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The Power-Mode slider allows users to select from four preset power modes for battery life or performance. (Source: Own)

Surface Pro 4 firmware update brings a Power-Mode slider

The latest firmware update for the Surface Pro 4 has enabled the Power-Mode slider, which was previously only available on the new Surface Pro 2017 and the Surface Book. The slider provides users with a quick and effortless way to adjust power settings on the fly.
(Source: Microsoft)

Opinion: It's time we talked about throttling in reviews

Due to the prevalence of thermal throttling and new passive-cooling technologies, it is no longer enough to run a few short benchmarks and declare a machine's performance is satisfactory.
Users running desktop apps traditionally had to sign out and sign back in to apply new DPI settings. (Source: Liliiputing)

Enhanced DPI scaling coming to Windows 10 in the Fall Creators Update

The latest Insider preview build of Windows 10 now gives desktop apps the ability to retrieve DPI/display scaling information from Windows without the need to log off the entire session and log back in.
Microsoft Surface Pro series facing heavy throttling issues

Microsoft Surface Pro series facing heavy throttling issues

Microsoft is promising up to 50 percent more performance with its latest generation of passively-cooled and actively-cooled Surface Pro tablets. Our own tests, however, show something far more disappointing.
The Surface Pro features improved performance, battery life, and design over the Surface Pro 4. (Source: Microsoft)

Surface Pro users complain of random shut-offs

Microsoft has confirmed that some Surface Pro units are being affected by sudden and random hibernation — though other users assert the laptop is simply turning off abruptly, causing them to lose work.
With no tangible benefits over its bigger cousin, the Surface Mini was shelved in the last minute. (Source: Windows Central)

Pictures of the cancelled Surface Mini reveal why it didn't hold promise

With nothing noteworthy to offer apart from a smaller display and an underpowered processor, the Surface Mini was cancelled by Microsoft at the last minute.
Trade in your old MacBook or iPad and get up to US$850 off a new Surface. (Source: Microsoft)

Today marks the global launch of the Surface Pro and Surface Laptop

The Surface Laptop and Surface Pro from Microsoft are now both available around the world in 25 different countries. In the US and Canada, Microsoft has launched a program that allows a user to turn in an older computer for up to US$850 credit towards a new Surface device.
The Surface Pro makes enough iterative upgrades over the Pro 4 to make it a solid entry in the series, but the omission of USB Type-C is still glaring. (Source: Microsoft)

Just call it the Surface Pro: Microsoft unveils Surface Pro update in Shanghai

Microsoft has unveiled an update to the Surface Pro 4, dubbed simply "Surface Pro". The new Surface Pro sports slightly redesigned chassis that makes it both thinner and lighter while rounding out the sharp edges, and also boasts a better screen and battery over the previous generation.
The completely non-serviceable SSD of the 2016 Apple MacBook Pro. (Source: iFixit)

Opinion: With the Surface Laptop, Microsoft joins Apple to push a disturbing trend

Editor Douglas Black argues that designing a non-budget computer with a soldered SSD is a great leap in the wrong direction.
Editor's Choice: Our Editors' Current and Favorite Notebooks

Editor's Choice: Our Editors' Current and Favorite Notebooks

Ever wondered which notebooks the editors prefer to use day-to-day? The staff of Notebookcheck reveal their preferences.
The Surface Pro 5 may not be much different from its predecessor. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 might be less of an upgrade than expected

A recent rumor suggests that the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will feature an upgraded processor but no other significant changes.
The Microsoft Surface is 2017's king of customer satisfaction. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft Surface ranked best overall tablet by J.D. Power

For the first time since its inception, the top spot in J.D. Power's annual Tablet Satisfaction Study has gone to the Microsoft Surface line of devices which narrowly edged out its Apple and Samsung competitors.
The Asus Transformer Pro T304 with detachable keyboard. (Source: ASUS)

Asus launches the Transformer Pro T304 as a Surface Pro competitor

The Asus Transformer Pro T304 resembles the Surface Pro 4's design to the point of being almost indistinguishable from it. It even offers similar specs and accessories, plus a competitive price tag.
The program uses a simple interface that asks users to select their files and folders to be transferred. (Source: Slashgear)

Microsoft introduces "Mac to Surface" data migration utility

Microsoft has quietly released a data migration utility to assist Mac users to switch to a PC.
The existing Surface Book. Its successor reportedly lacks a detachable screen. (Source: Microsoft Store)

Microsoft's new Surface Book reportedly enters production, might be announced soon

The new Surface Book has entered mass production, according to sources in the supply chain. They believe Microsoft will announce the device in the coming weeks.
All sorts of PCs and tablets are on sale in honor of Pi Day (Source: Microsoft Store)

Microsoft celebrates Pi Day by slashing prices on select laptops and desktops

The limited-time deals extend across various laptop, desktop, and tablet models. There are also discounts on Xbox One consoles and select games and accessories.
The Cube i35 will have a 3000 x 2000 resolution panel. (Source: Cube)

Cube's upcoming i35 notebook sports a 3000 x 2000 resolution screen

The Cube i35 will have a high-res screen but low-powered processor. Intel's Core M3-7Y30 CPU sits at the heart of the thin-and-light but may not be enough to power the dense display.
According to new rumors out of Taiwan, Microsoft will the release the successor to the Surface Pro 4 in the first quarter of 2017.

Microsoft: The Surface Pro 5 might be released in the first quarter of 2017

Microsoft might release the successor to the Surface Pro 4 as early as March 2017 according to rumors out of Taiwan. Changes will include a magnetic charging stylus and (optional) 4K displays.
New rumors suggest that the successor to the Surface Pro 4 will receive welcome enhancements.

