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Microsoft Surface Family – Full Information

Microsoft Surface (Surface for short) is a series of premium touchscreen Windows PCs and interactive whiteboards designed and developed by Microsoft to set examples to Windows OEMs. New features, such as facial recognition system or Surface Dial are also tested on these devices. (more…)

Microsoft Surface Studio (Intel Core i5, Late 2016)

Microsoft Surface Studio (Intel Core i5, Late 2016) is the first 2-in-1 desktop with the touchscreen designed and manufactured by Microsoft. It consists of a 28-inch 4.5K “PixelSense” display on a U-shaped stand with Zero Gravity Hinge mounted on a square base. The ultra-thin display with the bezel edge can be lowered to 20º for more comfortable drawing, writing and browsing. Surface Studio is a Skylake powered system with a discrete graphic card and a hybrid drive aboard. Microsoft Surface Studio (Intel Core i5, Late 2016) touch screen supports 10 touches, the handwriting and drawing with a Surface digital pen and the on-screen manipulating with the Surface Dial. (more…)

Microsoft Surface Studio (Intel Core i7, Late 2016)

Microsoft Surface Studio (Intel Core i7, Late 2016) is the first 2-in-1 desktop with the touchscreen designed and manufactured by Microsoft. It consists of a 28-inch 4.5K “PixelSense” display on a U-shaped stand with Zero Gravity Hinge mounted on a square base. The ultra-thin display with the bezel edge can be lowered to 20º for more comfortable drawing, writing and browsing. Surface Studio is a Skylake powered system with a discrete graphic card and a hybrid drive aboard. Surface Studio (Late 2016, Intel Core i7-6820HQ) touch screen supports 10 touches, the handwriting and drawing with a Surface digital pen and the on-screen manipulating with the Surface Dial. (more…)

Image Basics

Most of the images you can see in the Net, download or import from a camera are so called raster images. That means that the image is made up of thousands of small dots known as pixels. (more…)

Microsoft Surface Book (Intel Core i7, Late 2016)

Microsoft Surface Book i7 (Late 2016, Intel Core i7) is the second generation of the 2-in-1 tablet-laptop designed and manufactured by Microsoft. It consists of a tablet or clipboard and detachable keyboard or performance base which can be locked in place on the dynamic fulcrum hinge and open as a laptop cover. Powerful and meticulously crafted, Surface Book is a real revolution in laptop design. Its detachable 13.5“ PixelSense Display is optimized for Pen and touch. With the full power of a high performance laptop and the versatility of a tablet, this computer gives users everything they need to work with professional-grade software, anywhere they want. (more…)

Buying a PC

In modern world, we can buy a PC for anywhere from about $150 to $5,000 or more. Actually, the price you pay for your computer will depend on your needs and on your budget. You can start with a base model, adding extras and changing elements, all of that adding huge amount of money to the base price. (more…)

Different Types & Categories of Laptops

All the laptops are created different; they vary by size, weight, power, functionalities, the way users can input data, etc. But all of them are computers in small package. The laptop remains a mainstay among computer electronics. Besides with newer hardware geared towards performance, laptops are a viable option for those who want a mobile device that can do a good deal more than what a traditional tablet is capable of. Historically, people divide laptops categories as follows: (more…)

Windows Surface Studio (Late 2016)

Windows Surface Studio (Late 2016) is the is the first all-in-one desktop system with touch screen created and manufactured by Microsoft under Surface brand name. It’s a powerful designing tool meant for designers, artists, illustrators and engineers. Microsoft states (and we quote) that “Surface Studio, with its strikingly large and incredibly thin 28” PixelSense Display, lets you visualize ideas as you paint, edit, and design. Then watch those ideas leap off the screen with 13.5 million pixels of true-to-life color and clarity”. (more…)

Desktop PC vs. Mobile PC – What’s the Difference?

If you work in an office, a hospital or at any other stationary place, you may be just fine with a desktop PC. However, if your job demands travels or your lifestyle is not sedentary, you really have no other choice than to purchase a mobile computer for your needs. (more…)

Glossary of Personal Computer Basic Terms

If you are a new PC’s user, before you proceed, you should discover some PC basic terms referring to the specific parts of your computer. You should learn what each part is responsible for. (more…)

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (Intel Core M3, Late 2015)

