News tagged: Microsoft Surface
Microsoft has just introduced the Surface Book 2, which it claims is twice as powerful as the latest MacBook Pro. Included with the model is an Intel eighth-generation processor, up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics, up to 16 GB of RAM, and up to 17 hours of battery life.
Reports claiming Microsoft is going to kill off the Surface line within the next couple years are false, says the company. It has fully denied all of the rumors, stating the idea that Microsoft wants to rid itself of Surface products is "far from the truth."
Microsoft will stop coming out with new Surface devices by 2019, according to Canalys CEO Steve Brazier and Lenovo COO Gianfranco Lanci. Neither believe Microsoft wants to continue selling Surface devices since it's not a source of revenue for the company.
With the launch of the 8th generation Core processors, Intel released a promo video that also appears to reveal a new Microsoft Surface Book laptop. The video shows two things that confirm it is a Microsoft Surface Book model in black, and they are the eject key on the keyboard
After finding the hardware offered by Microsoft's Surface PCs to be "significantly less reliable than most other brands," Consumer Reports has removed its "recommended" label from the entire line. A study using responses from 90,000 consumers indicated Surface PCs have issues.
Aside from tearing down the new Surface Laptop, iFixit folks have also got their hands on a new Microsoft Surface Pro, but the repairability is not much better. The Surface Laptop received 0 for repairability, and although the tablet was better, it was only by 1 point.
Ahead of the June 15 launch, Microsoft has started taking pre-orders and has posted the official product page for the new Surface Pro 2017 with all SKUs and prices. Six new models are available, with a starting price tag of $799 and $719 for students.
Many of us have expected to see a new Surface device today and Microsoft has fulfilled our wishes. The company has dropped the numbering scheme and launched a new device called Surface Pro. While it looks pretty much the same as the old Surface Pro 4, it is a completely different
Ahead of their official unveiling by Microsoft, the latest Surface laptops have shown up in a leak. WalkingCat, a Twitter user, posted photos of the new Surface device in four colors: Platinum, Burgundy, Cobalt Blue, and Graphite Gold. An event is scheduled for May 2.
Microsoft made 26% less from its Surface lineup during the third fiscal quarter. Revenue from that division fell by 26% compared to the prior year. It went from $1.1 billion to $831 million. Although that was a negative report, it otherwise had good performance.
November was the best month on record for consumer Microsoft Surface sales and that accomplishment may partly be attached to what Microsoft calls the "disappointment of the new MacBook Pro." More people are reportedly switching to Surface from Mac than ever before.
Originally, Microsoft planned to start shipping its all-new Surface Studio next month, but surprisingly the company has started shipping Surface Studio orders a little early. If you were quick to order the computer, check your inbox to see a shipping notification.
Microsoft Surface lineup could finally get a real competitor as Lenovo is working on a device called Miix 520, which reportedly is a really good device. New details about the device have leaked online aside from unofficial renders that offer us a glimpse of the tablet's design.
One of the smaller announcements during Microsoft's latest event was the introduction of the Surface Dial, a new customizable input method that'll be offered for $100. The Dial is wireless and different tasks can be assigned to it depending on the program you're working in.
We haven't seen anything special from the new Surface Book, but Microsoft did unveil something excited during its Windows 10 event in New York and that is the company's first all-in-one PC. As rumoured, Microsoft has added another device to its Surface family.
Microsoft and the NFL entered a deal in 2014 that supplied many coaches with Microsoft Surface tablets, but the deal has been plagued by issues. For a time, the tablets were frequently referred to as "iPads" and there have also been problems with their usability.
A patch for the Surface Pro 3 that addresses its battery capacity issue is now out. Users have reported problems with their battery life for months and some people even reported their Surface Pro 3 would only operate for around an hour. This update addresses that problem.
Microsoft is now entirely sure the Surface Pro 3's battery issues are the result of a software problem and as such, they'll be addressed with an update. A hardware problem has been taken off the table and Microsoft is developing a patch that'll get rid of the battery degradation.
Microsoft has determined the Surface Pro 3 battery issues reported by many users are the result of a software, not a hardware, problem. Greg, one of Microsoft's official forum moderators, says the company found the issue wasn't with the batteries themselves.
An all-in-one PC could be the next product under Microsoft's Surface brand. DigiTimes claims Microsoft is working on an AIO system that will be released in Q3 2016. Microsoft has also pushed back the release of its second generation Surface Book into early 2017.