We're back with another exciting episode of the Windows Central Podcast, and this week, there's so much news including Microsoft's announcement of Windows 10 21H1, a fresh Dev Channel build, updates to Edge, and an inking app called Journal. Dan and Zac also cover the $99 Xbox Wireless Headset, Duo updates, and a pair of laptop reviews!
The February 5th Android security update is now rolling out for Surface Duo. The update is likely timed with Surface Duo going on sale in more markets today. The update is only 66 MB in size, and as of now, it is unclear if there is anything new or fixed.
We're back with another exciting episode of the Windows Central Podcast, and this week Dan serves up his full review of Surface Pro 7+ for Business, and Surface Duo is headed to more markets in the next week. The guys also check out a new Dev Channel build, investigate a patent for interchangeable backs on Surface Laptop, Oculus Quest 2, and more.
A new firmware update is available for the Surface Laptop 3 with AMD. The update includes several bug fixes and improvements. As is usually the case for firmware updates, it does not include any new features.
The Surface Pro 7+ for Business (2021) is Microsoft's latest (and hopefully final) spin of its dated Surface Pro design. But that doesn't make it unimpressive. The 11th Gen Intel processor and Xe graphics make it one o the fastest Surface PCs yet, and the optional 4G LTE and removable SSD are icing on the cake. That said, consumers should wait for Surface Pro 8.
Microsoft just started rolling out the January update for the Surface Duo. AT&T-branded Surface Duos are also now getting the update. The software patch improves the device's stability, audio quality, and touch stability.
The Surface Pro 7 Plus isn't available from the regular Microsoft Store due to its "Business" classification. Here's where you can find it and a bit of information on what makes it different from the standard Pro 7.
Microsoft is running some big sales for February on select Surface devices, but the Surface Duo one is one of the most interesting. Starting this Friday, users can save $400 on a new Surface Duo. Best Buy is already running the sale for the next few weeks as well.
Microsoft has a new firmware update available for the Surface Book 3. As is normally the case with firmware updates, it doesn't include any new features. Instead, it improves device security and stability.
Best Buy has a deal on the Surface Pro 7 right now that gets you the 2-in-1 and the Type Cover for under $900. The version on sale is the Intel Core i5 variant, which is a great choice for most people.
The Surface Duo has been on the market for almost five months now, and as a customer since day one, I've been thoroughly displeased at the pace in which things have been moving in regard to software. The product launched in an incredibly buggy state, and while things have improved since day one, things still aren't where I think they should be for a shipping product.