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Surface Laptop 4 adds power to stylish 13.5″ and 15″ Windows PCs

Surface Laptop 4 adds power to stylish 13.5″ and 15″ Windows PCs

Microsoft teased us with new Surface news, and now we know just what that is: the new Surface Laptop 4, delivering a choice of two screen sizes and both AMD and Intel processors. Successor to last year's Surface Laptop 3, the new notebook sticks with the styling - including four different finishes of metal and Alcantara - but drops in 11th Gen Intel Core or exclusive AMD Ryzen Microsoft Surface Edition processors based on Zen 2 architecture.

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Surface Neo hands-on video shows a prototype without screens

Surface Neo hands-on video shows a prototype without screens

Partly due to the pandemic and perhaps partly due to some behind-the-scenes management problems, what would have been Microsoft's leap forward into the future of computing became an uneasy half step instead. The Surface Duo, while admirable, received mixed reviews due to software issues and design problems. Its larger Windows 10X counterpart, however, may have more or less been canceled by now. Microsoft has yet to officially admit that the Surface Neo has been scrapped but, at least for now, we can dream of what could have been thanks to this hands-on video of a nearly naked prototype.

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Surface Duo gets Xbox Game Pass streaming dual-screen support

Surface Duo gets Xbox Game Pass streaming dual-screen support

When LG launched its second screen case for the LG V50 ThinQ nearly three years ago, one of its advertised use cases was to use one of the two screens (usually the heavier main one) as a dedicated controller for games. That was actually an idea pushed by the first ASUS ROG Phone and its TwinView Dock but, like LG's implementation, it required a separate accessory to work. With a built-in second screen, the Surface Duo is almost perfect for that scenario, and, after nearly two years, that is finally coming via the Xbox Game Pass app, a.k.a. xCloud game streaming.

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Surface Duo 2 tipped to launch with 5G later this Fall

Surface Duo 2 tipped to launch with 5G later this Fall

What would have been Microsoft's redemption in the mobile market has, by now, almost gone completely silent. In addition to launching at an inopportune time in the middle of a pandemic and global economic crisis, it also launched with slightly dated hardware that didn't do justice to its price tag. Despite that and the mixed feedback that the Surface Duo received, Microsoft seems to still be on track with a successor which insiders have reportedly claimed to be launching later this year with at least one "confirmed" upgrade.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 models leak with AMD and Intel details

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 models leak with AMD and Intel details

Yet another leak has surfaced surrounding Microsoft's upcoming Surface Laptop 4, which is expected to launch with a design very similar to the Surface Laptop 3, as well as both Intel and AMD hardware options. According to the latest report, the Surface Laptop 4 option featuring AMD hardware will sport special 'Surface Edition' processors.

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Surface Duo 2 could finally have upgrades it needed last year

Surface Duo 2 could finally have upgrades it needed last year

Some say that timing is everything and the Microsoft Surface Duo is perhaps a testament to that. Had it launched a year earlier than it did, some of its lapses wouldn't have been so glaring, especially in the hardware department. Those could be addressed by a Surface Duo 2 and, judging by some job listings, Microsoft might indeed be heading in that direction, though, again, its success will depend on when the Surface Duo 2 will hit the market.

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Surface Duo Android 11 update coming just before Android 12 launch

Surface Duo Android 11 update coming just before Android 12 launch

Microsoft has had many hardware ambitions, few of which actually bore long-lasting fruits. It's quite reasonable, then, that some were cautiously optimistic about its most ambitious one yet, the dual-screen Surface Duo. It was also unsurprising when Microsoft's actual implementation and post-sales performance left much to be desired, like its promised regular updates for the Android device. Case in point is the Android 11 that is still fortunately coming but probably just a month before Android 12 becomes available.

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Microsoft drops price on Surface Duo as foldable gets international launch

Microsoft drops price on Surface Duo as foldable gets international launch

It's already been a fairly big week for the Surface Duo, as the dual-screen Android device saw its price drop significantly at places like Best Buy and Amazon. Next week will be an even bigger one for the Surface Duo, as Microsoft has confirmed that it'll finally be launching internationally. The Surface Duo is heading to a number of new countries next week, and here in the US, it looks like Microsoft has decided on its own price drop for the device.

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Surface Duo gets a hefty discount this week

Surface Duo gets a hefty discount this week

The Surface Duo is an intriguing double-screen, tablet/smartphone hybrid, but its starting price of $1400 definitely puts it outside the realm of affordability for a lot of people. Those who are interested in a Surface Duo but don't want to shell out full price should check out Best Buy or Amazon, where the device is currently on offer at a hefty discount. This applies to both the 128GB and 256GB models, but of course, there's something of a catch if you want to get the full discount - at least in regards to Best Buy.

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Surface Pro 7 ad throws shade at MacBook Pro, misses the point

Surface Pro 7 ad throws shade at MacBook Pro, misses the point

The Surface Pro 2-in-1 detachable tablet was arguably a stroke of genius and a gold mine for Microsoft but the company may have already milked the cow dry. The product line has seen very little significant innovation or upgrade in the past generations and the Surface Pro 8 doesn't sound like something terribly exciting either. Still, Microsoft seems quite insistent on pitting the current Surface Pro 7 against the MacBook Pro and while it does make some strong arguments, it might have also missed the point, especially with Apple's latest iteration.

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Surface Pro 7+ revealed with solid upgrades that you (probably) can’t have

Surface Pro 7+ revealed with solid upgrades that you (probably) can’t have

Microsoft served up something of a surprise this morning by announcing the Surface Pro 7+. This new device has a lot of similarities with the previously-released Surface Pro 7, but Microsoft has made a few key upgrades with the Surface Pro 7+. Unfortunately, we regular consumers aren't going to be able to pick one of these up right away, as Microsoft has two distinct markets in mind for the Surface Pro 7+ and we're in neither of them.

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Surface Pro 8 price leak reveals an important lineup change

Surface Pro 8 price leak reveals an important lineup change

It's CES 2021 this week, kicking off a flood of new product announcements both during the event as well as long after it. One of those that may be happening this month is Microsoft's debut of its next-gen Surface products, namely its pro tablets and laptops. Leaks about the Surface Pro 8 and Surface Laptop 4 haven't exactly been encouraging but this latest leak shows at least one change that could be a bit of a positive.

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