Surface 4 or 2 in 1?

    I got a choise between Surface pro 4(i5,4GB,128GB) and lenovo yoga 510(i7,8gb,256gb,14") Which one is a better buy on your opinion?


    From what I can see looking at the Yoga online I'd go with that, unless you need a truer tablet form factor - and Windows is pretty dire as a tablet OS. I haven't used mine like a tablet for months, since it's just easier to use my phone than a Windows machine in that sort of use-case and the on-screen keyboard is utter rubbish compared with the keyboards on iOS and Androids - or even Windows Phone (bizarrely).

    I have a Surface and I've had a various other models of Surface too - and whilst I like it as a gadget I find its top-heavy build and flimsy stand awkward for 'slobbing out' with, where a laptop is infinitely adjustable and very stable on the lap. I use my MacBook Air more than my Surface, despite its inferior screen, and if I were taking my Surface out I wouldn't feel like I could do so without one of the keyboard covers I have - so I usually end up taking the MacBook out anyway!

    The Surface is a nice gadget but in my opinion the form factor and convenience of a laptop will suit *most* people; however I do hear a lot of people saying they couldn't be without their Surface, so there are definitely fans out there.

    I guess ultimately you have to decide which is likely to suit you, but ultimately the Surface is a compromised laptop in terms of form-factor - even with the newest touch cover, which is a big step up from previous iterations.
    Edited by: "misterleoni" 26th Dec 2016

    My finger has been hovering over the buy now for this one all morning...…NTB

    Original Poster


    My finger has been hovering over the buy now for this one all … My finger has been hovering over the buy now for this one all morning...

    i suppose this is better
    Intel® Core™ i7-7500U Processor
    RAM: 8 GB DDR4 / Storage: 256 GB SSD
    Graphics: AMD Radeon R5 M430
    For 645?

    If that's the Lenovo machine in your first post I would urge you to do some googling before buying one.

    A while ago Lenovo installed spyware on their machines (Superfish), they were caught and said they would stop it, several months later they were back at it again...…dal

    I don't know if this is still the practice but once upon a time a 3rd party used to handle system updates for Lenovo and a few updates ended up bricking quite a lot of laptops, one of mine included...…os/

    surface is absolutely amazing. but it all depends what your planning to use it for
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