Of the seven new products Microsoft announced on Wednesday, five will ship this holiday season: the Surface Pro X, the Surface Pro 7, the Surface Laptop 3 in 13.5-inch and 15-inch sizes, and the Surface Earbuds. The two others, the Surface Neo computer and the Surface Duo phone, are expected in 2020. I had a chance to check out this year’s products. Here’s what you need to know: Surface Laptop 3 Surface Laptop 3 Todd Haselton | CNBC Hear me out — I think this computer might be better than Apple’s latest MacBooks, and the main reason is the keyboard. It’s awesome and provides a much smoother typing surface than the MacBook Air (which I’m using right now). I also love that Microsoft ditched the soft fabric material on some models, instead adding aluminum to the whole area around the keyboard. It looks sharp. Plus, there’s an even larger trackpad, on par with a MacBook, more ports than Apple’s computers and a touchscreen. I love Apple devices, but this computer starts at $999 and it packs a punch. I prefer the 13.5-inch model to the 15-inch option because it’s more portable. I’ll know more when I sit down for my final review, but I already… Read full this story
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