The Surface lineup has been a relatively successful venture for Microsoft up to this point (with a few rough patches), and it sounds like the company is gearing up to introduce another device into the lineup.
Just before the end of June, a new report aimed to shed some light on a dual-screen device coming from Microsoft, codenamed “Andromeda”, that the company has been working on for at least two years.
Microsoft is no stranger to working on devices that have a dual-screen design, but it looks like we may actually be getting closer to a real product launching into the market.
Google and Apple are dominating the low-cost tablet market with their Chromebooks and iPads, and now Microsoft is trying to get a pie of the market as well. The company is reportedly planning to release a lineup of Surface tablets aimed at the lower end of the market to take on Apple’s $329 iPad and cheap Chromebooks from Google.
Last week, Consumer Reports pulled the recommended status from Microsoft’s Surface devices due to their reliability issues. The data from Consumer Reports was collected after surveying over 90,000 users which pegged the reliability issues with Microsoft Surface Book and Surface Laptop to be around 25 percent.
Technically speaking, Microsoft recently launched the fifth-generation Surface Pro tablet, even if the company effectively dropped the numbering system attached to it.
Microsoft Unveils New Surface Pro with Kaby Lake Processors, LTE Connectivity, and 13.5 Hours of Battery Life
Microsoft today launched its latest generation Surface Pro laptop. Unlike previous years, the company has dropped its numbering scheme this time around, so we get a Surface Pro this year instead of Surface Pro 5.
Microsoft has been releasing its Surface (and Surface Pro) tablet for a few years now, with plenty of changes and improvements delivered along the way.
Over the years, Apple has led in the “premium devices” category, because Apple has predominantly sold devices only in this category — with even the 11-inch MacBook Air landing in the “$900 or more” range.
Microsoft today made a few different announcements, many of which focused on Windows 10, but the company also unveiled a brand new product.