The software giant continues to develop with its hardware business with a line of up-to-date and impressive products
This evening (the 6 in October) will probably be remembered as one of the most successful for Microsoft in the past year. At a busy press conference, we got to know the second generation of its smart bracelet, which still costs about as much as a smart watch, unfortunately with a price tag of $ 250, and next to it three more Smartphones And two tablet computers Mobile New - and the glassesHoloLens Which will be launched early next year with a psychic price tag of about $ 3,000.
The three new smartphones, the first to run the system Windows 10 in the mobile version, they are the pair Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL about which we actually knew all the technical details a few days ago - and the discounted Lumia 550 that will cost $ 140. The Lumia 950 duo managed to impress with modern specifications, the cool Continuum technology that really allows the smartphone to function as a computer for everything (as part of Apps But also more than you will get in most equivalent smart devices), and especially price tags are surprisingly good compared to the preliminary reports of 550 dollars to -Lumia 950 and 650 USD-Lumia 950 XL.
In contrast, the Lumia 550 feels like a shadow of the previous budget instruments Microsoft Office (And Nokia, formerly) with only a 32-bit processor, basic cameras and most of the lack of support for the Continuum technology in question, which make it a not really impressive deal, all the more so when compared to the Chinese Android models offered at the same price level. However, there is no doubt that Microsoft will launch another variety of new discounted models in the coming months - so it remains to be hoped that at least some of them will be able to provide a slightly more attractive offer to the tens of millions of users who are not interested or can not afford to buy flagship devices.
The fourth generation of the Surface Pro tablet was also unveiled at the press conference, and contrary to expectations it will be based not only on the cost-effective Core M processors of the new Skylake generation from home Intel - but also on more powerful Skylake-U processors, in the expensive models. The Surface Pro 4 features a thinner screen cover that allows the screen itself to be slightly larger while maintaining the same physical dimensions as the Surface Pro 3, will provide backward support on most Surface Pro 3 extensions and will also offer its own upgraded extension line with a pen Touch with 1,024 touch levels and keyboard covers with a more comfortable feel - and most importantly will offer more advanced models with up to 16GB of RAM and up to terabytes of flash chip-based storage. Prices for the Surface Pro will range from $ 900 for theCore The most basic M, and up to 2,700 dollars (!)Core i7 the most powerful of all. We can only hope that this time we will finally see the official launch and marketing of these tablets in Israel.
For dessert, we also got a big surprise from Microsoft in the form of the Surface Book - the first (hybrid) laptop ever from Microsoft, which was almost immediately defined as the main competitor of Apple's renowned Macbook Pro mobiles. The Surface Book features a 13.5-inch screen with an unusual resolution of 2,000 × 3,000 pixels, Skylake-U processors, and dedicated video cards. NVIDIA In the advanced models and a keyboard that breaks down from the main screen component, with a hinge in a unique structure that allows the use of a variety of angles and modes for the user to choose. With prices starting at $ 1,500 and rising fairly quickly to over $ 2,000, there is no doubt that this is a super-premium product that also makes the Surface Pro 4 look cheap and affordable - it will be very interesting to find out if this is a great development for Microsoft Office As a computer manufacturer Mobile, Or maybe this time her ambitions are a little too high.
Expect to get all the details about these exciting new devices soon.
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