Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Tablet, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD £969 @ John Lewis
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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Tablet, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD £969 @ John Lewis

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Found 22nd Aug 2016
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Tablet, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 12.3" Touchscreen

This is the cheapest out there, also you benefit from the 2 year warranty John Lewis offer.

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A grand for a tablet. Just saying.

Original Poster

They do cost a lot but it's the cheapest out there for this model currently.

it must be for 700 at most

basergorkobal

A grand for a tablet. Just saying.



​It's not a tablet, it's an all in one pc.

enigmatik33

​It's not a tablet, it's an all in one pc.



No it's definately a Windows Tablet (And highly rated at that) ....

This is an AIO PC

http://core0.staticworld.net/images/article/2014/04/a540_hero_01-100262067-large.jpg

While a nice device, I can't help but feel the M5 powered X1 tablet that's £90 more expensive represents a better deal as it offers the keyboard dock and a 3 year warranty.

Its a good price for that model at the moment, the one thing that puts me off is a replacement is rumoured to be soon (current gossip is October) so its not a surprise we start seeing more should fall on these ones like the Currys offer on the 4gb version last week.

Yup, v expensive. This is a cracking PC though, really nice to use when coupled with the flip cover and dock (not at the same time they both have their uses)

Astec123

No it's definately a Windows Tablet (And highly rated at that) .... This … No it's definately a Windows Tablet (And highly rated at that) .... This is an AIO PCWhile a nice device, I can't help but feel the M5 powered X1 tablet that's £90 more expensive represents a better deal as it offers the keyboard dock and a 3 year warranty.



​The surface is more than a tablet. I was making the point people dismiss it as an expensive tablet, it's not. It's a 2k resolution screen with dual core processor, dual channel memory and a proper ssd, not emmc as found in cheap tablets. It's a mag alloy casing and has accurate pressure sensitive pen support. Yes it is short keyboard as standard, but add a Bluetooth keyboard if you feel cheap and it will probably still be better built and spec'd than the aio in the picture. If people add a dock and type cover it can be an ultra book replacement on the move and hooked up to multiple monitors and full size keyboard in the office. It's a premium product with nothing as well built or spec'd to compete. The ipad pro is a tablet, it doesn't even have a proper desktop os or have usb ports.

Rant over, I'll go sit in the corner now.

Original Poster

So this is voted cold because peoples personal opinion on the product is not great ignoring the fact its the cheapest on the market.

enigmatik33

​The surface is more than a tablet. I was making the point people d … ​The surface is more than a tablet. I was making the point people dismiss it as an expensive tablet, it's not. It's a 2k resolution screen with dual core processor, dual channel memory and a proper ssd, not emmc as found in cheap tablets. It's a mag alloy casing and has accurate pressure sensitive pen support. Yes it is short keyboard as standard, but add a Bluetooth keyboard if you feel cheap and it will probably still be better built and spec'd than the aio in the picture. If people add a dock and type cover it can be an ultra book replacement on the move and hooked up to multiple monitors and full size keyboard in the office. It's a premium product with nothing as well built or spec'd to compete. The ipad pro is a tablet, it doesn't even have a proper desktop os or have usb ports. Rant over, I'll go sit in the corner now.



The point remains it's still a tablet. It's no more of an AIO than it is a traditional desktop. My work Panasonic Toughpad is still a tablet, however it's thicker than most laptops and more powerful than most tablets too. Therefore, by your suggestion must be a Phablet or a desktop replacement laptop or something else. Just because it's a better specified than is typical of devices in that market doesn't make it somehow transcend into another type of device, at best you can as you correctly called it a premium tablet. I would add my £50 HP Stream windows tablet albeit significantly less powerful still can achieve the USB connectivity and full OS points that you made (with the proviso it's cheap, plasticy woefully down on power and made from less premium parts.

At no point have I suggested the AIO in the picture or that it's not a premium product. I merely pointed out what an AIO is. I recommended the X1 tablet as what I feel a better alternative to the Surface. The reason as I stated is that I personally feel that to get the most out of a Surface or other premium tablet that you should be getting a keyboard accessory to give the flexibility.

P.S. Apple and giving customers useful things like control of their operating system or consistent standards like USB? Please bring whatever you've been drinking/smoking here you heathen!

MacLife

So this is voted cold because peoples personal opinion on the product is … So this is voted cold because peoples personal opinion on the product is not great ignoring the fact its the cheapest on the market.



Likely a large portion of that HUKD is full of people who expect this to be sold at £199 at Tesco or have never used a premium product and therefore see it as an expensive option. As I have said several times, I prefer the Lenovo X1 tablet myself as it represents in my book better value that you can pick up equivalent spec for about £90 more than this with a 3 year warranty and the keyboard dock. Personally I've not voted as I wish there were 2 heat meters on here one for is this the best deal on this item and one for is this the best deal if you're in the market for this sort of item.

Edited by: "Astec123" 22nd Aug 2016

​I'd like to ask why it isn't an all in one? Every all in one I've seen has
1) a separate keyboard - check
2) all components normally found in a tower built into screen - check
3) touch screen - check
4) stand to sit on a desktop or work surface - check

Despite a size difference (most aio start around 19"?)it meets all the criteria of being a small aio straight out of the box. You stream would be discounted as no built in stand. Your Toughpad, by its very name suggests pad or tablet. And if it's stand is part a separate casing to the machine, it would fall the all in one test.

The x tablet is a valid alternative but the y class processors tend to put me off. It does have a longer warranty, something Microsoft needs to look at.
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