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Microsoft Surface ad campaign

kicks off with “The Surface

Movement” commercial

Brittany A. Roston - Oct 15, 2012 27 FacebookTwitterGoogleReddit Microsoft Surface ad campaign kicks off with “The Surface Movement” commercial A few hours ago, rumors started swirling that Microsoft Surface ads would start appearing tonight. A tweet appeared from Paul Thurrott of Windows Supersite with alleged times for the ads, info garnered from unnamed sources. It seems the timing was spot-on, as the first commercial was posted on YouTube two hours ago, featuring a lot of dancing, and a lot of Surface tablets being thrown around. This kick off comes shortly after Microsoft unveiled a new Windows 8 ad, the first of a marketing campaign that the company is spending a reported $1.5 to $1.8 billion on. According to Thurrott’s tweets, Microsoft is dropping $400 million on its Surface marketing campaign. Check out the video below to see the commercial for yourself. The Microsoft Surface is scheduled for launch on October 26th, the same day that Windows 8 will be available. According to Microsoft executives, a Surface Pro device will be available approximately three months after the Surface is launched. Rumors abound that Microsoft will launch a Surface blog soon, while an official Twitter account has already been setup up at @Surface. The Surface runs Windows 8, and measures in at 9.3mm thick, with one USB port, and a 10.6″ ClearType display. The cover is 3mm thick and pressure-sensitive, doubling as both “a fully functioning keyboard and trackpad.” Still no word on pricing or pre-orders, although one Microsoft store employee was quoted as saying that the price would “shock everybody.” Rumor has it the price will be around $199. Check out the rest of this article … Taken from slashgear.com

The Best Laptops Compared

Quite a variety of top-notch and super performing laptops were made available in 2016, making it hard for many people to decide on the best laptops. Deciding on which laptop is the best for you is a daunting task. However, going through the specifications and features of these devices will assist you to choose one that suits your needs. The best laptops vary from one person to the other, with people considering the performance, price and design of a laptop to make the right choice. The following are the laptops that stood out in 2016, making them the best laptops of the year: Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 Top of the list, it features an intricate blend of advanced features and capability. It comes packed with 16 GB memory, Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M graphics card and Intel i7-6700 HQ quad-core processor, making it a powerful system. Its stunning design accompanied with advanced features such as a USB-C with Thunderbolt 3 and 4K display make it impressive across the board. What is more, it is significantly pocket friendly compared to its top competitors. Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display This is Apple’s most capable notebook, and is available in 13- and 15-inch retina display. It is lighter and slimmer with amazing computing power, long battery life and excellent build quality, all of which you can expect from any other MacBook Pro. It comes packed with Apple’s Touch ID and Touch Bar, giving you adaptable function keys for easy interaction with apps. Its pricing differs depending on the hardware configuration, allowing you to pack it with hardware that meets your budget and needs. Dell XPS 15 This laptop has a slim and sleek design in a combination of carbon fiber and aluminum. It features hybrid storage with quick flash memory for faster reboot in a high-capacity hard drive for optimum performance without compromising on storage space. Coming with advanced features including a variety of configuration choices and Thunderbolt 3, the Dell XPS 15 is definitely one of the best laptops you can buy at the moment. Acer Aspire V5 When it comes to affordability, the Acer Spire V5 is top of the list. This has decent performance supported by an Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M graphics card, 1TB hard drive, Intel Core i5-6300HQ processor and an attractive price of half the price of the other top laptops. This is a highly capable laptop even though you have to compromise with its plastic construction that is not as luxurious and durable as that of more premium systems, and a 1366 x 766 low resolution display. HP Spectre x360 15 This is a powerful, convertible-hybrid and high-end laptop that comes with all-day battery life, multimedia tasks, a premium chassis and sufficient speed for around the clock use. Its design offers more versatility as you can use it both as a laptop and a tablet in various usage modes, making it flexible to a level that standard laptops cannot match. Well, there you have it. Comparing the specifications and features of these laptops will guide you to purchase the best laptop for your computing needs.
© 2011 The Computer Guide, All Rights Reserved
A guide for all computer users
THE Computer Guide

THE LATEST...

