Should I uprade? SURFACE PRO
Should I upgrade?
Time to scrub the ‘4’ from your Surface Pro?
I’m starting to think that Microsoft has the counting skills of a pre-schooler. It called its third gaming console the Xbox One, then skipped the number nine altogether when announcing Windows 10. And when it came to naming its successor to the Surface Pro 4, it clearly did a wobbly and went all the way back to zero.
But despite the Surface Pro’s lack of a number, this is most definitely a sequel to the Pro 4, what with its new Kaby Lake processor, improved battery life and revamped Surface Pen.
Look below the Surface… One mystery remains, then: how does such a huge company struggle to count up to five? Perhaps there’s another reason why the Surface Pro is numberless: Microsoft doesn’t want you to compare this hybrid laptop with its predecessor, since there haven’t been any substantial improvements besides that processor.
With the same old display and operating system, and an almost identical design to the Pro 4, the new Pro is more of a tweak than a whole new model. Enough to make you upgrade? Maybe not when you consider that £799 price. Turns out Microsoft can count pretty high after all…