Major Highlights from Microsoft’s Windows 10 and Surface event

Microsoft unveiled a series of new stuff at the Windows 10 and Surface event. Alongside latest features for Window 10, the company also launched new devices such as Surface Studio all-in-one PC and new VR headsets.

Surface Studio all-in-one PC

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The Surface Studio all-in-one PC wants to be the future of Desktop computing. We couldn’t get enough of its beautiful design scheme. It comes with a 28-inch touch display, which is just 12.5 millimeters thick. The screen folds down to a comfortable level to provide ease when working with a pen and Microsoft’s latest addition – a new dial peripheral, which helps in interacting intuitively with the software.

Under the hood, it offers quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, stereo speakers with Dolby sound, and 3TB of internal storage. With the Surface Studio, Microsoft wants to rival Apple iMac. Even the pricing of the Surface Studio is kept exorbitant; it will cost whopping $3000 (approx 2 lacs). Let’s be honest; we think that consumers would be pretty conscious of spending such amount on a PC that can’t even handle heavy gaming. It looks fitting for artists and designers rather than general public.

Surface Book (Upgraded 2016 version)

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Microsoft also announced an overhauled version of the Surface Book. The 2016 version comes with the latest-generation Intel Core i7 processor. It packs in a better battery, which is claimed by Microsoft to last up to 16 hours on a single charge. The new Surface Book is priced at $2,399 (approx. 1.6 Lac) for the low-end new configuration with 256GB storage and 8GB of RAM while the high-end configuration with 1TB storage and 16GB RAM would set you back by $3,300 (approx. 2.2 Lac). In the US, these device are now up for pre-ordering. Microsoft will start shipping them on November 10.

Windows 10: Creators Update

The Creators Update is set to make its way to Windows 10 in early 2017. It will be packed with a variety of new features. With this update, MS Paint and PowerPoint are going to become cooler than ever, thanks to 3D modeling and scanning capabilities. You can know more about Microsoft’s woking plan for the 3D ecosystem on Windows 10 by clicking on this link.

Latest VR Headsets

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To go hand in hand with Microsoft’s latest Windows 10-enabled 3D experiences, the next generation VR headsets have been launched. It reminds us of Google’s DayDream VR. Microsoft has partnered with HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus, and Acer to make VR headsets capable of handling mixed reality for the Creators Update. These VR headsets will be launched next year at a starting price of $ 299 (approx. Rs. 19,990).

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Munnu
October 27, 2016 2:32 pm 2:32 PM

2 Lacs is not a whooping amount for surface. It’s actually VFM as Microsoft doesn’t believe in giving 3 years old hardware to its customers like Apple do to its sheep.
And regarding the gaming, I was going to tell a gaming joke, but Apple’s sheep won’t get it. I even thought of telling a productivity Joke, but sheeps won’t get that either. 😛

Manish (Presently at Seoul, Republic of Korea)
October 27, 2016 8:23 am 8:23 AM
Kakao talk is the most used application here in Korea but yesterday i got message that it’ll stop their services in Windows Phone. Thankfully, Windows phone is not working here but i am using Kakao talk on my Nokia Lumia 720 on my indian number. Now, i have to give my Korean number which i used in android device to all my friends. The biggest problem with Windows Phone is that they support very less applications and the apps is never update, results in app crash many times. For example you cant avail calling facility on whatsapp easily on windows… Read more »
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