Panos Panay just wowed the Microsoft crowd with two incredible hardware reveals. The first was the SurfaceBook i7 with a whopping 16 hours of battery life. The second was Surface Studio. I dare you to call it an "All in One" after today.
I'll be chatting about all this gear on my new podcast, RESET. Find it here: mccabe.io
The specs of Studio are impressive but visually it is stunning. It has 28" of wow that can be manipulated to however you prefer to create.
Screen: 28" PixelSense Display
Resolution: 4500 x 3000 (192 DPI)
Color settings: Adobe sRGB, DCI-P3 and Vivid Color Profiles, Individually color calibrated
Touch: 10-point multi-touch
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Zero Gravity Hinge
Quad-core 6th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M 2GB GPU GDDR5 memory or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 4GB GPU GDDR5 memory
It looks like a creative persons dream machine. Apple picked a bad week to follow Microsoft when it comes to hardware reveals. I personally would like to try the Studio and Dial with some video editing software. I think it will be great for that.
Look at the Microsoft Store online for more photos. It really is a nice looking Surface. Link Here.
The Surface Book is plain and simple; More. More graphics and more battery. It's a little heavier and starts at 3.6 pounds where last year's Surface Book was 3.3 pounds. Maybe it's the new 6th Gen Intel Core i7 or the i7: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M with 2GB of GDDR5 memory. That's nice but Panos stated they just put in more battery! It's nice to see that. Adds a little weight but for those that want the battery life it's a welcome change.
The Dial is impressive. It's compatible with any Windows 10 enabled PC, laptop, or tablet as long as it has the Anniversary Update. Don't try this with your Surface Pro but it will stick to the screen of the Surface Studio! It will have optimized off screen compatibility with Surface Book and SP4.
It's a jog dial on steroids and Panos and software partners demo'd many uses of it. Color wheel, zoom in, etc. It's $99 and can be purchased now for delivery on November 10th.
Thanks for shopping with my links. Maybe I can get one too!
Now that the firm ware issue seems to have been settled, I am interested in purchasing a Surface Pro 4. It will mostly be used for regular computing and web surfing, a little gaming and book keeping with most of the files stored on my 2011 home server. So based on what I have read, the i5 processor should be fine for those uses.
However, I will also being using it for a great deal of streaming and movie watching. I was wondering whether 16Gb might be better than 8Gb for streaming, and whether the processor in the i7 might also accommodate a better picture while streaming. Does anyone have a web site, a source or and opinion on this issue?
Having some trouble playing my music on my Surface. Everything is stored locally (on a MicroSD card). Up until yesterday, I could play all my tracks just fine.
Last night I both reset the device (I was having issues with apps crashing) and entered a 3 month Xbox Music pass code. Now all of my music has been matched to the cloud (shown by the broadcast icon), and now, when I’m not connected to the internet, I can’t play ANY local tracks, except by going “open file”.
At first, I got error message 0xc00d1126 when attempting to play. So I connected to the internet, redownloaded the Music app, and then tried again. This time I get error code 0xc1010091. But the same outcome – I can’t play local music automatically!!!
This is REALLY annoying. Is there any way to force the app/device to play music locally first in the app, before streaming from the cloud??
Uggh, this app alone has made my experience with Surface really bad. It’s been nothing but trouble. Any help would be most appreciated as right now, I just feel like getting rid of this thing.
P.S. I have read the other thread on this issue, which hasn't helped.
David was talking about live broadcasting at CES as a possibility, would Twitch TV be any good for that?
Has Surface Geeks ever used Twitch TV?
I gotta say, I've always been skeptical of 3rd parties hosting my data "for free" because lets face it, when something is truly "free" you're the "product." However, I've found that apps like Seafile and ownCloud just don't have enough functionality. I wanted to make an application that has all of the same functionality of Google, OneDrive, or Dropbox that fits entirely on my home-server. That's why I've been working on a private open-source solution to a very public and closed-source problem.
Support the little guy and try this app. If you're dissapointed open an issue on Github and I'll try to make it better! Thanks for the clicks!