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.
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.