Thursday, October 22, 2015

Microsoft’s Rule-Breaking Vision of a Future With Countless Devices - The New York Times

Also see Review: Microsoft Surface Book (Wired), Microsoft Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 Review: New Hope for Windows Hardware (WSJ), and Microsoft Surface Book review: A nice laptop, but still not my 'ultimate' PC (ZDNet)
"The Surface Book, Microsoft’s new laptop, could prove similarly influential. For one thing, it should spur Windows PC makers to do something they’ve long neglected — make good products for a change.
For years, most PC makers have chased low prices by forgetting about user experience; they’ve larded their machines with preinstalled adware, failed tests of basic functionality (Windows trackpads were difficult to use) and abandoned customer service. That’s why Apple dominates the high end of the PC business, and why Mac sales have grown as the rest of the PC business has declined.
The Surface Book, by contrast, is a genuinely fantastic machine — a light, fast, solid laptop with a dazzling display that, on the whole, feels every bit as thoughtfully crafted as anything bearing the bitten-Apple logo. Its trackpad is a pleasure to use, not a trudge."
Microsoft’s Rule-Breaking Vision of a Future With Countless Devices - The New York Times
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