Microsoft Surface Pro 4 comes with larger screen and more power
Today Microsoft not only launched two new smartphones with PureView camera but also the latest incarnation of its high-end Surface Pro tablet that is capable of running full desktop-applications, such as Adobe Photoshop CC or Lightroom. General concept, design and dimensions of the Surface have remained pretty much unchanged but, as you would expect, there are a range of improvements in the new model.
Thanks to thinner bezels the screen could be expanded from 12 to 12.3-inches and comes with a resolution of 2736 x 1824 pixels. At 8.4mm the magnesium housing is now a little thinner and under the hood the new model provides desktop level horsepower with Intel Core m, Core i5 or Core i7 processors running the Windows 10 operating system. There are also integrated Intel HD graphics (515, 520 or Iris 540), 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of SSD storage. Like previous models the Surface Pro 4 comes with a dock, allowing you to use it as your main PC. The new model is compatible with the docking station and Type keyboard cover of its predecessor but there is also an updated keyboard version that comes with a fingerprint reader for added security, a new key design for better typing and a 40% larger trackpad.
The latest generation Microsoft Pen adds a virtual eraser to its back which allows you to undo previous actions and comes with a range of interchangeable tips, allowing you to simulate the use of various types of pencils. It is capable of detecting 1024 levels of pressure and magnetically attaches to the side of the tablet.
The new Surface Pro 4 tablet is available from $899 and goes up to $2,199 for the most powerful version. The new Type cover will cost you $129.99 and the Surface Pen is available at $59.99.
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III is a 20MP Micro Four Thirds camera aimed at enthusiast photographers. It shares the same sensor, AF system and 4K-video capture as the flagship E-M1 II and E-M1 X, in a considerably smaller and lighter package.
We spent 48 hours exploring the deserts of southern Utah with the E-M5 III, Olympus smallest, lightest 20MP camera. Click through to read about our experience shooting with the camera and to see what kind of photos it's capable of taking.
We recently joined Olympus in Moab, Utah for some preliminary shooting with the OM-D E-M5 III. See how the photos look in our extensive sample gallery.
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