This should be a really great laptop, as only Microsoft could make it.

Microsoft Surface ad campaign kicks

off with “The Surface Movement”

commercial

Brittany A. Roston - Oct 15, 2012 27 FacebookTwitterGoogleReddit Microsoft Surface ad campaign kicks off with “The Surface Movement” commercial A few hours ago, rumors started swirling that Microsoft Surface ads would start appearing tonight. A tweet appeared from Paul Thurrott of Windows Supersite with alleged times for the ads, info garnered from unnamed sources. It seems the timing was spot-on, as the first commercial was posted on YouTube two hours ago, featuring a lot of dancing, and a lot of Surface tablets being thrown around. This kick off comes shortly after Microsoft unveiled a new Windows 8 ad, the first of a marketing campaign that the company is spending a reported $1.5 to $1.8 billion on. According to Thurrott’s tweets, Microsoft is dropping $400 million on its Surface marketing campaign. Check out the video below to see the commercial for yourself. The Microsoft Surface is scheduled for launch on October 26th, the same day that Windows 8 will be available. According to Microsoft executives, a Surface Pro device will be available approximately three months after the Surface is launched. Rumors abound that Microsoft will launch a Surface blog soon, while an official Twitter account has already been setup up at @Surface. The Surface runs Windows 8, and measures in at 9.3mm thick, with one USB port, and a 10.6″ ClearType display. The cover is 3mm thick and pressure-sensitive, doubling as both “a fully functioning keyboard and trackpad.” Still no word on pricing or pre-orders, although one Microsoft store employee was quoted as saying that the price would “shock everybody.” Rumor has it the price will be around $199. Check out the rest of this article … Taken from slashgear.com

The Best Laptops Compared

Quite a variety of top-notch and super performing laptops were made available in 2016, making it hard for many people to decide on the best laptops. Deciding on which laptop is the best for you is a daunting task. However, going through the specifications and features of these devices will assist you to choose one that suits your needs. The best laptops vary from one person to the other, with people considering the performance, price and design of a laptop to make the right choice. The following are the laptops that stood out in 2016, making them the best laptops of the year: Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 Top of the list, it features an intricate blend of advanced features and capability. It comes packed with 16 GB memory, Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M graphics card and Intel i7-6700 HQ quad-core processor, making it a powerful system. Its stunning design accompanied with advanced features such as a USB-C with Thunderbolt 3 and 4K display make it impressive across the board. What is more, it is significantly pocket friendly compared to its top competitors. Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display This is Apple’s most capable notebook, and is available in 13- and 15-inch retina display. It is lighter and slimmer with amazing computing power, long battery life and excellent build quality, all of which you can expect from any other MacBook Pro. It comes packed with Apple’s Touch ID and Touch Bar, giving you adaptable function keys for easy interaction with apps. Its pricing differs depending on the hardware configuration, allowing you to pack it with hardware that meets your budget and needs. Dell XPS 15 This laptop has a slim and sleek design in a combination of carbon fiber and aluminum. It features hybrid storage with quick flash memory for faster reboot in a high- capacity hard drive for optimum performance without compromising on storage space. Coming with advanced features including a variety of configuration choices and Thunderbolt 3, the Dell XPS 15 is definitely one of the best laptops you can buy at the moment. Acer Aspire V5 When it comes to affordability, the Acer Spire V5 is top of the list. This has decent performance supported by an Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M graphics card, 1TB hard drive, Intel Core i5-6300HQ processor and an attractive price of half the price of the other top laptops. This is a highly capable laptop even though you have to compromise with its plastic construction that is not as luxurious and durable as that of more premium systems, and a 1366 x 766 low resolution display. HP Spectre x360 15 This is a powerful, convertible-hybrid and high-end laptop that comes with all-day battery life, multimedia tasks, a premium chassis and sufficient speed for around the clock use. Its design offers more versatility as you can use it both as a laptop and a tablet in various usage modes, making it flexible to a level that standard laptops cannot match. Well, there you have it. Comparing the specifications and features of these laptops will guide you to purchase the best laptop for your computing needs.