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (Intel Core M3, Late 2015) is the entry-level iteration of the fourth gen hybrid tablets designed and manufactured by Microsoft. It is a Skylake powered hybrid with larger touch screen as compared to its predecessors and with better resolution. The water cooling system has also been thoroughly improved. The outer design remained the same: a VaporMg seamless casing with bezel edges and a flip-out kickstand. In the bottom there are a magnet lock and a pogo pin power connector to plug a detachable keyboard\cover\battery in. Windows Surface Pro 4th Gen (late 2015) touch screen supports 10 touches and the handwriting with a Bluetooth powered Wacom digital pen. The tablet runs on entry-level and quite slow dual core Skylake processor with a trusted platform module. That means, the processor is capable of encrypting data, especially, personal data, providing a higher security level. Windows Surface Pro 4th Gen (late 2015) has three iterations regarding the CPU installed, every iteration subdivided into several models with various SSD and RAM capacity. Windows Surface Pro 4th Gen (late 2015, Intel Core M3-6Y30) features a 12.3-inch ClearType Full HD display, an 0.9 GHz Intel Core M3-6Y30 processor, an Intel HD Graphics 515 graphic processor, a 128 GB solid state drive aboard. The storage capacity can be expanded up to 200 GB with an SD card. Windows Surface Pro 4th Gen (late 2015) has an USB 3.0 with host support, 3.5 mm audio socket, 2 microphones, 2 Dolby Digital Plus stereo speakers, a Mini Display Port 1.2, one full HD webcam in the front and one in the rear. This is a non-GSM tablet, but it has Wi-Fi 802.11a/ac/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 for wireless connection. Windows Surface Pro 4th Gen (late 2015) is compatible with accessories for previous models and shipped with a N-trig Active pen but without a keyboard \ cover. The magnetic detachable keyboard\cover\battery is available for an extra cost. (more…)

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (Intel Core i7, Late 2015)

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (Intel Core i7, Late 2015) is the top-class iteration of the fourth gen hybrid tablets designed and manufactured by Microsoft Corporation. It is a Skylake powered hybrid with larger touch screen as compared to its predecessors and with better resolution. The water cooling system has also been thoroughly improved. The outer design remained the same: a VaporMg seamless casing with bezel edges and a flip-out kickstand. In the bottom there are a magnet lock and a pogo pin power connector to plug a detachable keyboard\cover\battery in. (more…)

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (Intel Core i5, Late 2015)

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (Intel Core i5, Late 2015) is the mid-level iteration of the fourth gen hybrid tablets designed and manufactured by Microsoft. It is a Skylake powered hybrid with larger touch screen as compared to its predecessors and with better resolution. The water cooling system has also been thoroughly improved. The outer design remained the same: a VaporMg seamless casing with bezel edges and a flip-out kickstand. In the bottom there are a magnet lock and a pogo pin power connector to plug a detachable keyboard\cover\battery in. (more…)

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Intel Core i5, Mid 2014)

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Intel Core i5, Mid 2014) is the second iteration of the third gen hybrid tablets designed and manufactured by Microsoft. It’s a portable 2-in-1 computing device in a VaporMg seamless casing with bezel edges, a flip-out kickstand and the water cooling system. In the bottom there are a magnet lock and a pogo pin power connector to plug a detachable keyboard\cover\battery in. Windows Surface Pro 3rd Gen (mid 2014) touch screen supports 10 touches and the handwriting with a Bluetooth powered Wacom digital pen. The tablet runs on mid-class dual core Haswell processor with a trusted platform module. That means, the processor is capable of encrypting data, especially, personal data, providing a higher security level. Windows Surface Pro 3rd Gen (mid 2014) got a larger display with higher resolution and has three iterations, the Intel Core i5 one being the mid-class model. Windows Surface Pro 3rd Gen (mid 2014) features a 12-inch ClearType Full HD display, a 1.5 GHz Intel Core i5-4300U processor, an Intel HD Graphics 4400 graphic processor, 64 GB \ 128 GB \ 256 \ 512 GB solid state drive aboard. The storage capacity can be expanded up to 200 GB with an SD card. Windows Surface Pro 2nd Gen (late 2013) has an USB 3.0 with host support, 3.5 mm audio socket, 2 microphones, 2 Dolby Digital Plus stereo speakers, a Mini Display Port 1.2, one full HD webcam in the front and one in the rear. This is a non-GSM tablet, but it has Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 for wireless connection. Windows Surface Pro 3rd Gen (mid 2014) is shipped with a N-trig Active pen but without a keyboard \ cover. The magnetic detachable keyboard\cover\battery is available for an extra cost. (more…)

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Intel Core i3, Mid 2014)

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Intel Core i3, Mid 2014) is the first iteration of the third gen hybrid tablets designed and manufactured by Microsoft. It’s a portable 2-in-1 computing device in a VaporMg seamless casing with bezel edges, a flip-out kickstand and the water cooling system. In the bottom there are a magnet lock and a pogo pin power connector to plug a detachable keyboard\cover\battery in. Windows Surface Pro 3rd Gen (mid 2014) touch screen supports 10 touches and the handwriting with a Bluetooth powered Wacom digital pen. The tablet runs on entry level dual core Haswell processor with a trusted platform module. That means, the processor is capable of encrypting data, especially, personal data, providing a higher security level. Windows Surface Pro 3rd Gen (mid 2014) got a larger display with higher resolution and has three iterations, the Intel Core i3 one being the entry level model. Windows Surface Pro 3rd Gen (mid 2014) features a 12-inch ClearType Full HD display, a 1.5 GHz Intel Core i3-4020Y processor, an Intel HD Graphics 4200 graphic processor, 64 GB \ 128 GB \ 256 \ 512 GB solid state drive aboard. The storage capacity can be expanded up to 200 GB with an SD card. Windows Surface Pro 2nd Gen (late 2013) has an USB 3.0 with host support, 3.5 mm audio socket, 2 microphones, 2 Dolby Digital Plus stereo speakers, a Mini Display Port 1.2, one full HD webcam in the front and one in the rear. This is a non-GSM tablet, but it has Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 for wireless connection. Windows Surface Pro 3rd Gen (mid 2014) is shipped with a N-trig Active pen but without a keyboard \ cover. The magnetic detachable keyboard\cover\battery is available for an extra cost. (more…)

