October 6th Announcement Event

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  • #734
    Tim Rolston
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      Join me here at 10:00 AM (EDT) on October 6th to share thoughts during the Microsoft Windows 10 Hardware webcast where we’re expecting the Surface Pro 4 to be announced.

    • #758
      Tim Rolston
      tim
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        OK, Microsoft has their stream up and running. It’s just playing music now since the event isn’t scheduled to start for another hour.

        If you want to listen in, go to http://www.microsoft.com/october2015event/en-us/live-event

      • #759
        Tim Rolston
        tim
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          20 minutes to go….

        • #761
          Tim Rolston
          tim
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            1 minute

          • #763
            Tim Rolston
            tim
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              Here we go

            • #765
              Tim Rolston
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                Facebook, Instagram, and messenger will be creating Windows 10 universal apps.

              • #764
                THOMAS LUKINS
                THOMAS LUKINS
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                  LOL.. “It’s not about the technology…”

                  It kind of IS about the technology, but I get there warm fuzziness angle.

                  • #767
                    Tim Rolston
                    tim
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                      Yep 😉

                  • #770
                    THOMAS LUKINS
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                      Do you think those macbooks are running OSX 😀 ?

                      • #773
                        Tim Rolston
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                          They’re mainstream tech reporters so…. yes, probably.

                      • #771
                        Tim Rolston
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                          Xbox 360 games on XBox One along with some new consoles this holiday season. Hmm…. I kind of figured that the Surface announcement would be last, let’s see how many other things they throw in there first.

                        • #772
                          Tim Rolston
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                            OK, now they’re talking about Hololens. I have to admit, it’s kind of cool.

                          • #774
                            Tim Rolston
                            tim
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                              OK, I’ll admit it… I want one

                            • #775
                              Tim Rolston
                              tim
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                                $3k for the development edition…. Ouch!!!

                              • #776
                                Tim Rolston
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                                  And now, the Microsoft band. If you don’t know, it’s basically Microsofts version of a Fitbit.

                                  Yep, the SP4 announcement will be last. I’m going to guess either the (rumored) Google apps announcement or phones will be up next.

                                • #777
                                  THOMAS LUKINS
                                  THOMAS LUKINS
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                                    New Hololens = about 5 minutes before someone says, “Hey Cortana, enable nude mode…”

                                  • #779
                                    THOMAS LUKINS
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                                      That backdrop behind her..does that surface look like it has more rounded edges to you Tim ?

                                      • #781
                                        Tim Rolston
                                        tim
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                                          Hard to tell. Maybe?

                                      • #782
                                        Tim Rolston
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                                          Hmmm…. I wonder if they’re going to announce a Surface phone since they’re lumping the phones and Surface together?

                                        • #783
                                          Tim Rolston
                                          tim
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                                            Nice camera…

                                          • #784
                                            Tim Rolston
                                            tim
                                            Keymaster

                                              I like the dock for the phone. It’s like a little PC…

                                              • #793
                                                THOMAS LUKINS
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                                                  Hmmm, looks good so far. I can’t imagine battery life won’t be lower at full tilt.

                                              • #785
                                                Tim Rolston
                                                tim
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                                                  Yeah…. I want one of those too.

                                                • #786
                                                  Tim Rolston
                                                  tim
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                                                    Finally!!!

                                                  • #787
                                                    THOMAS LUKINS
                                                    THOMAS LUKINS
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                                                      Here we go !

                                                    • #788
                                                      Tim Rolston
                                                      tim
                                                      Keymaster

                                                        Here we go…

                                                        – 98% of SP3 owners recommend it to friends and family….
                                                        – Competitors chasing the SP3
                                                        – Fingerprint reader
                                                        – 8.4mm Thick
                                                        – Thinnest cover
                                                        – 5 point multitouch on touchpad
                                                        – Hybrid cooling
                                                        – 8MP camera

                                                      • #789
                                                        Tim Rolston
                                                        tim
                                                        Keymaster

                                                          – 12.3 inch screen (same footprint)
                                                          – 5 MP
                                                          – 267 PPI
                                                          – Pixelsense (like Retina)
                                                          – .4mm thin Gorilla Glass (cuts out Parallax)
                                                          – New Pen
                                                          – Eraser end button (finally)
                                                          – 1024 point of pressure
                                                          – “all year” battery life
                                                          – Docks to the side of the Surface (hope it works better than with the SP/SP2)

                                                        • #791
                                                          Tim Rolston
                                                          tim
                                                          Keymaster

                                                            – Holding the pen button calls Cortana
                                                            – More apps starting to become Pen enabled

                                                          • #792
                                                            Tim Rolston
                                                            tim
                                                            Keymaster

                                                              – Interchangeable pen tips…. Nice.

