Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 Drains the Battery While Gaming, Even When Plugged In

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Microsoft’s new Surface Book 2 packs a much more powerful graphics card than the previous system, but don’t count on using that performance whenever you want it.

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Microsoft Introduces Surface Book 2 With GTX 1050, 1060 Options

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Microsoft has introduced a new version of its Surface Book 2, with more powerful GPUs and new Intel processors.

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Consumer Reports slams Microsoft's Surface line, cites 25-percent failure rate

Microsoft’s Surface family suffered a major blow Thursday, as Consumer Reports not only pulled its recommendation forallSurface-branded products, but moves them into the dreaded “not recommended” category.

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Microsoft’s ‘Surface Plus’ Offers PC Upgrades Every 18 Months

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Today, Microsoft is announcing the new “Surface Plus” program, which lets you buy a new Microsoft Surface PC on a payment plan with the option to upgrade after 18 months.

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Microsoft Closes US Surface Factory, Moves Production to China

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Microsoft is closing its Surface Hub manufacturing facility in Wilsonville, Oregon, barely two years after opening it. Instead of being manufactured in the US, future Surface Hubs will be built in China.

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Strange 'dome' and 'pyramid' spotted on Mars, say alien hunters

Mysterious ‘dome’ and ‘pyramid’ structures have been spotted on the surface of Mars, according to alien hunters.

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Microsoft Will Let You Revert Your Surface Laptop to Windows 10 S

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The Surface Laptop can now be reverted to Windows 10 S if you don’t like having the full version of Windows 10 Pro, Unfortunately, you’ll have to wipe the machine to do it.

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iFixit Labels the Surface Laptop a ‘Glue-Filled Monstrosity’

According to iFixit, the Surface Laptop isn’t repairable at all. In fact, it got a 0 out of 10 for repairability and was labeled a “glue-filled monstrosity.” Ouch.

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Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) Review Roundup: Not Bad, Still Expensive

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Reviews of the new Surface Pro are surprisingly weak — weaker than we’ve seen for Microsoft’s flagship tablet in the past. This minor point update takes a few steps forward, but it wasn’t what reviewers were collectively looking for.

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Surface Laptop Review Roundup: Nice Hardware, Windows 10 S Disappoints

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Reviews of the Windows 10 S-equipped Surface Laptop have hit the ground — is this the Surface for regular users, or another niche device?

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Microsoft Set to Unveil New Surface Pro With No USB-C or Thunderbolt

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Microsoft is prepping an update to its Surface Pro 4, but the company won’t be making any dramatic changes to its hardware.

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Mars' raindrops may once have been bigger than Earth's

Billions of years ago, rain on Mars was heavy enough to shape the planet’s surface, carving channels into the red dirt and washing away parts of impact craters, new research suggests.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/19/mars-raindrops-may-once-have-been-bigger-than-earths.html

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Microsoft Surface head claims there’s ‘no such thing’ as a Surface Pro 5

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Microsoft’s VP of devices recently said there’s ‘no such thing’ as Surface Pro 5, but the remarks are being taken somewhat out of context.

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Can Microsoft's Surface Laptop put some hurt on the Chromebook and MacBook?

Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop is aimed at Google’s education-centric Chromebook and a longstanding student favorite, the MacBook. But the Surface Laptop may be a tough sell considering its design.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/04/can-microsofts-surface-laptop-put-some-hurt-on-chromebook-and-macbook.html

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Microsoft introduces new Surface Laptop, system upgrades at EDU event

Microsoft has unveiled its new Surface Laptop, which is specifically designed for college students.

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