Microsoft goes for Apple in new product blitz

Microsoft goes for Apple in new product blitz

"Some people prefer this form factor", Ed Giaimo, a senior lead on the Surface Book team told CNNMoney at an event in New York.

Microsoft said the laptop the Surface Book will start at 1499 and is twice as fast as Apple's MacBook Pro. However, with Windows 10 Continuum that comes with Lumia 950 and 950 XL, the smartphones can be connected to a monitor, mouse and keyboard and work in a way similar to the traditional PC.

If you are interested to get the one for yourself, the Microsoft Surface Book is available at a starting price of $1, 499. This new laptop is Microsoft's answer to the Macbook Pro.

According to Reuters, Microsoft Corporation revealed it's ever the first laptop this Tuesday, along with a line of Lumia smartphones, a new and improved Surface Pro tablet and a simplified version of its fitness bands. "Certain features and experiences will require more advanced future hardware", said Microsoft.

"We have this goal, this dream", said Panos Panay, head of Microsoft's Surface team.

The Surface Book laptop has 13.5-inch display with a resolution of 267 pixels per inch and a glass trackpad.

The company has also updated its Surface range of laptops with a removable keyboard, which allows them to function as a tablet.

Similarly, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 pre-configured models can also be pre-ordered from all the three vendors, Amazon, Best Buy and Target. The Pro 4 comes with a 12.3in display and a new sixth generation Intel Core processor, up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage. Both devices feature an SD Card slot, support for USB Type-C and removable batteries. Microsoft Band 2 has also a new barometer that you can use whether you're hiking or climbing the top of any mountain.

Microsoft has launched a slate of new devices running on its new Windows 10 operating system. However, while Windows 10 updates have been available to PCs for quite a time, current Windows Phone users still have to wait for their Windows 10 update.

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