Microsoft puts content creators in its sights with release of new Surface devices
posted Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 2:06 PM EST
Microsoft held a Windows 10 event yesterday, at which it unveiled a slew of products, software and announcements. The headliner for the event was the new Surface Studio, a sleek new style of desktop computer that aims directly at professionals in the design industry, a market typically dominated by Mac computers.
The last device announced by Microsoft at its press event was the new Surface Book, "the latest member of the Surface Book family" moving closer to the style of a notebook than previous Surface Pro tablet devices. The Surface Book features the same processor options as the Surface Studio (Intel Core i5 and i7) but uses solid-state hard drives instead of a hybrid rotational hard drive. The Surface Book is compatible with the Surface Dial.
Microsoft also announced an update to Windows 10 in the form of the Creators Update. This update features a large push into 3D, with a new Paint 3D app for creating imagery in three dimensions; similarly, PowerPoint offers the ability to add 3D models into presentations. The Creators Update also features support for VR headsets produced by HP, Lenovo, ASUS, Dell and Acer.
For a summary of all the announcements made at Microsoft's press event, you can click on this link.