Microsoft Goes Apple’s Way With New Custom Chips In Surface Devices

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"The AMD-powered Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 delivers premium craftsmanship only AMD could help bring to life, combining a 15-inch laptop with a customized 15W processor to create a device that packs all the power and visual experiences of a large screen with the benefits of an ultra-thin, 3.4 pounds device".

"Surface represents the tip of the spear of the broader Microsoft ecosystem as Microsoft still needs a horse in the race on next generation consumer hardware and devices", Ives said.

If you are one of those fans of Microsoft who's been yearning to see the software-to-hardware giant roll out some game-changing products, we've got some good news. Surface Neo will also run on Microsoft 10X.

"With AMD processor, Surface Laptop 3 15" has graphics performance which is well above its predecessor, Surface Laptop 2.

Poor old Microsoft. It puts all that effort into building - and then launching - a new wave of Surface devices, including the Surface Pro 7 and Surface Pro X, but instead of making me want to rush out and buy one of its new products, instead I want hold tight. The Surface Laptop 3, wallpaper, meanwhile impresses with a lake and some mountains in the background. It can be paired with a different user interface for different types of displays by adapting what Microsoft's calling a Compostable Shell, or CShell (say it out loud), to each new interface. Microsoft claims the laptop has improved speed for everyday productivity, Office 365, streaming music and shows, shopping, writing papers, and browsing - well that's a lot in one go.

We've already seen some decent Surface Pro 6 discounts in the United Kingdom since the Surface Pro 7 launch. "It's actually the fastest processor for any laptop in its class today".

The foldable screen obviously gives the phone versatility in usage. This isn't precisely foldable in the purest sense of the term.

Just like HoloLens, Surface Hub and Xbox use the core technologies of Windows 10, the dual-screen Surface, too, will run this new version, as will dual-screen devices from Dell, HP, Lenovo and other partners.

Microsoft also unveiled updated traditional laptops with a refreshed 13.5 inches and brand new 15 inches Surface Laptop 3. The displays reportedly have more than 60 micro-coaxial cables running between the hinges, and each is thinner than a human hair. The device is run on an octa-core Microsoft SQ1 processor and sports 8GB RAM. Microsoft said the chip is three times more powerful per watt than the processor in the existing Surface Pro 6. Yes, it makes phone calls and sends texts, even if Microsoft doesn't seem to want to call it a phone (or a comeback). It supports a nano-sim. Could this be the much anticipated iPad killer?

Clearly, not many saw this coming.

Two 14.2 centimetre displays can be unfolded to create a small tablet device, which uses Google's Android instead of Microsoft Windows. Microsoft's fans, as well as the critics, seem to be surprised at the fact that the company made a decision to try an Android smartphone, mainly considering its not-so-great run with smartphones, on the Windows platform.

Yes, these devices may take a long time to reach India; in all likelihood, they will hit this market only in 2020, but considering the drool-worthy specs and design of the new devices, the wait seems worth the money.

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