The new Surface Laptop Studio 2 is Microsoft's most powerful laptop yet, and it is so much better than the original.
Microsoft held its annual Surface event in New York City today, and while there was a heavy focus was on Artifical Intelligence and Windows 11 features like Copilot, the company still had hardware to show that stunned me. No, it's not Surface Laptop Go 3. It's the Surface Laptop Studio 2 that grabbed my attention.
Microsoft's SUrface Go 4 is here, but it's only available for businesses. Still, it packs some nice performance upgrades.
After two years of waiting, Microsoft has finally refreshed the Surface Go family with the Surface Go 4, except it's not exactly what we were expecting. While this new model is still one of Microsoft's best Surface products, the company is only making a business version, meaning most consumers won't be able to find it in stores. Still, if you're interested in this budget-oriented Windows tablet, we've got you covered.
Continuity Camera allows you to use your iPhone or iPad to scan documents directly onto your Mac, thus making your workflow easier.
You might know Continuity Camera as the feature that allows you to use your iPhone's rear cameras as your Mac's webcam, and you can use it with these great iPhone mounts. However, before that iteration of Continuity Camera, Apple made it possible to scan documents to your Mac with your iPhone's camera. Though it might not be as flashy as Continuity Camera for webcams, you can still do it, and it's a surprisingly useful feature.
The new Outlook for Windows app has hit general availability, but only for consumers. Commercial customers can still give it a whirl in preview phase.
After several leaks, Microsoft began rolling out an updated Outlook for Windows app for Office Insiders enrolled in the Beta Channel back in May 2022. The redesigned app eventually became available for more consumers by September 2022 as it received multiple updates to improve inking support and introduce integration with Gmail accounts. Following well over a year of testing with Office Insiders, Microsoft is now making the new Outlook for Windows app generally available for all consumers.
The Surface Laptop Go 3 is here, and it brings new and improved specs to Microsoft's most affordable laptop.
Microsoft has just announced the Surface Laptop Go 3, the latest refresh of its budget-oriented laptop, which actually isn't as budget-friendly anymore. This new version comes with significantly upgraded specs, and that means the starting price is also much higher. If you want to know everything there is to know about the Surface Laptop Go 3, we're here to help.
There have been bad Nvidia GPUs, and there have been disappointing ones
A graphics card is the heart of any gaming computer, so it rightly receives a lot of attention from consumers and media alike. Nvidia has been the most dominant player in the graphics card market for years now, whether you look at desktop cards or the mobile versions used in laptops. While the company has quite a few spots in the worst graphics cards on the desktop side, its laptop GPUs have also had their fair share of flops, especially after the debut of the laptop RTX GPUs. Today, we look at five of the most disappointing laptop GPUs from Nvidia's RTX lineup.
The Surface Laptop Studio 2 is finally here, with a big performance upgrade and a new aluminum design, plus an AI processor.
It's been a long time coming, but after two years since the original Surface Laptop Studio launched, we finally have a successor in the form of the aptly-named Surface Laptop Studio 2. This model has been rumored for months, and it's finally real. It comes with much better performance and more ports, making Microsoft's best laptop even better.
A great deal if you're looking to upgrade you PC, laptop, or PS5 on the cheap.
There are a lot of great SSDs out there, but if you're looking to get the best performance in the most compact size, you're definitely going to want to stick with M.2 SSDs. M.2 SSDs are considered the best option when it comes to storage solutions, offering great durability and speed.
Microsoft is doubling down on AI features for Edge.
Microsoft is rolling out Edge 118 in the beta channel with a number of new features, including an AI-powered 'smart find' option that the company claims would make it easier for users to search for a word or phrase on a webpage. It is one of the many AI features coming to the fledgling browser, including the AI-powered writing assistance tool that promises to make it easier to rewrite text. The latest version also changes the way the browser notifies users about available updates and introduces a new SmartScreen policy that offers admins more control over their downloads.
OpenAI's DALL-E 3 model is now available to select Bing Chat users.
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has posted on X (formerly Twitter) that the DALL-E 3 art generator tool will be available for ChatGPT Plus subscribers in the coming weeks. However, thanks to Microsoft's partnership with OpenAI, Bing Chat users can already use the image creator tool without paying a subscription fee.
Microsoft has also announced the budget-oriented Surface Laptop Go 3 and Surface Go 4 for business with upgraded specs.
