I have 2 small changes I’d really like to see:
Changing the keyboard magnets so it can be attached backwards like on the Surface devices. This is a really good way to store the keyboard when using it as a tablet in the hand or on a table. It means you’re not mooshing keys with your hand, and gives it a nice grippy back to stay still on the table. I much prefer this to just folding the keyboard around backwards or removing the keyboard.
stronger pen magnets. Being able to store the pen attached to the tablet in a bag or on a shelf or just carrying it around is so convenient. Quite a few times I’ve gone to move my V from one table to another one a metre or two away and the pen has fallen off or nearly fallen off. I actually seriously damaged a nib when the pen fell off and landed nib-first on a wooden floor.
It would be awesome to have a pen with improved accuracy (the pressure sensitivity is fine). The tracking on the new Surface pen is incredible. This would add additional cost, but it makes it so much nicer for writing and would really help people who use their V as a digital art device.
A few nice-to-haves but things I can live without:
an eraser on the back like with the Surface pen, and even a bluetooth button for launching note-taking apps. It’s a nice little shortcut to have.
Windows Hello facial recognition. It’s incredibly snappy on the Surface Pro 6 and while in some circumstances fingerprint reader is more reliable facial recognition is super convenient and has gotten really good recently.
a screen with better pixel responsiveness. The colours on the IGZO panel are great but things get a bit smeary when scrolling; much more so than the IPS panels I’m used to.
more stable screen colour. I may just be unlucky, but when I would do something like plug in some headphones the screen would suddenly drift to having a greenish tint.
It would also be good to improve the durability. I’m guessing I’m unlucky, but after having my V for 2.5 months the fingerprint scanner fell off allowing the power button assembly to become misaligned and become urneliable, the touchscreen could barely detect a finger or pen, and the keyboard stopped connecting or charging over the pogo pins.
Another “I might just be unlucky” thing is that the charger I have makes whining, squealing, hissing, or even sort of gurgling sounds when charging. I can’t charge it overnight because of how loud it is, and I’ve had people refuse to let me charge it in the same room as them during the day. A quieter charger would be good.