As with all old software, Microsoft is terminating support for Windows 8, as well as older versions of its Internet Explorer (IE) web browser — IE 8, IE 9 and IE 10. This is to facilitate the push towards Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 10. When we say terminate, we don’t mean that your Windows 8 machine will just up and die or stop working straight away, it’s just that Windows 8 won’t receive updates, security fixes and bug fixes it used to get.
If you are running on Windows 8 though, don’t worry because there is a simple way around this issue.
Malaysia’s headquarters for Microsoft today officially welcomes the retail version of Windows 10, domestically. The new operating system will continue to enable organisations and users with the powerful tools to do great things. It is even readily available to upgrade for free to those users running a valid copy of Windows 7 and 8.1 on their PCs and tablets.
Users are not going to like it, especially those who bought their copies. Windows 10 is secretly selling your personal data, probably not even letting you know barring some fine print hidden in their T&Cs. Previously, when we ran the Windows 10 update seeding story we thought it would be the end of that, well other than the articles about the WiFi Sense feature. We were wrong.
Have you noticed a recent spike in your data usage? Is your data reaching its cap for no reason? Upgrading to Windows 10 might be the problem. A thread on Reddit has brought us to the attention of Windows automatically using your PC to seed Windows updates to the world. Yes, the whole world. This issue will pose problems especially to those with home internet packages that are capped with a fixed high-speed download quota.
Many have been stuck staring idly waiting for the prompt to upgrade their operating systems, as if one was watching paint dry. But not many know there is actually a way to bypass all that jazz and get Windows 10 without waiting, with the exception of downloading and installing it of course.
Readily available to those who are on the Windows insider program which began last year in October – the much anticipated bridge-gaping Windows 10 has gone live in 190 countries. Including the lauded features from the notably clean Windows 7 and the touch-screen friendly tiles of Windows 8, Windows 10 brings that and a whole lot more. The OS will be free for those who currently have a valid copy of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1.
Microsoft had been tinkering with the idea of a tablet PC since the early days of Windows XP. The first one I’ve played with was the Compaq TC1000 which essentially is a laptop with a rotatable touch screen display. It was heavy, impractical and the form factor wasn’t what you would consider as an ultra portable device.
Most recently they have finally nailed it with its Surface line up and the latest Surface Pro 3 was introduced with the bold claim of being a tablet that could replace your laptop. Starting from RM2,729 excluding the keyboard, the Surface Pro 3 is on the high side, especially when you can get a decent spec laptop for less. So if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative, here comes the Microsoft Surface 3 that’s priced from under RM2,000. Not only it is cheaper but it is also the thinnest and lightest Surface yet.
These days it is common to find yourself owning a laptop, a tablet and a smart phone. While each of them fits well for different scenarios, is there room for a hybrid convergence device? To find out, Microsoft has conducted a survey among working professionals in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Korea and Malaysia.
Results show that most working adults spend half of their time on the move and device weight is also a concern. Majority of those holding back from buying a tablet had responded that they have yet to find a tablet that could give them the best experience of a laptop and a tablet.
This is where Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 3 comes in as it offers the power of a full fledged Windows 8.1 laptop with a form factor of a tablet. Today, it is officially launched across 28 markets including Malaysia where it is sold from RM2,729.
To illustrate the findings of their survey, Microsoft has released an infographic that you can view after the break.
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The Surface Pro 3 is now officially in Malaysia and Microsoft is calling it the tablet that can replace your laptop. It is available now with a choice of 5 configurations and the pricing are as follows:
Core i3, 4GB RAM + 64GB Storage – RM2,729
Core i5, 4GB RAM + 128GB Storage – RM3,299
Core i5, 8GB RAM + 256GB Storage – RM4,199
Core i7, 8GB RAM + 256GB Storage – RM4,999
Core i7, 8GB RAM + 512GB Storage – RM6,779
The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 will be launched in Malaysia next Thursday. This is Microsoft’s 12″ tablet that aims to replace your everyday notebook. Earlier on, retailers including SenHeng has commenced pre-orders and official sales are expected to commence shortly.
The Surface Pro 3 comes with a variety of specs like a typical laptop offering which starts from RM2,729. It is available with the following options:
Core i3 64GB – RM2,729
Core i5 128GB – RM3,299
Core i5 256GB – RM4,199
Core i7 256GB – RM4,999
Core i7 512GB – RM6,779
The 64GB and 128GB options get 4GB of RAM, while its higher 256GB/512GB storage capacities comes with 8GB RAM. You can read our Surface Pro 3 announcement post on the full details of this new high-end tablet that runs on full Windows 8.1 Pro.
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