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Now that the firm ware issue seems to have been settled, I am interested in purchasing a Surface Pro 4.  It will mostly be used for regular computing and web surfing, a little gaming and book keeping with most of the files stored on my 2011 home server.  So based on what I have read, the i5 processor should be fine for those uses.  


However, I will also being using it for a great deal of streaming and movie watching.  I was wondering whether 16Gb might be better than 8Gb for streaming, and whether the processor in the i7 might also accommodate a better picture while streaming.  Does anyone have a web site, a source or and opinion on this issue?



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if streaming is the biggest concern you have, just remind yourself what type of processor a Chromecast, Apple TV, Amazon Fire and my favorite Roku have in their tiny little devices.  ANY new PC should perform very well in this regard.  If it doesn't, put it back in the box and take it back to the store.

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if streaming is the biggest concern you have, just remind yourself what type of processor a Chromecast, Apple TV, Amazon Fire and my favorite Roku have in their tiny little devices.  ANY new PC should perform very well in this regard.  If it doesn't, put it back in the box and take it back to the store.

Quite a good insight.  Point well made.  Thank you.

based on what you posted the I-5 8gb of ram should be plenty

Thank you .  I appreciate your input.  

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