Microsoft introduced a new Surface Book laptop during its Windows event on Wednesday, but it made sure not to call it a Surface Book 2. No, that model is probably coming next year. What we’re getting instead is a “Surface Book with Performance Base” laptop that’s supposed to improve performance and battery life. But the laptop has one more feature that some people will enjoy, and it’s one that Panos Panay didn’t explain on stage. More →
Microsoft just announced the Surface Studio, an all-in-one desktop computer aimed squarely at creative designers and professionals. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.
Of course, we can’t talk about the Studio without mentioning the iMac, Apple’s all-in-one that Microsoft is clearly challenging. The two machines are clearly similar, but once you dig down, there’s all sorts of differences to examine.
Microsoft just wrapped up one of its biggest event of 2016, and it was packed full of new product announcements and more. There actually wasn’t much buzz leading up to the event, all things considered, but that didn’t stop Microsoft from over-delivering and showing off a number of new products that Windows users are all-too eager to check out ahead of the holiday season this year. Beyond new Surface hardware, we also saw some cool new accessories and even some software-related announcements on Wednesday.
Did you miss the show? Don’t worry, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about every single big announcement from Microsoft’s October event right here in this post. More →
Microsoft just unveiled a second-generation Surface Book laptop that’s better than its predecessor, but that’s not the only new piece of hardware in the company’s fall 2016 lineup. Meet the Surface Studio, Microsoft’s first all-in-one Windows desktop, a device that will compete directly against Apple’s iMac.
When Microsoft announced the Surface Book last year, it was the most powerful thin laptop on the market. Forget the detachable screen, Microsoft managed to fit a discrete graphics card in something thinner than a 13-inch MacBook Pro.
This year, things are getting better. Microsoft has left the outside of the Surface Book the same, but it’s “doubled” the graphics capability and added a bunch more battery.
It’s Windows time, again, folks! Microsoft’s October media event is underway, and the company just announced its next major Windows 10 update which is called: Windows 10 Creators Update. It’s not the most inspiring name choice, but Microsoft certainly thinks it’s appropriate.
Apple’s big Mac press conference on Thursday has been the talk of the town for the past week, but another major tech company is stealing the spotlight on Wednesday. Just one day ahead of Apple’s new product announcements, which are expected to include a redesigned MacBook Pro with a revolutionary new secondary OLED touchscreen, Microsoft will take the stage in New York City to show off its latest and greatest Surface hardware. We’re expecting plenty of action during today’s big event, and the show is about to kick off. More →
Microsoft is doing a thing this morning! Specifically, at 10:00 AM Eastern, the company is hosting a big press conference in New York City, where we’re expecting to hear about new hardware, exciting developments in augmented reality, and probably some stuff about Windows as well.
The event will be live-streamed starting at 10AM on Microsoft’s website, but while you’re waiting, here’s everything we’re expecting to see (and a few things we aren’t).
This is the week to get excited about computers again. Whether you’re a Mac or Windows user, you should know that brand new hardware is coming. Both Apple and Microsoft have scheduled special media events to introduce their latest computers. Apple’s most exciting new product will probably be the MacBook Pro, which is in for a well-deserved massive refresh. But desktop fans should know that Microsoft is about to unveil its first ever iMac killer, a brand new Surface all-in-one device. More →
Facebook over the years has received no shortage of buyout offers, with Yahoo’s bid to purchase the social network for $1 billion back in 2006 perhaps being the most famous of all. While $1 billion seems like a steal today, remember that Facebook back in 2006 was only two years old and it was no surefire guarantee that it would go onto become the tech giant it is today. Remember, MySpace was still alive and kicking back in 2006 and Facebook at the time was still closed off to anyone without a .edu email address.
In 2013, Microsoft paid the NFL $400 million for a 5-year deal to equip NFL teams with Surface tablets. And leaving no room for Apple’s iPad to sneak into the mix, Microsoft’s Surface was publicly dubbed the “Official Tablet of the NFL.”
Three years after Microsoft and the NFL signed on the dotted line, the most revered coach in the NFL — and perhaps in NFL history — has had enough with Microsoft. Bill Belichick is usually pretty restrained when talking to the press, but when asked about his recent decision to kick the Microsoft Surface to the curb, he seemingly turned into a different person.
Apple and Microsoft are going to unveil new computers in the coming weeks. But Windows fans hoping to see a hot new a Surface Book 2 or a Surface Pro 5 in stores this Christmas are about to be disappointed. More →
Microsoft is expected to unveil new Surface-branded hardware this year, including Surface Pro 5 and a Surface Book 2 tablet/laptops. But for the first time since introducing the Surface family of Windows devices, Microsoft may also launch a desktop computer of its own. Rumored to be an all-in-one (AIO) PC, the Surface desktop is expected to compete directly against Apple’s iMac. More →