Xplore TechnologiesXplore Technologies announced on Wednesday that its powerful Xslate R12 rugged tablet PC now incorporates Intel PCIe solid state drives. The Windows-powered machine boasts of more-than-potent specs and features, and is built to withstand the most demanding working conditions.
The technology giant is reportedly working on launching its latest Surface Book 2 device towards the end of this year.
If reports are believed to be true, then the upcoming device will most probably sport a 13.5-inch display with 3,840 x 2,160-pixel resolution and support for 4K-viewing as well. Microsoft is also apparently working on a technology that will enable its fans to experience different trends such as Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and others. The upcoming device won’t fall anywhere under the $1,000 price-tag for sure. The next big highlight in Microsoft’s upcoming Surface Book 2 is its motherboard. It appears like the device will be powered by the latest version of #Kaby Lake processor. Moreover, the Kaby Lake architecture will necessarily be based on quad-core processors as well.
Microsoft Store US has just announced its one day sale to attract customers who are looking for good deals online on the Amazon Prime Day. The best deal available from Microsoft Store’s sale is on Surface Pro 4. You can now get Microsoft Surface Pro 4 with Intel Core i5 and 256GB SSD for just $849 (was $1,199). You also get 3 months of Groove Music free with the purchase. Find the deal here from Microsoft Store.
HP’s impressive Spectre x2 is a clear sign that it’s looking to seize the detachable 2-in-1 laptop throne from Microsoft’s Surface Pro. But while the Spectre x2’s got the look down pat, how do its performance and endurance stack up?
The original Surface Pro marked Microsoft’s entry into the tablet market and the 2-in-1 has been refined and improved over the years. We were impressed with the Surface Pro 4 and now, 18 months later, we’re just as bowled over by the Surface Pro.
You’ll have noticed the absence of the expected ‘5’ – this is just Surface Pro. Why did Microsoft change the naming scheme? We don’t know for sure, but the 2017 Surface Pro is such a slight iteration that perhaps it didn’t deserve the suffix.
This isn’t to suggest the new Surface Pro is in any way sub-par. Far from it: it takes a great product and makes it excellent.
The main thrust Microsoft has taken with the new Surface Pro is to attempt to make it the most versatile laptop ever built – no small task. Of course, the Surface range has always been about flexible hybrid devices which can be used as tablets or notebooks, but how has Microsoft pushed further in the versatility stakes with this latest model?Let’s take a look at the new features introduced with this year’s Surface Pro, bearing flexibility foremost in mind.
For mobile users, Lenovo’s Miix 720 is a powerful tablet that can replace your laptop with its bundled detachable keyboard folio cover and active stylus. With its familiar convertible form factor, the Miix 720 joins a growing list of competitors that aim to ape and outshine the category defining Microsoft Surface Pro. And the Miix does just that—balancing performance, futureproof port selection and upgradeability, making this the ultimate “pro” level tablet.
Amazon’s new Echo Show is shipping this week, giving yet another platform for Alexa to exist on. The Echo Show is a lot like prior Echo devices in that you can control it entirely with your voice and it can hear you from across the room. But the Show is the first Amazon Alexa device with a screen, giving it a number of new capabilities. You can read our full review for more on what’s good and not so good about it.
Microsoft now has a variety of Surface devices that are designed to replace your laptop. There’s the Surface Book with a removable display, the Surface Pro with a kickstand, and now the new Surface Laptop that is the most traditional laptop Microsoft has ever made. I’ve been using all three extensively recently and have been able to learn the strengths and weaknesses of each. If you’re thinking about buying one of Microsoft’s Surface devices, here’s what you need to know.