When you read, hear news about Microsoft Windows launch event coming, you know for sure that something big and better is coming your way. Any launch event sends the tech world into frenzy and the Microsoft Windows 10 Devices launch event that was held in New York City on October 6th was no different. Thousands of people attended the event to catch the first glimpse of the newly launched products and a million more people back home were eagerly anticipating at what Microsoft is going to woo them with.
We at Compareraja were just as excited as you or may be even more (since we thrive on everything technology) about the event and were all eyes and attention glued to the online news about the same. So if you have missed out on being part of the event live or have not got your dose of the news yet, Don’t Worry, Compareraja is here to your rescue. We bring you all the news and updates about the newly launched products. From fitness bands, to new Lumia phones, the event saw it all and we give you a closer look at everything. Read on to know the specs, features and many more of the new product announcements made at the mega event.
Surface Pro 4
We all know the kind of buzz, the Surface Pro 3 created, well, its successor, the Surface Pro 4 is lighter, faster, thinner and better than you would have ever imagined. With the new launch, Microsoft has once again established its reputation as one of the most technologically advanced and innovative companies in the world, it has given a clear sign to the tech world, that you can write off Microsoft, but do it at your own peril. Microsoft claims that the new tablet device is about 50% faster than Apple MacBook and is 30% faster than the Surface Pro 3 .
12.3 inch screen with exclusive PixelSense display that has a display resolution of 2736 x 1824 pixels and 267DPI pixel density.
Surface pen input
0.4mm thick Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protects screen from user marks and scratches
Powered by 6th Gen Intel Core M, Core i5 or Core i7 Processor, 4 GB RAM (expandable upto 16GB)
Storage Capacity from 128 GB to 1TB
Price and Availability – The device will be available in the market from October 26 (US) at a price of $899. The pre-orders have already started from 6th October.
Band 2 – The New Fitness Tracker Device
The fitness bands have become the order of the day. A fitness enthusiast or not, it is not uncommon these days to see a person sporting a fitness band on his/her wrists. Well, Microsoft has taken the fitness band technology to a new level altogether with its new Band 2. Apart from offering the regular features like monitoring the fitness regime, the Band 2 also has the capacity to track elevation, thanks to its barometer sensor. The device also has a built-in GPS system and a tracker that lets you measure the exact amount of calories burnt and sleep quality. Its standout feature is its powerful battery that promises to last for 48 hours. The band also has a curved display and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.
Price and Availability – The Band 2 is priced at $249 and it will available from October 30th
Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL
Price and Availability – The Lumia 950 will be priced at $249 and will be available in the market from October 30th, whereas, the Lumia will be priced at $549 and is slated to be released in the market in November.
In a fitting reply to the Apple’s 13.3 inch MacBook Pro that has retina display, Microsoft brings out its competitor, which is the Surface Book. This high-end ultrabook, that features a full metal keyboard and the screen can be connected or detached through a hinge. Thus, Surface Book goes a step ahead of the MacBook Pro and gives users the dual benefit of using the device as a PC and/or as a tablet.
13.5 inch screen with a display resolution of 3000 x 2000
Powered by 6th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7 processor
Intel HD Graphics 520
8GB RAM expandable up to 16GB
Internal storage capacity ranging from 128 GB to 512 GB
Full size keyboard with glass touchpad, surface pen
Battery life up to 12 hours
8MP rear camera and a 5MP front shooter
Price and Availability – Surface pro is priced at $1,499 and it can go all the way up to $2,699 and it is expected to go on sale from October 26 2015.
For all the gaming lovers out there, Microsoft made some amazing announcements at the Microsoft Windows 10 event that is sure to enhance your gaming experience. The company is all set to release its new range of holiday releases, which the company says is going to the greatest games lineup in the Xbox history. The games include, Halo 5: Guardians, Gears of War and the Tomb Raider. Also, Microsoft announced adding the backwards compatibility features to the Xbox console, which will allow you to play the Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One Console.
This is another gadget that garnered a lot of attention at the Microsoft Windows 10 Event. It is basically a simple hardware adapter that lets you use your Windows phone like a desktop. You can connect your phone to the PC and get a large display of all your phone apps; you can even use the keyboard and mouse for easy access. The device, which was originally named as Continuum dock consists of 3 USB ports, including HDMI, display port and a type C USB port. You can plug-in the dock in the USB drive. The dock works pretty much like any other Windows device; there is a battery and information at the top.
Price and Availability – The Microsoft Display Dock is priced at $99 and there is no official word yet about when the device would be available in the market.