Microsoft Surface Event: Surface Studio and Surface Dial

The annual Microsoft Surface event may not have as much hype behind it as the Apple and Google events, but they still announce some very interesting products. The Surface line has been a big success for Microsoft, then there have been announcements such as the Hololens which throw a curve ball and create a huge … Read more

Microsoft Announces Surface Book: A High End Convertible Laptop

The biggest surprise from Microsoft’s recent launch event was the announcement of the Surface Book. In the words of Microsoft’s Panos Panay “What if you wanted a Surface — but you wanted a laptop Surface, something with a bigger screen, something with the perfect typing experience of a laptop?”

Well the Surface Book is your solution, it has a traditional looking keyboard so it can sit on your lap fine, but like other devices in the surface range it can work as a tablet too, the screen is completely detachable from the keyboard.

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The specifications are very impressive with a 267 ppi, 13.5-inch display, a sixth-generation Intel Core processor, up to 16GB of RAM and a claimed 12-hour battery. Unlike many other competing laptops, the Surface Book has an option for a NVIDIA GeForce GPU. Panay demonstrated the power of the laptop by playing Gears of War onstage and then immediately editing footage from the game in Adobe Premiere Pro.

It also supports the Microsoft Surface Pen (it's included, actually) and the Surface Pro dock.

Pre-orders have started in the US, but no word on UK availability yet. The product will hit US stores on October 26th, starting at $1,499 (for the 128GB/8GB Core i5, Intel HD graphics configuration) to $2,699.00 (512GB/16GB, Core i7, NVIDIA GPU).

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Microsoft announces Surface Pro 4

Microsoft held its major launch event yesterday with several new devices announced.

The first up is the launch of the Surface Pro 4. The surface line has been a big success for Microsoft and they are generally regarded as the best hybrids on the market.

The Surface Pro 4 looks pretty much the same as last year but it's thinner at 8.4 mm and sports a larger 12.3-inch display.

The new display uses something Microsoft called PixelSense technology with the thinnest optical stack on a screen that pushes over 5 million pixels with over 267 ppi. It also supports 1,024 levels of pressure with the new pen (which now sports an eraser) that attaches magnetically to the new Surface. The Surface itself has up to 16GB of RAM and up to an impressive 1TB of storage. A sixth-generation Core Intel processor (up to a Core i7) runs the entire thing. The new CPU helps make the Pro 4 30% faster than last year’s model.

The accessories have also been revamped with the Touch Cover being thinner, lighter and having a trackpad that is 40% larger. The keys also have more space between them and better travel, giving it more of a proper keyboard feel.

A new dock is also available with USB 3.0 ports, two 4K DisplayPorts and Ethernet and like the new Type Cover will work with the Surface Pro 3.

No word on UK pricing but it will start at $899 and should be released on October 26th

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Microsoft Announce Surface 3 running full Windows 8.1

It looks like Windows RT could be finally dead, Microsoft have just announced their latest Surface tablet, which traditionally ran Windows RT, with the Pro models running full fat windows. The Surface 3 is a low cost full Windows laptop that is just 8.7mm thick, and weighing 0.6kgs and has a 10.8-inch screen. It uses … Read more