Microsoft was an up for an award last Thursday during the annual GeekWire Awards that was help at the EMP Museum in Seattle as the tech company’s Surface Book won the Best Hardware/Gadget of the Year award. The hybrid device has won over competitors within the category such as the Amazon Echo and the HTC Vive. There were over a thousand people that have gathered to see the technology news publication’s awards which even included Startup of the Year, CEO of the year, and also App of the Year.
Microsoft Surface Book Wins Best Hardware/Gadget of the Year Over HTC Vive and Amazon Echo
For those who have been watching closely within the technology industry, especially that of the October unveiling of the Surface Book that took place last year, it would come as to not much of a surprise that it would end up winning the Best Hardware/Gadget of the Year award. It was revealed as Microsoft’s first laptop, which is also a hybrid device as the screen can be detached from the keyboard to make use of it as a bonafide tablet. This Once the big reveal has been made over the device, it has left audiences with mouth agape as the stunning piece of technology was received with much enthusiasm, practically more than most other hardware reveals that have happened last year.
The Microsoft Surface Book completely deals with the just about any issue pertaining to “lapability” that traditional hybrid machines have because of their soft flexible cover. Instead, Microsoft’s “first laptop” features a new fulcrum hinge which is able to connect to the tablet to a hard keyboard base. This gives the device the ability to function as both a traditional laptop and that of a tablet. Still, even with its fancy new gimmicks (which are both functional and fashionable), it is still far from being perfect. Of course, since the device is made of premium materials and top-end software, it will come to no surprise that it does have an exorbitant price tag. Furthermore, it did suffer from software issues.
Despite the competition, and the knowledge that the device has some flaws, the Surface Book still bags the best Gadget/Hardware of the Year award. It has beaten four other competitors, and the general press was verily impressed by how the device works overall. There are now rumors hovering around the Internet that Microsoft is now in its development stages for a second installment for the coveted hybrid machine.