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Surface revenue goes down!

Q4 2015 Surface revenue up
Microsoft has announced their latest earnings and it's not all good news for them. In a nutshell: Server products and Cloud derived revenue have increased by 12%. Microsoft's Azure revenue (within cloud service revenue) has increased by 93%. Windows OEM revenue has increased by 5%! Gaming revenue has decreased by 3%. XBox Live revenue (within gaming revenue) has increased by...

Dell Canvas vs Surface Studio – are they comparable?

Dell Canvas
With Microsoft having "better than expected" success with their Surface Studio, it is to be expected that someone will follow with clones. Has Dell come up with such a model? After all, Dell Canvas does appear very similar, at least on paper. Here are the key features: Price: $1799 US 27-inch touch enabled display 2560x1440 resolution Thunderbolt / USB / DisplayPort / HDMI...

Surface devices – how are each devices holding up

Back in June, this is how the chart looked. The Surface Pro 3 was the most popular Surface device running Windows 10 despite it not running Windows 10 natively when it was sold. But, the Surface Pro 4 was about to overtake the market share of the Surface Pro 3. Surprisingly, Surface 3 was still doing very well. Well, 6 months later,...

Microsoft wanted to turn phones into PCs – where are we on that?

Weekly Surface News Roundup Windows 10 Wins Design Award
Remember Microsoft's Continuum? It was meant to turn your Windows Mobile phones into desktop PCs. Well, it still exists with some limitations but the uptake rate has been rather poor. Doesn't help by the fact that Microsoft pretty much abandoned their Windows Phone platform altogether. But interestingly, Microsoft has brought in a full version of Windows 10 on ARM platform with...

Surface vs MacBook – how are they doing now?

Surface vs MacBook, how are they faring to each other? Microsoft has "announced" their November sales numbers. "Announced" because no details were given, just like Apple! Apparently, Microsoft managed their best monthly sales numbers ever for their Surface devices, across the globe. This, apparently, excludes Surface Hub which is a low volume product anyhow. The refreshed i7 version with the "performance base" of...

Can you upgrade/repair Surface Studio yourself?

Most desktop "clones" are designed so that you can swap out components such as CPUs, RAMs, video cards, storages, etc. Most of today's laptops, to some degree, are upgradeable too. But how about the Surface Studio? This is a "desktop" class PC after all, right? Surface Studio Teardown iFixIt has managed to completely strip the Surface Studio down to pieces. And there...