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Microsoft Windows 10 devices NYC event

Building on the success of its recent Windows 10 launch, Microsoft is turning its focus to hardware at an October 6 press event in New York City. Next generation versions of the Surface tablet, Lumia phones and the Band fitness tracker are widely expected.

  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 2:59:29 PM
    We have competitors who are chasing it. It's pretty cool, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 2:59:40 PM
    So what do you do? Do you double down or reinvent the category again?
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 2:59:44 PM
    Cue another video.
  • dan.ackerman 10/6/2015 2:59:45 PM
    Thun-der!
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 2:59:56 PM
    You're seeing a fingerprint sensor on the keyboard.
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 3:00:03 PM
    It's 8.4mm thick.
  • dan.ackerman 10/6/2015 3:00:03 PM
    New looks for the keyboard. Island-style keys.
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    Palm detection.
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    A pen that lasts a whole year.
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    A glass multitouch touchpad.
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 3:00:44 PM
    It's got a chip that's 50% faster than the Macbook Air.
  • dan.ackerman 10/6/2015 3:00:58 PM
    Quick glimpse of "Narcos" from Netflix -- that show is awesome.
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 3:01:03 PM
    Introducing the Microsoft Surface Pro 4.
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 3:01:11 PM
    Panay holds it out.
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 3:01:20 PM
    See? It's a tablet, Dan.
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 3:01:31 PM
    It's the thinnest core PC ever shipped, he says.
  • dan.ackerman 10/6/2015 3:01:39 PM
    Moving to sixth-gen Intel chips is key -- Surface Pro 3 was two gens behind.
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 3:02:03 PM
    The screen went from 12 inches to 12.3 inches, but the size of the device remains the same by reducing the frame around it.
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 3:02:12 PM
    It has 5 million pixels, and 267 PPI (pixels per inch).
  • dan.ackerman 10/6/2015 3:02:16 PM
    Same footprint, smaller bezel (like the aforementioned XPS 13) -- slightly larger screen.
  • dan.ackerman 10/6/2015 3:02:36 PM
    Do people really care about "ppi" as a consumer spec?
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 3:02:39 PM
    When you touch the product, you will feel it. Panay is really into this.
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 3:02:57 PM
    It's so much more than the pixels though, he says.
  • dan.ackerman 10/6/2015 3:03:02 PM
    Design-wise, looks like small tweaks, nothing major.
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 3:03:07 PM
    There's PixelSense technology.
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 3:03:29 PM
    The cover glass is 400 microns thick, the thinnest cover glass with Gorilla Glass 4 ever shipped on a tablet. It's important, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 3:03:46 PM
    There's a 1.1mm backlight unit, a photo-aligned negative LC oxide thingy on it.
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 3:03:52 PM
    There's a custom chip set that brings it together.
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 3:03:59 PM
    It's called the G5 chipset by Microsoft.
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  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 3:04:10 PM
    It takes the optical set and adds the pen and touch experience.
  • Sarah Tew 10/6/2015 3:04:12 PM
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  • dan.ackerman 10/6/2015 3:04:26 PM
    Lenovo is also pushing pen computing of late.
  • Sarah Tew 10/6/2015 3:04:27 PM
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 3:04:27 PM
    The Surface Pen has a tail eraser, 1,024 levels of pressure.
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