just as we had expected was today’s Microsoft-event not only for Windows 10, although the system arguably is at the heart of everything the company does nowadays. In addition to introducing upgraded versions of existing products showed Panos Panay, General Manager of Microsoft Devices, even the company’s own Imac competitor.
Surface Book i7
first off, however, was an upgraded version of the portable 2-in-1-computer Surface Book that was introduced last year. Microsoft has based this year’s changes at feedback from customers, and speaking of customers lifted the company to customer satisfaction with Surface Book indeed is higher than that of any Macbook model. The feedback from customers has mainly been about the gaming customer crowd want faster image update, and drafters in CAD software would have less lag. Common to all feedback should also have been getting better battery life.
the new Surface Book-model retains the same shape but get better performance, among other things, a Geforce GTX 965-grafikkrets.
Microsoft’s response to this is to stop in improvements on these points in the same chassis as the computer was introduced with. Improvements in the sharpest model means a Core i7 processor of the latest cut, a Geforce GTX 965 m graphics card which will provide dual graphics performance and this card also runs the new Pixelsense display. Despite the upgraded hardware, the computer should have gotten 30 percent better battery life, which becomes a full 16 hours, a very impressive figure, which takes the lead among portable computers. The secret of the good battery life include a redesigned cooling system, but also that they simply managed to squeeze in more batteries in the same chassis.
even though the shape is the same, Microsoft has managed to scare up an impressive battery life of 16 hours.
Microsoft also highlighted that the computer’s computational power at 1.9 teraflops is considerably faster than the competing models of Macbook Pro 13-tumsklassen. The prize for the most advanced model will be 2 399 dollars which is equivalent to about 26 000 SEK in Sweden. The computer will be available in november, but exactly which markets this is, at the time of writing, unclear. Simpler configurations starting at 1 499 dollars (13,000) and goes up from there. Surface Pro 4 remains available with prices starting at $ 899 (about 8,000 dollars), but if the product also has a upgraded hardware was not mentioned.
the big news, however, was a direct competitor to Apple’s Imac family, namely Surface Studio. This is a desktop computer with a 28 inch Pixelsense display protected by Gorilla Glass. The chassis is made of aluminum and measures only 12.5 millimetres, i.e. just over a centimeter. The screen has a 3:2 aspect ratio and a pixel density of 192 dots per inch. According to Microsoft, this is the thinnest LCD ever created. Inside sits a Core i7 processor of the latest cut, a 2 terabyte large hybrid hard drive and Nvidia Geforce Graphics card handled 980 m. Little unexpectedly snaps thus Microsoft Apple of the fingers in relation to video performance.
Surface Studio is a computer that gives creators access to a competent display and a Dial-accessories.
the screen also supports something that Microsoft calls True Color that allows the screen to be calibrated for different needs. It supported both the SRGB color space and DCI-P3, which means that it covers both the consumer needs professional graphics. Microsoft has also equipped the Windows operating system, 10 with the ability to scale on the content so that it corresponds to its actual size. This function is called the True Scale and was demonstrated by an A4 page in a document on the screen were exactly equal to that of a real A4 page that was held up as a reference. One inch in the real world should be one inch on the screen.
computer is just 12.5 millimetres thick, which is made possible by a particularly thin LCD panel.
Panos Panay also highlighted that the computer is silent and has been adapted in order to also be able to be used by gamers, which means that there is built-in support for wireless controllers. Four floating anchors under the computer’s foot should make it easy to move and tilt the computer. An integrated set of microphones to make it convenient to use the intelligent voice service Cortana. An integrated Studio HD camera can be used for logging with Windows Hello.
Surface Studio is equipped with a Geforce GTX 980 m, significantly more graphics performance than the Imac family can boast of.
Surface Studio should be more than just a desktop computer, according to Microsoft, and as expected based this assertion on the screen can be folded down so that it is close to flat against the surface. Support enables your computer screen can be folded down so that the computer can be angled with a 20 degree slope toward the table. Thus, the machine is transformed into a large drawing pad. In between, you can choose the angle and height to set the computer on. It is possible to sit with the arm against the screen and draw with the other hand thanks to the fact that Windows already can feel of wrists and non-desirable body parts.
the biggest distinguishing factor with Surface Studio is that it can be laid down on the table with only 20 degrees at the most.
Surface Dial is a control devices for creative people, a circular “puck” which is used to control the content in the system. The tiny wireless wheel can be positioned on the screen or anywhere else and is integrated in Windows. With it you can fast forward and back through your actions with the wheel, zoom in and out of the interface, scrolling through the pages in a document, and so on. Dial will also work with other products as Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book. How creative works can be created with Surface Studio, pen and Dial control was demonstrated among other things by a representative of the company Madefire that creates cartoons with motion and sound.
Surface Studio can pre-order today and costs 2 999 dollars, which should be equivalent to just over 33 000 kroons. Again, it is unclear which markets this applies. Microsoft also announced that the Edition will initially be extremely limited.