This morning, Microsoft held their EDU event and there’s tons to talk about so let’s get to it.
First off, Microsoft introduced a new windows experience called Windows 10 S. Windows 10 S is a new, lightweight, education-focused version of windows that’s said to be a competitor for Chrome OS. According to Windows chief Terry Myerson, the S stands for 4 different aspects, secure, superior performance, streamlined for simplicity and “the soul” of windows 10. Windows 10 S is kind of like windows RT where it restricts users to windows store apps because windows apps use less battery life and are more manageable than traditional apps. You can also upgrade from windows 10 S to windows 10 pro for free if you’re a student, and if you’re not a student is $49. Microsoft also announced that Acer, Asus, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Samsung, and Toshiba are all working on Windows 10 S devices and entry-level device will start at $189. Windows 10 S is expected to launch this summer.
Minecraft education edition is also receiving an update to include a tool called Code Builder.
Last but not least, Microsoft announced the Surface Laptop. It’s basically a straightforward notebook with some Surface aesthetics. It doesn’t have a fancy hinge, no kickstand, it doesn’t convert into a tablet, it’s just a nice laptop. The Surface Laptop has a 13.5-inch pixel sense touch screen with a 2256 by 1504 3:@ ratio resolution, a keyboard wrapped in alcantara, a USB 3 port, headphone port, mini display port, compatible with surface pens, the speakers are hidden behind the keys, it’s powered by either an i5 or i7 and has an SSD that has up to 512GB of storage space. Microsoft claims that the core i5 surface laptop is 50% faster than the core i7 Macbook air and its still lighter than the MacBook air. Battery life is rated up to 14.5 hours and it will be running window 10 S. The Surface Laptop starts at $999, comes in 4 colors and is available next month in June.
Ok, enough Microsoft news, time for some other stuff, with bem bem bem bem lightning round!
Today, Youtube is applying material design to YouTube for simplicity, consistency and beauty. Its built on a new faster framework called Polymer. You can head to youtube.com/new to check it out. There’s even a dark theme.
Sony is working on a new high-end phone called the Xperia x ultra and it features a 6.45 in screen with a 21 by 9 aspect ratio. So like, an ultrawide smartphone.
Looks like Nvidia has some low-end GPU’s in the pipeline as a retail box shot of a Geforce GT 1030 was spotted on Spanish website El Chapuzas information.
HTC has announced that you can purchase a Vive Deluxe Audio strap starting June 6.
And corsair has launched a new mid-tower gaming case, the carbide series Spec-04. It’s $49.99US, comes in 3 colors and has cable management. Not too shabby for a wallet friendly case.
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