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The Surface Pro 4 i7 256GB SSD 16GB RAM

Last night I visted the Microsoft store in the Galleria shopping mall in Houston, Texas and purchased the Surface Pro 4 i7 256GB SSD 16GB RAM. As part of a package deal, I also got a teal coloured touch cover 4 keyboard, a lovely bag and a 5 user licence for Office 365.

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So starts the journey with my Surface Pro 4. I am hoping this one is not problematic like the last one.

Like everything else I will report back here with updates.

Hello Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book.

Did you watch the Microsoft Windows 10 Devices event? It was a draw dropping spectacle.

Check out the thousands of tweets covering the events over at twitter, just search #windows10devices.

Two devices grabbed my attention. Take a look at the awesome videos below:

The Surface Pro 4 : Syklake Core M, i5 and i7, Windows 10, new keyboard and pen. 12.3″ PixelSense screen, pixel density of 267ppi, up to 16GB RAM and 1TB of storage, two USB 3.0 ports, fingerprint sensor, 8 megapixel front camera. Full technical specifications here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=6&v=6Gh4o9IqeEU

The Surface Book – The Ultimate laptop has a 13.5″ PixelSense Display, 6 million pixels, 267 DPI, NVIDIA Accelerated graphics, NVIDIA GeForce GPU, High speed GDDR5 memory, 2x USB 3.0 , Full size SD Card, Precision glass trackpad, 5-point mutitouch, Integrated backlit keyboard, Machined magnesium body, Dynamic Fulcrum Hinge, 6th generation Intel Core processor, Up to 16GB RAM & 1TB storage, Thinnest and lightest Intel Core i7 PC, Muscle Wire Lock. At around about 55 seconds into the video comes an awesome surprise. Full Technical Specifications here.

The big question is will either fit in the docking station I bought for the Surface Pro 3? If yes, then I have until my next trip to the US to decide which Windows 10 device I will be getting.

Edit: One answer found already via Arstechnica.com

NEW YORK—Microsoft gave its Surface Pro tablet an upgrade today. Surface Pro 4 has the same shape and size as Surface Pro 3, but it now sports a Skylake 6th generation Core processor.

The tablet also has a larger screen; what was a 12-inch 2160×1440 screen is now 12.3 inches with a 267PPI display. The larger screen has been incorporated without changing the overall dimensions of the system, so it remains compatible with the Surface Pro 3 Dock.

That is music to my ears,

My Surface Pro 3 has landed.

Look what arrived today – the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 i7 512GB 8GB RAM, with Docking Station and backlit Type Cover. My new laptop / desktop / tablet.

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It was only a few days ago that I upgraded my seven year old iMac to windows 10 and after being super impressed with the latest operating system from Microsoft, I decided it was time for an upgrade.

Possible replacements were…

Continue reading My Surface Pro 3 has landed.

Easily switch between audio devices.

I have stereo speakers connected to my PC, but sometimes I want to take my music to another room via a Bluetooth speaker or at night I want to listen to my headphones without disturbing others around me. Switching between audio devices requires multiple clicks through multiple settings menus. What a pain!

Audio Switcher PlaybackAS-Hotkeys

To the rescue is a small (275KB) program called Audio Switcher. This clever little app installs in seconds and is a breeze to set up. Best of all it lives minimized in the notification bar of your Windows machine and can be set up with hot keys to quickly switch between audio devices.

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Just for good measures it also works in Windows 10. Worthy of a PayPal donation (Confirmation number: 4PF88076BC623104F).