The return of Microsoft?
The recently announced Microsoft Surface Book has been getting a lot of attention. It’s a great looking device with real power under the hood. The laptop’s display detaches, turning into a powerful tablet. By keeping some of the processing in the keyboard base unit, the battery in the tablet remains solid, while providing awesome processing power as the larger unit.
I’m excited about what this could mean for Microsoft in general. With XBox, Lumia, Surface and their new OS all getting great feedback are we seeing a MS renassaince. If so, Apple certainly aren’t helping themselves. With meagre upgrades being hailed as the next best thing, their brilliant product line is starting to look a little over priced and out of date.
It means good things now (better competition and choice) but I’m really excited about 5 years from now. Apple is working on an electric car. Microsoft on Virtual Reality with Holo Lens. Both products have strong competition in Tesla and Occulus. If these two giants of tech are really going to fight battles on yet another front, then they better be serious. And I hope they are, because I’d love to see what they’re capable of.