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Topic: Surface

Rumored new iPad Pro, and MacBook Pro with scissor keyboard, on the Appleinsider Podcast

10/11/2019, 08:10 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William are back, talking about the possible new iPad Pro and what it may bring us, how a rumored new MacBook Pro is expected to revamp the keyboard again, plus Apple's latest environmental report is out, and one of your hosts likes Catalina.

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Are AirPods challenged by Surface Buds & will the iPhone SE return on the AppleInsider Podcast

10/04/2019, 08:10 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William hear that the iPhone SE will come back, and wonder whether these Microsoft Surface Buds have something Apple's missing out on.

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Editorial: Microsoft has learned some lessons from Apple, and that benefits us all

10/03/2019, 10:10 am

At an event on Wednesday, Microsoft debuted a lot of hardware, some of it surprising, and some of it not. But, instead of embracing the standard, Microsoft is starting to do more with controlling the hardware from top to bottom -- a trick it learned from Apple.

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Microsoft teases dual-screen Surface Neo notebook, Surface Duo folding phone for 2020

10/02/2019, 11:10 am

Microsoft has uncharacteristically revealed a future Surface product that it doesn't plan to ship until 2020, with the Surface Neo consisting of a dual-screen notebook with an extra keyboard and stylus support.

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Microsoft takes on AirPods with $249 Surface Earbuds

10/02/2019, 10:10 am

Microsoft has launched its own competition to Apple's lauded AirPods, with the introduction of the Surface Earbuds claimed to be productive earwear with 24 hours of battery life and improved microphones.

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Microsoft reveals ARM Surface Pro X, Intel Surface Pro 7, AMD Surface Laptop 3

10/02/2019, 10:10 am

At Microsoft's media event in New York on Wednesday, the Windows producer expanded its Surface hardware line with new models, including updates to the Surface Laptop line and the Surface Pro, and the debut of the ARM-powered Surface Pro X.

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Microsoft announces October event, Surface line expected to get updates

08/27/2019, 01:08 pm

Microsoft has alerted the press to an event that will likely see the unveiling of new Surface devices, similar to the event that took place in late 2018.

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Review: Microsoft's Surface Book 2 is expensive with mediocre performance

08/03/2019, 03:08 pm

The Microsoft Surface Book 2 is a hybrid 2-in-1 laptop that can be used as a tablet or a full blown laptop. But, given the performance, is it worth the money?

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Microsoft found a man named 'Mac Book' to tout Surface Laptop 2

07/31/2019, 08:07 pm

Apple's MacBook Air is the target of Microsoft's latest ad, which cleverly enlists the help of a man named "Mac" Book to tout the new Surface Laptop 2.

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iPad Pro vs Surface Pro features and specs showdown

07/03/2019, 03:07 pm

In this iPad Pro vs Surface Pro comparison, we look at features, specifications, and how both fare vs the MacBook Air.

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MacBook Air & iPad Pro competitor Surface Book 2 gets quiet update

04/01/2019, 09:04 am

Microsoft has given its Surface Book 2 line of hybrid tablets a refresh, quietly updating the 13.5-inch model of the tablet-notebook devices with an optional eighth-generation quad-core Intel i5 processor, while at the same time cutting the price of the existing base configuration by $200.

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Apple in 2019 and the future of PCs

02/24/2019, 01:02 pm

Over the past two decades, Apple has proven capable of exercising its rapidly lithe, innovating ability to take its existing technologies and create new computing forms that retain its influence over the most commercially successful and strategically important markets. That winning strategy of the past also appears to be the best suited for the future of PCs.

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Microsoft is the Official Laptop sponsor of Super Bowl LIII -- with a tablet

02/01/2019, 10:02 am

Microsoft's latest Super Bowl campaign calls the Surface a laptop, but the company shifts definitions of what it is when it suits them. It's always been very careful to compare its tablets against Apple's laptops whenever possible, for instance, but that's gone now Microsoft has seemingly decided the NFL audience is more likely to buy a laptop.

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Samsung knocks Apple's notch, record iPhone earnings, Huawei on the rise - Apple's July 2018 in review

12/29/2018, 09:12 am

It's only on reflection that you find July contained a lot of news about Siri but we didn't need long-term testing to come to some conclusions about Microsoft's Apple-killing new Surface -- or to back away from taking photos on a Samsung. Taking a look at Apple's July 2018.

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After 8 years, IDC admits Apple's iPad is leading the tablet market 'unabated'

10/08/2018, 01:10 pm

Since iPad launched in 2010, International Data Corporation has dutifully crafted various media narratives that belittled as it as a toy, dismissed it as merely a "media consumption" device in a world that needed Windows, and disparaged it as inconsequential in a vast sea of cheap Android tablets (some of which were literally children's toys). But they were wrong, here's why.

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The Apple versus Microsoft hardware double-standard rears up again with the latest Surface update

10/05/2018, 03:10 pm

Across the last couple years, Apple's new Macs have been roundly criticized for raising their prices using flashy -- rather than purely utilitarian-- new features like the Touch Bar, while delivering only incremental improvements in performance due to a reliance on Intel's processors. Yet when Microsoft follows the same playbook, suddenly high prices are reasonable, flashy but unnecessary features are a sign of innovation, and big performance gains aren't really necessary.

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Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2 & Surface Studio 2

10/02/2018, 05:10 pm

At a Tuesday press event Microsoft revealed three new computers in its touch-capable Surface line, leading with the Surface Pro 6, a competitor to both iPads and MacBooks.

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Where is Apple's innovative iPad, MacBook Pro hardware to rival Microsoft's Surface?

07/25/2018, 01:07 pm

Despite getting lighter, thinner and faster, Apple's iPad tablets and MacBook notebooks haven't dabbled into entirely new desktop computing form factors and experimental hardware concepts the way Microsoft has with its Surface business segment -- and for good reason. Here's a look at why.

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Microsoft's new Surface Go is still not an iPad killer

07/10/2018, 01:07 pm

Microsoft is at it again with yet another Surface hardware release. But, as with the rest of the Surface line, it doesn't look like the Surface Go will make much of an impact in the markets it seems to be aiming for.

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Microsoft's low-cost Surface Go takes aim at Apple's entry-level iPad

07/10/2018, 01:07 am

Microsoft is angling for a bigger piece of the tablet market with Surface Go, the smallest -- and cheapest -- of the company's two-in-ones to pack the usual assortment of hybrid internals into a sleek reference design.

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