Some of Microsoft's new Surface range is available for Australians from today if you're in the market for a sleek, little companion.
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During its October Surface event on Thursday, Microsoft revealed something unexpected (besides the Surface Duo phone): A stylish, thin, repairable laptop.
It’s the busiest time of year for gadget makers, Microsoft included. We had some idea of what Microsoft had in store for today thanks to some well-timed leaks. That said, other than some telling photos, details were thin. But now the Surface Event 2019 is all done — and amazingly, Microsoft still had a few surprises up its sleeve. Here’s everything we know about the latest Surface products.
After years — YEARS — of rumours, Microsoft has finally announced its dual-screen Surface device, the Surface Neo. Panos Panay, chief product officer for Microsoft’s Devices Group, showed off the device at Microsoft’s annual Surface event alongside a whole slew of devices and a brand new version of Windows, Windows 10 X, that the Neo is expected to run on.
Computer makers have been dreaming about dual-screened laptops for a long time. Microsoft got the hype started nearly a decade ago with the Courier, a rumoured dual-screen tablet that at some point was in development but never got an official release. Now in 2019, it seems the idea behind the Courier has come full circle, based on a new report from Forbes.
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.
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.