We expected Microsoft to roll out a new tablet on Tuesday, and it did: The Surface Pro 4 tablet. What we didn’t expect was that Microsoft would also unveil its first-ever laptop, but it did that, too: The Surface Book, a laptop-tablet hybrid that’s aimed squarely at Apple’s MacBook Pro. Surface Book As noted, while Microsoft’s Surface Book is billed as the company’s very first laptop, it’s actually more than that, because its 13.5-inch display can be detached from its keyboard base and used as a standalone tablet. When used as a laptop, the Surface Book is a high-powered machine.
Microsoft is back in a big way. Surface Book Let’s start with the big news: Microsoft is making its very first laptop … kind of. Semantics aside, Microsoft says the Surface Book will be an absolute powerhouse. Inside the keyboard base, Microsoft has outfitted the Surface Book with your choice of a standard Intel graphics chip or a high-powered Nvidia chip.
Joe’s been busy with some data analysis gig, Paul went back to school, Karianne’s been doing hair, and I, of course, returned to my lowly gig as a video game critic. We got back together because Harmonix just released Rock Band 4, and I have to write about it. Rock Band 4 channels all the positive vibes and camaraderie of past music games, and while it’s short on new ideas, it manages to retain the most important one: making geeks with plastic trinkets genuinely feel like rock stars. Rock Band 4 is essentially just an incremental update to a game series that ran out of steam years ago.
The ladies of U.S. pop music and pop culture are commanding the most followers among the 400 million-plus global users of Instagram, the photo-sharing app said Tuesday as it celebrated its fifth birthday. Facebook Inc-owned Instagram confirmed its top five accounts for the first time, with 25-year-old pop singer Taylor Swift leading the pack with 49.6 million users. Reality star Kim Kardashian, 34, boasts 48.1 million followers and R&B singer Beyonce, also 34, commands 47.2 million fans.