19 May 2022 · The Framework laptop gets a new upgrade! New 12th-Gen Intel processors are available in three options, and an upgrade kit for current users.
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25 Feb 2022 · Upgrading your music Mac or PC system? We take a look at ARM CPUs and consider some of the factors making it tricky for audio users.
22 Feb 2022 · Windows 11 has barely touched ground yet, and already we're getting rumours of the development of Windows 12. Let's find out more!
22 Sep 2021 · Microsoft Surface Event 2021: The new Surface range includes laptops, tablets, smartphones and accessories, with plenty to interest musicians and producers.
31 Aug 2021 · Microsoft reveals Windows 11! An improved user experience with useful changes and developments. Let's see how it affects music production.
26 Jun 2021 · Which are the best Windows laptops for music production? We take a closer look at some of the latest high-end mobile workstations.
16 Jun 2021 · Windows 11 is on its way, and a leaked version gives a few insights into what Microsoft has up its sleeve for the future. Here's what we know so far.
11 Jun 2021 · Is Windows 11 nearly here? Microsoft may be about to unveil "the next Windows" on 24 June, with an updated interface and plenty of improvements.
05 Dec 2020 · Optimize your Windows 10 computer for music production - including power user tweaks Microsoft removed in the 2004 & 20H2 updates!
01 Aug 2020 · While the Surface Book 3 pulses with premium power the Surface Go 2 can offer some surprisingly music-friendly stability at an affordable price point. Which one would make for an awesome DAW platform?
19 May 2020 · Microsoft is planning to rescue live music by mixing it up on their Mixer live-streaming platform as "RE:Surface" and bringing in audience participation, monetisation and really wild times.
11 Jan 2019 · An update to Windows 10 will lift limitations on the memory allocation of Dynamic Link Libraries from 128 to 4000 slots. If you've ever tried to run more than 128 unique plug-ins then that's good news!
23 Sep 2018 · Windows 10 S Mode promises a slicker, more resilient and stable computing experience. Does it hold any advantages to the musician or producer, or is it just for regular users?
11 Jul 2018 · Surface Go is your iPad-sized entry to the Microsoft Surface range at an interesting price that can run desktop music software. It comes with a keyboard and pen but does it have enough power?
18 Oct 2017 · Microsoft announces the new Surface Book 2 with 8th generation CPUs, touch, pen, dial and Mixed Reality Nvidia graphics. Apple's offerings seem underwhelming at this point, unless you want a new phone.
03 Oct 2017 · In a deepening partnership between Microsoft and Spotify, Groove Music ceases it's Music Pass streaming surface and invites users to take their music catalogue to Spotify Premium.
18 Aug 2017 · In light of recent reliability concerns, SurfaceProAudio.com set out to investigate the Surface Pro 2017's ability to do music production. It's resulted in an hour long video of depth and detail.
05 May 2017 · Windows 10 S is streamlined for security, simplicity and speed. But is it a super new OS for music production or will it leave musicians stranded?
27 Oct 2016 · Is Microsoft's new iMac killing Surface Studio up to the task of being a recording studio?
25 Jul 2016 · The Windows 10 free upgrade ends on 29th July - here's 5 reasons to upgrade and 5 reasons not to.
29 Jun 2016 · The Windows 10 anniversary update has a release date. What will it mean for musicians and producers?
06 May 2016 · Music production software doesn't seem to be running as well as it should on Microsoft's flagship hardware.
01 Feb 2016 · Will we see Thunderbolt audio interfaces becoming compatible with Windows?
10 Dec 2015 · Swedish music tech behemoth gives away an early Christmas freebie for Windows users. But what could be the thinking behind the move?