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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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250976-surface-pro-2017-review?source=Computing

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AMD reports a strong second quarter on increased console sales, preps Zen for 2017

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AMD announced its Q2 earnings today and the results were surprisingly strong. PC sales are stuck in the wrong direction, but strong console revenue lifted the company’s fortunes.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/232204-amd-reports-a-strong-second-quarter-thanks-to-increased-console-sales-preps-zen-for-2017

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Windows 8.1 Update 2, due next week, shows Microsoft is finally ready to compete with its faster-moving competitors

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With surprisingly little ceremony at all, Microsoft has announced that the next major update for Windows 8.1 is coming next week on August 12 — except calling it a ‘major update’ is a wee bit of an overstatement. In fact, despite rumors that we’d be seeing a significant ‘Update 2′ in August, Microsoft says that’s definitely not the case. In short, if you were hoping for something exciting from the second Windows 8.1 update, you will be sorely disappointed — unless you’ve been avidly awaiting some touchpad tweaks, anyway.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/187598-windows-8-1-update-2-due-next-week-shows-microsoft-is-finally-ready-to-compete-with-its-faster-moving-competitors

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