My Apple fandom might be declining, but I still love the Apple team. Hell, my main phone, my work laptop, my home computer and my main media player are made by the Cupertino-based company. I am wrapped by Apple.
While growing up using Windows devices, I entered the Apple ecosystem at a time when everything they did felt superior and more elegant for Microsoft. But that was more than 15 years ago. And although I probably never completely separate myself from Apple hardware, it's harder than ever to ignore what Microsoft is doing, especially given the Surface event last night.
And, as an Apple fan, I don't know how to feel about everything Excited? Dejected? Irritated? Happy? I guess there is only one way to find out.
The Macbook has not been in a great place recently. Be it battery problems or continuous keyboard problems, the once proud king of laptops now looks pretty senile and shaky. Hell, I'm not quite sure if I would trust to spend a couple of dollars on a Macbook and trust it will last me five or six more years. What I should say everything.
But, and here is an important question, would you buy a Microsoft laptop? LOL no.
Look, I don't want to be a jerk. The Surface Laptop 3 announced yesterday looks lovely. I mean, have a look:
But there's nothing in them that drag me away from Apple laptops. There are no innovative features, no innovation in design, basically nothing that leads me to give up macOS and return to Windows.
For the moment, I'm going to wait and wait for Apple to finally do it completely. Macbooks
This is when the Apple fan in me starts looking longingly at the Microsoft team. The company announced two devices in its hybrid range, the Surface Pro 7 and the Surface Pro X.
While Microsoft devices are slightly different for iPads (they are designed to be halfway between a laptop and a tablet, for example, the hybrid name), Apple is trying to move into this space with the iPad Pro
Now, as for the design, I am still in Apple team. But not by much. The Pro X in particular is a magnificent kit. But where I really begin to admire Microsoft is in their commitment to make these hybrid devices suitable for work.
Apple has been silently placing the iPad Pro as a replacement for a laptop, but I just don't see it. While the new iPadOS will make a big difference for people who work on the tablet, it is much closer to a mobile operating system than desktop.
Surface Pro devices, on the other hand, have more in common with a normal computer. For example, you can run desktop applications on it. And the keyboard has a touchpad, which is a big problem for anyone who wants, you know, to really do some work.
For me, the reason I work on a laptop is because of its versatility and power, something that Pro X has, which is a great positive. So, if I had to buy Surface Pro X or iPad Pro, which one would I choose? And, unfortunately for Microsoft, I would still choose the iPad Pro.
That doesn't mean it was an easy decision. If I had to work on the devices, I could approach the Surface Pro X, but using iPads feels like a dream …
But, there is a lot that Apple could learn from Microsoft when it comes to making a tablet device ( or hybrid) in which people can really work. And I'm a little jealous of that.
Honestly, what a riot.
When we tested the surface headphones, they tested the surface headphones, They were actually quite comfortable. But come on. It may sound fantastic, they have wonderful features, but those things are fucking ugly and I won't have anything to do with them.
In my opinion, this is a typical Microsoft old-school movement: a product that probably works quite well, but designed by someone who thinks that hip-hop is an operation.
I will keep my AirPods thank you very much.
Basically, I'm not completely sure how to call Microsoft's Surface Neo and Surface Duo. I guess they are dual screen devices? But that sounds a bit awkward. Foldable? But that reminds the uninterrupted screens (figuratively, not literally) of the Samsung Fold. No, in this case we will refer to them as that new shit.
For some background, the Neo is a tablet device:
And the Duo is a phone:
But I can say with confidence that both are 100 percent, totally that new shit, and that's what It's as damn irritating as an Apple fan. These things look great. Honestly, I can't wait to test these devices
I hope the Duo and Neo work well at first? Not really, they will probably have a lot of initial problems, but that is not the case. They are exciting. This kind of fresh new version is something Apple doesn't mess with. Yes, it is good that we get polished products, but it also sucks that we rarely see something totally new from the company. And for an Apple fan, that can be disappointing.
Fair play, Microsoft. Fair play.
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Published on October 3, 2019 – 12:14 UTC