Microsoft Surface Pro 1st Gen (Core i5, Early 2013)

Microsoft Surface Pro 1st Gen (Intel Core i5, Early 2013) is the first hybrid tablet designed and manufactured by Microsoft. It’s a portable 2-in-1 computing device in a VaporMg seamless casing with bezel edges and a flip-out kickstand. A magnet lock and a pogo pin power connector are added in the bottom for a detachable keyboard\cover\battery. Microsoft Surface Pro 1st Gen (Intel Core i5, Early 2013) touch screen supports 10 touches and the handwriting with a Wacom digital pen. The tablet runs on dual core Ivy Bridge processor, its’ screen is brighter and has larger resolution than that of the Microsoft Surface 1st Gen (Mid 2012) features a 10.6-inch ClearType Full HD display, a 1.7GHz Intel Core i5-3317U processor, an Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphic processor, 64GB \ 128GB \ 256GB solid state drive aboard. The storage capacity can be expanded up to 200 GB with an SD card. Microsoft Surface Pro 1st Gen (Intel Core i5, Early 2013) has an USB 3.0 with host support, 3.5 mm audio socket, 2 microphones, a speaker, a Mini Display Port, one HD webcam in the front and one in the rear. This is a non-GSM tablet, but it has Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 for wireless connection. Microsoft Surface Pro 1st Gen (Intel Core i5, Early 2013) is shipped with a pen but without a keyboard \ cover. The magnetic detachable keyboard\cover\battery is available for an extra cost. (more…)

Microsoft Surface 3 4G LTE (Intel Atom, Mid 2015)

Microsoft Surface 3 4G LTE (Intel Atom, Mid 2015) is the GSM version of the Microsoft Surface 3  (Intel Atom, Mid 2015), the cellular LTE module the only difference between them. The third tablet in the Surface line-up is a portable 2-in-1 computing device in a VaporMg seamless silver color casing with black bezel edges, a flip-out kickstand and a magnet lock for a detachable keyboard\cover. Windows Surface 3rd Gen has switched to Intel Atom processor and runs the latest Windows 10 OS. The aspect ratio has also been changed from 16:9 to 3:2. The screen supports 10 touches but no handwriting. It is slightly bigger than that of its’ predecessor and has higher ppi value. It also supports Bluetooth active pen and handwriting. Microsoft Surface 3 4G LTE (Intel Atom, Mid 2015) features a 10.8-inch ClearType Full HD display, a quad core 1.6 GHz Intel Atom (x7-Z8700) processor, Intel HD Graphics, 64 GB \ 128 GB SSD aboard. The storage capacity can be expanded up to 200 GB with an SD card. Windows Surface 2nd Gen LTE (late 2013) has an USB 3.0 with host support, 3.5 mm audio socket, 2 microphones, Dolby stereo speakers, Mini DisplayPort, one HD webcam in the front and one in the rear. This is a GSM powered tablet, that also has Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 for wireless connection. Microsoft Surface 3 4G LTE (Intel Atom, Mid 2015) is shipped unlocked without a keyboard \ cover. The magnetic detachable Touch Cover 2 and Type Cover 2 and a Wacom N-trig Active are available for an extra cost. (more…)

Windows Surface 3rd Gen (Mid-2015)

Windows Surface 3rd Gen (mid-2015) is the third tablet in the Surface line-up designed and manufactured by Microsoft. It’s a portable 2-in-1 computing device in a VaporMg seamless silver color casing with black bezel edges, a flip-out kickstand and a magnet lock for a detachable keyboard\cover. Windows Surface 3rd Gen has switched to Intel Atom processor and runs the latest Windows 10 OS. The aspect ratio has also been changed from 16:9 to 3:2. The screen supports 10 touches but no handwriting. It is slightly bigger than that of its’ predecessor and has higher ppi value. It also supports Bluetooth active pen and handwriting. Windows Surface 3rd Gen (mid-2015) features a 10.8-inch ClearType Full HD display, a quad core 1.6 GHz Intel Atom (x7-Z8700) processor, Intel HD Graphics, 64 GB \ 128 GB SSD aboard. The storage capacity can be expanded up to 200 GB with an SD card. Windows Surface 2nd Gen (late 2013) has an USB 3.0 with host support, 3.5 mm audio socket, 2 microphones, Dolby stereo speakers, Mini DisplayPort, one HD webcam in the front and one in the rear. This is a non-GSM tablet, but it has Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 for wireless connection. Windows Surface 3rd Gen (mid-2015) is shipped without a keyboard \ cover. The magnetic detachable Touch Cover 2 and Type Cover 2 and a Wacom N-trig Active are available for an extra cost. (more…)

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