All those gadget geeks out there, Microsoft Corp — yes, Microsoft — has unleashed a line of products that promise to shake up the tech space. The list includes its maiden laptop called Surface Book, Lumia smartphones, a new Surface Pro 4 tablet and an updated version of its wearable fitness tracker, Microsoft Band, all enabled with the latest Windows 10 which was released in July.
The Surface Book laptop has 13.5-inch display with a resolution of 267 pixels per inch and a glass trackpad. Having 6th Gen Intel Core m3, i5, and i7 processors, it is twice as fast as Apple's MacBook Pro and it will be available from October 26, with preorders starting on October 7. The starting cost of $1,499 may seem to be a little steep but the package just might be worth it.
The new lighter, larger and thinner Surface Pro 4 tablet which is aimed to give a tough competition to Google's Pixel C and iPad Pro is priced at $899 and will be available from October 26 with pre-orders starting on Wednesday. It features a 12.3-inch screen with a resolution of 267 pixels per inch and runs on the 6th-generation Intel Core processor. It also has 16GB of RAM and 1TBB storage.
Microsoft lso launched three smartphones in the Lumia series namely, Lumia 950, 950XL and Lumia 550 which will have starting prices of $549, $649 and $139 respectively.
All Microsoft products will be enabled Windows Hello, an automatic biometric sign-in option introduced earlier this year which will allow users to scan their face, iris or fingerprints to verify their identity and give them access to Windows phones, laptops and personal computers.
Microsoft also introduced a Surface Pen, which has year-long battery life, 1,024 pressure points and comes in five colors with inter-changeable pen tips. Microsoft Band 2, which allows users to monitor their fitness and exercise regime, will be priced at $249 when it becomes available on October 30.