A LEAN AND MEAN MA­CHINE

7 Days in Dubai - - TECH TALK - Shab­nam Bahiri

The lat­est Mi­crosoft Sur­face Pro 4 tablet has a re­fined 12.3-inch PIx­elSense dis­play, an im­proved Type Cover key­board, brand new Win­dows Ink and the Win­dows 10 Pro op­er­at­ing sys­tem.

tried out the tablet and says the Sur­face Pro 4 mea­sures up to Mi­crosoft’s claim that it can re­place a lap­top. The keys on the Type Cover are sep­a­rated, al­low­ing for a faster and smoother typ­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. The key­board can be re­moved from and at­tached to the tablet with ease due to its mag­netic fea­ture. The other ad­di­tion of the Sur­face Pen with the Win­dows Ink is an ex­cel­lent tool for artists and de­sign­ers for dig­i­tal paint­ing and sketch­ing. The palm-de­tec­tion tech­nol­ogy is pretty cool, only al­low­ing in­put from the pen’s touch, so you can eas­ily rest your palm on the screen for bet­ter wrist mo­bil­ity. The Win­dows Ink gives you full con­trol of the tablet’s op­er­at­ing sys­tem with a sin­gle click of the pen, ben­e­fi­cial for when you need to quickly jot down notes, pull up a doc­u­ment or send an email. The only down­side is that the Type Cover has to be pur­chased separately, which could put off the cus­tomer as the tablet it­self costs Dhs3,299. Acer’s As­pire S13 lap­top comes with a tex­tured nano-im­print cover and has curved de­sign that stands out from the other lap­tops. Weigh­ing 1.27kg, S13 is thin and light­weight. Among the key fea­tures, the lap­top of­fers a long bat­tery life of al­most 10 hours, great per­for­mance with sixth gen­er­a­tion i7 pro­ces­sor, HD we­b­cam and of­fers mod­ern ports – USB, HDMI, mic/head­phone and SD card. The lap­top’s touch­pad is a bit fussy and takes time to get around, though. How­ever, this is still a top class ul­tra­portable lap­top. Price, Dhs2,499.

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