On Tuesday Microsoft launched a new Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, Hololens developer kit, Microsoft Band 2, and new phones. The new devices look amazing and are spec’d out, however they cost an arm and a leg. The Surface Book is Microsoft first laptop, that’s an amazing cross over tablet laptop similar to the Asus Transformer. The Surface Pro 4 is another Surface tablet combo with an improved keyboard, and features a stylus still. The Microsoft Band 2 has a curved gorilla glass screen with tons of new features. If you’re a developer and have $3,000 lying around you can get your hands on the Hololens first. Microsoft also introduced two new Lumia phones both running Windows 10.
The Surface Pro 4 6th-gen Intel Core processor, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 1TB of storage, a glass trackpad that’s 40 percent larger, a 12.3-inch display with a 267ppi, an 8MP camera, the thinnest type cover yet — which features a “laptop class keyboard” with Pro Set backlit keys, a new Microsoft Pen with 1024 levels of sensitivity. It’s all a welcomed shift to making the Surface more appealing and to help it compete against the iPad Pro which was announced a little over a month ago.
Microsoft’s first Surface laptop features a 13.5-inch PixelSense display with 6 million pixels. It also features a premium keyboard with backlit keys, and a glass trackpad. Other specs include an NVIDIA GeForce GPU, high-speed GDDR5 memory and a 12-hour battery. The company says it’s twice as fast as the MacBook Pro. The Surface Book launches on Oct. 26 for $1,499, which is on the pricier side but doubles as a tablet and laptop.
Microsoft announced that HoloLens development kit is launching early next year for $3000. They also featured a amazing demo that makes the Hololens look more like a 90’s toy, than a 2015 augmented reality headset. We don’t know when the consumer launch will happen, but developers will be working hard to get apps and games working on the Hololens.
The Microsoft Band 2 still features built-in GPS, UV monitoring, guided workouts, calorie tracking, notifications and more! The Band is a smartwatch disguised as a fitness band, and we are more than okay. The band has added evaluation tracking with a new curved glass screen. You can preorder the Microsoft band beginning today, and it’ll retail for $249 when it launches on Oct. 30.
Microsoft has become cool again, with everyone wanting these cool new devices too. The Hololens is also closer to becoming a reality with developers building games and other app to work on the device. There’s a lot of news around Windows 10, and the new devices.
Tell us in the comments below what you think about all the new devices and if you’re going to pick any up once they hit stores.