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Spec-Down: Apple MacBook Air vs. Microsoft Surface Laptop 2

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Premium ultraportable laptops like the new Apple MacBook Air are thin, light, and powerful. They’re also numerous, making for tedious comparison shopping. So we pit it against one of its closest competitors, the Microsoft Surface Laptop 2, to see which is better. PCMag.com Latest Articles

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Consider an extended warranty plan if you buy a Surface Pro 6

Dan Baker/Digital Trends If you’re looking at picking up Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 6 this year, you may want to also consider adding an extended warranty or accidental damage coverage in case something goes wrong. Repair site iFixit gave the Surface Pro 6 a repairability score of just 1 out of 10, meaning that it […]

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China Is Getting a Pink Surface Laptop 2

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced it was updating the Surface Laptop launched last year. The new laptop, called the Surface Laptop 2, is claimed to be 85 percent faster than the previous model and adds a matte black color option. However, if you’re in China, Microsoft is set to offer you an exclusive pink variant. […]

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Microsoft Cracks Top 5 PC Vendor List in US Thanks to Surface

For the first time, Microsoft is one of the top five PC vendors in the US. Redmond’s Surface devices helped it top Acer to become the country’s fifth largest PC vendor by shipments in the third quarter, according to research firm Gartner, nabbing 4.1 percent market share on 602,000 shipments. However, Microsoft is still far […]

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PC market flat, as Surface becomes a top-5 computer brand in the US

Enlarge / Clockwise, from the top left: Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2, Surface Headphones, Surface Pro 6. Microsoft Microsoft was the fifth-biggest PC maker in the US in the third quarter of this year, according to industry advisory firm Gartner. The top spot in the US belongs to HP, with about 4.5 million machines […]

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Microsoft Surface Studio 2: Everything you need to know

[embedded content] When the Microsoft Surface Studio first came out, it seemed like a timely and ambitious project: An all-in-one, flexible desktop computer with a stunning screen and tons of designer-friendly features. A closer look revealed some problems with this large addition to the Surface family, including an underwhelming processor and a few too many […]

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Hands On With the Microsoft Surface Studio 2

For digital artists who have learned to use an electronic stylus like the Microsoft Surface Pen or the nifty Surface Dial as their creative tools, it doesn’t get much better than the Surface Studio as a replacement for a physical easel. But as an actual PC, the Studio has never been cutting edge, thanks to […]

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Surface Studio 2 vs. iMac

If you’re shopping for an all-in-one desktop to serve as the centerpiece of your home or office workspace, Microsoft’s new Surface Studio 2 and Apple’s iMac (2017) are among the top choices. Both systems are clad in metal bodies, designed with modern and minimalist aesthetics, and are targeted for consumption and creation of content with […]

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Microsoft Unveils New Surface PCs, Headphones

If you were waiting to buy a Surface Pro tablet, a Surface laptop, or a Surface Studio all-in-one PC in the hopes that Microsoft would radically change the designs of these flagship products for 2018, you’ll be disappointed by the incremental improvements the company unveiled on Tuesday. On the other hand, if you’re a fan […]

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Dell Now Offers the Best Way to Buy a Microsoft Surface PC (Seriously)

It makes sense that Microsoft, the company that created the world’s most popular operating system, would also make one of the best Windows detachable tablets, the Surface Pro. But something that makes far less sense, at least at first glance, is that Dell, which sells several Surface Pro competitors of its own, is now collaborating […]

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Surface ‘Phones released; Headphones, that is

Enlarge / Surface Headphones. Microsoft Microsoft has unveiled a new member of the Surface family: the Surface Headphones. The rather surprising addition to the Surface range is a set of noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones. They’re large, over-ear headphones with soft, comfortable ear cups. Each ear cup has a spinning dial: one to control the volume, and […]

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Final leaks show black Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, and Surface Studio

In addition to modest upgrades to its hardware, the biggest change this year to the Surface product would be the addition of a black color. When the Surface RT and Surface Pro initially debuted, Microsoft went with a black coat on the devices’ VaporMg construction. However, in recent years, Microsoft switched to silver and later added […]

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What to expect from Microsoft’s October 2 Surface event

Microsoft is set to hold its fall event on October 2. While the official word is that Microsoft will be talking about hardware, software, and services, the rumors suggest that Microsoft will be making a lot of interesting Surface announcements for multiple new models. So, what could be announced? Let’s run down the list of […]

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The Surface Go reviews are in, and… they’re a bit all over the place

Enlarge / Surface Go. Microsoft Surface Go—Microsoft’s 10-inch, $ 399 tablet—launches today in 25 markets. Many publications around the Web have had a couple of days to review Microsoft’s latest attempt at a cheap(ish) computer, and opinions are surprisingly varied. Surface Go is a shrunk-down version of the Surface Pro, Microsoft’s kickstand-equipped two-in-one tablet/laptop. It […]