                                                            • #794
                                                              Tim Rolston
                                                              tim
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                                                                Performance!!!!

                                                                – SP4 30% faster than SP3
                                                                – 50% faster than MacBook Air
                                                                – 1TB storage
                                                                – 16GB RAM
                                                                – USB 3.0 Port
                                                                – 60% more pixels
                                                                – New Dock (4 USB 3.0 dual 4K displays out) Connects via single cable. No longer a “slide-in” design.

                                                              • #795
                                                                THOMAS LUKINS
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                                                                  I was hoping for rounder edges on the surface. I hope there is a non pro version like surface 3.

                                                                  • #800
                                                                    Tim Rolston
                                                                    tim
                                                                    Keymaster

                                                                      Maybe but probably not until next spring. They’ve been trying to get to an alternating 6-month release cycles.

                                                                  • #796
                                                                    Tim Rolston
                                                                    tim
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                                                                      – 2000 components… Wow!!!
                                                                      – New type cover w/ fingerprint reader (lighter, thinner, sturdier) Works with SP3 too.
                                                                      – 1.3 mm key travel
                                                                      – 40% larger trackpad
                                                                      – 5 color options for the type cover

                                                                    • #797
                                                                      THOMAS LUKINS
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                                                                        That kid…Mini Balmer.

                                                                      • #798
                                                                        Tim Rolston
                                                                        tim
                                                                        Keymaster

                                                                          And the camera does work with Windows Hello!!!!

                                                                        • #801
                                                                          Tim Rolston
                                                                          tim
                                                                          Keymaster

                                                                            – Starting at $899
                                                                            – Pre Order tomorrow
                                                                            – Available October 26th

                                                                            Surface Book!!!!

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                                                                          • #802
                                                                            Tim Rolston
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                                                                              Oh yeah!!! I’m getting one!!

                                                                            • #803
                                                                              THOMAS LUKINS
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                                                                                “Surfacebook” ?! WT_ ?! They could’ve named it something futuristic and cool like microsoft endeavor or something.

                                                                                • #805
                                                                                  Tim Rolston
                                                                                  tim
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                                                                                    Yeah…. it sounds like a copy of Apple.

                                                                                • #806
                                                                                  THOMAS LUKINS
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                                                                                    If they have the non pro in a 10 or 11 I’m in. Was looking at surface 3.

                                                                                  • #807
                                                                                    Tim Rolston
                                                                                    tim
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                                                                                      -13.5″ screen
                                                                                      – 6 MP
                                                                                      – NVIDIA GeForce GPU
                                                                                      – Intel CPU
                                                                                      – 12 hour battery life (might be an over estimation)
                                                                                      – GDDR5 Memory

                                                                                    • #808
                                                                                      Tim Rolston
                                                                                      tim
                                                                                      Keymaster

                                                                                        – 2x faster than MacBook Pro
                                                                                        – Uses same dock as SP4

                                                                                      • #809
                                                                                        Tim Rolston
                                                                                        tim
                                                                                        Keymaster

                                                                                          – Machined construction
                                                                                          – Starts at 1499. Pre-order tomorrow available October 26th.
                                                                                          – detaches to become a tablet!!!!
                                                                                          – Also folds over!!!!
                                                                                          – 2 USB 3.0 ports
                                                                                          – i7 6th gen CPU!!!!!

                                                                                        • #810
                                                                                          Tim Rolston
                                                                                          tim
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                                                                                            – 1.6 pounds
                                                                                            – 7.7 mm thick
                                                                                            – 3:2 aspect ratio
                                                                                            – GPU in the base

                                                                                          • #811
                                                                                            Tim Rolston
                                                                                            tim
                                                                                            Keymaster

                                                                                              – Uses “muscle wire” (really just memory wire) to control the hinge.

                                                                                            • #812
                                                                                              Tim Rolston
                                                                                              tim
                                                                                              Keymaster

                                                                                                WOW!!!

                                                                                                While I’m not happy that Microsoft seems to be copying Apple for the name, I’m impressed with the product.

                                                                                              • #813
                                                                                                Tim Rolston
                                                                                                tim
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                                                                                                  Hey Thomas. Thanks for joining Joanna and us here today. We have to get busy writing posts now.

                                                                                                • #814
                                                                                                  Tim Rolston
                                                                                                  tim
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                                                                                                    And thanks to anyone else who listened in as well..

                                                                                                  • #815
                                                                                                    THOMAS LUKINS
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                                                                                                      Other than the name, pretty darn awesome. this coming from a Macbook Pro fan !

                                                                                                    • #816
                                                                                                      THOMAS LUKINS
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                                                                                                        Sure Tim, you and Joanna have fun 🙂

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