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The best hidden features in Windows 10's major update 

Microsoft's first major Windows 10 update debuted yesterday with some new features and changes. Most of the additions are obvious, but there are a few hidden away. Here are several Windows 10 features you might not have discovered yet.

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Microsoft releases "1st major update" to Windows 10

n a blog post this morning, Microsoft’s Executive Vice President for Windows Terry Myerson announced that the first major update for Windows 10 is now available. You’ll receive the update, dubbed the November update, or 1511 (for the 11th month of 2015), or build 10586, according to your Windows Update settings, so if you aren’t immediately offered the update you can check there.

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Microsoft Surface Book release date, news and features

Get to know Microsoft's first laptop

The Surface Book marks Microsoft's entry into the laptop making business. Revealed at its Windows 10 devices event on October 6, 2015, the 13.5-inch notebook was a surprise entry that even stole the show from the Surface Pro 4.

Touted as the thinnest Windows 10 machine ever created, this laptop is part of the 2-in-1 family and users can snap off the 7.7mm thick screen for a tablet experience. On top of a novel design, the Surface Book is a uniquely performance-focused hybrid that integrates a discrete Nvidia graphics card while offering up to 12 hours of battery life.

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Apple Pencil Vs Surface Pen Stylus Response Time Comparison [Video]

Now that the iPad Pro is in the hands of normal people, we are starting to see reports of what the tablet is like to use in real-world use cases, with real people using the device and its accessories. We have already been treated to benchmarks showing that the iPad Pro is a faster machine than at least the lower-end Surface Pro 4 from Microsoft, and given that tablet’s inclusion of Surface Pen stylus just like the Apple Pencil, there are obvious comparisons to be made. Which is the best at tracking input, for example?

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Surface Book vs MacBook Pro Benchmarks


In case you were wondering whether Microsoft overpromised and underdelivered with its first full-fledged laptop, billed as two times faster than the competition, it turns out… it’s not as simple as that. As is often the case with pompous marketing claims, a series of disclaimers and footnotes are required to verify the statement.

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