Monday, October 26, 2015

The Inside Story of Surface Book, Microsoft's Next Big Thing | WIRED

From an extensive "inside" Surface Book overview; for a different perspective, see Apple resists Macbook, iPad Pro convergence as Microsoft struggles with Surface Windows 10 hybrids (AppleInsider)
"So Panay’s team set a different goal: to reinvent the laptop. They spent two years designing, prototyping, and fine-tuning—all to get to the Surface Book that goes on sale today. It’s the product of everything Microsoft has learned from making the first Surface machines, and from watching Apple eat its lunch. It’s a story right out of Cupertino, really: A small group of creatives sits in a room together, passionately slaving over every tiny detail of a product until it’s perfect. To go after Apple, Microsoft learned from Apple—and then found a few places to take right turns toward the future it imagines. It cost Panay much more than one night’s sleep."
The Inside Story of Surface Book, Microsoft's Next Big Thing | WIRED
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