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The Surface Pro 5 launched recently and, as expected, it's the best iteration of Microsoft's 2-in-1 devices yet. But it's not the only new tech from Microsoft. They also launched the Surface Laptop, a Pro-looking device aimed at the crowd who would traditionally buy a Macbook Air.

The Surface Laptop became available in Australia last week, and I paid out of pocket to grab one on launch day. I've been using it ever since; here's what that's been like.

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True hubris is a person trying to use a Microsoft Surface Pro like a laptop. It takes Mr. Darcy levels of pride to believe you can trust so fully in a kickstand and flimsy keyboard. The Surface Pro is many things, including everything from Microsoft's attempt to woo creative professionals to a beautifully engineered device that wants to be a fusion of tablet and laptop. Yet it has never been the true take-anywhere device Microsoft has tried to sell it as. That kickstand and keyboard define it for many consumers. And now, on the Surface's fifth iteration, the kickstand seems to have finally accomplished what it set out to do: Bring the Surface as close to a laptop as it can ever hope to be — even though that isn't as close as Microsoft might like.

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"We've worked on this since 2012, and we finally get to talk about it ... I tell people to take a step back and think about this E3: what a moment, you don't release new consoles, the most powerful console ever, that often. We're releasing significant hardware. It's Christmas for me."

Microsoft's corporate vice president of Xbox and Windows gaming, Mike Ybarra, is obviously pretty happy that he gets to talk shop about his baby, the Xbox One X.

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There are many important roles one can occupy aboard a pirate ship. You can steer, or keep the cannons loaded, or manage sails, or navigate. Me? I was the guy who rang the bell. In peace and at war, I held my post. Until I launched myself out of a cannon and into a shark, anyway.

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Minecraft is getting a major graphics overhaul according to an announcement made by Mojang at Microsoft's E3 press briefing today. These improvements, including 4K treatment, will be part of the "Super Duper Graphics Pack," available this fall.

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Xbox One X Specs has a nice ring to it. Maybe that should have been the name? Whatever, here are the new console's specs, handily compared to those of the Xbox One S and original Xbox One.

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We got the chance to get up close and personal with the new Xbox One X. From the outside, there's precisely nothing new to excite you. But inside, if you've got a 4K TV, you should be very, very interested.

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It's finally time. If you've wanted to know how powerful and how much Project Scorpio can be, or you just want to see some cool games, Microsoft's conference is a good place to be. Let's get our liveblogging boots on.