Microsoft Surface 3 Now Available, Prices Start at $499

Surface 3

Microsoft announced the availability of the Surface 3 this week with prices starting at just $499 for the base model, which includes an Intel Atom x7 processor, 64GB of flash storage and a 10.8″ 1920 x 1280 display.

Of course, the Surface Pro 3 is also available with increased specs up to an Intel Core i7 processor and 512GB onboard flash storage. The price of the Pro model though ranges from $999 to $1949.

More details on the Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3 here at B&H Photo.

Chromebook Pixel 2 Review from MKBHD

MKBHD has published a review of the new Chromebook Pixel 2, which packs a punch on the spec side with a Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, a 32GB SSD and a 2560 x 1700 display for starters. It’s rather pricey for a Chromebook, starting at $999; however, according to MKBHD, it is one of the best, if not the very best, Chromebooks to date.

Chromebook Pixel 2

More details on the Chromebook Pixel 2 here on Google’s dedicated site for it.

Apple Launches 12″ MacBook with a Single USB Port for $1299


Apple has always been one to push its latest generation of hardware into the next generation by excluding features rather than including them. The current generation of Mac models dumped optical drives a couple years ago, much to the disappointment of many users.

As it turned out though, Apple was right. Most of us don’t need an optical drive in our daily computing needs. We have iPhone and iPads for music and movies, and data is more efficiently transmitted over a network as opposed to burning a CD or DVD.

With the latest MacBook, however, Apple is taking its mantra one step further by removing most of the ports and leaving only a single USB-C port.

Read the full article here at Photography Bay.