Microsoft Launches Several Impressive New Devices at Today's Press Event

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Messages:
    11,016
    Likes Received:
    3,979
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Ratings:
    +4,254
    [​IMG]

    Here's a bit of off topic tech news for you folks this morning. Microsoft just kicked off their big press event this morning. We covered it over at our SurfaceForums.net site, and thought it would be worthwhile to share the highlights by showcasing a few links to the product announcements.

    First, Microsoft "wowed" the crowd with a new HoloLens AR-game controller presentation: Microsoft Kicks Off Their Event with New HoloLens Tech Called X-Ray | Microsoft Surface Forums

    After that, Microsoft announced the second generation fitness smartwatch, the Microsoft Band: Microsoft Unveils the 2nd Generation Band; Full Specs, Features, Price & Release Date | Microsoft Surface Forums

    Next they revealed their new Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smartphones: Microsoft Reveals the Lumia 950 & 950 XL Smartphones; Full Specs, Features, Pricing and Release Date | Microsoft Surface Forums

    The biggest reveal of the day was the new Surface Pro 4: Microsoft Reveals the Surface Pro 4; Full Specs, Features, Pricing and Release Date | Microsoft Surface Forums

    But the biggest surprise of the day was the new Surface Bool laptop: Microsoft's Surprise Product Announcement: the Surface Book Laptop | Microsoft Surface Forums
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. redoregon

    redoregon Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2010
    Messages:
    317
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    San Antonio TX
    Ratings:
    +9
    No offense, but if I want Microsoft coverage I'll go to a Microsoft fanboy site. And this is in Android News?? Focus, please???
     
    • Disagree Disagree x 9
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. pc747

    pc747 Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    24,243
    Likes Received:
    5,276
    Trophy Points:
    1,123
    Ratings:
    +5,860
  4. pc747

    pc747 Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    24,243
    Likes Received:
    5,276
    Trophy Points:
    1,123
    Ratings:
    +5,860
    DF has evolved beyond just the droids and android. There are a lot of us on here who operate on multiple platforms. Plus this gives us a comparison to what android is doing. I would pay 1500 on a surface laptop before I'll pay $1000 for a pixel (Google Store - Nexus, Chromecast and more) which has no use to me offline.
     
    • Agree Agree x 7
    • Like Like x 6
  5. 94lt1

    94lt1 Super Moderator
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    17,152
    Likes Received:
    4,040
    Trophy Points:
    1,138
    Location:
    SE TX
    Ratings:
    +4,530
    Current Phone Model:
    Droid Turbo 2
    I think multi paltform will be a bigger thing in the near future...windows/Android ..even Android /ios I could see...but who knows..
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. wicked

    wicked Administrator
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Messages:
    5,266
    Likes Received:
    1,496
    Trophy Points:
    273
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    Ratings:
    +1,698
    Current Phone Model:
    Nexus 6P
    Twitter:
    @MikeAlvez
    Some good stuff there.
     
  7. kodiak799

    kodiak799 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2010
    Messages:
    5,979
    Likes Received:
    767
    Trophy Points:
    258
    Ratings:
    +933
    Other than being detachable, I don't see paying a premium for the Surface Book. On it's own as a tablet, too big and heavy to have broad use (I can see it being practical for power sales/design people).

    Otherwise the "most powerful laptop ever ounce for ounce" is pretty much the same as half a dozen other ultrabooks coming out with the new I7's and priced probably $300-$400 cheaper. And those others are somewhat upgradeable (seem MS will gouge you $400 to upgrade from a 256 to 512GB SSD).
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  8. kodiak799

    kodiak799 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2010
    Messages:
    5,979
    Likes Received:
    767
    Trophy Points:
    258
    Ratings:
    +933
    Actually, it's even worse than I thought....looking at the specs and pricing, it seems the discrete graphics card adds about 0.7 lbs and $1000 vs. comparable ultrabooks.

    Guess they're going with the Apple model of "customers can't overpay if we don't overprice it!!!"
     
    • Like Like x 2
  9. Dusty

    Dusty Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2010
    Messages:
    1,157
    Likes Received:
    459
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Location:
    DC/NoVA
    Ratings:
    +570
    Current Phone Model:
    Nexus 6
    Windows?! Who cares about Windows?! Pfft!
    Well... I guess since I'm here I'll check out what they're offering...

    [​IMG]

    Mmmhhmm!
     
    • Like Like x 3
  10. PereDroid

    PereDroid DF News Team Reporter

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,376
    Likes Received:
    3,221
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Ratings:
    +3,785
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Turbo 2
    Of course. I just bought a 3. ;)

    (For my boss...)

    Looks like they fixed the pen? They better backwards patch my bosses pen...
     
  11. liftedplane

    liftedplane Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Messages:
    2,171
    Likes Received:
    726
    Trophy Points:
    323
    Location:
    Washington State
    Ratings:
    +885
    sorry but this site gives relevant, and sometimes irrelevant tech news as well... it's all in good fun and it's one of the main sources of news I visit. Sure I could go to engadget, or ars technica or xda.... but I don't I come here, and sometimes seeing more than just android news is nice.

    if you don't like it go somewhere else.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  12. smalltowngirl13

    smalltowngirl13 Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2010
    Messages:
    7,134
    Likes Received:
    973
    Trophy Points:
    258
    Location:
    Kansas
    Ratings:
    +1,022
    Current Phone Model:
    Z Force / Nexus 6P
    Twitter:
    smalltownlife13
    I am very intrigued by the Lumia 950 XL...I think Microsoft has stepped up well in the tech arena with their offerings and will hopefully offer competition on all levels...

    I really like how the OS has evolved and Windows 10 is awesome (for me anyway :))...I also like the idea of the phone dock where you can see everything on a computer monitor but it is adapted for the monitor.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1