitches just not because Intel (x86) processors better then ARM in performance, it's just because not all parts of Windows run native, many of them run in emulators or specifically "containers" so that make a bottleneck for this device performance, and you can't even expect better experience from Microsoft as they can't even control bugs and updates on x86 version of Windows 10.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 2:17 pm
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    Will I be able to work with high level softwares for coding like Android studio and other softwares like that on Surface pro X ??

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    Not a computer not a tablet, just nothing 😂

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    I think Linux will play a big role in defining ARM's adoption in the personal computing space. It's also why I think Microsoft is buddying up so closely with the Linux foundation

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:52 pm
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    The most unfortunate thing about the surface pro x, is that it runs Windows.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 4:22 pm
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    can it run crysis?

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  • November 8, 2019 at 4:38 pm
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    You're probably right about this being a heart breaker. But its the expectation. If we look at the iPad, it is just as if not more expensive (if you want LTE) and delivers about the same. IpadOS has no photoshop either. Maybe with the exception of Procreate, but if photoshop is improved on Pro X You have a full-fledged browser with a trackpad!! that really is a lot. along with all office! its only a matter of adobe (which has money) getting their apps optimized for ARM.
    Once they have that done, they can have my money cuz that's all I need.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 4:50 pm
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    Apple has spent 15 years developing an eco system off ARM while at the same time fusing their mobile and desktop OS, all apps with recent dev kit now can be made to run on either system fairly easily, it’ll take Microsoft YEARS to come to remotely close to sitting at the same table.

    Charging $1100 for this device in its current usable state is criminal let alone $1800 IMO this device is far from even usable it can’t run OVER HALF of what I can run on any other machine windows /macOS/iOS/Android

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  • November 8, 2019 at 5:15 pm
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    Apple products are so 2008XD

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  • November 8, 2019 at 7:59 pm
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    lol omg, now he missed a headphone Jack, oh I forgot it's the Verge

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  • November 8, 2019 at 8:14 pm
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    Don’t buying it!

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  • November 8, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    think this could be a success if enough apps are converted to run on arm nativly

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  • November 8, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    well well my ryzen 5 4 gb ram and shows forza horizon and gears of wars in store

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  • November 8, 2019 at 9:35 pm
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    It’s better to buy a Dell.

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  • November 9, 2019 at 1:11 am
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    Love your review. I had ordered the SPX but after seeing your video I cancelled.
    Deal breaker for me is the speed, apps and battery life.
    PS: I usually move the taskbar to the right to better use the screen space. That would solve the issue with the keyboard making touching bottom of the display.

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  • November 9, 2019 at 2:14 am
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    He's right. The Pro X is only good as ap phone. It's the 4G tablet

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  • November 9, 2019 at 2:19 am
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    You lost me at $1800

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  • November 9, 2019 at 3:11 am
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    arm windows? amd surface laptop head to head with intel?
    all microsoft trying this just make the cruel result:intel crushed both of them

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  • November 9, 2019 at 3:18 am
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    can return this and change to sp 7?

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  • November 9, 2019 at 3:21 am
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    surface duol, surface neo ,surface pro x surface pro 7 , surface laptop with intel chip, surface laptop with amd chip
    only surface neo (intellakefield) ,surface pro 7 (intel icelake ),surface laptop (intel icelake) worth to buy
    this tell us the truth:still, and only intel can is a choise

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  • November 9, 2019 at 3:50 am
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    Hope Satya Nadella is taking notes.

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  • November 9, 2019 at 4:04 am
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    Plz review Razer Hammerhead TW

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  • November 9, 2019 at 7:29 am
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    RISC V is the ISA of the future

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  • November 9, 2019 at 8:23 am
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    I just bought a Surface Pro 7, and to be frank I think that Microsoft made the wrong bet this generation.

    The Pro 7 is a fantastic machine, but Microsoft should have put an Intel Icelake CPU in the Pro X, and put the Qualcomm ARM SoC in a refresh of the Surface Go. The SQ1 outperforms the Pentium in the Go, and with LTE I think they could have gotten away with charging $550 for that device.

    Instead, we got the Pro X with mediocre performance and limited app compatibility, which really only appeals to people who value the design or LTE over a cheaper, faster, more versatile Surface Pro 7.

    And we have the Pro 7, which is frankly not different enough from the Pro 4/5/6 for most people to upgrade. I bought the Pro 7 for better GPU performance, better Wi-Fi, and USB-C, but there aren't that many people who are going to do that.

    The Pro 7 feels like the XPS 7590. Three generations ago, both stood out in the market for their design and performance. Today, they are both just good enough to be competitive in the market, but there are more options now than ever.

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  • November 9, 2019 at 10:21 am
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    I like the idea. But the hardware is just weak.

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  • November 9, 2019 at 3:39 pm
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    Can you revisit the surface go ans it is still worth it?

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  • November 9, 2019 at 3:50 pm
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    Sooo it can use docking station?

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  • November 9, 2019 at 7:45 pm
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    I don’t care about games. But do care about photoshop. If it’s slow I don’t need it. Can you confirm please

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  • November 10, 2019 at 1:49 am
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    Dieter one of my Favorite reviewers together with Mr Mobile

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  • November 10, 2019 at 9:07 am
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    Its their second attempt to mobile market. Attract app developers in their ARM architecture and hopefully gradually be able to deVelop smartphone around. Don't know if they will succeed but definitely moving in the right direction.

