Surface

Occasionally the stars align. It is very rare in the laptop space that we're able to test two devices, with two very different CPU platforms, with the fewest number of variables possible. But those stars have aligned in 2019, and thanks to Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3 family, we have a rare opportunity to compare AMD and Intel's current-generation laptop platforms in a way that wouldn't normally be possible. To that end, today we're having the ultimate laptop showdown of 2019: Surface Laptop 3 vs. Surface Laptop 3, pitting AMD's Ryzen Picasso platform against Intel's Ice Lake platform. Both companies have made significant gains this year with their latest laptop platforms, and now we're finally getting the chance to see, in an apples-to-apples-fashion, just how the...

Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit Day 3 Live Blog: ACPC and XR

The annual Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit is in its final day, and the main focal points for discussion are the Windows on Snapdragon-based Always Connected PCs, with updates to...

14 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/5/2019

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (15-Inch) Review: AMD Ryzen Surface Edition

This year at Microsoft’s somewhat annual Surface update event, Microsoft surprised everyone by not only announcing a newer and larger Surface Laptop 3, bumping the screen size from 13.5-inches...

91 by Brett Howse on 10/21/2019

Already Working on 2nd Gen: AMD’s Ryzen Microsoft Surface Edition and what Semi-Custom Means

One of the key takeaways from Microsoft’s launch this week was that the company was spreading its wings with devices made by all three major SoC vendors: Intel, AMD...

73 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/4/2019

Microsoft Announces Surface Laptop 3 Family: Now Including 15-Inch Models & Custom AMD Ryzen APUs

Kicking off the holiday quarter for Microsoft, today the company held its annual Surface press event, where the company announced a slate of new laptops, tablets, & 2-in-1s for...

88 by Ryan Smith on 10/2/2019

Microsoft Announces Surface Hub 2S: 50-Inch for $9000

Microsoft has introduced its new family of Surface Hub collaboration devices designed for conference rooms. The new lineup includes an all-new 85-inch model for those who need larger screens...

19 by Anton Shilov on 4/18/2019

No Fooling: Microsoft Silently Updates Surface Book 2 13.5 With Quad-Core i5 Option

Microsoft is a bit of an enigma in the PC space. There is little doubt that they offer some stunning hardware, but after being the first PC maker to...

13 by Brett Howse on 4/1/2019

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Review: Surface Essentials

Microsoft’s Surface lineup was created to bring a spark of innovation into the PC industry at a time where much of the competition was slow to change, and slow...

59 by Brett Howse on 3/28/2019

The Microsoft Surface Go LTE Review: Unmatched Mobility

Microsoft’s Surface Pro lineup has been a design win for the company for several years now. The Surface Go was launched in July of 2018 as a lower-cost version...

81 by Brett Howse on 1/17/2019

Microsoft Releases Surface Go LTE

Earlier this year, Microsoft launched their lower cost, smaller Surface Go. With a display size of 10 inches, and weighing 1.15 lbs, or 515 grams, it’s a more portable...

22 by Brett Howse on 11/12/2018

The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Review: More Than A Color

Microsoft is in a bit of a unique place in the PC space compared to other manufacturers. Other than Apple, Microsoft is the only company that controls both the...

79 by Brett Howse on 10/16/2018

Hands-on with Surface 2018: Pro 6, Laptop 2, Studio 2, & Headphones

This week, Microsoft announced their 2018 Surface lineup at their October event, along with their semi-annual feature update to Windows 10. Afterwards, we had a chance to look and...

20 by Nate Oh on 10/4/2018

Microsoft Refreshes Surface Lineup

In addition to the Windows 10 October 2018 update being launched, Microsoft also refreshed the majority of its Surface lineup today. This was very much an evolutionary update, and...

32 by Brett Howse on 10/2/2018

Microsoft Fall 2018 Event Live Blog (4pm ET, 8pm UTC)

It's about that time of year again. It's time for Microsoft's fall event of 2018, imaginatively titled the 'Oct. 2 Event' and described in advance in just as much...

16 by Nate Oh on 10/2/2018

Microsoft Announces The Surface Go: Smaller And Less Expensive

Just over three years since the launch of the surprisingly good Surface 3, Microsoft has finally refreshed this category with a new device, now called the Surface Go. The...

112 by Brett Howse on 7/9/2018

Microsoft Announces The Surface Hub 2

Three years ago Microsoft announced the Surface Hub, which was their new device for reinventing the conference room. It was a beast of a machine, at up to 280...

5 by Brett Howse on 5/15/2018

The Microsoft Surface Book 2 (15-Inch) Review: Second Time's The Charm

We finally have the successor. After a troubled launch in late 2015 of the original Surface Book, Microsoft seemed to drag their feet when it came to updating what...

119 by Brett Howse on 12/21/2017

Microsoft Officially Unveils The Surface Pro With LTE

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced the next generation of their popular Surface Pro, and at the launch event, a new LTE model was also announced, but without a release...

18 by Brett Howse on 10/31/2017

The Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) Review: Evolution

The Microsoft Surface Pro has undeniably carved out a new segment in the PC space. But what was once a powerful, but heavy, thick, and unwieldly tablet when it...

124 by Brett Howse on 6/15/2017

Microsoft Announces The New Surface Pro: Refined with Kaby Lake

This morning in Shanghai, China, Microsoft announced the latest generation of their Surface Pro tablet. The numbering system is gone, and it’s back to just Surface Pro, but the...

86 by Brett Howse on 5/23/2017

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