Microsoft Surface Laptop vs. Surface Pro 4: Here’s Why You Should Go For The Latter

 

Microsoft’s all new Surface Laptop aims to supplant Chromebooks as a college-student favourite. The svelte, stylish notebook bridges the gap between Surface Pro 4 and the behemoth Surface Pro Book, adding a third option for performance lovers. However, despite offering a package as classy its cousins, the Surface Laptop misses on a few key spots – things you won’t notice at the first place, but if you do, you’d again fall for the charm of Surface Pro 4.surface laptop-pro-4

Though it may sound odd, the 18-month-old Surface Pro 4 is way better than Surface Laptop. Its promise of a tablet that can serve as a full-fledged computer is much impressive than Surface Laptop’s nearly as light full-fledged computer. In case you’re still confused, these points of interest will certainly help you in deciding.

Source: Microsoft Surface Laptop vs. Surface Pro 4: Here’s Why You Should Go For The Latter | MobiPicker

Microsoft is planning to turn Windows 10 PCs into Amazon Echo competitors – The Verge

Microsoft Home Hub

Microsoft has been working on a new HomeHub feature for Windows 10 to better compete with devices like Amazon’s Echo. HomeHub is designed to create a family environment for a PC with shared access to calendars, apps, and even a new welcome screen. Microsoft is even planning to support smart home devices like Philips’ Hue lights, to enable Windows 10 to act as a hub to control and manage smart home hardware. While we’ve heard about HomeHub before, The Verge has obtained internal concepts of exactly how Micro

Source: Microsoft is planning to turn Windows 10 PCs into Amazon Echo competitors – The Verge

HP’s new Elite x2 1012 G2 hybrid laptop tops Surface Pro 4 in several ways

HP Elite x2 1012 G2 TabletIf you’ve been waiting for a successor to Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 — and since it was released at the end of 2015, you have been for a while — there’s been no shortage of alternatives. But if a Surface Pro 5 is unlikely to “surface” (pun intended) anytime soon, as ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley speculates, HP has just launched a very appealing 2-in-1 that should demand your attention.

Source: HP’s new Elite x2 1012 G2 hybrid laptop tops Surface Pro 4 in several ways | ZDNet

Microsoft Panos Panay says no Surface Pro 5 – Business Insider

Panay dropped some hints as to what’s causing the holdup, telling CNET that Microsoft is looking for “meaningful change” before it releases another tablet.In other words, says Panay, the company isn’t looking to just release the same device with upgraded specs; he wants “experiential change” that makes an impact in the way that people actually use it, like a lower weight or a hugely improved battery. If it can’t come up with big changes like that, he says, Microsoft won’t bother releasing it.

Source: Microsoft Panos Panay says no Surface Pro 5 – Business Insider

Microsoft will ‘show the world what’s next’ at May 23rd event in Shanghai – The Verge

Microsoft is holding an event this month, the company announced tonight, at which it says it will “show the world what’s next.” The event will take place in Shanghai on May 23rd, but Microsoft didn’t specify either the precise location of the event or exactly what it will be showing. The company did tell The Verge to expect new hardware, however.

Source: Microsoft will ‘show the world what’s next’ at May 23rd event in Shanghai – The Verge

Microsoft brings new firmware update to Surface Pro 3

Surface Pro 3

Microsoft has released its latest firmware update for the Surface Pro 3, just a few weeks after rolling out another update for the popular Windows 10 tablet.

 

The new firmware version is 38.12.70.0, and Microsoft’s release notes state that it “improves system stability and performance when you change between power states”. That should mean that owners of the device will experience fewer issues when switching between battery power and using it while it’s charging.

 

Source: Neowin