After last week's earnings report, where it was revealed that Surface sales were falling but that revenues were stable for Microsoft as people were buying more expensive devices, the company has revealed a new processor for the Surface Laptop. The Intel Core m3 powered model trims about 20% from the price of the previously entry-level Core i5-powered model.
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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?
The Microsoft Surface line of laptops, desktops and convertible notebooks all feature an optional Surface Pen -- Microsoft's stylus that lets you write, draw and annotate documents and images. It works fine right out of the box, but if you find yourself at all frustrated with its functionality, you can customise it to fit your writing and drawing habits.
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.
Last week, Microsoft launched the Surface Studio, an all-in-one PC that is aimed squarely at creative professionals. Apple has already secured a large portion of that market with its iMac desktops but the Surface Studio is a formidable competitor. So how do they stack up against each other? Here's a detailed breakdown of the specs and the pricing for the Microsoft Surface Studio and the latest Apple iMac with Retina display.
At one point during the development process of Microsoft's laptop-tablet hybrid Surface Book, engineers within the design team at the company's Redmond offices were 3D printing new chassis structures daily -- making changes to their designs throughout the day, setting the fast-prototyping machines to work overnight, and then repeating the same process the next day. For a company best known for the slow and iterative progress of Windows and Office, this is something distinctly different. And the hardware that it has created is something special.
There has been a great deal of fanfare surrounding Microsoft's first ever laptop, the Surface Book. It's a risky move for Microsoft to enter the ultra-competitive notebook market, especially since it will be competing directly with its hardware partners, but the Surface Book does boast some impressive specs. We take a look at how useful the new laptop contender is for work and a bit of play.
I've lost count at the number of times my Xbox controller's disposable batteries have died on me at the most inopportune moments. It still baffles me as to why Microsoft doesn't just put rechargeable battery packs onto its controllers and I'm left asking the same question when it comes to the new Surface Pen.
We've known since its announcement back in May that Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 tablet would hit Australian shelves in "late August". Now we have a more precise release date: Thursday 28 August.
Hey Lifehacker, I am keen on the idea of grabbing a Surface Pro (either the original or the new model), but I have a few questions that I can't seem to find answers to anywhere on the internet. If I can install software just as I would on my PC from a network or USB location, wouldn't that make the Windows Store useless? If the Surface comes with Windows 8, can it be upgraded to Windows 8.1? And can I hook up an external Bluetooth keyboard and mouse?
The initial generation of Microsoft's Surface tablet didn't sell so well, but that hasn't stopped Microsoft persisting with an updated Surface 2 design running Windows 8.1. The good news for Australians? Based on what we know so far, there won't be any 'Australia tax' added to the price.