Microsoft wows with new PC, Apple updates MacBook Pro lineIn this week's wrap-up, Microsoft turned heads with its Surface Studio PC. Meanwhile, Apple delivered almost exactly what was expected in its newest generation of MacBook Pro.
This is cnet and here are the stories that matter right now. Microsoft showed off it's design chops with the brand new Surface Studio. It's an all in one PC with a 28" touch screen. Microsoft said the Surface Studio had the thinnest LCD display ever made. The Studio also works with a new peripheral called the surface dial. A radial device that can be placed on the screen to bring up more options as you work. The surface studio starts and run $3000 and will ship in limited quantities this holiday season. Apple introduce the next evolution of the Macbook Pros. The biggest upgrade had been rumored for months. Above the number key row on certain Macbook Pros is an all led touch panel that Apple calls the Touch Bar. This screen shows buttons and interfaces that are related apps assuming those apps support the touch bar. To the right of the touch bar is a touch ID, Apple's fingerprint sensor. Touch ID can be used to log into these new MacBook Pros, as well as purchase items online easily. The MacBook Pros with touch bar start at $1,799 and ship in mid-November. It was a good week for hardware. China's Xiaomi introduced a new phone called the Mi MIX. The phone itself is pretty much all screen. There's a very thin bezel around much of the device and a tiny chin that houses a front-facing camera. The [UNKNOWN] mix is being called a concept device. However, it will become available in China on November 4th and start at around $510. [MUSIC] Stay up to date with the latest by downloading the cnet tech today app in the Apple app store.