I’m thinking about replace Surface Pro 4 with either 6 or 7. It’s not for Blender, I have a workstation tower with Cintiq for 3D stuff. I use SP4 for drawing away from my desk. While SP4 is more than capable running Sketchbook and other drawing software. But it’s barely making it for Rebelle 3, a CPU physic based watercolor program (amazing watercolor BTW).
Currently MS is trying to get rid of SP 6 inventory by offering i7-8650U for $1100. While new SP7 i5-1035G1 for $900. Since SP7’s UBS-C is not a Thunderbolt, so eGPU is outta equation. Then it doesn’t matter much for my purpose.
Normally $200 difference between i5 and i7 would be an easy call to make. But from what I can dig up on the benchmark sites, the latest 10nm i5-1035G1 is faster than 14nm i7-8650U. It sounds almost too good to be true, then again it is 10nm chip. Is it possible?
BTW, 10nm chip is too new to have a reliable benchmark right now.