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  • November 10, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    It's better to do a research on the issues rather than what it can do. I learned this the hard way. My Surface Pro 3 didn't go past three years after its battery bulged and pushed the touch screen to detach from its frame. Yes, it's a heartbreaker. My heart broke why such a premium product will have this kind of problem after I paid a premium price for it. I have ipads and other tablets and they did not have this kind of battery problem. I will never buy another Microsoft product nor I will recommend one.

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  • November 10, 2019 at 10:05 am
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    developer wont develop apps for windows on arm anymore.because too risk and microsoft always betrayed their own ecosystem, example : windows mobile, windowsphone7 , windowsphone 8, windows RT and 8, zune apps, games for windows live.

    when apple doing their trasition from powerpc to intel x86. they made special labs on apple campus to give facility for developer to emulate powerpc apps for x86 and that facility help research for developer to develop program that compatible for both for x86 and powerpc. because apple wont sacrifice experience.

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  • November 10, 2019 at 10:23 am
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    MicroSD card is not available… oK… but there is no headphone jack as well? … alright sorry, don't have money to buy another MICROSOFT WIRELESS HEADPHONES FOR THIS!!

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  • November 10, 2019 at 11:04 am
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    Bringing apps to ARM windows should be a matter of compiler selection from visual studio menus and pressing compile

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  • November 10, 2019 at 11:05 am
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    Don't you need a livestrong bracelet for that?

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  • November 10, 2019 at 11:10 am
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    Hahahahah this is why I'm giving up on Windows because most the apps I need are phone apps and I only use my Surface Pro 2017 i5 128GB just for browsing, using Microsoft apps e.g. Word, PowerPoint, excel.

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  • November 10, 2019 at 1:15 pm
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    The keyboard wobbles

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  • November 10, 2019 at 1:57 pm
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    I thought the ARM chips were made for affordable surface products

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  • November 10, 2019 at 3:16 pm
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    What's the name of this guy again?

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  • November 10, 2019 at 5:02 pm
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    It's basically a very large cell phone with a cheap physical keyboard and tacky stylus, but nobody wants to realize that. Also, windows tablets are literally useless as you'll never use it in tablet mode, EVER.

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  • November 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    4×3 is the best.

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  • November 10, 2019 at 8:31 pm
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    give it a few generations. I do believe it is the future

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  • November 11, 2019 at 1:30 am
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    Another great review Dieter! You nailed it.

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  • November 11, 2019 at 5:57 am
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    I'll just get an iPad. I'm using a Windows 10 Ultrabook that can flip 360°, and I don't why they want me to use a 1.5kg laptop as a tablet. Horrible.

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  • November 11, 2019 at 6:54 am
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    what a terrible review for a great product…

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  • November 11, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    I've ordered one. It will fit my use case perfectly. I understand the cons with this model. Think it will be good anyway. I have another computer for heavy-duty stuff.

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  • November 11, 2019 at 3:16 pm
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    All of my favourite apps are open-source, so I can just compile them for ARM myself 😛

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  • November 11, 2019 at 5:15 pm
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    Windows Mobile to Pro X: apps killed us.

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  • November 11, 2019 at 8:17 pm
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    Great review thanks!

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  • November 11, 2019 at 8:57 pm
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    So, I actually have one of these and I will say that nothing said here is not true. I will say it is a little misleading. For an average user or a user that is looking to have a very light and great productivity machine to just throw in your bag and go. It is really good. I see this as something that I can use instead of an iPad Pro, which I think is the real competition here. I agree there are apps that don't run, but I own an iPad Pro as well and it has many challenges. If you want a machine that is basically an iPad Pro, that has a real file system and ports. You can actually type on and sure watch some Netflix on the plane (Compiled for ARM) then it is an actual contender. If you want a powerhouse computer with full windows app support and do Adobe Suite, then not the machine for you. For me, I need Visio more than Adobe and the iPad just isn't doing that… Maybe that is an App Gap for the iPad Pro….

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  • November 11, 2019 at 10:06 pm
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    This would be the PERFECT device if it was Intel instead and if the pens touch fluidity was like apple pencil on the ipad pro

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  • November 11, 2019 at 11:13 pm
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    Great presenter, great vid!

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  • November 12, 2019 at 3:02 am
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    Some of the app compatibility issue will resolve now that there is a real computer running arm. It's a demonstration of commitment.

    Give it some time and at least major companies will adapt.

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  • November 12, 2019 at 3:39 am
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    keyboard is too flimsy….almost there….sort of…

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  • November 12, 2019 at 9:55 am
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    MIFO O5 PLUS is a grear product,how to contact you for review.

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  • November 12, 2019 at 10:51 am
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    No Headphone Jack!
    like what am i gonna do with sll those Studio Headphones i have?
    They should have used AMD APU in this,
    would have sold as hot cakes and would have earned a lot.

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  • November 12, 2019 at 10:15 pm
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    It is pleasure listening to this review!

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  • November 13, 2019 at 5:42 am
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    I'm still disappointed the universal app thing didn't take off. Still no native YouTube or Kindle app on Win 10 for my surface 3. 🙁

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  • November 14, 2019 at 3:41 pm
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    Those design quirks like the wobbly keyboard, hard to see/reach the bottom of the screen is typical for M$….

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  • November 14, 2019 at 7:18 pm
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    after Microsoft ler me down on the windows phone promisses, i would not bet on those apps

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