3 exceptional features in Microsoft Surface Studio

Microsoft Surface Studio

For a $2,999 price point, you might wonder — is the Microsoft Surface Studio desktop really worth it? I tested one recently and found myself being drawn to a few important features that made it worth the high price even compared to similar models from Dell and even Apple.

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Microsoft Bet on Workplace PCs is Slowly Paying Off

“Since jumping into the hardware market with its Surface line, Microsoft has had success making inroads into the tablet and 2-in-1 market,” Peter Tsai, senior technology analyst at Spiceworks, told eWEEK. “Many IT pros praised the hardware’s sleek design, powerful specs in a highly-portable package, and ability to run Windows, which allows employees to be productive while giving IT departments management flexibility.”

The Surface Pro, for example, offers corporate IT buyers a blend of premium packaging and powerful processors. Add long-lasting battery life to the equation and business travelers can legitimately get work done on a cross-country or trans-Atlantic flight.

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How to set up your Surface Pen

After using the new Surface Pen for the last week, I agree with Microsoft that this pen is the “fastest on the planet.” The new Surface Pen responsiveness and speed make it a dream to use. I use the Surface Pen to take notes when I am in meetings in OneNote, and use it when I color using my favorite Windows 10 coloring app, Zen: Coloring Book for Adults. I am by no means an artist, but when I use the new Surface Pen, I feel like one.

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Latest Surface Pro 3 update adds full Pro Type Cover support for older models

Why it matters to you:  Microsoft is maintaining its pledge to keep updating its older products in the Surface Line, and this one adds new support for Type Covers. Microsoft’s latest firmware update for the Surface Pro 3 is focused entirely on bringing various systems in line with the Surface Pro Type Cover and Surface Pro Signature Type Covers. It doesn’t add anything revolutionary, but this update does improve compatibility and has no effect on battery life or security.

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I bought a new Surface with the Surface Plus program | On MSFT

Surface Plus

I purchased the Surface Type Cover and pre-ordered the Surface Pen separately, so those items are not included in my monthly payments. I am a Surface Pro fan and I look forward to being able to get the next new Surface Pro device when it comes out. I may choose to get the next iteration of the Surface Book or maybe the next Surface Laptop, but the point is, I have options with the Surface Plus Program. The Surface Plus Program gives you a way to get what you want.

Check out the official website for more information about the Surface Plus program.

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Microsoft launches Surface Plus, offering financing options and upgrades every 18 months

Surface Plus

Microsoft has announced the launch of its new Surface Plus program, offering “flexible financing options” for both individuals and businesses. The new plans will be available from today, and will be exclusively offered in the United States through Microsoft’s website and its physical stores. The Surface Plus plan for consumers is available for “qualified customers and subject to credit approval”. It offers: Low monthly payments: Customers can purchase a Surface device with an easy, 24-month pa

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Why The New Surface Pen Finally Converted Me To Digital Ink

The new Surface Pen has four times the sensitivity of its predecessors – 4096 points of pressure compared to 1024. Microsoft also reduced the amount of force required to activate the tip and increased the tilt angle to allow for a more natural experience when drawing and shading. One of the things Microsoft focused on with the new Surface Pen is latency. In order to accurately emulate a pen and paper, the Surface Pen has to “flow” as effortlessly as an old-fashioned pen. Microsoft claims, “The new Surfac

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