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A funny thing happened as we were evaluating the latest iteration of Microsoft's Surface Pro, a now iconic 2-in-1 that the company describes as "the most versatile laptop," despite its tablet-first design. A rumor emerged suggesting Microsoft would phase out its Surface line within the next couple of years. It was really more of a prediction than a rumor. During the EMEA Canalys Channels Forum in Venice, Canalys CEO Steve Brazier pointed to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella being a software guy who is more interested in the cloud than hardware. Lenovo COO Gianfranco Lanci backed his assessment during a subsequent Q&A session, saying Microsoft might even abandon its Surface business a bit earlier.... Read more...
Move over Microsoft, Chinese rival (and hardware partner, as it were) Lenovo has another potential Surface killer on its hands. This time it's the Miix 710, a rather sleek looking detachable sporting a 12.2-inch In Plane Switching (IPS) display with a 2160x1440 resolution (3:2 aspect ratio) powered by Intel's recently introduced Kaby Lake architecture. Like the Surface , Lenovo gives users a limited range of passively cooled processor options. In this case, users can choose from an Intel Core m3-7Y30 SoC (1GHz to 2.6GHz), Core i5-7Y54 (1.2GHz to 3.2GHz), and Core i7-7Y75 (1.3GHz to 3.6GHz). All three processor options are dual-core parts with Hyper Threading support, 4MB of SmartCache, and a... Read more...