Chime in: Are you losing faith in Microsoft and Windows?

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Microsoft currently has a lot going for it, namely its Surface line of laptops, Xbox products, and software. However, despite all of its upsides, many people who regularly use Microsoft and Windows products see a possible retrenchment in the near future.

Windows Central forum member Bobvfr recently created a thread stating that he is planning on stepping away from Microsoft products following a possible purchase of an Xbox One X (4K is so sweet).

As stated so many times I like Windows and Windows Phone, my personal set up is a 950XL with dock, Surface Pro 4 with dock and this is my tablet/laptop/desktop, an Xbox One as the base for my entertainment system. I subscribe to Office 365, Xbox Live, Groove, Skype number and subs. Similar setups for my wife and family I do plan on buying the Xbox One X maybe just after the holidays. The...


One of the main reasons Bobvfr states for a retrenchment is the lack of solid mobile platform to sew the package together, and no doubt many of you can relate. There are already quite a few responses from other forum members, in which they explain what services they're keeping and what services they're switching.

What do you think? Do you see a switch to Android or iPhone in the near future? What about your other devices and services? Head over to our forum now and let Bobvfr know what you're planning!

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Cale Hunt
Senior Editor, Laptop Reviews

Cale Hunt is formerly a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full-time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.