Xplore releases Xslate R12 rugged tablet with PCIe SSD integration; Refreshed mobile PC now more powerful than ever

With the Xslate R12, Xplore Technologies becomes the first rugged tablet maker to integrate Intel PCIe SSDs into its roster.

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.

Source: Xplore releases Xslate R12 rugged tablet with PCIe SSD integration; Refreshed mobile PC now more powerful than ever | International Business Times AU

Microsoft’s One Day Sale: Huge savings on Surface Pro 4, Xbox One S and more

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.

Source: Microsoft’s One Day Sale: Huge savings on Surface Pro 4, Xbox One S and more – MSPoweruser

2017 Microsoft Surface Pro Review  

Microsoft Surface Pro 2017

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.

Source: 2017 Microsoft Surface Pro Review   – Tech Advisor

Microsoft’s new Surface Pro: the most versatile laptop ever

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.

Source: Microsoft’s new Surface Pro: the most versatile laptop ever | TechRadar

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 720: Proper Competition for the iPad Pro and Surface Pro

Lenovo Miix 720

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.

Source: Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 720: Proper Competition for the iPad Pro and Surface Pro :: Tech :: Reviews :: miix 720 :: Paste

A guide for buying one of Microsoft’s excellent Surface computers – The Verge

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.

Source: A guide for buying one of Microsoft’s excellent Surface computers – The Verge

iPad Pro vs Surface Pro: Which Pro Tablet is Best for You?

ipad pro vs surface pro

Tablets are now becoming a way of life for some people these days. Most people use a tablet as a tool for entertainment. However, in today’s market, there are tablets that can be used to entertain while at the same time, used for something rather more professional. Case in point are the iPad Pro and Surface Pro from Apple and Microsoft, respectively.

While these tablets have merits of their own, it tends to get quite confusing which one will work best on a user. There a lot of things to consider in purchasing a tablet especially if it is going to be used professionally. Starting off with performance.

Source: iPad Pro vs Surface Pro: Which Pro Tablet is Best for You?