I have not been using Maple for the last couple of years because I have Maple installed on my big and heavy laptop. Such laptop forces me to sit at a desk when I work which I dont like. This has resulted in that I have only (for the most part) used my ipad for the last couple of years hence dropping my laptop and Maple. The problem with such approach has been that is more difficult to write scientific papers because you cant run a full version of word on the ipad hence you cant use a citation manager. There does not exist an app on the ipad that offer one. This leads to a lot of extra work!
I have therefore now bought a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 which is a tablet (like the ipad) but its a not a "toy" tablet like the ipad or android tablets because it has Windows 10 Pro (64-bit) which means that you can run full versions of pc software like word 2016 and Maple. The version of Surface Pro 4 I bought has an Intel Core m3-6Y30 processor with 2 cores, 4GB RAM, 128 GB of storage, no fan and a processor base frequency of 0.9 GHz. The m3-6Y30 processor has something called dynamic frequency scaling which means (as I understand it) that the processor can go up to 2.2 GHz when it is under heavy load. Since Maple recommend that you have a system with a cpu with at least 1 GHz to run Maple 2016 I am not anticipating any problems here.
However, I am not completly sure if maplesoft means that the base frequency needs to be 1 Ghz or not? Since my tablet has not been delivered yet I cant comment on how Maple runs on it but as I said I am not anticipating any problems.
Now to my question: When will Maple 2017 come out? Since it is already 2017 I dont want to buy an old version of Maple now that I want to update my Maple software.