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2016 MacBook Pro vs. Surface Book Switch

Microsoft says Surface sales are up as people abandon the MacBook Pro

December 12th, 2016

Both Microsoft and Apple launched brand new laptops this fall, a revamped Surface Book and the 2016 MacBook Pro. The latter received plenty of criticism for Apple’s “courageous” design decisions, but it still set pre-order records for Apple. However, it turns out that Microsoft has apparently also benefited from Apple’s design choices, because the company says …

MacBook Pro Alternative

The best MacBook Pro alternatives now that Apple ruined everything

November 3rd, 2016

The new MacBooks that Apple announced leave a lot to be desired for the supposed “Pro.” There’s no SD card slot, no discrete graphics, and a dongle-fuelled hell if you want to connect to an external screen. But hard as this might be to believe, companies not named Apple do make computers, and some of …

Surface Studio Design Tricks

How the Surface Studio’s best feature is inspired by much older technology

October 31st, 2016

Microsoft last year surprised us with a convertible laptop/tablet design that came with a special type of hinge. This year, the company fixed a hinge-related issue for the Surface Book but delivered its newest hinge innovation inside its first ever Surface-branded desktop. Why is that new hinge design so attractive? Because the Surface Studio can …

Surface Book 2 Hinge Gap

Microsoft fixed one of the most annoying Surface Book ‘features’

October 27th, 2016

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 …

Microsoft Event October 2016

The 7 biggest announcements from Microsoft’s October event

October 26th, 2016

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 …