Microsoft’s Next Non-Pro Surface Announced

Seemingly out of nowhere, Microsoft simultaneously announced new 2-in-1 hardware and the future of its low end hardware brand. Previously, the Surface RT and Surface 2 featured ARM-based Nvidia Tegra chips and the firm’s ARM-based version of Windows. These devices never sold in very good quantities and typically received rave reviews for their hardware design, but disappointing murmurs for the OS, which did not support traditional desktop apps. I, on the other hand, did enjoy my Surface 2 quite a bit as it gave me a distraction free writing experience, consistent performance, good battery life, and a balance of high … Read more…

Microsoft Surface 2

There are going to be three reactions to this header: 1. Are you fucking nuts? The iPad/Samsung/Nexus/whatever-Android-tab-you-desire is a waaaayyy better tablet than the Micro$oft’s (hur hur) shitty piece of shit. 2. Why the fuck didn’t you get the Surface Pro? The Pro is REAL Windows, unlike that that crappy limited Windows RT they pass off as an OS. 3. What the fuck? Isn’t that like a $10 million table or something? Well, despite your feeling on this particular device, my Surface 2 has been my primary machine since I got it in late October. I absolutely love it. It … Read more…

Nokia’s Big Product Announcements

While most of us were sleeping last night, Nokia was hard at work at Nokia World in Abu Dabi announcing new devices. They also announced many other things, but I’ll talk about their other announcements in future articles. Nokia Lumia 1520 The 1520 was the star of the show this morning. This is Nokia’s newest spec monster, but it goes in a slightly different direction than the 1020. I see this device as more of a replacement of the year old Lumia 920 than the 1020. The spec barf is below. So, notice a few things on the specs. First … Read more…