So, Microsoft has added a new member to their Surface family. The product name is the Surface Laptop, it is priced at $999. Now that price puts it in the premium bracket competing with the MacBook Air directly. But I feel it’s a better bur than the MBAir, unless Apple gives us a new improved version. Anyway, this new addition to the line will be available June 15th. Now, some say that Microsoft is trying to get back into the classroom with this machine. Currently, Google is found in a lot of school districts with the Chromebook, based on it’s cheaper price (around $200 per unit). Microsoft is making a configuration of the laptop for schools that is priced at approximately $189. Now, with this configuration of the machine it will a reworked version of Windows 10. This is the new operating system from Microsoft is called Windows 10S, basically it is for the classroom. I’m disappointed that Microsoft didn’t include a USB type-C port. All things aside I really like the new model and I can’t wait to get my hands on one. But I have recently went out and bought a new laptop already the Dell XPS 15. So, as of right now I’m not in the market for a new laptop. Although, I always love in tech. I am still waiting to see if there is a new Surface Pro 5 on the horizon. Pre-orders are available here, until then I will be rock the Surface 3.
What do we mean by slow build? Well we are transitioning from an audio podcast to a video podcast via Youtube. It doesn’t mean we are giving up on audio altogether. Of course not, but our focus will be shifting little by little to a video format. We do have another audio show available now along with the first part of OA’s annual montage. Usually it is just one but we have gone to quite a few places this past year. Check it out below!
This will be an ongoing project on our channel. In regards to anime I’m happy to find out there will be a new season of Yowamushi Pedal. Plus, I’m finally catching up on Twin Star Exorcists, trying to make room for this year’s crop of anime. Mykey Fresh and BigL will be going over the new year of anime for the show.
Recently, we got our hands on the DJI Osmo with the purpose of getting more stable shots. As of right now we here at OA love the new camera, we have yet to use it on location but as a b-roll or secondary camera I think it will be great. We also intend on buying or renting a new drone currently we have the Yuneec Breeze 4K. Which seems to be pretty good but it does have its limits. Speaking of tech and gadgets now, as most of you know we are in CES time and for those who don’t know CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is where your favorite tech companies show off their wares for the future. So, me being a gadget whore I’m loving the show although I wish we were there covering it in person……….baby steps. Anyway I’m loving a lot of the products in this year’s show. Some of the products revealed so far I like are the Honda NeuV concept car. I just have a fondness for boxy vehicles, I must say. Honda isn’t the only car company I like the newcomer Faraday Future FF91. Hopefully, we will have a true rival to Tesla. The new ultra thin TVs are amazing, some being so thin they have to be hung up on the wall is incredible. We still have two more days to salivate over the new tech and concepts for the future and I for one can’t wait……………For Otaku By Otaku
So Microsoft has decided to sell the Xbox One without the Kinect. That’s a smart move that should have been done earlier. I mean the only thing that was separating the two, sorry Nintendo, consoles was the price point. Most people who really wanted one of either console have gotten it already, regardless of price. It is mainly people on the fence that had the issue. So now that basically places both consoles on equal footing at least with price. There are other things Microsoft is doing to take back some the market share, like allowing users to watch Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO Go, etc without a gold membership. Also Games with Gold will be launching June 9th. Ultimately, the price drop is the big ticket here, now it will be about the games as it should have been from the start. Personally I in fact have a Xbox One and I love the system, but I do plan on purchasing a PS4 soon. Now both do suffer from the lack of games. I’m happy to see some is finally listening to the concerns of the consumers.