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Take 9 minutes to watch Microsoft's best product unveiling in years

Take 9 minutes to watch Microsoft's best product unveiling in years


Say hello to the Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, and new Lumia phones

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Earlier today, Microsoft pulled off its best tech event in literally years, exciting the group of Windows enthusiasts (and impressing the press) with a cavalcade of hardware announcements. We saw the return of Windows Phone with new Lumia devices that can double as mini-PCs when you hooks them up to a screen. We got a new version of the Microsoft Band fitness tracker (which, really, is looking more and more like a health-centric smartwatch). Of course, there was a new Surface Pro tablet with a greatly improved keyboard and trackpad attachment. And then the Surface Book. It's that last one that has everybody talking — Microsoft finally made a laptop, and at first blush it seems like a really good one. And then: hit a button and remove the screen to turn it into a really thin tablet. Oh yeah, and we saw a new HoloLens demo that involved robots crashing through walls.

Read next: The Surface Book review and Surface Pro 4 review.

The hardware looks good, but it's the presentation that's impressive. Microsoft's Panos Panay found a way to make even the nerdiest specs relevant and, dare we say, interesting. You definitely don't want to miss it, so we've rounded up the biggest announcements and best moments into a pithy 9-minute video.