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Episode 020 – Just Show Me


00:00 Intro

  • Welcome to the show
  • Today we are covering the Government of Canada Technology Conference – www.gtec.ca
  • Hands on with the Surface Pro 4
  • Word of the Week is GTEC
  • We are part of the Tech Podcast Network.

01:30 Surface Pro 4 – Hands On

  • If you put the SP4 and SP3 side-by-side, the SP4 is
    • Little thinner
    • Slightly larger display (same case size)
    • Slightly lighter
  • Colin loves the new keyboard whereas David finds it little better
  • Up to 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB of disk are available
  • Saw the new docking stations – David will review once his order comes in

10:00 Surface Pro 4 vs. MacBook Air

  • Slightly larger display on the Surface Pro 4
  • Similar battery time
  • Surface Pro 4 costs slightly more
  • Surface Book weighs slightly more with keyboard
  • Surface Pro 4 weighs less and costs less than both a MacBook Air and iPad


MacBook Air Surface Pro 4
Screen 11 inches 12.3 inches
Resolution 1366 × 768 2736 × 1824
CPU 1.6 GHZ Intel Core i5 Intel Core i5 (1)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB
Storage 256 GB 256 GB
Battery life 9 hours 9 hours
Touch screen No Yes
Keyboard Yes Not included (2)
Weight 2.38 lbs. 1.73 lbs (2)
Price $1,199.00 $1,299.00

From <http://winsupersite.com/hardware/surface-pro-4-vs-macbook-air-core-specs>

14:56 Surface Book Pro vs. MacBook Pro

  • Colin has approval to purchase, but the backorder is now 6–8 weeks
  • The Surface Book Pro is a laptop that does part-time duty as a tablet

    Editor’s Notes: When writing the show notes, I listened to this segment and decided I really want to upgrade my Surface Pro 3 to a Surface Book 4 – David

  • Longer battery life
  • Surface Book Pro weighs 1 lb. less than a MacBook Pro
  • Surface Book Pro has an easily detachable tablet
  • The MacBook Pro is less expensive
MacBook Pro Surface Book
Screen 13 inches 13.5 inches
Resolution 1280 × 800 3000 × 2000
CPU 2.7 GHZ Intel Core i5 Intel Core i5 (1)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB
Storage 256 GB 256 GB
Battery life 7 hours 12 hours
Touch screen No Yes
Keyboard Yes Yes
Weight 4.5 lbs. 3.34 lbs
Price $1,499.00 $1,699.00

25:00 Dell and HP are going to sell Surface devices

  • This enables HP and Dell to provide an end-to-end sales solution.
  • Service levels will be much improved in major cities globally.
  • How will the Surface products fit into Dell’s and HP’s existing product lines?



31:00 Panasonic Tablets and Toughbooks

  • Interview with Denis Berthel
  • Military, Architects would love to have a 21″ tablet with a carbon fiber case
  • Panasonic has been making Toughbooks for over 20 years and they have evolved to include everything a modern Windows laptop has.
  • Drop-, rain- and snow-proof tablets and laptops
  • www.panasonica.ca

34:00 Completely managed

  • Interview with Rod Scotland
  • The ultimate Surface accessory
  • Field deployment of mobile kits used in disaster recovery
  • Includes a Surface for control
  • www.completelymanaged.com

35:00 Outro – Call for your help with the podcast, please…

  1. Follow and re-tweet @SurfaceSmiths
  2. Listen www.SurfaceSmiths.com
  3. Email Podcast@SurfaceSmith.com
  4. Purchase Amazon A Store

44:00 Whisky of the Week – Aberfeldy


Updated: October 27, 2015 — 8:08 pm

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