1. Renoktation's Avatar
    Microsoft has made it clear numerous times in the past that they don't just want to build "another" device, unless it offers something "new". Why then are they building new laptops?

    There is nothing new in them. They have keyboards and screens just like any other laptop. There is no dearth of similar products in the market. There are companies like Acer, Dell, Lenovo, HP, Samsung, Asus, Huawei & Toshiba to name a few, all making laptops across multiple price segments.

    It's not that Surface laptops offer anything unique. As a matter of fact, their price is normally on the higher side as compared to similar offerings from competing brand.

    Let me know what you think might be the motivation behind this. They do not want to make phones, but they do want to make laptops when Windows is not even in their top 2 revenue generator. There has to be a reason behind this.
    10-17-2020 06:58 AM
  2. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Sometimes it's about pushing functionality, features, and form factor, rather than just category.

    Some things the Surface Laptop does that no one other PC OEMs were doing: Speakers in the keyboard, Alcantara, 3x2 display ratio, one finger opening, unique colors, etc...

    They're trying to raise the bar and encourage OEMs to make certain choices by taking the risk themselves, and demonstrating that these choices are desirable in the marketplace.
    Last edited by Indistinguishable; 10-17-2020 at 11:25 AM.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-17-2020 10:06 AM
  3. Renoktation's Avatar
    Some things the Surface Laptop does that no one other PC OEMs were doing: Speakers in the keyboard, Alcantara, 3x2 display ratio, one finger opening, unique colors, etc...
    Well, all these features may be useful for some people, but they do not bring anything new to the table, especially for PC users. I still feel that there is some other motivation behind making these products.
    10-17-2020 10:33 AM
  4. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    The only way to keep killing off good products is to first make them.
    anthonyng likes this.
    10-18-2020 07:32 PM

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