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 rumors: Thunderbolt 3, Kaby Lake and more

New rumors suggest, that the successor to the Surface Pro 4 might come with Thunderbolt 3 port, more storage, Kaby Lake processors and possibly an integrated fingerprint sensor. It might be released as early as Spring 2017.
The Teclast X5 Pro looks remarkably similar to the Microsoft Surface line of Hybrids. (Source: Gearbest)

Teclast unveils Kaby Lake powered X5 Pro

The 2-in-1 device looks similar to the Microsoft Surface Pro, right down to the built in kickstand, and is powered by a Kaby Lake Core m3 processor.
Microsoft no longer restocking Surface 3 tablets

Microsoft no longer restocking Surface 3 tablets

Dropping the less expensive Surface 3 would leave only the pricier Surface Pro, Surface Book, and Surface Studio models available.
Lenovo Miix 720 Convertible: Kaby Lake CPUs, QHD+ Display & Thunderbolt 3

Lenovo Miix 720 convertible leaked: Kaby Lake CPUs, QHD+ Display & Thunderbolt 3

The Chinese manufacturer Lenovo is preparing the release of another Miix tablet. The Miix 720 is a high-end convertible, evident by its components: Thunderbolt 3, Kaby Lake U CPUs and a QHD+ display. Because of the powerful 15 W CPUs, the 720 has an active cooling system.
Logitech SmartDock and Surface Pro 4 for Skype Business Meetings

Logitech SmartDock and Surface Pro 4 for Skype Business Meetings

The Logitech video collaboration team announced a new meeting room solution at Microsoft Ignite: Logitech SmartDock. Logitech and Skype for Business combine to create an elegant, affordable, easy-to-use conference room system.
Surface Book refresh and AiOs purportedly coming H1 2017

Surface Book refresh and AiOs purportedly coming H1 2017

The latest rumors are claiming that the second generation Surfaced Book will be redesigned to remove the fulcrum gap and will be revealed alongside a new lineup of Surface All-in-Ones.
More Kaby Lake rumors arise for Surface Book successor

More Kaby Lake rumors arise for Surface Book successor

Major hardware revisions for the Surface series not likely to come before 2017.
Microsoft allegedly planning a Surface All-in-One

Microsoft allegedly planning a Surface All-in-One

The Surface AIO will supposedly launch around September of this year to compete against Apple iMacs and Lenovo Ideacentre AIOs.
Microsoft to begin phasing out the Surface 3 tablet

Microsoft to begin phasing out the Surface 3 tablet

The aging and less expensive Surface 3 tablet will end production later this year with no known official successors down the road.
Microsoft offering Surface Membership subscriptions for U.S. businesses

Microsoft offering Surface Membership subscriptions for U.S. businesses

Microsoft is strengthening its focus on corporate customers with a new subscription plan for staying up-to-date on the latest hardware and support services.
Face Off: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Core i7 vs. Surface Pro 4 Core i5 vs. Surface Pro 4 Core m3

88% Face Off: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Core i7 vs. Surface Pro 4 Core i5 vs. Surface Pro 4 Core m3

Same face, faster hardware. Is the highest-end Surface Pro 4 really worth the investment? We give you the raw benchmarks for you to decide on your own.
Intel Core i7-6650U | Intel Iris Graphics 540 | 12.3" | 1.1 kg
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (Core i5, 128 GB) Tablet Review

86% Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (Core i5, 128 GB) Tablet Review

One step forward, two steps back? Who can benefit from the more powerful i5 version? How big is the difference compared to the Core m3 and how does the 12-inch device hold up against regular notebooks? Our performance update will provide the answers.
Intel Core i5-6300U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 12.3" | 1.1 kg
HP Elite x2 to face off against the Surface Pro 4 early next year

HP Elite x2 to face off against the Surface Pro 4 early next year

Don't like the Surface Pro 4? The 12-inch Elite x2 will soon be the alternative that core business users may be looking for.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (Core m3) Tablet Review

88% Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (Core m3) Tablet Review

Fourth Time's a Charm. The highly-anticipated fourth rendition of Microsoft’s Surface Pro is finally here, and it brings some valuable refinements. Thanks to a low-power Core m3 CPU, our review unit is completely devoid of moving parts—making this more tablet than ever before. But is it finally the tablet than can replace your laptop, or is it just another product of compromise?
Intel Core m3-6Y30 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 12.3" | 1.1 kg
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (Core m3) First Impressions

86% Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (Core m3) First Impressions

Tablet meets notebook. Finally, we have Microsoft's latest model, the Surface Pro 4, under review. In response to many readers' requests, we will share our first impressions and compare it to its Surface Pro 3 predecessor as well as the brand new Surface Book, which we also have under review now.
Intel Core i5-6300U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 12.3" | 1.1 kg
Microsoft VP confirms Surface Mini Tablet

Microsoft VP confirms Surface Mini Tablet

The Surface Mini tablet was once just a tall tale, but a Microsoft Manager has now admitted its existence.
The Surface Pro 4 has a slightly bigger display, is thinner and it is more powerful than the predecessor (Picture: Microsoft)

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 - Rumors, Facts and Dates

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 will be available on October 12th starting at 1000 Euros (~$1137). We offer the first international review results as well as official technical specifications compared to the earlier rumors.
Surface Pro 3 vs Surface Pro 4

Surface Pro 4 vs. Surface Pro 3 comparison

We take a look at the differences, big and small, between the new Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and the Microsoft Surface Pro 3.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 convertible with Intel Skylake processor

Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 4

Surface Pro 3's successor is lighter and faster, coming with a bundled stylus and featuring up to 16 GB of memory, a 1 TB SSD option, as well as various Intel Skylake processors.

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)