2015 in Tech – Remembering the Microsoft Surface Book

23 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

A Look at The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Windows Tablet.

Tech giants Apple and Microsoft have been touting their latest tablets – the iPad Pro and the Surface Pro 4 – as worthy replacements for traditional laptops, highlighting the fact that the tablets can pose a significant challenge to the power and performance of laptops.(Mirror Daily, United States) – Windows tablet might not be as popular as iPads but they’re catching up as the new Microsoft Surface Book is a hybrid between a laptop and a tablet. I don’t think there were enough great new products to create a top 10 list for the year, but a few do stand out, boasting cutting-edge tech that’s so intuitive they can be used even by folks puzzled by the popcorn button on the microwave.

Compared to the previous generation of Surface Pros, this tablet is lighter, weighing in at 2.5 pounds with its accessories, thinner, coming in at 9.1mm, and it offers a bigger screen and a much better display. In a similar vein, the much-hyped Apple Watch turned out to be a dud, while Samsung’s Galaxy Gear S2 earned kudos in many quarters as the best digital watch of 2015. Moving on from the specs, the tablet’s two cameras are pretty good, the front one offering a 5MP quality, and the rear one being able to film at 1080p, and having an 8 MP quality. The hardware part of the tablet is made to resemble a laptop as much as possible, with ‘Skylake’ Core i5 CPU, a memory of 8GB plus about 128 GB for SSD storage.

First of all, the pen has greatly improved since the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, offering 1,024 pressure levels, increased accuracy and greatly reduced latency. For sheer awesomeness, the technology of the year award goes to Tesla, for the Ludicrous Mode it began offering in its high-end Model S electric cars last summer. By employing a new fuse that increases the amount of current that can be safely drawn from the car’s battery, Tesla designers turned a four-door sedan into a super car capable of going zero-to-60 in less than three seconds.

This month, researchers at Google announced that a quantum computer the company bought two years ago had outperformed a regular computer in a series of tests. Although it might seem a bit heavy, this is because it is made of premium materials including metal which makes it feel tougher and not easy to break. But at least quantum computers are now firmly on the horizon, with the prospect of developing artificial intelligence capable of running space missions, health systems and even the PCs of the future.

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