Microsoft is selling the Surface Studio for up to £1000 off in the UK

You can now save yourself some serious cash on a brand new Surface Studio from Microsoft, but you probably shouldn’t buy one anyway.

For the first time ever, Microsoft is selling its Surface Studio at its online store for a discounted price in the United Kingdom, with savings of up to £1000 on offer depending on the model you go for. Microsoft has never sold its Surface Studio for a discount before now, which means Microsoft is likely trying to shift the last of its stock to make room for the rumoured Surface Studio 2.

The entry-level Surface Studio is now available for £2,399, which is saving you a large sum of £600. If you want to go all out, you can save yourself up to £1,000 by going for the top-tier model, which is now on sale for £3,187. Still incredibly expensive, but definitely not as expensive as it used to be.

How to install mods for Skyrim Special Edition on PC

Bethesda has re-released Skyrim for every electronic device in living history, including the trust microwave. As for the Special Edition on PC, many wondered why the company even bothered since graphics are only marginally better, but what makes this latest version so good is the addition of 64-bit support. This unlocks the full potential of Skyrim and the modding scene, which should enable for a more stable experience (especially when you hit the 200 mod marker).

Here’s a quick guide to get started installing mods on PC. We’ll be using the Nexus Mod Manager, which is universally recommended to keep things organized and to make installing larger packages an absolute breeze.

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 vs. XPS 15: Which is better for you?

Both have 4K display options and dedicated GPUs, but which comes out on top?

Leading the way when it comes to Dell’s 15-inch Ultrabooks is the XPS 15 9570, rocking some impressive hardware in a design we’re familiar with. A small step down is the Inspiron 15 7570, a cheaper alternative that still has a lot going for it. If you’re shopping for a new laptop that’s about this size, both of these are likely being considered. Let’s break things down to help you decide which is better.

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When is Microsoft announcing Surface Andromeda? #AskDanWindows 50

On this week’s episode of #AskDanWindows we’re going to talk about everyone’s favorite rumored device Andromeda, if Surface Studio 2 is still expected this fall, and should Microsoft charge for Windows upgrades again as to avoid advertising?

Grab your favorite PC, a cup of coffee and jump in!

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It’s all Amazon Fire TV, all the time. OK, a lot of the time. Some of the time.

The Amazon Fire TV Cube is now shipping, and we’ve reviewed the little box. The short version? It’s really good, actually. But definitely not perfect, and maybe not for everyone. But there’s a real reason to give it a good look.

Have a taste:

In hindsight, it’s pretty clear exactly what we should have expected. Amazon Fire TV is a known entity. We’ve used it for years, and it’s a great option for streaming TV. Amazon Echo is a great hands-free voice assistant thing. We’ve used Alexa for years.

Combine the two in cube form, and we’ve got the Amazon Fire TV Cube. It sits atop the three current models of Fire TV, and is sort of an offshoot in the Echo line. A more capable Echo Dot, if you will. You plug it into your TV, teach it a little bit about what all you have hooked up, and it controls things reasonably well. Your display, speakers or sound bar, other devices.

What else did you miss this past week?

Assassin's Creed is veering too far away from its original formula

By becoming more combat-focused, Assassin’s Creed becomes less like itself.

Last year’s Assassin’s Creed Origins was a leap of faith into risky territory for the franchise, but it ended up paying off. Most people loved the game, including our own Xbox editor Matt Brown, and the addition of systems from other role-playing games (RPGs) offered a new style of play for gamers.

However, while Origins was fun, I don’t think the changes it brought were a good fit for the series. And with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey adding more of these types of mechanics, the problem is only getting worse.

Here’s why I think Assassin’s Creed is losing its identity.

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Most anticipated Xbox One games launching next week: Defiance 2050, Red Faction Guerrilla, and more

Every week, numerous games launch on Xbox One, but which ones truly stand out? Here are some of the biggest and most anticipated titles launching across Microsoft’s platforms next week.

Next week we have one new “AAA” release on Xbox One, but there are still a few surprises here and there. Notably, Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered is finally launching on the console, and Defiance 2050 transports you to a world filled with alien-slaying goodness. With that in mind, here are all the biggest games launching next week, between July 2 and July 6, 2018.

Battlefield V: Everything we know so far

Battlefield V returns to its roots through a new, immersive lens. Here is what we know so far.

Electronic Arts (EA) has debuted the next entry in its Battlefield shooter series, following a brief reveal event in May. While its initial trailer left many with mixed opinions, further details have pitched a promising future for the title.

Here we wrap up everything you should know about Battlefield V, ahead of its launch this fall.

How to set up and use iCloud Photos on Windows 10

Here’s how to keep your iPhone and iPad photos in sync with your PC using iCloud Photo Library on Windows 10.

Of course, Apple would prefer if you used a Mac alongside your iPhone or iPad, but it isn’t silly enough to assume that folks would give up their Windows PCs and go all-in on its hardware. As such, some of the core services you’ll be using on those mobile devices are also available for Windows.