Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

Microsoft Just Unveiled a New Surface Laptop That Goes After Apple's MacBook

Kayla Schwartz | 11 May, 2017, 04:47

The company announced this new OS, as well as the Surface Laptop today.

While the Microsoft-made Surface Laptop will be a flagship device, created to compete with MacBooks in the education market, Microsoft also announced a range of low-price Windows PCs running Windows 10 S, which are created to challenge Google Chromebooks. Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft and Apple had long dominated the school computing market, but Alphabet Inc.'s Google has made inroads recently with its low-cost and simple Chromebooks. It comes in four colors, including cobalt blue and burgundy, and is available for pre-order starting Tuesday.

The new PC, known as Surface Laptop, continues efforts by the technology giant, once prided itself on being the biggest software publisher, to engage the market, both on the hardware and software fronts.

Microsoft has made some bold claims during the press presentation, as Panos Panay from Microsoft said that the performance on the Surface Laptops is "absolutely amazing". More expensive configurations are also available with a faster Intel Core i7 chip, storage capacities up to a terabyte, and as much as 16GB of RAM.

Surface Laptop owners who are desperate to run Google Chrome by default can upgrade their machine from Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Pro with a few clicks. Microsoft says it's the thinnest LCD screen with a touch module ever put on a laptop. Windows RT, the version of Windows 8 that ran on ARM processors, was similarly restricted to Store apps. If the user want to download any third party app, then it prompts to download a similar app from Windows store.

Seeks driverless auto testing applications from companies
Routes can not include school zones or construction zones, and companies must reimburse state police for supervising tests. New York's DMV expressed that the state would be taking a cautious approach with the new technology.

Satya Nadella, Microsoft's CEO, framed the day's product announcements as being part of the company's mission to "democratize the educational opportunity for every student".

Ported Win32 apps are not as restricted in Windows 10 S. However, they are still prevented from installing and running background services without specific user authorization.

Devices running the latest OS will start shipping at $189 this summer. It's a touchscreen laptop and hence allows you to use it as a standard laptop.

What is the Windows 10 S Operating System All About?

All machines will ship with a free subscription to Minecraft: Education Edition, and schools will also get free Office 365 education with Microsoft Teams. Battery life is also among the highlights, as the laptop should last for 14.5 hours on a single charge.

Recommended

  • Barclays Capital Indicates Potential 18.25% Increase In Shares Of Weir Group PLC

    Barclays Capital Indicates Potential 18.25% Increase In Shares Of Weir Group PLC

    Over the last 30 and 90 trading days the company share price has increased 118 points and increased 27.5 points respectively. Centrica PLC (LON:CNA)'s stock had its "sell" rating restated by Goldman Sachs Group Inc in a report issued on Wednesday.

    500M Windows 10 devices, half of 2018 goal

    The company plans to unveil new hardware during a May 23rd event, and it's now hosting its Build 2017 developers conference. Microsoft appears to be planning its own rival to the likes of Amazon Echo and Apple HomeKit, in the form of HomeHub.
    Denver Broncos lock up rookies Chad Kelly and De'Angelo Henderson

    Denver Broncos lock up rookies Chad Kelly and De'Angelo Henderson

    Henderson was a small school workhorse at Coastal Carolina who holds a record for scoring a touchdown in 35 consecutive games. The Broncos have now signed three members of their eight-man draft class; and they may have the others locked up very soon.
  • BCCI Announces Champions Trophy Squad

    BCCI Announces Champions Trophy Squad

    Spinner Amit Mishra failed to retain his places while opener K L Rahul was not considered because he is still not fully fit. The Board unanimously authorised current joint secretary Amitabh Choudhary to negotiate with the ICC on behalf of the BCCI.
    Locals react to GOP health care bill

    Locals react to GOP health care bill

    Diane Pickles, a volunteer for the American Heart Association, said her son Jake, 22, was born with a serious heart defect. The Senate Republican approach ignores a provision of the annual budget blueprint adopted by Republicans in January.

    Defecting French ex-PM Valls is told he must join Macron's party

    The candidates will be announced on Thursday but Macron's movement said Wednesday that Valls had "not yet" fulfilled the criteria. That would force Macron to share power with them in what is known as a "cohabitation" in France.
  • Every weapon obtained by YPG represents threat to Turkey, foreign minister says

    The decision to arm the Syrian Kurds will likely cast a shadow over Erdogan's visit to Washington , policy experts said. The Trump administration approved of a plan to directly arm Syrian Kurdish forces against the Islamic State on Tuesday.

    Obama said to have warned Trump against hiring Flynn

    She said the department learned about the policy - described by some as a Muslim ban - from media reports as it was rolled out. Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general, emerged in 2015 as a strident critic of the Obama administration, which fired him.

    Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump to increase diplomatic efforts to end 'Syria war'

    This time , the White House didn't say who else huddled with Trump around the Resolute Desk as he spoke to Moscow . Days later, Trump said the United States was "not getting along with Russian Federation at all".
  • WWE Smackdown: Jinder Mahal pins Randy Orton during 6-Man Tag Match

    WWE Smackdown: Jinder Mahal pins Randy Orton during 6-Man Tag Match

    However, The Usos were out right after the previous match to threaten the winners regarding their match at Backlash . You want a Superstar? Smackdown ended with Mahal celebrating and talking trash to Orton.

    Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Chesapeake Energy Call Options (CHK)

    Viking Global Investors LP acquired a new position in shares of Chesapeake Energy during the fourth quarter worth $160,505,000. The stock of Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK ) has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, December 9 by JP Morgan.
    The Originals, iZombie renewed

    The Originals, iZombie renewed

    The series stars Rose McIver as Olivia "Liv" Moore, Malcolm Goodwin as Clive Babineaux, Rahul Kohli as Dr. Earlier this week The CW canceled freshman series Frequency and No Tomorrow .

SNP win the Scottish council elections Ms Davidson insisted then: "We won the local government election is Gordon this week, beating the SNP into second place". The results put the Tories on track to secure a significant majority in the general election.

Microsoft looks to take on Chromebooks with Surface Terry Myerson, VP at Microsoft, also confirmed that these partners will also offer premium devices in the future. Microsoft recently unveiled Windows 10 S , a version of the operating system that is designed for the classroom.

Juve 'must improve to win Champions' Juve 'must improve to win Champions' Juventus had a comfortable 2-1 win over Monaco, booking a place in the Champions League final for the second time in three years. Kylian Mbappé has faith AS Monaco will soon wipe out their UEFA Champions League disappointment by claiming the Ligue 1 title.

Trump says he fired Comey because he wasn't 'doing a good job' Their meeting was the highest-level public contact between Trump and Putin's government since Trump took office on January 20. Yet as recently as last week, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Trump had "confidence" in Comey.

Justin Bieber arrives in India That's right! Ed Sheeran will be performing live and the date was recently announced on his official website. There were some Bollywood celebrities as well, who danced to the tunes of the worldwide singing sensation.

The Sage Group plc (SGE) Price Target Raised to GBX 620 Barclays now has a GBX 1820.00 target price per share on the 1.05 billion GBP market cap company or -1.19% downside potential. The Company operates in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, North Africa, North America and the Middle East.

Suspect in 5 slayings pleads guilty, avoids death sentence Suspect in 5 slayings pleads guilty, avoids death sentence A masked gunman swept past her, firing two shots, one of which grazed the girl, and then firing into the auto , killing Johnson. Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts.

EVM motherboards can be changed in 90 seconds: Arvind Kejriwal EVM motherboards can be changed in 90 seconds: Arvind Kejriwal AAP MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj, who was a software engineer earlier, demonstrated it with a prototype machine. Outside the House, he levelled a series of allegations against the government, Kejriwal and Jain.

Chelsea Near The Premier League Title !!! It was a performance which also put them within one win of the English Premier League title. "Now he is deserving this". "This is a big step because there are three games and we need to take three points to win the title".

South Koreans elect Moon Jae-in as president Indicating an area of rapprochement with North Korea, Moon said, "I will do my best to bring peace on the Korean peninsula". The election came after Park, the country's first female President, was impeached in a corruption scandal.

Trump hails 'very productive' first 100 days, but slams media Trump hails 'very productive' first 100 days, but slams media US President Donald Trump has marked his first 100 days in office by further antagonising his relationship with the media. Despite his administration's lack of big-ticket legislative successes that the president himself spearheaded, .

Russian government releases photos of Oval Office meeting The White House and Kremlin alike have recently described those relations as being at their lowest point since the Cold War. US reporters were forced to rely on photos of those face-to-face meetings that had been tweeted by the Kremlin.

Does $11.79 justifies INSYS Therapeutics, Inc. (INSY) shares? Movements above 70 are interpreted as indicating overbought conditions; conversely moves underneath 30 notify oversold conditions. (INSY) now has a value of $11.79 while the company's 52 week low is at $8.70, the shares dropped to the 52 week low on 12/08/16.

Antonio Conte: 'No words needed after Everton win' It was a deflating way for fifth-placed United to set a club record unbeaten streak: 25 matches dating back to October 23. The third goal was high quality [showing] the offensive side of Chelsea.

Nintendo eShop releases for 11th May, 2017 It is, in its simplest form, a game of digital LEGO, where players fashion their own blocky worlds and do whatever they wish. Nintendo will need to keep the supply of the Switch steady to keep up with the demand as well to reach its unit sales goal.