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How Microsoft built a hardware empire with Surface

Microsoft's new Surface computers arrive, we go hands-on Microsoft's new Surface Laptop and Surface Pro are now available for purchase
Terence Owen | 17 June, 2017, 08:08

Microsoft's newest Surface devices, the Surface Laptop, and the Surface Pro (2017) started shipping yesterday. It's not a total redesign but it's still a pretty unique product. The cameras are fine for their objective...your cellphone will still be the superior option for taking photos but the tablet can work in a pinch. The Surface Laptop is now out in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

The man in charge of it all: Panos Panay, Microsoft's corporate vice president for Surface Computing. Most reviewers brushed aside, perhaps, the most compelling aspect of the Surface Laptop, which is to say, the Windows 10 S operating system. It's got upgraded internals including the all new i7 7660U processor and a larger battery. New features in Microsoft Edge-like the new Tab Preview Bar-make it easy for students to research and manage school projects. In our battery tests, the Surface Pro lasted more than 11 and a half hours. After the preview period is over, users on other Windows 10 devices will also be able to buy and install Office using the Windows Store.

If you're new to the whole Surface Pro concept, don't let its compact tablet-hybrid form factor fool you. Having a keyboard built into your machine is a lot more useful than you might think.

iFixit actually gave the new Surface Laptop a repairability score of only 0 out of 10. The president of Acer back then even flat out told Microsoft that hardware "is not something you are good at".

Obviously, we aren't privy to the internal communications of Apple during the development of the iPad Pro, but Gavin's comments aren't completely without merit. But its successor, undoubtedly aided by its more powerful processors, makes marking up websites, signing documents, sketching and jotting notes on the device's screen as close to second-nature as it gets.

What this means in practice is that the Surface Pro will be more than good enough for everyone except the most demanding of users.

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Up to this point, the only feasible alternative for me has been an iPad Pro, but it is more involved to load images onto it, and even when loaded, there is no way to use a full version of Photoshop as the iPad is more or less a mobile platform. Its mission is to help users create more - ideate, create, get work done and use touch.

The Surface Pro, on the other hand, got a slightly better score: 1 out of 10. iFixit claims that removing the display of the Surface Pro is tricky due to the non-standard connectors used on the device, and you'll need to remove the entire display assembly in order to replace any parts of the device.

The new Surface Pro has the updated Intel 7th gen. processors, with a host of different configurations.

While large productions are the standard for the type of photography I do (advertising), portable equipment like the Surface Pro and the X1D are the key to reminding me why I fell in love with photography in the first place.

The screen to bezel size ratio is perfectly judged, the kickstand is superb, allowing a viewing angle from a near-upright, 85 degrees or so, all the way down to a sketch-friendly, just-off-the-table. It's nearly impossible to create a UI that works for both a mouse and touch and this is obviously the reason that Apple still hasn't released a touch screen mac.

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