Microsoft’s Surface Pro turns 5 amid rising competition and faltering sales

Microsoft’s iconic Surface Pro tablet turned five on Friday. The original product led the way for other productivity Windows tablets and detachable computers, but on its fifth anniversary, Microsoft may be losing momentum. On Twitter, the Microsoft Surface team celebrated its “revolution,” which began when it discarded the limited Windows RT and brought full Windows 8 to the tablet market. “Five years ago today, a revolution was born when Surface turned Pro,” the Surface account tweeted. “And it was just…

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Two Lenovo ThinkPad X1 tablets are available for an all-time low price

Amazon’s got a deal on Lenovo ThinkPad X1 tablets today. All of the deals are through third-party marketplace sellers, and to be honest most of them are not worth your time. There are two worth looking at, however, with prices at $730 and $950. Both of those 2016 models are selling at the lowest prices ever on Amazon—though this isn’t the first time they’ve been this low. These versions of the ThinkPad X1 feature a 12-inch display with 2160×1440 resolution, 802.11ac…

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Lenovo Ideapad Miix 520 review: A superb Windows tablet with subpar battery life

The Lenovo Ideapad Miix 520 aspires to compete with Microsoft’s Surface Pro, and it checks nearly all of the boxes: excellent performance; a bright, high-resolution display; and a comfortable typing experience. Only in battery life does it fall well short. Nevertheless, the Miix 520 is a great alternative to the pricier Surface lineup. As Windows tablets coalesce toward the 12.2-inch panel size used by the Miix 520, comparing them is all about tradeoffs. The Miix 520, which is currently available in…

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The ‘always-connected PC’ is coming, but its full cost remains unknown

PC vendors and chipmakers are eager to make your next PC an “always connected PC,” with built-in cellular connectivity ready to step in when Wi-Fi isn’t available. It all sounds great on paper, but one question remains unanswered: How much will you have to pay? The basic premise is simple enough: Open your PC, and boom! you’re connected to a cellular data network. It worked for the original Google Chromebook Pixel, and for many corporate PC users whose employers foot the…

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Hands-on: HP’s Envy x2 is a Surface clone boasting 20 hours of battery life

The HP Envy x2 joins a growing cohort of Surface Pro clones, but with one big difference: Inside it is a Snapdragon 835, offering battery life of up to 20 hours. We spent a little time with it at the Qualcomm Technology Forum to see what a new chip would do in an established category. Externally, HP’s Envy x2 changes another key thing about HP’s line of Windows tablets: it removes the kickstand from the tablet itself and puts it…

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Best USB-C portable battery packs 2017

Anyone who owns a smartphone knows that you need a way to recharge it when you’re on the go. The most versatile way to ensure power away from an outlet is to carry a trusty battery pack. If you own a modern Android phone, that portable charger probably needs to support USB-C. (See our Best power banks of 2017 roundup if USB-C is not a requirement and our roundup of USB car chargers if you spend a lot of time…

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Best e-readers

Folks used to think that e-readers would relegate traditional paper books to the scrapyard of the past and destroy the publishing industry as we knew it. But, in the time since the first Kindle e-reader was unveiled in 2007, the dire declarations of what effect the devices might have on our reading habits and on publishers have given way to widespread acceptance from industry wonks and bookworms alike, for one simple reason: E-readers are pretty great. Lightweight, easily readable in…

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Microsoft Surface Book 2 review: The ultimate laptop improves in every way but one

Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 solves a big problem for Microsoft: How do you market the Surface Book as a performance notebook when it’s two years out of date? As our review shows, by making it bigger and faster, with longer battery life. With the Surface Book 2, Microsoft brings 8th-generation Intel Core processors and powerful, discrete Nvidia GPUs with enough horsepower to start thinking of the Surface Book 2 as a graphics workstation. But Microsoft’s big October surprise was the debut…

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PCWorld’s November Digital Magazine: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update review

Stay on top of the latest tech with PCWorld’s Digital Edition. Available as single copies or as a yearlong subscription, it highlights the best content from PCWorld.com—the most important news, the key product reviews, and the most useful features and how-to stories—in a curated Digital Edition for Android and iOS, as well for the desktop and other tablet readers. In the November issue This month we review the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. We also pick the best free PC…

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Surface Book 2: Price, release date, specs, features, and everything you need to know

Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 was an unexpected surprise. Sure, the two-year-old original Surface Book was overdue for an update, though we still recommend the Book’s combination of power and long battery life even today. But after hearing that the two (yes, two!) Surface Book 2s will be way better than the original, we can’t wait to see what they can do. Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 aspires to repeat the original Surface Book’s theme, blowing users away with raw performance—only this…

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Microsoft adds Surface Pro with LTE for connectivity on the go, as promised

Back in May, Microsoft promised that a future version of its Surface Pro would include optional LTE capabilities, as previous Surfaces did. At its Future Decoded conference in London, Microsoft delivered, announcing Tuesday that its revamped Surface Pro with LTE would ship in December. It’s expected that the Cat 9 modem on the new Surface Pro with LTE will support 20 cellular bands across the globe, though no specific deals were announced with individual carriers. There will be two configurations, both based on…

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Amazon Discounts Fire Devices Once Again, For a Limited Time – Deal Alert

There’s always a reason to celebrate, and Amazon does it with discounts, often times on their own devices. To celebrate Halloween, apparently, Amazon has once again activated a limited time discount on Fire tablet devices. Amazon’s devices are packed with features and are suitable low cost alternatives to other high priced devices on the market. If you’ve been thinking about a tablet for yourself, or for the family, consider these deals: Fire Tablet Halloween Promotion, 10/22 12AM ET to 10/28…

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Amazon Discounts Kindle and Fire Devices Once Again, For a Limited Time – Deal Alert

There’s always a reason to celebrate, and Amazon does it with discounts, often times on their own devices. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Kindle, and also Halloween, Amazon has once again activated a limited time discount on their Kindle e-reader and Fire tablet devices. Amazon’s devices are packed with features and are suitable low cost alternatives to other high priced devices on the market. If you’ve been thinking about an e-reader or tablet for yourself, or for the…

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HP ZBook x2: Specs, features, pricing

Whether you call it a workstation or a 2-in-1, HP just designed perhaps the most powerful tablet you can buy. The HP ZBook x2 features a quad-core 8th-gen Intel processor, workstation-caliber graphics, Thunderbolt, and up to a whopping 2TB of SSD storage. Did we mention it’s ruggedized, too? HP unveiled the ZBook x2 in advance of the Adobe Max conference, aiming the powerful tablet at graphics professionals who need the power of a workstation while on the road. Competing tablets,…

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Prices, release date, features and more

Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 aspires to repeat the original Surface Book’s history, blowing users away—only more so, with performance it claims to be five times greater than what the original 2015 model achieved. We got a close look at the new hardware at a recent press briefing and have all the information for you below.  Not one, but two Surface Book 2 models The fact that there is a Surface Book 2 is surprising enough, let alone two: a successor to the…

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Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite is $90 for Prime members right now

Fall has just begun, meaning frigid weekends and evenings will be upon us—a.k.a. the perfect time for curling up with a good ebook. If you’re a Prime Member, you can currently grab the ad-supported Wi-Fi-only Kindle Paperwhite for $90. This device is usually $120 and is the same price Amazon offered during Prime Day in July. There’s no specific expiry date on this deal, with Amazon saying it will last as long as the supplies do. In other words, once Amazon…

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