Microsoft announced refreshes to three different computers today and its proof the company is committed to manufacturing computers, and not just to periodically releasing glitzy overpriced products to showcase Windows. We’re getting the Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Surface Studio 2, all with nice upgrades inside.
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For almost a decade, there have been rumours that Microsoft was developing a dual-screen device that would radically alter the way we think about modern computing. In 2009, it was the Microsoft Courier, while more recently, patents showed something that looked more like a folding Surface allegedly codenamed Andromeda.
When you're buying your lunch today, you might want to take a moment and spend a little more. Gizmodo's Lunch Time Deals posts point out any particularly good bargains for Aussie bargain hunters around the 'net.
Right now - until 30 June - you can save up to $599 on the Surface Pro, $674 on the Surface Book 2, $989 on the Surface Studio and $599 on the Surface Laptop.
An update to Microsoft's well-received line of Surface devices is no doubt already in the works, but news from Thurrott's Brad Sams suggests we may see more than a few additions to the lineup as a whole. And if the showcase from Microsoft's competition is any indication, one of them, a second attempt at a dual-screen notebook, could be on its way as early as this year
Today, Microsoft announced the Surface Hub 2, and like many of the company's previous Surface products, it offers a tantalising view into a future filled with glorious touchscreen devices and effortless workplace collaboration. It looks totally sweet, and I'd love to have one on my wall at home right now. But after seeing multiple Surface generations come and go, I'm still wondering when all this fantastic tech becomes something that living up to its promise.
Microsoft has finally called a mulligan and will just replace Surface Pro 4 models that are experiencing screen flickering that makes the tablet-laptop hybrids unusable, Ars Technica reported.
Companies keep trying to make tablets for education happen. Two weeks ago, Acer announced the $US329 ($428) Chromebook Tab 10, a confusingly-named slate running Chrome OS that was designed with students and teachers in mind. Then Apple followed that up with a revamped iPad featuring some new education apps and Apple Pencil support. But to me, neither of these devices truly hit the spot, because they still lack the one feature you need for real productivity: A keyboard.
When Microsoft introduced Windows 10S last year, I was deeply concerned. If you didn't think too hard about it, it kind of sounded like a good idea: A lightweight version of regular Windows 10, designed for systems without a ton horsepower, and a potentially competitive alternative to affordable Chromebooks, which have become a big hit and in the education market. Sounds OK so far, right?
2018 is almost upon us, and with it comes ambitious resolutions and a year of brand-new possibilities. So, what better way to ring in the new year and set yourself up for a productive 2018 than by saving $780 AUD on a Surface Pro and Surface Laptop?
Microsoft is in full-on damage control mode after Consumer Reports removed its recommendation of Surface laptop and tablet products last week. According to a purportedly leaked internal memo, the company acknowledges the issues that its Surface products have had, but executives say the main criticisms have been resolved.
Consumer Reports is a US-based not for profit service that gives people recommendations on whether consumer products are worth buying and live up to vendor claims. Getting a tick from them is a big deal, especially in US markets. And a black mark can be a massive cause for concern which is why there will be a bunch of people at Microsoft HQ panicking at Consumer Reports' dumping the Surface from its recommended product list.
The new Surface Pro gets an extremely minor upgrade to the Surface Pro 4 -- apart from dropping the number at the end, it's minor under-the-hood changes at best, as well as a more versatile kickstand. Not much is different to tempt existing owners. But that doesn't change the fact that it's still the best 2-in-1 tablet-laptop hybrid you can buy today.
Come with me, and you'll be in a world of pure imagination.
I'm not joking when I say the Microsoft Surface Studio makes this sentence -- pulled from the incredible video that Microsoft wrote to promote its new super-luxury, all-in-one PC, in the words of Willy Wonka's fantasies -- come true. When you get face to face with the Surface Studio, and when you see what it can do, you can't help but think of all the possibilities of what you can do with it. It's incredible.
Microsoft is releasing a new Surface laptop, imaginatively called the Surface Laptop. At first blush, it feels very nice. That should be the case given how much Microsoft talked up the build quality of its new take on the traditional clamshell, but that premium feel did carry over in the short time I was able to play with the device at the company’s New York City event on Tuesday. Read on for our first impressions and photos.