Microsoft hosted their annual device-unveiling event this morning and revealed new Windows 10 capable devices. The most notable devices released at this event were the Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, Lumia 900 and Lumia 950. This event also updated attendees on the development of the Microsoft Band and Hololens.
The development version of Hololens, Microsoft’s augmented reality headset, is reported to be available for $3,000 in the first quarter of 2016. As well as the Hololens, Microsoft is expanding their range of products to Microsoft Band, a fitness bracelet with capabilities from monitoring the user’s heart rate, to functioning as a scorecard at the golf course. The band will be available for pre-order later this month for $249.
The event progressed to reveal new mobile devices — the Lumia 950 and 950 XL. These devices, in stores in November, will feature 5.2-inch and 5.7-inch displays, a 20-megapixel camera, expandable storage and capabilities to host all Microsoft Office programs. The Lumia 950 will be available to purchase for $549 and the 950 XL will be available for $649.
Once finished introducing the new Lumia devices, the event was turned towards the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4. The Surface Pro 4 is an updated version of the popular Surface tablet. The device will come with its own Pen and a 12.3-inch display with reported processing speeds up to 50 percent faster than a Macbook Air. The Pro 4 is available for pre-order this week for $899, and will be officially released October 26.
Finally, Microsoft revealed its new laptop device, the Surface Book. The Surface Book has a detachable keyboard, making the device usable as a giant tablet. Microsoft officials boasted the Surface Book will operate at twice the speed of a Macbook Pro. The Surface Book begins at a price of $1,499 and launches October 26.