Even though we’re in the “post PC” era where smartphones and tablets are the new norm, I still find I use my laptop a lot. Yet I’m also dreaming about a different kind of laptop like the one Microsoft just announced that combines the past with the future.
The Surface Book is essentially a slimmer, better-looking version of the Surface Pro 4. In fact, the two are both able to offer similar performance for day-to-day use, though the Surface Book is practically Microsoft’s answer to Apple’s MacBook Pro and iPad Pro, and therefore an even more powerful machine than the Surface Pro 4.
In other words, Microsoft just made the laptop of my dreams. It has a touchscreen. It has a keyboard. It has a hot operating system. But I can’t wait for Apple to copy it given that I’m so anchored in OS X and iOS. More →