Introducing Surface Book 2, the most powerful Surface Book ever

Microsoft Surface Book 2

Surface Book 2 removes the barrier between the desktop and the laptop by giving mobile professionals the power of a desktop, the versatility of a tablet, and the freedom of a light and thin laptop in one beautifully designed device.

Whether you’re a developer, a digital artist, a designer, or an accountant, you can bring your ideas to life anywhere, because Surface Book 2 is a portable powerhouse.

We made no compromises building the most powerful Surface laptop ever. When the team talks about Surface Book 2 they call it Beauty and the Beast. Gorgeous design meets unstoppable power in this laptop.

With the latest 8th Gen Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and 1060 discrete graphics options, Surface Book 2 is up to five times more powerful than the original and is twice as powerful as the latest MacBook Pro. All this power and Surface Book 2 still provides all-day battery life – up to 17 hours of video playback. That’s 70% more than the latest MacBook Pro.

Source:  Introducing Surface Book 2, the most powerful Surface Bookever – Microsoft Devices BlogMicrosoft Devices Blog

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Microsoft’s new Surface Precision Mouse adds the extra buttons you’ve always wanted

Microsoft’s existing Surface Mouse is by all accounts excellent, but if you’re someone who prefers more functionality from your mouse than just a left click, right click, and a scroll wheel, you’ve been out of luck with the company’s Surface-branded gear.

The company’s newly announced Surface Precision Mouse should help fill that gap with a device that looks to marry the simple comfort of the original Surface Mouse with the more advanced customization of something like Logitech’s MX Master S2.

Source: Microsoft’s new Surface Precision Mouse adds the extra buttons you’ve always wanted – The Verge

Apple To Release iPhone With Apple Pencil Support In 2019: Here’s Why Steve Jobs Would Be Pissed

Apple might unveil an iPhone with a built-in stylus as early as 2019, according to new rumors. It might use a different technology than Samsung’s S Pen, though.

Source: Apple To Release iPhone With Apple Pencil Support In 2019: Here’s Why Steve Jobs Would Be Pissed : TECH : Tech Times

A conversation with Surface and Marimekko designers on the intersection of customization, design, and tech

Surface announces new accessories. New Type Cover, Surface Arc Mouse, and Surface Pen will join the full collection of accessories from Finnish fashion design company, Marimekko on October 17.

Visit Microsoft.com to purchase your favorite Marimekko accessory today, and check back on October 17 for new aqua accessories.

Source: A conversation with Surface and Marimekko designers on the intersection of customization, design, and tech – Microsoft Devices BlogMicrosoft Devices Blog

Kensington – Locking Bracket for Surface Pro with MicroSaver 2.0 Keyed Lock

Kensington’s New Locking Bracket for Microsoft Surface Book Enables Users to Protect Valuable Data on their Mobile Devices

Setting the standard by providing vigorously tested locking technology, the Kensington Locking Bracket provides users with a non-invasive solution for securing their Surface Books. The locking bracket is constructed with Kensington’s industry standard security slot, bundled with a MicroSaver 2.0 lock that comes with innovative common keying system, simplifying the process of locking down multiple devices for IT managers.

Source: Kensington – Products – Security – Surface Locks – Locking Bracket for Surface Pro with MicroSaver 2.0 Keyed Lock

Microsoft’s Panos Panay responds to reports that Surface is dying

To the guy that heads up Microsoft’s Surface products, the idea that the company is going to kill off its line of computers and tablets is laughable. “It’s so far from the truth,”

 

Panos Panay, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of devices, said on Monday, calling the notion the “tabloid rumor of the week.”

Source: Microsoft’s Panos Panay responds to reports that Surface is dying – Business Insider

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Review: Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) – Laptop

There was no shortage of question marks when Microsoft announced plans to launch its own line of Surface PCs, but credit where it’s due, in the space of five years, Surface has become a benchmark for others in the industry.

Surface Laptop is widely regarded as one of the best laptops on the market, Surface Studio managed to rekindle our interest in the all-in-one desktop, Surface Book is arguably my personal favorite, and for maximum versatility the Surface Pro still holds plenty of appeal.

Source: Review: Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) – Laptop – HEXUS.net

Google announces $999 Pixelbook touchscreen hybrid notebook, optional $99 pen accessory

With a 12-inch touchscreen, convertible form factor, optional stylus input, and integration with Google Assistant, the new Google Pixelbook hopes to compete with both Apple’s MacBook and iPad Pro lineups.

Source: Google announces $999 Pixelbook touchscreen hybrid notebook, optional $99 pen accessory

Microsoft adds new Microsoft 365 versions, plus security and management features |

Microsoft is continuing to evolve its Microsoft 365 subscription bundles. Here’s what’s coming next.

At the company’s Ignite IT Pro conference this week, Microsoft is adding more flavors to the Microsoft 365 line-up: Microsoft 365 Education and Microsoft 365 F1.

Microsoft 365 Education includes Windows 10, Office 365 for Education, Enterprise Mobility + Security and Minecraft Education Edition. It is available to students and faculty.

Microsoft 365 F1, which is for “firstline” customer service and support workers, includes Windows 10, Office 365 F1 (the plan formerly known as K1 for kiosk workers) and Enterprise Mobility + Security. Microsoft StaffHub, an app meant to help service workers manage their schedules, is part of the offering.

Source: Microsoft adds new Microsoft 365 versions, plus security and management features | ZDNet