Microsoft’s getting the benefit of the doubt
as important as it was, Windows 10 was not Microsoft’s most interesting 2015 product. The most interesting products were the HoloLens augmented reality headset and the Surface Book hybrid laptop. OK, HoloLens isn’t out quite yet—$3,000 developer units will be available in the first quarter of 2016—but it was first demonstrated back in January, upstaging Windows 10’s consumer preview, which was shown off at the same time.
Of course, Windows 10 (with all the surveillance bits that it included) was still a mess of a product launch, but hey, the Hololens is cool.1
- Don’t mind me, I’m just plotting to convince the computer science department at school to buy one. ↩