THIS IS what it all hinges on…

Micr os­oft’s re­design ed scr een-hold­ing mech­a­nism is a str oke of DE­SIGN ge­nius

T3 - - Two-in-one Laptops -

The first-gen­er­a­tion Sur­face Book had a some­what small is­sue for users to con­tend with: the screen sec­tion, pack­ing all the rel­e­vant hard­ware needed to keep the ma­chine run­ning, along with a fairly hefty bat­tery of its own, made the unit rather top-heavy. Why does this mat­ter? Be­cause it stressed the hinge to the point where it wouldn’t al­ways stay put. Not so here… Mi­crosoft’s de­sign team has, for this gor­geous sec­ond it­er­a­tion, in­cluded a ce­ramic part in the mus­cle-wire mech­a­nism that ex­pertly man­ages the hinge’s an­gle, mak­ing it steady as a rock in use. Hoorah! The use of ce­ramic, which is un­usual in lap­top de­sign to say the least, should also equate to much longer stay­ing power ver­sus a plas­tic part.

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