Microsoft unveils new phones, Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book

The other was Microsoft’s announcement that after years of touting the Surface tablet as a laptop replacement, it’s now outright making Surface convertible laptops. We haven’t seen Microsoft’s presenters look this excited about Windows hardware for years.

This is a good round up of everything they talked about. The summary video is particularly helpful.

Is it just me, or is Microsoft finally starting to get a personality in these events? This looked polished, tightly rehearsed and focused, but not a cheap imitation of an Apple event. I like it.

The Lumias I can take or leave. I get why they’re still doing them, but I struggle to think of anyone who will consider this over an iPhone or Android phone today. I don’t think the whole ‘plug your phone into a display/keyboard/mouse’ idea is a slam dunk. It’s technically impressive for sure, but I question the usefulness for a regular user. Maybe this is more of an ‘in the future this is better’-type bet.

The new Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book look awesome. They aren’t gonna be cheap, but now if you ask the question, “what hardware do I get if I’m a Windows person?” there’s a simple and definitive answer.

If you have cash to splash, Surface Book. If you want a specced machine, Surface Pro 4. If you wanna save a little, Surface Pro 3. If you want to save a lot, Surface 3.

Finder have done a good round-up of the Australian pricing to date.

Now Microsoft has something for everyone. The Dells, Lenovos, and HPs of the world should be worried. Their milkshake is now tapped and ready to be drunk.

Source: The 10 most important things from today’s big Microsoft event | The Verge