I really shouldn't use "Star Wars" references. I never saw any of those movies save the original and don't know the plot.
Of course, the same could be said for the PC world (PC as in non-Apple personal computer, not political correctness or Prontor-Compur or polycarbonate or Panama City or a nationalistic political party in Wales called Plaid Cymru). I don't know from PCs, having never used one.
Still, we talk about Macs often enough around here that it's only fitting we give the old Empire its due. Microsoft has announced the Surface Studio, an iMac clone with a 28-inch touchscreen. The screen and its enclosure is a mere half inch thick, and folds to about the pitch of a drafting table using a "zero gravity hinge." Looks very neat.
It's Microsoft's first Surface-branded desktop. For other details, I'm sure you know where to look. Price will range from $3,000 to $4,200 and supplies will be "severely" limited at first. It can be pre-ordered now at Microsoft.
(Thanks to John Camp and Robin Pywell)
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JohnMFlores: "I spent 30 minutes with it yesterday."
Scott: "I switched from Mac to Windows a few years ago and I am loving Windows 10. My touchscreen laptop with a 360-degree hinge is fantastic. It has four main hinge positions: laptop mode, stand mode, tent mode, and tablet mode. Stand mode is perfect for the sofa. Go Empire!"
kirk tuck: "I'd rather use a slide rule and a typewriter than have to deal with the ultra-crappy Windows OS. I've got no time for the tenth or twentieth generation of crash-o-matic software."
Bruce McL: "I’m mostly a Mac guy, but I think it is important to mention some PC buying advice from the Joanna Stern, Personal Technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal: If you want to buy a Windows computer, buy Signature Edition PCs from Microsoft’s store. Signature Edition computers do not have junkware, adware, trialware, bloatware, shovelware, crapware, call it what you want. This makes any Signature Edition Windows computer significantly faster and more reliable than the same computer bought elsewhere. The computers do come with Microsoft’s Windows Defender software, which is not perfect but not too bad at malware and virus protection. It’s also free for life.
"I was listening to Joanna Stern on a podcast and she said she will not let any of her family buy their Windows computers anywhere else—and as you can imagine she has a lot of extended family members asking her for PC advice. If people protest, she lays down the law: 'If you buy somewhere else I will not answer any more computer questions from you.' It’s hard to get a more heartfelt endorsement than that."