Category: laptops

The Surface Book 2 is exceeding expectations, but no one cares about tablet mode

The Surface Book 2 is exceeding expectations, but no one cares about tablet mode

The first reviews are in on the new 15″ Surface Book 2 delivered last month. Always meeting and often exceeding expectations; the SurfaceBook 2 was always going to be a breathtaking laptop. With phenomenal; Design, Internal architecture, hardware specification and Display. But apparently, no one cares about its other modes?

In our survey, we asked our clients what they thought of their new 15″ Surface Book 2:

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Initial thoughts are very positive on the Surface Book 2

The Surface Book 2 was marketed as Microsoft’s answer to the MacBook Pro as an attempt to encroach on Apple’s tightly held professional consumer market. The problem always was, in my eyes, that Microsoft never really offered a compelling enough alternative to the MacBook & MacBook Pro or to build back trust in the brand after the recent failed releases of operating systems like Windows 8. read more

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HardSoft Competition Time – We Want to See Your Oldest Working Tech!

HardSoft Competition Time – We Want to See Your Oldest Working Tech!

Our MDs, Andrew and Phil, started out building PCs over 30 years ago (they are the fresh-faced boys in the cover image!) and we recently had a customer bring in a custom built PC which they had made for them in 1984, which just needed a quick repair but it was still going strong!competition-time

This got us thinking about the oldest tech our customers have which they are still using regularly. At around the same time we also came across a company – My Face on a Figure – that will make action figures with your face on! So, what better way to combine these two things, than to have a HardSoft competition? read more

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Can the Apple iPad Pro replace the MacBook? Is it a viable alternative.

Can the Apple iPad Pro replace the MacBook? Is it a viable alternative.

An ever-increasing number of people are using an iPad as their sole computing device. If Apple continues to further improve the iPad’s: functionality, build, and software it looks likely that we will see these figures rise.

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Lease the iPad Pro from HardSoft

It’s been long debated whether tablets can or will ever replace laptops and computers. Over the last decade, tablets have successfully carved themselves out a middle ground in the tech market and are often viewed as ‘luxury goods’.

‘But what we are seeing now is an evolution of the traditional tablet into something far more versatile and technically impressive than ever before.’

The introduction of the iPad Pro heralds the introduction of the first pedigree ‘Tablet’ option for users, that perhaps, is finally powerful enough to replace a laptop. read more

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Semi Rugged Vs Rugged Laptops – what’s the difference?

Semi Rugged Vs Rugged Laptops – what’s the difference?

All rugged laptops are built to Military Specifications, which means that regardless of whether it’s semi-rugged or fully rugged you will have a laptop that meets some or all Military Specifications. But what is the difference?

Fully Rugged LaptopsRugged Range

Fully rugged laptops are designed to be able to function in even the harshest and most extreme environments. They can take a real beating and still perform, whether they’re in the desert dust, frozen arctic, or torrential monsoon rains. Each of their components is waterproofed and sealed, preventing moisture, sand, and any other hazardous environmental elements, harming or destroying the computer. read more

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