Microsoft has officially unveiled the Surface Laptop Studio 2, its latest flagship laptop for creators, nearly two years after launching the original Laptop Studio alongside Windows 11. Along with it, the company also revealed the Surface Go 4 and the Surface Laptop Go 3, bringing improved performance to the company's budget-oriented devices.
Fewer devices that just use the highest-end silicon and more that are purpose-built, please
When the Steam Deck came out late last year, it was great in spite of its relatively older hardware, most of which was a generation or two out of date. On paper, you can improve the handheld gaming PC market by quite a bit just by updating the hardware, but that hasn't panned out. Many newer handhelds use the latest hardware, and we're still not making generational progress.
Looking for a new laptop for work, school, or anything else? Here are the very best laptops on the market right now.
Buying a new laptop can be an exhilarating feeling. Knowing that you're about to get something brand-new, faster, and just right for the things you want to do is very exciting, and the moment you get to play with it can have you feeling like a child in the best of ways. Of course, laptops can be incredibly important work tools, too.
Microsoft has announced that Windows Copilot will make its official debut on September 26th as part of Windows 11 version 23H2.
During its special event in New York, Microsoft has announced that Copilot, its new AI assistant, will make its debut in Windows 11 on September 26th, alongside many other features included in Windows 11 version 23H2. Copilot is also now its own thing, an underlying AI component that lives across all kinds of Microsoft products, including Windows, Edge, and Microsoft 365.
The HP Spectre Fold supports MPP 2.0 pens, so if you're looking for a spare or an alternative, we have a few options here.
One of the things that makes the HP Spectre Fold a great Windows tablet is the fact that it supports pen input. You can use a pen on the large 17-inch OLED screen and draw, take notes, and so much more. The HP Spectre Fold actually includes an HP MPP 2.0 Tilt pen that you can prop to the side of the device to recharge. But if you're fearing that you might lose it, or need something as an alternate, there are plenty of other options available, all of which use the Microsoft Pen Protocol. We have collected eight of our favorites for you right here.
Microsoft has reportedly decided to cut back efforts on "experimental" Surface hardware, including the Surface Duo, Studio, and Headphones.
A few days ago, we learned that Microsoft's leader of the Windows and Devices division, Panos Panay, is leaving the company after nearly two decades of employment. The former executive was promoted to the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) just over two years ago, making his exit seem rather abrupt, especially when the Surface event is taking place later today. Although the Redmond tech firm has emphasized that it is still committed to its Windows and Surface products, new reports now claim that this is not exactly the case.
Plagued by Windows-related problems and quality control issues, the ROG Ally is a fantastic device that's hard to recommend currently.
Portable gaming handhelds are really starting to take off following the advent of the Steam Deck, and one of the most hyped introductions so far has been the Asus ROG Ally. It has a few differences from the Steam Deck that make it an exciting prospect for those who want a more powerful alternative, with a Ryzen Z1 processor, a 120Hz IPS 1080p display, and native Windows support.
If you want to build a small PC, you're going to need a Mini-ITX motherboard. Here are our picks for some of the best.
Planning to build a compact PC? There's a good chance the small form factor PC cases you're considering will support motherboards up to a maximum size. Mini-ITX are the smallest form factor motherboards and we've compiled a list of the best Mini-ITX motherboards for AMD and Intel processors.
From the M series powering Macs and iPads, to the A chipsets fueling our iPhones, Apple produces plenty of silicon chips. Here's what you should know.
On top of making high-end consumer hardware including powerful iPhones, excellent iPads, and more, Apple also produces a series of system on a chip (SoC). These SoCs are designed to be used in Apple's own consumer hardware products, and it mainly uses ARM architecture. In addition to the new Mac computers, a variety of different Apple devices, including iPhones, iPads, Apple TVs, Apple Watches, and more, use Apple Silicon.
Should you buy an AMD or Nvidia graphics card?
The AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT launched as a direct competitor to take on the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 Ti and AMD was largely successful in its endeavor. The RX 7700 XT is more powerful, yet more expensive, and is capable of some smooth 1440p gameplay. Should you be on the market for the best graphics card for your budget, we'd recommend the AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT. However, should you value ray tracing and DLSS support, there's only one choice — Nvidia's GeForce RTX 4060 Ti.