When it comes to laptops, there are only three things that I care about: lightness, speed and battery life. What Microsoft has been doing with their Surface Pro line has always had my attention, but this new model promises to have 13.5 hours of batter life while retaining it's sleek form factor and high powered intel chips under the hood. Not to mention that they are adding an LTE chip for the first time. This is a pretty slick package.
As someone who is obsessed with the direction tech companies are heading when it comes to portable computing devices, I've always admired the Surface line from afar. In my travels these last couple of years I've started to see more people using these machines than any other Windows laptop, and for the first time in almost a decade, coffee shops shops (at least the ones I've been in) are not being dominated by Macs anymore.
This product is basically what I want Apple to do with their iPad Pro line. Give me a product that has all the functionality of a tablet, but can dock with a great keyboard, work with a mouse, and have a workflow that allows me to effectively multitask in a number of windows and folders. I may sound like a broken record here, but the iPad is my favorite computing device to take on the road, but the restrictions of iOS in its current state are holding back the devices full potential.
The Surface Pro keeps inching ahead of iPad Pro in desirability for me in every way except for the operating system, but if my iPad and laptop were to both die in the next couple of weeks, I could see myself seriously considering buying a Surface Pro. They have always had my curiosity, but now they have my attention.