No Compromise : 1 Year Later

About a year ago, I created a forum post entitled What No Compromise Is For Me explaining what a non-compromise device would look to me. Here is a recap of the basic things I wanted:

  • 7hr+ battery life in desktop mode, 10hr+ in metro
  • Thin and light to be less awkward as a tablet, at least .35" thick, and 1.5lbs.
  • A kickstand that is more flexible
  • 2560 x 1440p display, 1.8x system zoom, I can still see the pixels at 20" and that annoys me.
  • 256GB storage option
  • Better pen attachment option
That is just the basic hardware I would also like to see some changes like:
  • Better desktop support for hiDPI, it is really bad right now and needs to improve
  • an application that converts handwriting as you write

I got a decent amount of flak in the forums as people derided me for wanting seemingly unattainable specs for a device. However, here we are two years later and this is really what the list looks like:

  • 7hr+ battery life in desktop mode, 10hr+ in metro
  • Thin and light to be less awkward as a tablet, at least .35" thick, and 1.5lbs.
  • A kickstand that is more flexible
  • 2560 x 1440p display, 1.8x system zoom, I can still see the pixels at 20" and that annoys me.
  • 256GB storage option
  • Better pen attachment option
  • Better desktop support for hiDPI, it is really bad right now and needs to improve
  • an application that converts handwriting as you write

After only one year and a few months, Microsoft has delivered on nearly everything I wanted. I can't commend them highly enough for the engineering that they went through to get an excellent product out quickly. However, I am not satisfied. Eagerly awaiting the next Surface Pro launch, here is what I would like to see:

  • Better Pen support (nTrig is, as far as I am concerned, a downgrade)
  • Slightly larger screen (12.5 - 13.3)
  • Slightly higher res
  • PCIe storage
  • Improved display (resolution and accuracy)
I have a much shorter list of requests this time, but I think the next-generation Surface Pro may be the convergence product for me! What would you like to see improved?