So Microsoft had a big device launch thing today in the style of Apple's keynotes:
-The Surface Pro 4: Lighter, a bit thinner, slightly larger screen in the same size chassis, better pen.
-Microsoft Band 2: Looks like it might actually be comfortable for use by humans.
-Lumia 950 and 950XL: Windows 10 phones that you can plug into a dock to use like a PC (no, really; mouse, keyboard, start menu, alt-tabbing)
-Surface Book; Microsoft's first laptop: Powerful, pixel-dense screen, discrete GPU, quiet, nice keyboard and touchpad, same style of pen-enabled touchscreen as the Surface Pro. And at the end of the demonstration; "Oh, what's that? Did we forget to mention something? Oh yeah, it's a convertible." *takes screen off and uses it like a Surface Pro*
And all with a style to get punters excited about these reveals. I'd be genuinely surprised if the Surface / Lumia chap wasn't on some sort of illegal substance during his presentation, as he seemed a little crazed (going off on tangents, completely geeking out about USB ports and hinges).
Honestly the hardware looks great, and I'm beginning to buy into the Windows 10 ecosystem. I've been using a Surface Pro 2 for two years, and it really is an excellent piece of hardware. There was some really clever stuff on show today, and while it's still aimed more at professionals than consumers, there's definitely more excitement coming out of the company that I think most of us are used to.