Cloudy with Microsoft; the new Chrome OS competitor?

Subject: General Tech | April 13, 2017 - 12:33 PM |
Tagged: microsoft, surface 3, Project Scorpio, windows 10 cloud

From what The Inquirer has been able to find out, the Microsoft event taking place next month will not herald the release of the Surface Book 2, Surface Pro 5 nor the Surface Phone. 
It is quite likely we will see a new low cost Surface 3 device announced as well as more information on Project Scorpio.  This should also offer the first details on the new OS that Microsoft has been working on to challenge ChromeOS in low cost devices.  Windows 10 Cloud, also known as Bespin, will be a low cost OS which runs Windows Universal apps and will be aimed at students and those who want small inexpensive devices for light computing usage.  Check out more details here.

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"Microsoft sent out cryptic invites on Wednesday (we're still waiting for ours) which suggests there will be an education focus at the event, with the invite sporting 'Learn what's next' caption and '#MicrosoftEdu' hashtag."

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Source: The Inquirer

April 13, 2017 | 02:41 PM - Posted by zme-ul

just watch them fail

April 13, 2017 | 04:33 PM - Posted by fileorgin

Completing with Chrome? Certainly not a great idea.

April 17, 2017 | 08:30 AM - Posted by Gunbuster

Lets see if they can make the Surface 3 worse in every possible aspect:

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July 3, 2018 | 02:25 AM - Posted by Jeffrey741

One way Microsoft could achieve better battery life with these types of low-end machines is with a new power throttling feature that’s due to arrive with the next major Windows 10 update in September. Microsoft is testing the feature right now with options to limit background tasks, but it won’t debut in time for the back-to-school season.

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