Beginning of the last month, Microsoft made the announcement of its new Surface Go, a tablet released to take marketshare off Apple’s “almighty” iPad, with an alternative vision, and a moderate price. The device will be available this summer.
To power of the Surface Go is offering up to nine hours of autonomy. Microsoft has set its sights on the Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y, a dual-core processor that would be a good balance between performance, efficiency and temperature control (an important data for an object with a minimalist and fanless design). For $399, you will get 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB for files (eMMC). For $549, the RAM will be doubled, as well as the storage space (SSD). LTE versions will arrive later.
In terms of connections, the Surface Go gives way to the USB-C connectors, an interface capable of charging the tablet and sending a video signal. The Surface Connector, proprietary format, is also there, as is the microSD card reader and jack port. There is also a camera at the front and rear.
Like the Surface Pro, the Go version will be accompanied by a battery of accessories, in order to become a productivity-oriented device. All accessories are optional, to keep the price low. This includes the backlit keyboard with a large trackpad ($99 or $129 if you choose its version with soft Alcantara coating), Bluetooth mouse ($35) and stylus ($99). A 64 GB Surface Go with stylus will cost $498. An iPad 6 with 32 GB and a Pencil cost $428.
In this configuration, the Go is much more a PC than a substitute for the iPad.
During the first boot, the Surface Go will run under Windows 10 S, Microsoft’s closed operating system. But owners are free to switch to the normal OS for free.
Features offered by Microsoft
In terms of functionality, we were presented with new possibilities with PowerPoint, which can now use artificial intelligence to help you make beautiful presentations. It can now, according to your choices, adapt to offer you suggestions for future presentations that you may like. New 3D animations can also be added and triggered with the tablet stylus. A really good idea if you are used to making presentations.
Another interesting feature is in OneNote. And this one should please parents and children. Indeed, it is possible to select a text so that the software can break it into syllables to facilitate learning to read. Moreover, by clicking on each word, the child will be able to see a small illustration image of the selected word. A real plus for learning to read.
Although these features have been around for some time, they take on a new dimension with this kind of tablet that is powerful, yet ergonomic and affordable. Microsoft has also sniffed the good idea since the firm will offer significant discounts for education, professionals, but also students. Microsoft definitely seems to demonstrate its desire to compete with Apple’s iPad.
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If you’re reading this article, it’s because you’re interested in entrepreneurship and you’ve already thought about it, or you’ve already done it! In both cases, these 16 tips will help you keep in mind the key points of a good entrepreneur.
1. Be curious
Curiosity is often said to be a dangerous defect. For a good entrepreneur, this is an essential quality! Inform yourself, read and learn. You can even create a blog to share what you’ve learned. Being curious will allow you to open your mind and discover the world around you, to better improve it!
2. Don’t expect immediate success
Unless you’ve created the pill to make anyone immortal, don’t expect immediate success. Entrepreneurship is a marathon and not a sprint, take the time to ask yourself the right questions and answer them. To cultivate a long-lasting spirit, don’t hesitate to exercise regularly, to surround yourself with energetic people and above all, don’t forget that you are human and that you need to relax!
3. Create something you like
If you are embarking on entrepreneurship, it is above all to do a job that you like. If you are passionate about what you do, it will be reflected in your accomplishments. Doing something you enjoy is motivating, and that’s what will wake you up early in the morning to continue your project!
4. It’s never too late to get started.
Just because you’re 50 doesn’t mean you can’t start the project of your dreams. There is no age limit to the determination and desire to succeed. To give you an example, Arianna Huffington created the Huffington Post at the age of 55!
5. Don’t be afraid of failure
When we talk about entrepreneurship, we often talk about the success stories that we all envy. We’re talking a little less about the more numerous failures, and that’s a good thing! Don’t be afraid to fail, that’s what blocks most people who want to get started. If you get started, and your project doesn’t succeed, it won’t be a failure because you will have at least learned things, gained experience for your next project!
6. Don’t be afraid of the unknown
Get out of your comfort zone; this is where fabulous things usually happen. It is not by staying at your favorite bar with your old friends that you will be able to open your mind. This point joins the one on curiosity. Discover new things!
7. Tell stories
All politicians will tell you: to attract the attention of an audience, you must have a story to tell. It’s the same for entrepreneurs. A good story about your project can only make it interesting for your target audience. Be authentic, forget the lengthening stories like “We were at a party, a bit drunk and it just came to us! »
8. Put customer service first!
It’s often the thing you don’t think about at first glance, and yet it’s the most important thing! Don’t think of your customers as buyers, but as people who keep your business going. If you treat them like kings, they will surely return it to you!
9. Don’t ever put “human” aside.
This point is related to the previous one because it is essential never to neglect this value. Never forget your loved ones, your family. Be close to your employees and customers, regardless of whether you run a multinational or a small business. The human relationship is the key to success.
10. Invest in social networks
Even if this may seem obvious today, it is still important to remember why we need to invest in social networks. These will allow you to build a healthy community, the basis of a good project. Also, you can learn a great deal just by listening and sharing.
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