While not as powerful as the Surface Pro 3, the new Surface 3 will be Microsoft’s thinnest and lightest tablet yet.
Some road warriors need powerful weapons, able to smite even the mightiest high-def video editing projects or Photoshop transformation effects.
For those who can do with something a little less beefy, Microsoft is hoping the latest iteration of the Surface tablet will fill a niche somewhere below the high-powered, high-priced Surface Pro 3.
Simply called the Surface 3, Microsoft’s new Windows 8.1-based tablet will go on sale this May, with pre-orders set to begin today and in-store hands-on availability later in April. Two models will be available, a 2 GB RAM/64 GB SSD configuration ($639) and a 4 GB RAM/128 GB SSD version ($769.) For the first time in a Surface tablet, a 4G LTE model will be available this August, at a yet-to-be-announced price.
When Terry Myerson, head of operating systems for Microsoft, unveiled the latest version of Windows at an event in San Francisco on Tuesday, he said the choice of skipping over Windows 9 in the naming scheme because the new product “represents the first step for a whole new generation of Windows.”
“Windows 10 will run on the broadest type of devices ever, from the smallest Internet of Things to enterprise data centres worldwide,” he said. “Some of these devices have four-inch screens, some of these devices have 80-inch screens and some don’t have any screen at all.”
You probably hadn’t used it in years but Microsoft has announced it is completely killing off Windows Live Messenger (MSN Messenger until 2005) by Oct. 31, the BBC reports.
Microsoft has an interesting deal going on that tech heads might want to take note of.
Available through any Microsoft store in Canada and the U.S, Windows is willing to take up to $650 off of the new Surface Pro 3’s if customers trade in their MacBook Air’s.
Although Microsoft specifies the deal is only valid on “select” Airs , a list of accepted models doesn’t appear anywhere on the site.
Just as people settled in on the name SkyDrive, Microsoft has just announced that it will soon become OneDrive; a place that despite all the devices you have in your life, you can find and store all of your important documents, photos, videos and important stuff, all in one place.