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Microsoft Details New Hardware And Software Updates


Microsoft held an event overnight, where they announced new Surface hardware coming, updates to existing and also talked about the updates coming to Windows 10 and Xbox. For a quick recap, you can check out the video right below.



Kicking thing off with the newest member of the Surface family, Surface Studio. Surface Studio is a new class of device that transforms from a workstation into a powerful digital canvas, unlocking a more natural and immersive way to create on the thinnest display ever built.



The 28-inch PixelSense™ Display immerses the user in 13.5 million pixels of pure, true-to-life color, and the Zero Gravity Hinge allows the screen to effortlessly adjust to each stage of the creative process. When the screen transitions from Desktop Mode to Studio Mode, it sits at a 20-degree angle, the same angle as a standard drafting board, making it ideal for sketching, writing and designing.

Next up is Surface Dial. The Surface Dial is a new peripheral designed for the creative process. It integrates with Windows 10 to work with Surface for a faster and more intuitive way to scroll, zoom and navigate.


Surface Dial is a new peripheral designed for the creative process. It integrates with Windows 10 to work with Surface for a faster and more intuitive way to scroll, zoom and navigate. The Dial also enables a set of unique experiences exclusive to Surface Studio. When you place the Dial directly on the screen, it brings up a set of digital tools specific to the app that is open, allowing people to more seamlessly move through their workflow. For example, with Surface Dial, artists can change the color or the size of their brush tip as they paint without ever moving the pen away from the screen.

The combination of Dial, pen and touch creates a more immersive and tactile way for people to create in digital environments. Partners like BlueBeam Inc., Drawboard, Mental Canvas, Siemens PLM Software, Silicon Benders, Smith Micro Software, Inc. and StaffPad have already optimized their software to take advantage of the new experiences Surface Dial provides.

In addition to the new announcements, the Surface Book got an overhaul. Surface Book with Performance Base is the latest addition to the Surface Book line, packing more than twice the graphics processing power as the original Surface Book models. And it brings up to 16 hours of battery life into the same sleek, versatile design people love


The three new Surface Book models feature 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors and pack more than twice the graphics processing power as the original Surface Book. Plus Surface Book with Performance Base brings 16 hours of battery life3 into the same sleek, versatile design people love. With Surface Book with Performance Base, engineers can spin 3-D CAD models with thousands of parts, designers and developers can render large files quickly, and gamers can play more of their favorite games. No other laptop combines similar battery life, performance and pixels in as lightweight a package.

Pricing for Australia is as follows:

  • Surface Book 256GB (i7, 8GB) at AUD 3,799
  • Surface Book 512GB (i7, 16GB) at AUD 4,399
  • Surface Book 1TB (i7, 16GB) at AUD 5,199


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